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Lund University's Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

Pedagogisk konferens 2019.
Photo: Johan Bävman.
Welcome to the Lund University 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference on 7 November! The conference is a university-wide forum for dialogue, inspiration and critical discussion on learning, teaching and teaching excellence. The overall theme of the conference is “Interdisciplinary pedagogy in higher education”. We look forward to an exciting day with a packed programme including two external keynote speakers and many presenters from Lund University.


Getting there


The conference will be held in the Social Sciences area in Lund, in the buildings: 

  • Palaestra et Odeum, Paradisgatan 4
  • Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14
  • Gamla Köket (formerly the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies), Allhelgona kyrkogata 8

Registration and introduction will be held in the Palaestra auditorium.

Digital map to the conference buildings (new window)


Detailed conference programme with all parallel sessions (PDF, 135KB, new window)

Programme overview

08:00 – 08:30 Registration and introduction in the Palaestra auditorium.

08:30 – 09:00 Opening of the conference, Palaestra

09:00 – 10:00 Key note presentation: Katrine Lindvig, Palaestra

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and tea, Palaestra

10:30 – 12:30 Parallel sessions, Eden and Gamla Köket

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch, Gamla Köket

13:30 – 14:00 Parallel sessions, Eden and Gamla Köket

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee and tea, Eden

14:30 – 15:30 Key note presentation: Carl Gombrich, Eden

15:30 – 16:15 Panel discussion, Eden

16:15 – 16:30 Conclusion of Conference, Eden

16:30 – 18:00 Mingle with refreshments, Eden


Abstracts for all parallel sessions (PDF, 1MB, new window)

Abstract guidelines (PDF 90KB, new window)

Prepared seminars

If you’re attending one of the prepared conference seminars, please prepare by taking part of the material provided by the seminar host.

Bommenel et al. (PDF, 183 KB, new window)

Brink Pinto et al. (PDF, 176 KB, new window)

Curtis and Sandin (PDF, 108 KB, new window)

Kollnig (PDF, 232 KB, new window)


Keynote speakers

Carl Gombrich.

Carl Gombrich: How can an interdisciplinary curriculum teach 'expertise' in the 21st century?

Presentation (PDF, 1 MB, new window)

Carl Gombrich is a regular speaker at events on interdisciplinarity and liberal arts and sciences both in the UK and abroad. He researches and writes about many themes related to contemporary liberal and interdisciplinary education, including the future of work, notions of expertise and the history of education.

Carl Gombrich has degrees in Maths, Physics and Philosophy and was a professional opera singer before joining UCL (University College London) in 2002, where he taught eg. physics and was Principal of the international foundation courses. In September 2010, he was appointed as Programme Director for Arts and Sciences (BASc), to lead the development and launch of UCL’s major new interdisciplinary liberal Arts and Sciences BASc degrees. He was promoted to Professor of Interdisciplinary Education at UCL in 2018 and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Starting spring 2019, he is now leading the academic mission of a brand new interdisciplinary university, The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS).


Portrait photo.Katrine Lindvig: The loud and soft voices of interdisciplinarity - or how to align policy and pedagogical practice?

Presentation, Prezi version (new window)
Presentation, PDF version (10MB, new window)

Katrine Lindvig is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Her main area of research is interdisciplinary education, and how it is developed, planned and executed at various educational levels.

She has an interdisciplinary background in Educational Studies and International Development Studies from Roskilde University. Prior to her work at UCPH, she has been part of research projects looking at interdisciplinary research and collaboration, hybrid qualifications in vocational education as well as the development of academic identity in new interdisciplinary university programmes.



Theme: Interdisciplinarity – Creating space to push the disciplinary boundaries in academia
This panel examines the challenge of interdisciplinarity in education at Lund University drawing on the experiences from multiple perspectives. The invited panelists will share their knowledge and experiences in this domain of crossing traditional academic disciplines. Starting from the question of why we need interdisciplinarity at Lund University, the panel will also explore what we understand by the concept; how it is practised in different settings at LU and some of the challenges and opportunities faced. In an increasingly complex and inter-connected world, interdisciplinary education can be a powerful approach to pedagogy that prepares students, teachers and researchers to engage the wicked problems of our time.


