Building N at the Växjö campus

Indian students learn more about sustainable development at Linnaeus University

Seminars and study visits at the university and other sites in the south Småland region will give 34 students from the Indian Institute of Management good examples of sustainability.

During an intensive week, 26 to 31 August, a group of 34 students from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML), campus Noida, will visit Linnaeus University in Växjö. Noida is a suburb of India's capital New Delhi.

The students belong to the Master Programme in Sustainable Management and their visit is part of IIML’s International Immersion Program. During their week in Växjö they will take part of current research at the university, as well as visit a number of sites to meet good examples of sustainability.

Among the study visits are the recycling plant at Norremark and the district heating plant Sandviksverket, as well as the companies Electrolux, Amokabel, Målerås glassworks and Xylem Water Solutions. The contacts with the three last-mentioned companies have been mediated by Linnaeus Innovation Design Lab (Lidlab), a competence centre for collaboration between society, industry and academy.

"Our networks and contacts in the industry are a strength to access companies and to get knowledge about, for example, those who are particularly interested in sustainability. In this case, we have provided three companies that are also interested in India and have business contacts there. There may be an interest in continuing contacts with any interested student in the future", says Ann-Christin Bayard, project manager at Lidlab.

Organiser of and host during the IIML visit is Dr Krushna Mahapatra at the Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.