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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

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?

15 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.

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. Note: For PhD students not employed at Lund University or ClimBEco Research Graduate School there is a course fee. 


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