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PhD Conference on Sustainable Development

Published 2 June 2021: Look here LUSEM PhD candidates! This is an opportunity you will not miss out on: All PhD candidates at Lund University with an interest in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are welcome to Lund University’s PhD Conference on Sustainable Development. The conference, which will be held 30 September– 1 October, encourages interdisciplinarity, but this is not a requirement for participation.

The aim with the conference is to showcase ongoing research on sustainable development and offer a networking opportunity for PhDs with similar interests from the whole of Lund University. It will be a space to meet and share ideas and research, and hopefully strengthen existing as well as generate future cooperation across disciplines, departments and faculties. New ideas and research are needed to identify and solve complex societal challenges. The PhD conference is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability.

Suggested themes so far are:

  • leave no one behind/inequality and sustainability,
  • financing sustainable development,
  • sustainable cities,
  • sustainable transport,
  • the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in higher education, and
  • research in action.

To learn more about deadlines, registration and more visit the conference website

If you plan to participate in the conference and would like to meet other LUSEM PhD candidates planning for conference participation, you can e-mail susanne.arvidsson@fek.lu.se and she'll put you in contact with each other.

LUSEM students win thesis prize

Olivia Johnsson and Annique Snel, students at the Master’s programme in International Strategic Management, have been awarded the RiseB thesis prize in sustainability and business ethics. Their thesis, titled The Incompatibility of Two Systems. A qualitative study on incumbent firms and small entrepreneurial companies’ attempt to transition from a linear to a circular economic system, was supervised by Professor Ester Barinaga. Congratulations!

Read an interview with the winners here

SDGs workshop

The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Lund University Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal is to increase capacity for sustainability related research and co-creation, exchange experiences and strengthen the collaboration between different research areas. All researchers, PhD students and research coordinators at the University are welcome to participate.

Read more on the Sustainability Forum's webpage

Academic leadership in times of transformation

The volume "Renewing Higher Education: Academic Leadership in Times of Transformation" was presented recently. Editors are Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Anders Malmberg och Mats Benner.

Read it here (PDF 6.4 MB)

Last published: 2021-06-02