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One of the world's most sustainable universities

Children on meadow in Vintrie. Photo: Patrik Hekkala.

Ranked 8th in the world in the QS Sustainability Rankings 2024, Lund University is a global leader in sustainability in higher education. This encourages us to continue leading the way towards a sustainable society in our research, education and everyday life.

Sustainability is a complex area that requires interdisciplinary research, education and external engagement. The University offers a range of courses and study programmes, and is part of networks and collaborations linked to the sustainability goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda.

Lund University ranks in top 10 in global sustainability ranking

Global goals for sustainable development –


Our courses and programmes enable students to approach sustainable development from many different disciplinary perspectives. Through education at the Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level, as well as professional development, this understanding of sustainability follows our students into their careers.

We offer the following programmes and courses in the area of sustainability:

We offer three international Master's programmes in the field of environment and sustainability.

Master's programmes in environment and sustainability

We offer several MOOCs in the field of sustainability.


Lund University Commissioned Education currently offers the following course in sustainable development:

Innovation, transformation and resilience for sustainable development

We have four postgraduate schools with a focus on sustainability.

Postgraduate schools


We are constantly generating new scientific knowledge that challenges and deepens our understanding of sustainable development. Interdisciplinary, problem-oriented and curiosity-driven research is needed to strengthen the necessary knowledge base and solve current and future sustainability challenges.

Sustainable planet – research that addresses environmental and sustainability challenges

Discover how our research is contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Cross-border external engagement

We are actively working to create new collective meeting places and to strengthen existing initiatives between academia and society in the field of sustainability.

Would you like to collaborate with us or find out more about our approach to sustainability issues? Please contact our Sustainability Forum, which coordinates sustainability issues at the University.

Sustainability Forum –

Sustainability at the University

Lund University is committed to being a good, safe and accessible place to work, as well as a resource-efficient organisation with minimal impact on the climate and the environment. We work continuously and systematically according to policies and plans to create a sustainable place to work and study. We want to make it easy for our staff and students to make sustainable choices during their time here.

Sustainability at Lund University –

Sustainability strategy and sustainability plan

The University has a long-term sustainability strategy, a sustainability plan, and other policy documents that affect all our organisations, staff and students.

Sustainability strategy and sustainability plan –

Contact information

Per Mickwitz
Pro vice-chancellor for research, sustainability and campus development
per [dot] mickwitz [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (per[dot]mickwitz[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 46 222 38 80

Claes Nilén
Environmental manager
claes [dot] nilen [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se (claes[dot]nilen[at]bygg[dot]lu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 46 222 41 59

Jenny Hansson
Communications officer
Sustainability Forum
jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (jenny[dot]hansson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 46 222 75 19
Mobile: +46 703 59 26 09