Porträttfoto.Vasna Ramasar is an Associate Senior Lecturer in the Division of Human Ecology, Lund University with a research focus on sustainability and the interactions between humans and natures from a systemic perspective focused on justice. She teaches across several interdisciplinary programmes as well as herself, having been a member of an interdisciplinary doctoral research school, LUCID. She has a multi-disciplinary background spanning from geology to development studies with environmental sciences, health studies and political economy along the way. Vasna is constantly seeking to understand how we best balance disciplinarity, inter-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity in the work we do for sustainability.


Panel participants

Porträttfoto.Matilda Byström is the vice president of Lund University Student Unions Association (LUS). Within Lund University there are nine student unions who all works with monitoring the education given to the students and working for the goal to make the sure that all the students gets the most, and the best, out of their time at the university. Her job is, along with her colleague, to make sure that the student unions voices, and through them the students, are heard within the universities central organisation. She mainly focuses on the educational matters and while working with all student unions she have the privilege to encounter a broad student-perspective concerning pedagogics and quality in education.



Kristina Jönsson is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and promoted Excellent Teaching Practitioner in 2012. She is the coordinator of the newly established Graduate School Agenda 2030, which has an interdisciplinary approach with PhD students from all eight faculties at Lund University and offers interdisciplinary research courses.




Porträttfoto.Åsa Lindberg-Sand is Associate Professor at Division for Higher Education Development (AHU). She has taught educational sciences at Lund University since the 1990’s. Besides teaching and research in higher education, she has held a row of different positions as director of study, university quality coordinator and as the head of the Centre for Educational Development (now: AHU). Her research interests focus student assessment, supervision and doctoral education.




Porträttfoto.Mikael Sundström is a senior lecturer in Political Science, and the Director of Studies at Graduate School, a “virtualised department” at the Faculty of Social Sciences that manages four interdisciplinary master programmes.





Porträttfoto.Karin Steen has a PhD in Sustainability Science from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), where she works as researcher and teacher. She teaches at interdisciplinary international Masters at Lund University. She is the Director of studies for Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES) and the Director for the Master of Science in Development at Graduate School at the Social Science Faculty. She is a part of the Pedagogic Academy at the Social Science Faculty with the title excellent teacher. She is interested in interdisciplinary and feminist pedagogic practice, focusing on the democratic classroom.




Basic facts

Who's invited?

The conference is intended for all employees at Lund University who are interested and committed to teaching and educational development issues – teaching staff, research supervisors, study advisors, directors of studies, study administrators, programme managers, librarians – from the undergraduate level to research studies, from individual teaching components to entire programmes. Registration deadline for the conference was due 25 October.


Thursday 7 November 2019. Registration in building Palaestra as of 8:00 a.m. Scheduled programme between 08:30 - 16:30, closing reception from 16:30.


The conference will be held in the Social Sciences area in Lund, in the buildings: 

  • Palaestra
  • Eden
  • Gamla Köket (formerly the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies).

Registration and introduction will be held in the Palaestra auditorium.

Lunch and refreshments 

We offer all conference participants a midmorning coffee break, a vegetarian lunch, afternoon coffee break and refreshments at the closing reception.

Getting to the conference

The Lund University business travel guidelines encourage all staff to consider the environmental effects of their traveling when choosing mode of transport.

By train or bus:
All venue buildings are located a short walk from the Lund Central train station and the central bus station at Botulfsplatsen.

By bicycle:
Numerous cycle stands can be found throughout the area surrounding the venue buildings.

By car:
Car parking opportunities in central Lund are scarce, with only a few spots available around the Faculty of Social Sciences area.


  • All venue buildings are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Restrooms can be found in each of the buildings.
  • Wi-Fi connection is available in all buildings.
  • Hearing loops are available in the larger auditoriums.
  • Conference rooms are equipped with projectors and stationary computers, plug in options are available for lecturers who bring their own laptop.


About the conference and its organisers

Every other year since 2007, Lund University has organised a university-wide conference on educational development in higher education. The principal for the conference is the Lund University Education Board. The role of hosting the conference rotates among the faculties.

The 2019 conference is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, together with the Division for Higher Education Development. Visit the Division for Higher Education Development website for information on previous years’ conferences (information available in Swedish only).

Division for Higher Education Development website


2019-11-07 08:30 till 16:30
Faculty of Social Sciences, buildings Palaestra, Eden and Gamla Köket, Lund
pedconf [at]

Om händelsen

2019-11-07 08:30 till 16:30
Faculty of Social Sciences, buildings Palaestra, Eden and Gamla Köket, Lund
pedconf [at]