Transformative learning and leadership for a sustainable future: Challenge Lab at Chalmers University of Technology
Book chapter, 2014

This chapter describes Chalmers University of Technology’s strategy for transforming the university toward sustainability. The description focuses on the integration of education, research and innovation in what we call ‘Areas of Advance’, and the efforts to create collaborative structures – regional knowledge clusters – for academia, business and society to jointly approach complex societal challenges. This strategy includes developing the Challenge Lab, launched in January 2014, a missing link that has the potential to be an important ‘bonding agent’ for the various stakeholders and a natural vehicle for transformative learning, leadership and change.

sustainability transition learning cluster leadership


John Holmberg

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Intergenerational learning and transformative leadership for sustainable futures. Wageningen Academic Publishers.


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance


Building Futures (2010-2018)


Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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