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Breakthroughs to face the future in the best possible way

What breakthroughs are needed in research and across society for us to tackle the future in the most effective way?

What breakthroughs are we expecting to happen soon?

And at what point during the creative process can we talk about breakthroughs?

These questions and many more will be discussed during the annual Future Week at Lund University.

Future Week, held 18-24 October, is an initiative with the aim to give Lund University a platform to raise crucial and pressing issues regarding the future, connected to a specific theme. The popular science events are designed for audiences both from within and outside the academic world. Many events will be offered physically and digitally. Below you find a list of the events offered digitally and in English. For the full programme, check the link above.

Click here to learn more about the Future Week 2021

Digital Future Week events in English

Click on the event title for more information.


17.00-18.00 Online Political Polarization: Which Knowledge Breakthroughs Do We Need to Understand It?


09.00-10.00 Oatly’s John Schoolcraft on fearless leadership

09.00-10.15 From breakthroughs in climate science to new legal frameworks and climate actions: what are the potentials and pitfalls?

10.00-11.30 Artificial Persons – breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and personhood

From Robots to Rust: Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development


12.45-14.00 MAX IV and ESS as engines for breakthrough science

17.00-18.00 A Breakthrough in the Diagnosis of Mental Illness: Artificial Intelligence for the Analysis of Language


10.00-11.00 EUGLOH Roundtable discussion: Has eHealth implementation reached a breakthrough in Europe?


13.30-16.15 A new look at breakthrough innovation – how women can change the world

17.00 Podcast The Meridian: Neutrons at ESS during Future Week

For full programme, including events in Swedish, please go to



October 15, 2021

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