This year’s emerging theme


June 15-17 2022, Stockholm & online

Conference hosts and special topic

Hosts for the conference 2024 are Mid-West University and Nepal Open University.

The conference (ISDRS 2022) special topic was the cultural dimensions of sustainability based on four keywords: culturearthuman rights and courage. Sustainable development is often referred to by mentioning the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Cultural issues are often brought forward as a widespread suggestion to a fourth dimension, allowing research not only on scientific grounds, but also on artistic grounds.

We come together with a conviction that changes towards a sustainable development need leaders and a leadership that build on courage to break with taken for granted practices and experiences. Not seldom, people leading change are persecuted and human rights are broken.

The conference in Stockholm in 2022 would like to bring forth knowledge, insights and experience from humanities to enrich and exchange with scholars from natural and social sciences; it would like to facilitate knowledge exchange between scholars undertaking research based on scientific grounds and scholars undertaking research based on artistic grounds.

The road to 2024

While current ISDRS tracks will be offered as usual we also want to take the opportunity to encourage new collaborations. For the conference we are now looking for a wide range of speakers, panelists and workshop managers. The invitation goes out to researchers and other leading actors in academia, the cultural sector, the public sector, the business community and civil society – everyone is welcome to submit their notice of interest. Our ambition is to bring together researchers active in both scientific and artistic research and to be a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge between the same.

Early on we will work closely with longstanding track chairs and involve local track chairs from the consortium universities to enrich and further develop the research topics and agendas.

On June 10, 2024 a PhD Day will be held, as well as workshops that bring together scholars interested in performing sustainability.

On June 14, 2024 a number of Sustainability tours will be offered, in the proximity of Kathmandu.