Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges

Dagfinn Høybråten The Nordic Prime Ministers have an important message to the world: We can achieve the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if we work together, because “Together We Are Stronger”. This is the motto of the Nordic co-operation, and this mindset is what the world needs to overcome the global challenges of … Continued

Maria Peeters: “Positive occupational psychology has a lot to offer to the health and wellbeing of employees.”

Course leader presentation: Maria Peeters Positive Psychology at Work, 28th – 30th of August 2017, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland 1. What is your background? A short presentation of yourself. Originally, I’m a health scientist with a special focus on Health Education. Coming from that background I became interested in Healthy Promotion in work … Continued

Director Birgitta Forsström on the future of work and digitalization

Re-thinking work in the 4th industrial revolution The increase in automation and artificial intelligence releases human capacity into innovation and tasks related to development and quality assurance. Increasingly algorithms can take over some of the duties formerly carried out by human beings. We are in the middle of something called the 4th industrial revolution and … Continued

Nordic values ​​can make a world of difference

Dagfinn Høybråten Over the course of many years, the Nordic countries have established a tradition of summer public meetings where people across political affiliations and with different views come together for a few days to take part in discussions and debates. These take place in Arendal, Bornholm in Denmark, in Almedalen, Gotland in Sweden, in … Continued

Lars. L. Andersen: “Physical exercise and staying in good physical shape is becoming even more important nowadays”

Course leader presentation: Lars. L. Andersen Physical Exercise at the Workplace, 3rd – 5th of October 2017, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland 1. What is your background? A short presentation of yourself. My background is in human physiology (University of Copenhagen) and I work as Professor at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment … Continued

“Current work environment management apparently lacks sufficient tools for handling the digital work environment.”

Course leader presentation: Sara Thomée For a Healthy Digital Work Environment, 18th – 20th of October 2017, Hotel Scandic Continental, Stockholm, Sweden 1. What is your background? I’m a psychologist and a researcher in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and University of Gothenburg. My main research has concerned information and communication technology … Continued

“Work disability concerns an important personal, economic and social burden that is often preventable. “

Course leader presentation: Ute Bültmann Work Disability Prevention (Year 2), 12th – 16th of June 2017, Uppsala, Sweden 1. What is your background? A short presentation of yourself. I am full professor of Work and Health, in particular from a life course epidemiological perspective, and Program Leader of Public Health Research at the Department of … Continued