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Sustainable development in research

Lund University generates scientific knowledge that increases our understanding of problems related to sustainable development and examines potential solutions and the undesirable effects the solutions may cause. Research plays a crucial role in advancing the frontier of knowledge regarding sustainability issues.

Sustainability is important for Lund University

Sustainability should permeate all the work conducted by the University. It is therefore important that researchers are well-versed in the relevance of their research to sustainable development. It is also important that the links to sustainability issues are highlighted for internal and external collaborative partners.


Lund University’s Sustainability Forum

Lund University’s Sustainability Forum
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund

contact [at] sustainability [dot] lu [dot] se

Highlight your sustainability research

You as a researchers can now tag your profiles, projects and research output based on the Global Goals in LUCRIS and the Research Portal. This will help to highlight the research that relates to the UN’s Global Goals.


Step 1: August 30th 2023

As of August 30th you as a researchers will be able to log in to LUCRIS and look at the automatic tagging of the Global Goals. You can find the UN’s Global Goals tagged in:

  • Profiles
  • Projects 
  • Research output
  • The organisations pages in the Reseach Portal

During September the information will only be available internally within the system and you have plenty of time to make changes or additions. The timetable may be subject to change.

Step 2: October 3rd 2023

At October 3rd 2023 these tags will be visible in the Research Portal. Until then you are free to make changes without any external person being able to view the content.

The Lund University Research portal with Sustainable Development Goals on the landing page.

Internal use

The potential to search for sustainable research, including tag-based searches, to promote internal collaborations and the use of local resources and expertise.

External use

The potential for external target groups such as funding bodies, prospective colleagues and students to gain easy access to Lund University’s sustainability research and researchers.


You can find instructions on how to add or change tags for the Global Goals in LUCRIS and the Research Portal via the link below:

Share your research

The Sustainability Forum receives many requests for public engagement (conversations, discussions, panels) from interested parties throughout society. Are you a researcher who is keen to spread your knowledge? Send an email containing a brief description of your research to Jenny Hansson and we will add you to our list of speakers.

Tips on writing applications

Are you struggling to write an application for a funding announcement concerning sustainable development? The video below gives you 9 tips to assist the writing process.

The UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change and Convention on Biological Diversity

Lund University is an observer organisation for the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD). Contact the Sustainability Forum if you plan to participate in a UN climate change or biodiversity conference or wish to arrange a side event. Contact the Sustainability Forum to register your interest and for more information.


Sustainability Forum

The Sustainability Forum works to promote challenge-driven research on sustainability and provides strategic support in the coordination of sustainability issues at Lund University. Do you have proposals for activities relating to calls for applications, ideas for research engagement or want to spread your knowledge? Don’t hesitate to contact the Sustainability Forum.

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