CEMUS Research Forum – CEFO


Who We Are
The Center for Environment and Development Studies Research Forum (CEFO) is a transdisciplinary research forum open to researchers and Ph.D. students at Uppsala University, SLU, and other universities in Sweden. CEFO activities focus on environment, development, and sustainability studies. We collaborate with other universities and departments to enrich research education through our transdisciplinary Sustainability Seminars, Ph.D. courses, workshops, lectures, and field trips. CEFO was initiated by Ph.D. students, staff, and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

CEFO is mainly driven by Ph.D. students from across Uppsala University, along with senior faculty support. Our affiliated members and other participants are from diverse departments and disciplines, bringing multiple perspectives to the discussions. We encourage conversations framed by problem, not by discipline.

What We Do
Twice per month we host a research seminar series featuring talks and workshops from CEFO members and invited speakers. We run skills workshops and organize field trips. We also initiate and run student-driven Ph.D. courses in collaboration with faculty and offer opportunities for getting feedback for your research from a wider audience. We welcome new members from all departments who hope to broaden their horizons. Seminars, workshops, and events are open to any interested Ph.D. students, researchers, master’s students, and the interested public.

Sounds Interesting?
Below you find a schedule for our activities, you are of course welcome to join them. In addition to that, we would be happy to send you invites to our activities, if you are interested in that please send an e-mail to our recruitment coordinator – CEFOcoordinator@outlook.com

To become a formally affiliated Ph.D. student see the affiliation agreement and contact the recruitment coordinator (Ryan). If you are a master student or researcher we would be happy to include you in our group as a non-affiliated member. The more the merrier!


Autumn 2022 Schedule
The interdisciplinary seminar takes place Tuesdays 10:15-12:00 twice per month during term time in the Baltic Library, at the Department of Earth Sciences, Villavägen 16 (sometimes also Zoom). The first and last seminar each term includes planning discussions where PhD-students and researchers suggest future activities. The seminar is hosted by affiliated CEFO Members and supported by CEMUS.

Time Title and speaker Location
Aug 30
10:15-12.00
Garden Party and start of the semester celebrations Campus Garden
20 sep
10:15-12.00
Azril Bacal: The Erosion of Democracy in our Times, from a Perpsective on “Identity – and Ethno-Politics” Baltic Library
Sep 27
10:15-12.00
Jenny Helin: Artful making of temporal presence: exploring academic writing during troubling times Baltic Library
Oct 4
10:15-12.00
Michel Weber: Whitehead’s politics of education Baltic Library
Oct 18
10:15-12.00
Alexandre Raffoul: Listen to the science, which science? Baltic Library
Nov 1
10:15-12.00
To be finalized Baltic Library
Nov 15
10:15-12.00
Joëlle Rüegg: Sustainable Future Project Baltic Library
Nov 29
10:15 -12.00
To be finalized Baltic Library
Dec 13
10:15 -12.00
Universities, Democracy and the Ecological Crisis – A Panel Discussion Baltic Library

Supported by
CEMUS Centre for Environment and Development Studies, an interdisciplinary center for education, outreach, and research at Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).