CEMUS Alumni Series

The Alumni Series directs itself towards current CEMUS students. Distinguished alumni guests are invited to speak about their current job, what it is like to work in various aspects within sustainable development, how they got there and what skills they have taken with them from CEMUS courses. All the sessions will happen on Tuesdays and first run in Hambergsalen, followed by an informal mingle with snacks in the CEMUS library from 7-8PM.

As CEMUS hosts a wide range of students, these sessions will run in English.


Program Spring 2020 

11 February 18:00-19:00 Hambergsalen, Geocentrum 

Melanie Rideout – Environment & Climate Advisor at Forum Syd & Coordinator GeMiNi Network. 

Melanie graduated from the MSD programme in 2016, since then she has worked at various places within the field of sustainability. From academia, working at Uppsala University and setting up the Climate Change Leadership programme, through to private sector working as Sustainability Manager for a data company. Today, Melanie works at Forum Syd – Sweden’s largest civil society platform organisation – where she is head of environmental policy and is the climate and environmental specialist for all programmes and projects, with a particular interest in sustainability and innovation. Melanie also coordinates the GeMiNi network, a network for public, private and academic sectors to discuss how to address and integrate gender and environment within all our sectors.


25 February 18:00-19:00 Hambergsalen, Geocentrum 

Gabriel Winter – Environmental Coordinator, Knivsta Kommun

More details soon….







3 March 18:00-19:00 Hambergsalen, Geocentrum 

Sebastian Welling – Team & Project manager, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

As part of the group ‘LCA and environmental management’ Sebastian works with research and consultancy projects that all have a close link to life-cycle thinking in common. Some examples of research projects he has been a part of are marked-based approach for interpreting, bench-marking and comparisons of LCA- and EPD-information; evaluation of the risks and benefits of recycling with focus on chemicals in the circular economy and digitalization of environmental information for the use in different applications. Sebastian has also consulted on projects that involve LCAs on a product and organizational level, climate calculations and development of guidelines and criteria to work with social sustainability in a supply chain.

10 March 18:00-19:00 Hambergsalen, Geocentrum 

Sakip Murat Yalcin, Head of Regional Development at Kulturens Bildningsverksamhet


More details soon….








There will be more sessions during the spring, stay tuned for updates.


If you have any questions, comments or ideas, feel free to contact Dani at daniela.ceder@cemus.uu.se