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Children on meadow in Vintrie. Photo: Patrik Hekkala.

Lund University aspires to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. By doing so we act as a driving force for sustainable development.

Sustainability is a complex area which calls for interdisciplinary research, education and external engagement. The University offers multiple courses and study programmes, networks and collaborations connected to the sustainability goals outlined in Agenda 2030.

Global goals for sustainable development –


Our courses and programmes allow students to address sustainable development from many different subject-specific perspectives. Through education at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level as well as professional development, this understanding of sustainability follows our students into their professional lives.

Capacity building programmes


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

Research –

Cross-border external engagement

We work actively to create new collective meeting-places and to strengthen initiatives that already exist between academia and the wider society within the field of sustainability.

Would you like to collaborate with us, or are you looking for more information about our approach to sustainability matters? 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, secure and accessible place to work, as well as a resource-efficient organisation, with a minimised climate and environmental impact. We work continuously and systematically according to policies and plans to create a sustainable place to work and study. It should be 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
Telephone: +46 46-222 38 80

Cerina Wittbom
Research coordinator
Sustainability Forum
cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
Telephone: +46 722-16 86 26

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