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News from the graduate school

The latest news updates from the Agenda 2030 Graduate School



  • New prize rewards novel ways to spread sustainability research

(2 May 2022)
The new Lund University Agenda 2030 Award wants to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research on sustainable development by early career scholars at the university. Alexandra Nikoleris, Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Technology and Science at the Faculty of Engineering, is the first winner and is praised for her innovative work in designing creative and sustainable future scenarios.

Two honorary mentions are announced to Ana Goidea from the Department for Architecture and the Built Environment and to Steven Curtis, Sofie Sandin Lompar, Frans Libertson, Katherine Shabb and Karolina Södergren at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE).
Article about the winner Alexandra Nikoleris and her research (in Swedish) -
About the laureates and their research projects (article in Swedish) -


  • Theatre researcher holds creative workshop for sustainability

(7 April 2022)
PhD student of theatre, Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir, arranges the workshop Strings - a participative performance that explores the driving forces of change and what personal motivations humans have for pursuing their vision.
About the workshop and more about Steinunn's research -


  • New report on changed travel habits and mobility services

(30 March 2022)
To achieve a sustainable transport system, it is not enough to focus on renewable fuels and energy-efficient vehicles, we also need to understand people's travel habits, according to new report co-authored by our PhD student of Marketing, Phil Flores.
Article (in Swedish) via K2 - Sweden's national center for research and education on public transport -

  • Eating sustainably increases chance of a long life

(11 March 2022)
Those who eat a lot of whole grains, legumes and nuts - that is, have eating habits that follow the planetary health diet - reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 25%. Our PhD student of Nutrition Epidemiology, Anna Stubbendorff, is interviewed on the study and importance of healthy diets.
Podcast via Vetenskap & Hälsa (in Swedish) -


  • No man is an island

(28 January 2022)
Our PhD student of theatre, Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir, is interviewed about her research on what constitutes quality of life and whether we should want to sustain human life on this planet.
Article on Lund University's newspage -

  • New research school strengthens focus on poverty reduction

(19 January 2022)
What knowledge is needed to reduce the poverty in the world? The Agenda 2030 Graduate School will collaborate with new research school focused on poverty reduction and sustainable development. Our coordinator Kristina Jönsson will be the coordinator also of the new research school. The University of Ghana and the universities in Lund, Gothenburg and Uppsala have partnered up to engage in the research school, which will be coordinated via Lund University.
Article on Lund University's newspage -