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New PhD positions at the Lund University Agenda 2030 graduate school

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The Lund University graduate school on Agenda 2030 is now open for applications.

We welcome graduate school applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds who want to take an active role in Agenda 2030 research. The graduate school offers a unique opportunity to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on global challenges and contribute to current research while deepening your subject knowledge.

The graduate school will have at least 12 doctoral students from all faculties, which two of them will be within social science. You will be associated with a specific research studies programme, and simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary research studies courses, developed on the basis of the issues defined by the global goals. The courses provide great potential to develop new forms of collaboration and work for change across disciplinary boundaries. Besides the research studies courses, you will participate in several activities linked to the graduate school in order to take an active part in the global sustainability agenda and to advance the research front on issues concerning Agenda 2030, for example through seminars, conferences, study trips and collaboration with various societal stakeholders.

There are now two open PhD positions in social science,  with the possibility to choose Sustainability science as your main subject.

All applicants need to make an explicit statement of which subject the applicant wishes to be enrolled in (Gender studies, Human Ecology, Human Geography, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Work, Sociology of Law, Political Science, Service studies, and Sustainability science) 

PhD studies at LUCSUS

At Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) we have a longstanding tradition in hosting PhD graduated from different disciplinary backrounds within the field of sustainability.
As a graduate student at LUCSUS you will be part of a unique international and interdisciplinary learning and research environment.

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.  We strive to catalyse change, on both a local and a global level, for a more sustainable society and future.

How to apply?

Read more about the PhD positions at the Agenda 2030 graduate school and how to apply here

More information about the Agenda 2030 graduate school

Agenda 2030 is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore started a graduate school focusing on societal challenges, sustainability issues and Agenda 2030.

Find more information about the graduate school here