As our world is facing serious societal and environmental challenges the need for graduates with the skills and tools necessary for solving complex sustainability challenges is increasing. Do you want to be part of solving key sustainability challenges and become an agent for change?
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) is a world-class sustainability centre for research, teaching and impact where we work to understand, explain, and catalyse social change and transformations in relation to material limits in the biosphere.
The master’s programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science(LUMES) provides students with skills and tools for solving complex sustainability challenges related to climate change, depletion of natural resources, global health, inequality, governance and societal transformations from a local to a global level. Building on our students' previous knowledge and experiences, the emphasis is placed on understanding present societal development patterns and the environmental problems they create, as well as approaches for formulating strategies for future sustainable pathways. The programme takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to sustainability, which provide students with a broad knowledge of the interaction between cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social dimensions of sustainability.
Unique programme qualities:
The LUMES programme is set in an interdisciplinary and internationally excellent educational and research environment. Students are exposed to different perspectives, world views and experiences, offering a unique opportunity for students to broaden their perspectives and learn about sustainability challenges in other parts of the world.
Courses are taught by teachers and researchers from both the social and natural sciences with the aims of creating graduates that are able to grasp, analyse and formulate governance strategies and practices for transformational change. In addition, interpersonal and academic skills are developed through strong emphases on group work, presentations, academic writing and direct interactions with society.
Since the programme started in 1997, LUMES has had over 900 students from roughly 100 countries.