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.
Crafoord's science lunches
Crafoord's science lunches are a series of lectures that highlight research that has received funding from the Crafoord Foundation. The science lunches are a collaboration between Lund University, the Crafoord Foundation and Lund City Library. Nine researchers at Lund University will talk about their research during autumn 2021. The lunch lectures are held in Swedish and open to everyone and will be held on Wednesdays in Lund City Library's atrium. Fri entrance. Pre-registration required. All science lunches are recorded and published afterwards.
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.
LU Food Faculty: Alternative Proteins Stakeholder Networking Event 2021
Date: 7 December at 10.00-12.00
This year’s event will focus on “Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in the Alternative Proteins Sector”
Targeted participants: This event is targeted towards all stakeholders along the alternative proteins (for food and feed) value chains including primary biomass production, processing and consumption. Some examples include, but are not limited to:
• Public organisations - municipalities, public procurement organisations
• Scientific and industrial research & development and innovation units
• Policy makers
• General public
Dates: 7-8 December
Welcome to two inspiring half days with a focus on the role of the bioeconomy in the adjustment work! How do we leave that fossil behind us? How can we create business value by switching to a circular and bio-based society without depleting the earth's resources? Can we optimize the use of renewable raw materials? How do residual products become resources in new value chains? This year, there will be a digital conference broadcast from Lund, with a special focus on the potential of agriculture and the food sector to contribute to an increased bioeconomy. The event will be held in Swedish.
Workshop: AI for climate and environmental research
Date: 8 December
Climate and environmental science generates massive datasets from satellites, drones and measuring stations. AI can help to make sense of this data. At this workshop we will showcase examples of AI for climate and environmental science and discuss how we can apply AI to typical datasets generated in this domain. This workshop is organized by the Pufendorf Theme "The Air We Breathe 2.0" in collaboration with AI Lund and COMPUTE.
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
A new look of the Research Portal will be launched on 19 October 2021.
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.