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Sustainability at Lund University 2021

Research for a Sustainable Future

New digital working methods

The development of digital meetings has benefited sustainability in research in various ways. A few examples:  

  • It has facilitated the participation of international experts in recruitment procedures and as external reviewers at the public defence of doctoral theses. 
  • The Academy of Music has been granted funding for a new studio for real-time digital musical activities with no lag, so that musicians can collaborate and play together without needing to travel. 
  • MAX IV has enabled researchers to study samples in the facilities via remote control from their home laboratories. This allowed research activities to continue during the pandemic, despite many researchers being prevented from travelling to Lund. 

Collaboration in Society

Vågor över brygga. Foto.

Researchers are evaluating climate policy

Climate research can influence decision-makers in society. Researchers from Lund University participate in the UN’s expert panels on climate change (IPCC) and biodiversity (IPBES), they sit on the climate policy council of the City of Lund and take part in the national climate policy council. 

Markku Rummukainen on the national climate policy council’s report 2021 – lu.se  (in Swedish)

Roger Hildingsson and Lena Neij, researchers and members of the climate policy council of the City of Lund – lu.se (in Swedish)

About the compilation

This page contains a selection of events and projects conducted in 2021 that are linked to the University’s sustainability strategy. The selection is based on section 1.3 about sustainability in the Lund University Annual Report. The working group consists of the office of the Sustainability Forum and staff at the Security and Environment Division. 

Lund University Annual Report

Sustainability strategy for Lund University  

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