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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.

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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

Networks

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

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

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

Researchers Desk

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

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

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 

Capacity development

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)

Training in how to communicate your research in the media

Date: 26 April at 10.00-12.00
Lund University offers camera and media training for researchers who are regularly contacted by journalists and who want to feel more secure in their interactions with the media.

More information and registration at staff.lu.se

EUGLOH online course: One Health Core Competencies

Date: 2 May - 26 June
Registration deadline: 18 April
Target Group: professionals, students and docents of Master/PhD in human health (human medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology), animal health (veterinary medicine, agricultural studies), environmental studies (ecology, wildlife studies, sustainability), and social studies (anthropology, economics, geography, sociology, psychology).

In times of global change and challenges as the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the necessity for a holistic approach is more evident than ever. “One Health” is such a holistic approach that includes not only human medicine, but also veterinary medicine, environmental and social sciences.

Read about the course and register before 18 April at eugloh.eu

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.

You find the course in Kompetensportalen at luvit.education.lu.se (login with your Lucat-ID, in Swedish)

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

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 course Education for scientific literacy - sustainability, equality and ethics - science.lu.se

Events and activities

The Sustainability Frontiers conference: Call for papers

Deadline: 1 September 2022
We are now working on a synthesis article focusing on guidance for global sustainability frontiers and a collection of insight papers on the frontier areas in Global Sustainability. We are pleased to share with you the call for papers to Global Sustainability. We hereby invite authors to submit research papers or intelligence briefings sharing their research on sustainability science frontiers. We welcome contributions related to the following questions/areas:

  • How to develop sustainability science with a decolonising approach?
  • How do resistance/ and social movements contribute towards action for/on sustainability?
  • How does degrowth, post-growth and an agnostic approach on growth feature in sustainability?
  • How does digitalisation, disruptive technologies and AI contribute to sustainability science?
  • How do inner transformation, imaginaries and futures providing opportunity for new insights and transformations, including the role of arts?

Call text at cambridge.org

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)

LUCSUS seminars

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.

  • 10 March: Climate, Crisis, Social Resilience
  • 24 March: Gender, Crisis, Social Resilience
  • 28 April: Work, Crisis, Social Resilience
  • 19 May: Communication, Crisis, Social Resilience

Read more about the social resilience webinars at scsc.blogg.lu.se

ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022

Dates: 11-13 May
Gather for The Malmö Summit to exchange with and inspire one another on the best practices in local sustainable development, and learn firsthand from the City of Malmö’s wealth of sustainability initiatives. 

More information at worldcongress.iclei.org

Swedish Climate Symposium 2022

Dates: 16-18 May 2022
The Symposium will be a unique opportunity for Sweden’s scientists to collectively reflect on and share their contributions to climate science. But perhaps most importantly, we will look to the future as a community, and seek to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for the strengthened collaboration we need, nationally and internationally, to further deepen our understanding of climate change and its impacts, as well as the science-based, sustainable development needed to mitigate it. The conference is organised by SMHI, the Strategic Research Areas MERGE and BECC, and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.

Call for abstracts, deadline: 15 February 

Read more about the conference at swedishclimatesymposium.com

A Sustainable Tomorrow: Do Look Up!

Date: 17 May
A Sustainable Tomorrow arranges the sustainability conference Do Look Up! in connection to the Nordic Sustainability Expo at Stockholmsmässan. Why do we not do what we know we have to do, why do we not listen to researchers? We know that we are lagging behind in the work of achieving the Global Goals and we know that the future will be dark if we do not shift up our climate work. We also know that there is good business in acting fast, bravely and powerfully. What is holding us back and what tools do we need to get rid of? A Sustainable Tomorrow presents the foremost experts who give you the insights that increase your executive power and strengthen you as a leader. 

Read more about the conference at asustainabletomorrow.com.se (in Swedish)

Sustainable Research Symposium

Date: 19 May

Research labs leave a considerable ecological footprint behind due to the massive consumption of energy, water, materials and reagents. Additionally, labs produce a substantial amount of waste – in fact, academic research labs produce an estimated 5.5 million tons of plastic waste each year!

Some of the eco footprint is necessary but we can do a lot to make our research more sustainable. Join this symposium to learn more about:

  • what you can do to reduce the eco footprint of your lab & office work
  • what researchers & institutions in various countries do to boost sustainability
  • how we can make scientific meetings more environmentally friendly
  • where you can meet ‘green-minded’ researchers or get others on board

More information on the Symposium at suresymp.com

Register for in person attendance before April 15 (online attendance: you can still register after) at grennlabs-nl.eu

Expert Workshop: Sustainable Welfare without Growth

Date: 20 May 
Welcome to an Expert Workshop on Sustainable Welfare without Growth. The workshop presents and discusses results from the two research projects Sustainable Welfare for a New Generation of Social Policy, and Postgrowth Welfare Systems.

Register before May 15 - soch.lu.se

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). 

Read more about the conference at one2022.eu

Conference: DevRes 2022 - conference on research for sustainable development

Date: 22-24 August
Development research covers a wide range of topics and approaches that generate knowledge that contributes to the goals of Agenda 2030. The DevRes 2022 conference focuses on sustainable health for both the planet and humans. Food and energy production, urban planning, digitalisation, education, health and social care are some of the areas covered. Meet researchers, decision-makers, practitioners, funders and other stakeholders to discuss how research should be conducted to best contribute to sustainable development, especially in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. The conference will be held in English. 

Read more about the conference DevRes 2022 at vr.se (in Swedish)

Conference web page - devres2022.org

A Sustainable Tomorrow - Halfway to 2030

Date: 15 September
The focus of this autumn's A Sustainable Tomorrow conference is to answer the questions that many struggle with in their work with Agenda 2030 by showing good examples from reality. How do we measure and collaborate to reach the finish line on time? 

Program content

  • Taxonomy / laws / directives: These laws concern different types of companies in the sustainability work.
  • Procurement / verification: This is how you qualify for procurement in the new market and verify your sustainability work.
  • Financing: This is how you qualify for investors, banks and other financiers.
  • Diversity: How to integrate gender equality and diversity in an organization.
  • Sustainable leadership: How to create a transformative and inclusive leadership.

Target groups: business, the public sector, civil society and academia. 

Do you want to get involved as a main partner, partner or hub organizer? Read more about the partner packages at the web site.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact info [at] asustainabletomorrow [dot] se.

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.

Read about the changes at staff.lu.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.

Read more about becoming an author on The Conversation´s website - theconversation.com

Read about Lund University at The Conversation - theconversation.com