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About the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

The 2030 Agenda is the United Nations framework for sustainable development signed by the world's nations to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. Lund University aspires to be a part of the sustainable solution and has therefore initiated a graduate school focusing on societal challenges and the 2030 Agenda for a sustainable development.

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To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute with new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and to critically analyse the goals. 

The vision of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University is to be:

"a world-class, interdisciplinary and innovative graduate school that

  • educates world-leading scientists who can address the multiple challenges inherent in the Sustainable Development Goals and
  • contributes to advancing the sustainability research and knowledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".

PhD students from all faculties of the university are financed through the graduate school. They are enrolled to a specific research study programme at their department, and simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary PhD courses developed on the basis of the issues defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

The graduate school also arranges and engages in activities to highlight the global sustainability agenda and to advance the research front on issues concerning the 2030 Agenda. Join our upcoming seminars, conferences, study trips and collaborations with various societal stakeholders.

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School is administrated via
Lund University Sustainability Forum and
the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science at Lund University -