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.
Share your research
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.
KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities
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!
Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact (LISI)
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.
Take part of the activities at balticuniv.uu.se
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe
SDSN Northern Europe gathers more than 60 Nordic universities and other knowledge institutions to identify and fill knowledge gaps, provide high-quality education for sustainable development, and provide advice and solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society. LU is a member of the network, which is free of charge and open for all LU employees to take part in.
Take part of the activities at unsdsn-ne.org
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.
Get your own researcher page at theglobalacademy.ac
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.
Join Future Earth at futureearth.org
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.
More information about One Planet at oneplanetnetwork.org
A Swedish plattform for dialog between climate researchers/experts and companies, schools, and the broader society.
More information about the plattform at researchersdesk.se
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.
More information about Our Energy at our-energy.eu
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.
More information about the WEAll at weall.org
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.
Mor information about WINGS at wings.lu.se
Working for a sustainable future: concepts and approaches (course)
The course is designed to introduce key concepts, methods and vocabulary evolving in sustainability science, with input and examples across a number of disciplines. The aim is to give participants general knowledge needed to engage with confidence in the sustainability debate and reflect critically to integrate aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability to their area of interest or research.
Registration and more information – coursera.org
Find the right way of working for sustainable transformation
The National coordinator for Agenda 2030 have listed tools and working methods, free of charge, that can help in the transformation to a sustainable society. The point of departure is your organisation´s needs. The idea of the list is to provide an overview of possible tools and working methods.
Explore the tools at agenda2030samordnaren.se (in Swedish)
SDG Impact Assessment Tool
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is a free, online, learning tool that visualises the results from a self-assessment of how an activity, organisation or innovation affect the SDGs. It aims to stimulate the user to get a better understanding of the complexity of sustainable development and the different aspects of the SDGs. In the end you will be better equipped to prioritize actions ahead.
Explore the tool at sdgimpactassessmenttool.org
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.
The activities can be found at staff.lu.se
Training 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 course Education for scientific literacy - sustainability, equality and ethics - science.lu.se
A Beginner´s Guide to Swedish Academia
As new to the Swedish research system, one is faced with a series of questions, about what applies to qualifications, what the networks look like, but also practical issues. To make things easier, the Young Academy of Sweden has developed a guide for international researchers, to help navigate Swedish academia and remove time-consuming obstacles.
A Beginner´s Guide to Swedish Academia - sverigesungaakademi.se
Events and activities
EUGLOH - European University Alliance for Global Health is a three-year project between LU and four other European universities and part of the European Universities program. EUGLOH involves all groups within LU and has an interdisciplinary perspective. The project offers many different activities for students and staff.
Read more about EUGLOH at staff.lu.se
Take part of the events offered by EUGLOH at eugloh.eu
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.
Read more and register to Crafoord's science lunches at lu.se (in Swedish)
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.
Read more about the seminars at lucsus.lu.se
Social resilience webinars
Events are posted on the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis (SCSC) blogg.
- 27 October: Conflict, Crisis, Social Resilience
- 15 December: Law, Crisis, Social Resilience
Read more about the social resilience webinars at scsc.blogg.lu.se
The Higher Education Institutions' climate network: The sustainable researcher - workshop
Date: 7 October, in Stockholm
Can the researcher's performance be maintained at the same time as the climate impact from travel is reduced? Is it possible to reduce consumption linked to research without affecting quality? Can climate-smart procurement and climate requirements from research funders lead to more sustainable research? What role does postgraduate education play in educating “sustainable researchers”? The workshop is aimed at everyone who has a role in the climate change of the Swedish higher education sector: researchers, leaders at various levels, buyers, environmental managers, travel managers and others. who are active at one of Sweden's higher education institutions, as well as research funders.
The Higher Education Institutions' climate networks invitation (in Swedish, .pdf, 341 kb)
UNESCO conference: Meeting place Biosphere
Date: 10-12 October
From research to innovation, from innovation to transformation
Are you a researcher, social actor, decision-maker or research funder? Do you like to collaborate across sector and subject boundaries to find innovative solutions for a sustainable society? If so, the Meeting Place Biosphere Conference is for you! Here you explore and develop practical solutions for the implementation of Agenda 2030 with Sweden's biosphere reserves as an arena. Meeting place Biosphere is the first national biosphere conference that aims to strengthen the link between knowledge development, practice and policy. The conference is arranged in Skåne and in Västerbotten - part of Sápmi, as a joint hybrid conference. The conference is organized by the Biosphere Program Sweden, Lund University, Umeå University and SLU in Umeå.
Read about the conference and register at biosfarprogrammet.se (in Swedish)
MIRAI 2.0: Participate in Research and Innovation Week in Japan
Date: 15-18 November 2022
The conference “Sharing ONE future: Integrative Knowledge and Sustainable Transformation towards a better world” will be held at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, to meet and discuss major societal challenges and to find partners for new research projects. Especially early career researchers and doctoral students are welcome to apply for travel grants to participate! Behind the conference is MIRAI 2.0, a collaborative project between 20 Swedish and Japanese universities in the subject areas of artificial intelligence, ageing, sustainability, materials science, innovation and entrepreneurship.
More information about the Research and Innovation Week (detailed programme to be published no later than 9 September) - mirai.nu
Travel grants for the conference will be available for participants from LU.
Further information on internal application and selection will be published no later than 29 June on the Staff Pages, Collaborations with Asia - staff.lu.se
UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27)
Date: 6-18 November
The programme unites government and non-Party stakeholders, fostering collaboration among them to deliver greenhouse gas emission reductions and help ensure a just transition to a net-zero economy which alleviates poverty and helps secure a sustainable future.
Read more about the conference at unfccc.int
UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)
Date: 5-17 December, Montreal, Canada
Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as-usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.
United Nations Climate Convention UNFCCC
Lund University is an admitted observer organisation for the UNFCCC. Contact Stina Lundkvist if you plan to participate at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP) or arranging a side event. Stina handles the nomination process for Lund University
stina [dot] lundkvist [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Stina Lundkvist)
United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity CBD
Lund University is an admitted observer organisation for the UN CBD. Contact Stina Lundkvist if you plan to participate at the UN Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (COP) or arrange a side event. Stina handles the nomination process for Lund University.
stina [dot] lundkvist [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Stina Lundkvist)
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.
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.
Read more about becoming an author on The Conversation´s website - theconversation.com
Read about Lund University at The Conversation - theconversation.com
About the Strategic Research Areas (SRAs)
Lund University is involved in 12 strategic research areas, 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.