Networks and opportunities
Are you a researcher and want to engage in network activities related to sustainability? Or are you keen on spreading your knowledge? Here we gather information on different networks and activities both within and outside of the university.
The Sustainability Forum receive a lot of requests for public engagements (talks, discussions, panels) from interesting actors throughout society. Are you a researcher who is keen on spreading your knowledge? Send an email to Jenny Hansson with a few sentences on your research and we will add you to our library of speakers!
jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities
Lund University is partner of EIT Climate-KIC, the main climate innovation initiative of EU and a core partner in EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. Working with EIT networks can give you new perspectives and opportunities.
Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact (LISI)
The Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact sets out to facilitate collaboration between and among researchers, students and our external stakeholders active in the sustainability field. We believe that joining forces is vital if we are to reach Agenda 2030 and promote a global sustainable development. Please join us in our sustainability transformation! We look forward to your ideas on what you think we should include on the Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact's agenda!
Baltic University Programme (BUP)
The Baltic University Programme is one of the largest university cooperations in the world, with about 90 participating universities in the Baltic Sea Region, cooperating for education and research in Sustainable Development and Democracy. Lund University is a participating university.
Global Academy Working on Global Goals
The Global Academy are the researchers and academics working internationally to make the world a better place. Together they are helping us achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. Together, this global community facilitates research, mobilises networks, sparks innovation, and turns knowledge into action.
One Planet Network
The One Planet network has formed to implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumpton and Production, which supports the global shift to SCP and the achievement of SDG 12. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership for sustainable development, generating collective impact through its six programmes.
A Swedish plattform for dialog between climate researchers/experts and companies, schools, and the broader society.
Our Energy is an online platform for education, awareness raising and networking with a focus on new clean energy societies, energy transition and related topics. The platform offers short, interactive multimedia presentations to educate, advise and inspire its users on energy and energy-related topics.
Wellbeing Economy Alliance
The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) is the leading global collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements, and individuals working together to transform the economic system into one that delivers social justice on a healthy planet.
WINGS is a network of researchers within the Science Faculty, Medical Faculty and LTH at Lund Univeristy promoting gender balance in academia. To find out more about WINGS, sign up for their email list, attend events or join the facebook group.
Sustainable development - an introduction (online)
The course is an introduction to the area of sustainable development. The course describes how the concept is defined and explains what sustainable development means. Furthermore, societal aspects of sustainable development are addressed and examples are given of how Lund University works with sustainable development.
Career development for academic staff
Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it. The activities are offered in English and the vast majority are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for postdocs and others for research team leaders.
Traning i higher education teaching and learning: Education for scientific literacy - sustainability, equality and ethics
Sustainability, equal opportunities, ethics and reflection are examples of things that should be included in all higher education. But how can we teach this so that it adds value to students' learning of science? In a series of workshops, we meet invited guests, explore good examples, tools and resources, and exchange experiences and ideas on how science teaching and learning could be improved. Supplemented with a project, individual or in groups, the workshops can be recognised as part of the compulsory qualifying teacher training.
The course is free of charge for teachers at the Faculty of Science. The course cost for participants from other parts of the university is SEK 7.800.
The seminar series from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies is a research seminar series with researchers at LUCSUS as well as invited guests working with societal change and transformations for sustainability. Every Thursday we welcome researchers and students to presentations and discussions on current research. We aim for it to be an open, reflective and interdisciplinary academic forum for new ideas and research on sustainability. Theme: Sweden/Scandinavia in the global world.
Social resilience webinars
During autumn, five webinars with focus on social resilience in crisis times are offered in which international and Swedish scholars from a variety of disciplines will participate. Social resilience and crises tend to be intimately intertwined with one another and with this webinar series, we welcome various audiences to participate in examining social resilience in crisis times as shaped in various contexts. The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis (SCSC) and the Social Resilience Theme launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University.
Lund University: PhD Conference on Sustainable Development
Dates: 30 September - 1 October
New ideas and research are needed to identify and solve complex societal challenges. The Lund University PhD Conference on Sustainable Development is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability. The Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University invites all PhD students at Lund University with an interest in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to participate. We encourage interdisciplinarity, but this is not a requirement for participation.
Deadline for conference submissions is 1 September. Registration deadline for participation is 15 September.
STEPS conference: Plastic recyclability and circular economy
Date: 4-5 October
Welcome to an online conference on the subject of plastics in a circular economy hosted by the French Embassy in Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra), through the research programme Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways (STEPS), and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
LU Water: How do we affect our water use?
Date: 7 October at 13:00-16:30
LU Water and VA-teknik Södra invite you to an open webinar entitled: "How do we affect our water use?". During the seminar, there will be discussions about the right to water, how people make their choices, how we inform water users how they reduce their water consumption, legal aspects, how the VA tariff affects water use and the use of IT for smart water use. The seminar ends with a discussion and reasoning about possible ways forward. The webinar is held in Swedish. All interested are welcome.
Questions? Send them to Ylva Persson
ylva [dot] persson [at] tvrl [dot] lth [dot] se
Formas & Mistra webinar: Climate justice ahead of COP26 - what does the research say?
Date: 8 October
Formas and Mistra invite you to a webinar where climate negotiators and researchers provide different perspectives on climate justice. What does a fair climate change mean? What role does justice play in climate policy - internationally and nationally? What has the pandemic meant for the conditions for a fair climate change and in what way can COP26 be characterized by justice issues?
Accelerating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Series: two specialist on-line events
As a continuation of the events organised as part of the "Accelerating the Sustainable Development Series", two specialist on-line events leading to special issues of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education are currently being organised.
Symposium and special issue on "Designing and Implementing Sustainability Strategies at Higher Education Institutions"
Date: 8 October 2021
This event will focus on the presentation, documentation and promotion of sustainability strategies at higher education institutions, including aspects of design and implementation. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June.
