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LUCSUS has an extensive and active network with over 60 global research collaborations. Our scholarly networks and collaborations span from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, USA and South America. LUCSUS also works closely with partners and stakeholders outside academia - ranging from small-scale farmers, social movements and high schools to non-governmental organisations, municipalities and policy makers.


Academic collaborations across the globe

Autonomous University of Barcelona
CEPT University
Copenhagen University
Earth Institute
Columbia University
ETH Zurich
Exeter University
Gothenburg University
Helsinki University
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies
Karpagam Academy of Higher Education
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Lancaster University
Leibnitz Centre for Landscape Research
Leibnitz Institute for Wildlife Research
Leuphana University
Linköping University
Maastricht University
Makerere University
Malmö University
Montana University
North Carolina State University
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Oslo University
Oxford University
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
Stockholm Environment Institute
Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University
Sussex University
Steps Centre
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
The Land Institute
Tokyo University
UNESCO - IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Universidad Catolica de Chila
Universidad de Chile
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
University Eduardo Mondlane
University of Arizona
University of Bamenda
University of Bonn
University of British Colombia
University of California
University of Cape Town
University of Dar es Salaam
University of Ghana
University of Liege
University of Melbourne
University of Paris Saclay
University of Potsdam
University of Reading
University of Rio
University of Rohuna
University of Sao Paolo
University of Stellenbosch
University of Toronto
University of Twente
University of Western Australia
University of York
University of Zimbabwe
Uppsala University
Utrecht University
Wageningen University
Wits School of Governance

Partners & networks

Earth System Governance Project

Earth System Governance — a global research alliance, is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The Earth System Governance research alliance takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. The ESG International Project Office was hosted by LUCSUS between 2008-2018

Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” was established in 1980. The Right Livelihood Award (RLA) honours and supports people who offer workable solutions to the most urgent challenges of our time. The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global initiative of the RLA Foundation. The aim of the initiative is to harness the knowledge and experience of the Laureates of RLA, In 2009, LUCSUS became the RLC’s first European partner campus.

Urban Mistra Futures

Mistra Urban Futures is an international research and knowledge Centre for sustainable urban development. LUCSUS has hosted the Skåne Local Interaction Platform since November 2017.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Several LUCSUS researchers have over the years been involved in writing various chapters for the IPCC reports linked to our research on sustainable development, land use issues and climate change.


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body with the objective to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development. LUCSUS researchers have been involved in the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity since 2017.