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Lund University's Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

Pedagogisk konferens 2019.
Photo: Johan Bävman.
A forum for dialogue, inspiration and critical discussion on learning, teaching and teaching excellence – welcome to attend the university-wide 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference! The conference will be held in English and is free of charge for all Lund University employees.


Link to registration form (new window)

We need your registration no later than 22 October. The conference is free of charge and the registration is binding.


Theme and content

The overall theme of the conference is Interdisciplinary pedagogy in higher education – the educational challenges and opportunities involved in teaching interdisciplinary subjects or on multidisciplinary programmes, for example, or teaching groups of students with different disciplinary backgrounds. Or perhaps you want to problematize interdisciplinarity versus disciplinarity?

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. All conference participants will be offered a midmorning coffee break, a vegetarian lunch, afternoon coffee break and refreshments at a closing reception.

Call for abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts was due 9 September.

Abstract instructions (PDF 90kB, new window)


Conference programme

The complete conference programme is being finalised and will be presented at this webpage shortly. Confirmed conference contributions are: 

Keynote speakers

Carl Gombrich.

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 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
The conference 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.

Presentation av panelen. Bild.Moderator: 
Vasna Ramasar, Division of Human Ecology

Panel participants: 
Kristina Jönsson, Department of Political Science
Åsa Lindberg-Sand, Division for Higher Education Development (AHU)
Mikael Sundström, Director of Studies at Graduate School, Faculty of Social Sciences
Karin Steen, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Matilda Byström, Lund University Student Unions Association (LUS)

Read the full panel presentation (PDF, 208kB, new window)



Basic facts


Thursday 7 November 2019 with registration open 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, at the buildings Palaestra, Eden and Gamla Köket (formerly the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies). Registration and introduction will be held in the Palaestra auditorium.

(A digital map to the conference buildings will be published at this website shortly.)

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.

Lunch and refreshments 

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


  • 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)


2019-11-07 08:30
Faculty of Social Sciences, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
pedconf [at]

Om händelsen

2019-11-07 08:30
Faculty of Social Sciences, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
pedconf [at]

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu [dot] se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
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