Right Livelihood College
In 2009, the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) became the RLC’s first European partner campus.
The Right Livelihood Award Foundation was established in 1980 and is presented annually in the Swedish Parliament. Popularly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, the Right Livelihood Award is widely recognised as the world’s premier award for personal courage and social transformation. It honours and supports people who offer workable solutions to the most urgent challenges of our time. Since 1980, 141 outstanding people and organisations from 59 countries around the world have been awarded for their engaged and successful work.
The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global initiative of the Right Livelihood Award (RLA) Foundation. The aim of the initiative is to harness the knowledge and experience of the Laureates of Right Livelihood Award. In 2009, LUCSUS became the RLC’s first European partner campus.
Together with RLA Foundation, LUCSUS is organizing seminars in the Swedish parliament. Parliamentarians, journalists, diplomats, academics and representatives from civil society groups in Sweden discuss different sustainability challenges with RLA Laureates who work with these issues on a daily basis, as well as with researchers from Lund University. In connection with the yearly Right Livelihood Award ceremony we invite the laureates to give an open lecture in Lund. We also encourage the LUMES students to write their master thesis in connection to the work of different RLA laureates.