Symposium and special issue on "Decarbonising University Campuses"
Date: 13 October 2021
This event will focus on the presentation, documentation and promotion of initiatives undertaken at higher education institutions, with a view to reducing their carbon emissions and moving towards decarbonisation. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June.
Sustainability week and conference at Utrecht University - Pathways to Sustainability
Dates: 11 - 14 October 2021
Invitation from the Utrecht University to their sustainability conference and week. The Pathways to Sustainability Conference Week will take place in the week of 11-14 October 2021. This week is devoted to the theme ‘Making Change Happen’ and is filled with Pathways to Sustainability-related activities, each tailored to specific aims and audiences organized from different areas of expertise, in which there is room for deepening and knowledge exchange.
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) Symposium 2021
Date: 19-20 October 2021
The aim of the Symposium 2021 is to be a platform where the regional educational and research communities can get together and to get to know each other better as colleagues at Participating Universities of The Baltic University Programme. It is an opportunity to disseminate recent research and take part of new knowledge. The symposium is an arena where to start off discussions and collaborations. We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. We especially welcome presentations of research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.
Submission of abstract open until 8 August 2021.
Conference: Biodiversity and human well-being
Date: 20 October 2021, at 9.00-16.00
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is arranging a conference that addresses the ongoing work within the UN Panel on Biodiversity, IPBES. The conference will include various presentations and a discussion on how biodiversity relates to human well-being. The seminar is aimed at anyone who is interested in issues concerning biodiversity and ecosystem services in research and management, interest groups, business, government and private organizations. The conference takes place at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, and digitally.
Conference: EU Day Lund
Date: 29 October 2021
The EU Day Lund is a conference that will highlight the major societal trends that affect the future of Lund, Skåne and Europe as well as how to deal with common challenges that can contribute in making both Swedish business and research globally competitive and attractive.
Online Urban Forum - Practice meets Academia
Date: 12 November 2021
In times of multiple challenges, design – as an activity, a process, and a result – should contribute to building more sustainable, safe, healthy, democratic and socially inclusive living environments. How can we use design to correlate the multiple temporalities and transitional times that characterize contemporary urban development and construction? Convinced that valuable action-oriented knowledge arises from the exchange of practice and academia, the two research platforms Urban Arena, at Lund University, and SLU Urban Futures have been joining forces since 2019 to arrange a particular format of encounter: the Urban Forum | Practice meets Academia. This digital version offers a rare opportunity, to thrive on international exchanges between practitioners and thinkers sharing visions and prospects on aspects of time in design.
Deadline for submission of abstracts/project description: 15 October
Conference: ONE - Health, Environment, Society - Conference
Dates: 21-24 June 2022, Brussels and online
The four-day scientific programme will examine food and feed safety from the broader perspective of sustainable food systems, focusing on the need to implement a "One Health - One Environment" approach and exploring possible developments of risk assessment science. The event is co-designed by EFSA and its sister agencies - the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) - and the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability
Dates: 1-3 March 2022
Registration deadline: 28 January 2022
The Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability is a platform to facilitate transdisciplinary research and policy conversations on the peace-sustainability nexus. The overall goal of this conference is to facilitate inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration between various stakeholders working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. Through facilitating interaction between stakeholders that focus on peace and/or sustainability, it is hoped that the conference will foster further research and practice on the peace-sustainability nexus. Students, researchers, and practitioners are invited from different disciplines and sectors to present their research and initiatives and explore new partnerships and collaborations.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2021
All those whose abstracts have been accepted will be invited to register. They will also have the option to submit their full papers to be considered for publication in the Edited book to be published by Springer and the journal special issues. We also welcome those who are interested in the conference but would not like to present their work.
Swedish Climate Symposium: Save-the-Date
Dates: 16-18 May 2022
In 2022, the Swedish Climate Symposium will be organised in Norrköping (Sweden). The symposium will be organised as a hybrid event, with the opportunity to attend in person or online. More information will be announced shortly. Registration and abstract submission will open in December 2021.
LUSEM Sustainability Research Working Paper Series
The working paper series brings together research and policy discussions to improve social, environmental and economic sustainability and the reaching of Agenda 2030.
Read about how you as a researcher submit your manuscript.
Use LUCRIS to find peers within LU
Find theoretical neighbors by searching themes, granted awards and research interest in LU's current research information system LUCRIS. Also learn how to improve the possibility to be found by others within LU.
Contact the LUCRIS support to learn more.
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
Viewpoint Europe is a new publication series where researchers at Lund university write policy-oriented reports to disseminate knowledge with high societal relevance that can be used to understand and explain Europe in our time and through history.
Contact Evelina Hagberg if you are interested or would like to know more.
evelina [dot] hagberg [at] cfe [dot] lu [dot] se
Get published in The Conversation
Do you want to bring your expert insight to a global audience? Write for The Conversation!
Lund University is a member of the British collaboration, the news media The Conversation. At The Conversation, researchers can publish popular science and write about current events in the world. You can give your research more impact, but also contribute to the global conversation about the challenges of our time and major issues.
Strategic Research Areas
Lund University is involved in 12 strategic research areas (SRAs), whose activities span virtually all faculties and are often interdisciplinary.
MAX IV and ESS
Lund is home to the two largest research facilities in Sweden, reflecting the strength and attractiveness of research at Lund University.
Lund University Thematic Collaboration Initiatives
Broad interdisciplinary collaborations within the academy in collaboration with activities outside the university.
lu.se (in Swedish)
Use the sustainability model from LU Innovation for developing your early-stage innovation project or company.
LU Futura, the University’s think-tank, will take an interdisciplinary approach to important future issues.