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Sustainability – how we work

With its nine faculties and disciplinary breadth, Lund University has a unique opportunity to help solve major societal challenges.

Sustainability is one of the priority areas in Lund University’s strategic plan. Below are some examples of the different ways we address sustainability at the University. 

Research, education and external engagement

Sustainability is a complex issue which calls for interdisciplinary research, education and external engagement.

Lund University has several networks and interdisciplinary collaborations which are linked to the sustainability goals in Agenda 2030.

The University also has many programmes which address the issues found in Agenda 2030.

Sustainability Forum

Sustainability Forum is Lund University’s common umbrella organisation for strategic support and coordination for sustainability issues.

Sustainability Forum also serves as a bridge between society and academia – in terms of both support for researchers and research teams in their contacts with wider society and as a pathway into the University for external contacts interested in collaboration, research support and information.

Sustainability Forum website

Additional initiatives

Examples of additional initiatives at Lund University:

Sustainability for employees and students

Lund University also works on policies and plans to enable employees and students to make sustainable choices during their working and study time, and for Lund University to be a sustainable place to work and study. Below are some examples of the policies and plans:

Many departments and faculties have also formulated their own far-reaching policies and rules for e.g. diet and business travel.