Seven Challenges for Sustainability
Lund University has adopted, as one of three overarching research profiles for the coming five years, a research profile on sustainable development of the global society. As one activity under this large umbrella, LUCSUS convenes a series of events with the title, Seven Challenges for Sustainability. Our vision is that every student should at some point during their university education be confronted with the big world-questions related to environment, poverty and equity. The target group of the events is therefore the large group of social science students (such as economics, business studies, political science, sociology ...) that are not primarily interested in these questions.
The seven challenges we refer to are:
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The overall aim of the series is to contribute a problematisation of how different scientific disciplines are related to the notion of sustainable development (SD). Since SD is such a vague and normative concept, each discipline needs to relate to SD based on its own theories and methods.
The specific objective is to convene a series of lectures, seminars and debates for a wide audience at Lund University. We are inviting people representing different stakeholders to give presentations and participate in panel discussions. In addition, scholars from different disciplines at the university will take active part in discussing the challenges from different disciplinary approaches.