Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS is a platform for education, research and cooperation inside and outside academia on questions related to sustainable development.
LUCSUS is a faculty independent centre at Lund University that currently has about 30 employees, of whom about half are graduate students in Sustainability Science.
The education consists primarily of our international master's program, LUMES (Lund University Masters Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science).
Research is conducted often in international cooperation for example under the EU framework programmes. Since 2008 we coordinate the Linnaeus program LUCID (Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability).
LUCSUS has a strong international research profile through our involvement in the new Earth System Governance core research project under IHDP and by the appointment to become a Right Livelihood College.
The focus on research and education in Sustainability Science spans global, regional and local issues, events and relationships. The focal points are the two major interfaces between Natural and Social sciences and between scientific knowledge and society's use of this knowledge to promote sustainable development. Sustainability research is developed mainly in the interfaces between existing areas of knowledge and is thus highly interdisciplinary and aims to create new forms of collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and diverse areas of knowledge. Sustainability science uses and further develops a wide range of scientific methods. Both quantitative and qualitative perspectives and data are used and constructed.