Better Cities – Better Economy

Charlotta Mellander is the only Swedish researcher invited to lecture at the seminar ”Better Cities, Better Economy” on October 6, where she will speak about the role of cities in promoting national economic development and poverty reduction and how cities can better serve as the driver of economic development. The seminar organized by UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, which is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. PhD Charlotta Mellander does research on regional attractiveness, the urbanization process and the importance of cities at Jönköping International Business School and University of Toronto.

101010 – Sustainability Space Day

On October, 10th, the Swedish Pavilion of the World Expo opens its doors to the Sustainability Space Day. The day is organized by Down to Earth, a project initiated by Jönköping International Business School together with Umbilical Design, with the aim to use technologies and ideas developed for space as inspiration for new products and services, with particular focus on environment and sustainability. Jönköping International Business School Dean and CEO Niclas Adler is one of the seminar speakers during the day. A group of student and project manager Magnus Taube will also participate.

Småland, Blekinge, South Sweden

The Regional Councils in Smaland and Blekinge have organized a trip to the World Expo under the name of Småland, Blekinge, South Sweden. The aim is to promote the region and its expertise in sustainability, with the goal of creating new markets for companies in the region. Jönköping University President Anita Hansbo will be participating in the journey to Shanghai, together with Professor Susanne Hertz and doctoral candidate Lianguang Cui from Jönköping International Business School. Other participants are entrepreneurs from all over the region.

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools within Jönköping University. The School offers study programmes and courses in business administration, economics, informatics and law with an international focus. Research at JIBS focuses on entrepreneurship, business renewal and internationalisation. JIBS has some 2,100 registered students, 240 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 180 million. For more information please visit

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