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New Lund University think-tank looks to the future
Published 14 November 2018
With research at eight different faculties, Lund University has a unique opportunity to look at future problems from all possible perspectives. LU Futura, the University’s new think-tank, will take an interdisciplinary approach to important future issues.
LU Futura operates in the interface between the University and wider society. Using the University’s combined knowledge as a basis, LU Futura aims to contribute facts, analyses and corroborative knowledge.
An academic think-tank
Unlike most think-tanks outside academia, LU Futura has no political agenda for influencing public opinion.
Through its breadth, with representatives from the University’s faculties as well as students, LU Futura also sets itself apart from previous think-tanks and future groups within the academic world.
Meet the team: LU Futura’s thoughts on the future
Which future issues are the researchers passionate about? And why do they think these issues are worth examining from an interdisciplinary perspective?
Jenny Julén Votinius, Professor of Private Law:
Markku Rummukainen, Professor of Climatology:
Karin Johansson, Professor of Artistic Research in Music:
Maria Stanfors, Professor of Economic History:
Johannes Stripple, Associate Professor of Political Science:
Martin Hansen, student representative:
Cecilia Holm, Professor of Molecular Biology:
Knut Deppert, Professor of Solid State Physics:
Jonas Granfeldt, Professor of French Linguistics:
Jack Senften, student representative:
Lynn Åkesson, Professor of Ethnology, Director of LU Futura:
Marie Cronqvist, Associate Professor of History and Senior Lecturer in Media History, Deputy Director of LU Futura: