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Agenda 2030 PhD courses

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School provides interdisciplinary PhD courses based on the societal challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The courses are free of charge and open for all PhD students at Lund University. Admission priority will be given to the PhD students within the Agenda 2030 graduate school. There is a possibility for PhD students from other universities and master students to participate in courses - please contact the course coordinator of the specific course for further information. Below you find information about currently offered courses, course registration and course coordinators.


PhD courses, Autumn 2021


Representing sustainability

4 October - 12 November, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts

In the course, the student examines how the narratives surrounding the global Sustainable Development Goals are created, can be understood and be related to their own third cycle project. The student will receive a theoretical grounding in analysis of metaphor and discourse in order to critically review the language, images and narrative relating to the global Sustainable Development Goals. The course also offers an introduction to artistic method in order to provide practical tools for the creation of a multi-modal, perspectivised and designed narration.

Sustainability Impacts and Societal Relevance in Research Proposals

4 October - 17 December, Faculty of Science

The course is about identifying, estimating and formulating societal relevance and sustainability impacts in writing; examples of sustainability requirements and criteria in research call texts; sustainability impacts across different time scales; distribution aspects; local, national and global sustainability impacts; global trade and economic impacts; life-cycle analysis; policy and regulation; systemic approaches; sociotechnical systems; goal conflicts; sustainability indicators; sustainable development goals; planetary boundaries. 

Justice, equality, and the 2030 Agenda

1 - 30 November, Faculty of Social Science

The course provides a critical introduction to the 2030 Agenda from the perspectives of justice and equality. The course emphasizes the challenges involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda in both the Global North and the Global South, analysing processes of stratification, social exclusion, discrimination and unequal opportunities. The course takes a multi-scalar approach, linking global processes, politics, institutions and structures to their local practices, outcomes and experiences. The course invites doctoral students to connect their own research to the themes of the course, regardless of their disciplinary background.

A law to save the world?

1 November - 16 January 2022, Faculty of Law

This course offers critical analysis of the sustainable development goals and the discourses and interests they serve. Material from a range of disciplines - history, politics, economics, and law is used for a better understanding of where Agenda 2030 is coming from and where the world it brings into being might be heading. The course focuses in particular on the relationship between sustainable development and our existing global legal order. The course brings all three spheres of sustainable development - the economy, the environment and the social into focus.

  • Course description (PDF, 571 kB, new tab)
  • Course schedule: To be announced
  • Deadline for registration: To be announced
  • Course coordinator: Markus Gunneflo
    markus [dot] gunneflo [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se
     

PhD courses, Spring 2022


Future-Oriented Methodologies (FOMs)

To be announced, Faculty of Science

The course gives a broad introduction to some of the issues connected to FOMs, and of research fields where future-oriented tools and approaches have been developed; heuristic and exploratory approaches to issues with incompletely mapped causal mechanisms; simulation and forecasting; machine learning; scenarios, backcasting and vision work; blind spots and systematic bias; extreme values; systemic design; integration of expert knowledge and participatory methodologies in FOMs.

Contact

Helena Gonzales Lindberg
Research administrator
helena_gonzales [dot] lindberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)730-81 49 68