Keynotes > Jette Egelund Holgaard


Dr. Jette Egelund Holgaard is Associate Professor within the field of Sustainability, Technology and Organizational learning at the Department of Planning; Aalborg University. She has a M.Sc. in Environmental Planning and a Ph.D. in Environmental Communication. Both degrees are from Aalborg University. In her work on environmental communication in business relations she draw attention to the need for engineers that were capable of aligning their thinking, communication and actions to sustainability in their everyday profession to develop, produce and diffuse sustainable technologies. Since then she has been focused on teaching and research aiming to develop sustainability competencies as a natural part of the engineering identity. Dr. Holgaard is now affiliated to the Aalborg Centre for Problem based Learning (PBL) in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO, where she have the special responsibility to make use of a PBL framework to enhance engineering education and innovation for sustainability. She has published more than 80 publications related to this field.
In her keynote entitled “Embedding sustainability in engineering identities” she will discuss the challenges of education for sustainability in the many shades of engineering education.

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