Sustainability Science Dialogue

Priorities for sustainability research

Together with Swiss institutions, the Sustainability Research Initiative (SRI) invites experts to exchange ideas on priorities for sustainability research. The Sustainability Science Dialogue event series serves to discuss the themes suggested by the Swiss Academies and to draft concrete future research needs and collaborative projects.

Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

The UN's Agenda 2030 includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. However Switzerland is not on track to meet those goals. How can science best contribute to accelerating this process? The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have identified six priority themes which outline the most pressing respective research needs. This event series aims to identify in which thematic areas Swiss research institutions could make a contribution, where research gaps exist and which collaborations could be promising.

First planned events

28.09.2021: Université de Neuchâtel
26.10.2021: Swisspeace
November 2021: Haute école spécialisée de la Suisse Occidentale HES-SO
February 2022: Universität Basel
29.04.2022: Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
Spring 2022: Pädagogische Hochschulen Bern and Luzern
Spring 2022: Berner Fachhochschule
Spring 2022: Fachhochschule Graubünden
May 2022: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW
Septemer 2022: Universität Zürich

The exact content and format of each event is adapted to the specific priorities and interests of individual institutions.

More detailed information on the individual events will follow and be added to this website.

Priority themes suggested by the Swiss Academies

Coming soon: The Sustainability Science Dialogue blog summarises the results of the individual events.



Anja Bretzler
Steering Committee Sustainability Research
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern