At LUCSUS we look at social change and transformations in relation to material limits in the biosphere. We aim to produce critical world class sustainability research, teaching and impact that contribute to solving global environmental change challenges.
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 in Environmental Studies and Sustianbility Science (LUMES), focusing on important sustainability challenges. Since its start in 1997, more than 800 students from more than 100 different countries have graduated from the programme.
LUCSUS host a PhD research programme with PhD graduates from different disciplinary backrounds within the field of sustainability. The research undertaken by the PhD candidates is diverse, often focusing on comprehending and addressing sustainability challenges such as climate change, climate adaptation, biodiversity loss, and land use change.
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