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The project to change GMV continues with dialogues

News: May 13, 2022

A project to redefine the mission for Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) has been ongoing since October 2021. The President at Chalmers and the Vice-chancellor at University of Gothenburg decided at that point to start a process with the aim of developing GMV's role and function. The aim is to be able to carry out a more well-defined collaborative task. A clearer assignment is now being developed by the project group together with the steering group in dialogue with affected partners.

The project is led by Pam Fredman, former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, and since May 2022 Acting Director of GMV. The project's steering group consists of representatives from both universities. One of the goals is to streamline GMV's mission and to become Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg's main platform for collaboration around sustainable development issues. A review is also carried out to see whether certain parts of current activities could be transferred to other parts of the universities. One of the reasons for the change is that sustainable development increasingly is being integrated and pursued within all parts of both universities. Roles therefore needs to be clarified.

Project manager Pam Fredman is now developing a concept for how a renewed organization with a new assignment could be formulated. The task also includes investigating which activities would benefit to be moved to either of the universities, for example to the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. As well as how the current environmental management unit could be transferred to the University of Gothenburg. The work takes place in close dialogue with the management at both universities and relevant partners within and outside academia.

The project should be completed by 2022-12-31.

- It is with great respect and commitment to sustainable development that I have accepted both the assignment to lead the project to change GMV:s mission and the role as Acting Director. At GMV there is great expertise and experience to support and develop sustainability collaboration between academia and societal actors. The project goal is now to find ways to strengthen work with sustainability issues within universities and in society, locally, regionally and globally, says Pam Fredman.

Project organization

Steering group

The project is governed by a steering group that includes the following representatives:

From Chalmers:

  • Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President for Campus and Sustainable Development, Chalmers Management Representative and Vice Chairman
  • Maria Elmquist, Head of the Department of Technology Management and Economics, representative from academic management level
  • Sofia Hellström, student representative Chalmers

From the University of Gothenburg:

  • Mette Sandoff, Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Gothenburg's management representative and Chair of the Steering Group
  • Malin Broberg, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, representative from academic management level
  • Ingela Dahllöf, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, representative from academic management level
  • Daniel Johansson, student representative University of Gothenburg

Project group

Pam Fredman, Acting Director at GMV is the project manager. Administrative is being carried out by Jenni Strömstad, Acting Administrative Manager at GMV.


Pam Fredman Acting Director of GMV (News May 13, 2022)

Increased focus on sustainability issues creates need for change (News Oct 26, 2021)


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