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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 open to all PhD students at Lund University and free of charge. 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 2022

    Transformations towards sustainability: Responsible consumption and production

    9 November 2022 - 12 January 2023, School of Economics and Management (online course)

    The course will revolve around the system transformations needed to achieve SDG12 on sustainable consumption and production in a globalized world. The students will be provided with perspectives from a variety of disciplines such as economic history, economics and business administration, innovation-, development- and sustainability studies, etc. to understand the opportunities and challenges of transforming current systems of production and consumption. The course will cover different levels of analysis from individuals and organizations; industries and whole economics and global systems. Illustrations will come from a variety of areas and from both the Global North and the Global South.

    A law to save the world?

    29 November - 31 January 2023, 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. It brings all three spheres of sustainable development - the economy, the environment and the social into focus. For each area, three different sets of questions are discussed: 1. Viability or futility of Incremental change, 2. Harmony between or conflicting goals, and 3. Alternative futures. The course is given at half speed during the course period.


      Ylva van Meeningen
      Research administrator
      ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
      +46 (0)730-81 49 68