LUCSUS' research addresses complex sustainability challenges with a critical perspective and a solutions-based approach. Our research projects focus on sustainability challenges such as water conflicts, food security, land use changes and urban transformation - and is often conducted in international cooperation. At LUCSUS, we strive to catalyse change, on both a local and a global level, for a more sustainable society and future.
LUCSUS offers a 2-year international Masters programme, LUMES, focusing on important sustainability challenges. Since its start in 1997, more than 700 students from more than 100 different countries have graduated from the programme,
We also coordinate the PhD programme LUCID (Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability).
At LUCSUS we provide our students with a vibrant learning environment and a forum for professional development in sustainability.
Outreach and impact
LUCSUS runs an extensive outreach and impact activities programme - to advance the societal dialogue on sustainability. Through this programme, we communicate our research to society - in close collaboration with stakeholders, governments and non-governmental organisations.
Leadership at LUCSUS
LUCSUS is lead by professor Emily Boyd, who took over the leadership from the former director and founder of LUCSUS, Lennart Olsson in 2016.
"We believe that sustainability is a complex field – and best understood and explained through interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with society."
/ Emily Boyd, director
Our Environment Is:
- Open, Collaborative, and Empowering
Our Perspectives Are:
- Bold, Creative, and Challenging
We Strive To:
- Bridge Boundaries,
and Catalyse Change
We Act With:
- Integrity, Hope, and Joy