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Agenda 2030 PhD courses

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School provides interdisciplinary PhD courses based on the societal challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The courses are open to all PhD students at Lund University and free of charge.

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Admission priority will be given to the PhD students within the Agenda 2030 Graduate School. There is a possibility for PhD students from other universities and master students to participate in courses - please contact the course coordinator of the specific course for further information. Below you find information about currently offered courses, course registration and course coordinators.

PhD courses, Autumn 2024

Whose world? Resource (ab)use in the lounge durée

2 September - 26 October (7,5 ECTS)

This course critically investigates how the use and abuse of resources have been shaped by specific dominant histories and discourses in the longue durée whilst occluding alternatives, with important consequences for issues of sustainability. It offers students various critical and historical perspectives on resource (ab)use with the aim of critically evaluating the historical background of contemporary resource (ab)use and sustainability. The course is structured around six thematic sessions connected by an overarching historical perspective. Each session will begin with a brief lecture and be followed by a seminar in which small groups make presentations to critically introduce and discuss notions and perspectives brought up in the course literature relating to a specific theme.

  • Course information (PDF 199kB).
  • Reading list (PDF 353 kB).
  • Register for the course by sending Joachim Östlund an e-mail of your interest.
  • Deadline to register: 23 August.
  • Course convener: Joachim Östlund.
  • joachim [dot] ostlund [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se (joachim[dot]ostlund[at]hist[dot]lu[dot]se)

All my relations 3: Relational practices, ecological awareness, and more-than-human encounters

2-6 & 17 September (3 ECTS)

All My Relations 3 is a three-day intensive workshop that explores the potential of performative and interdisciplinary practices to trigger transformation in human behavior and ecological awareness. Artists and interdisciplinary researchers interested in existential resilience, more-than-human encounters and sustainable development are invited to bring their questions to a laboratory designed to connect art, research, and everyday life. Over the course of three days, participants will stay at Gylleboverket’s permaculture farm. The applicants are asked to pay a fee of 600 SEK (around 60 €) to cover the full board during the workshop. 

  • Course description (PDF 157kb)
  • Course registration: Send an application consisting of a one-page Word or PDF file including a short motivation and bio, telling us what kinds of questions, problems, and phenomena you find urgent and what you would like to study further with the other participants. The application is to be sent to Jan Michelsen (jan [dot] michelsen [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se (jan[dot]michelsen[at]thm[dot]lu[dot]se)) with the words ALL MY RELATIONS written in the subject field.
  • Deadline to register: 15 August.
  • Course convener: Sofie Lebech.
  • sofie [dot] lebech [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se (sofie[dot]lebech[at]thm[dot]lu[dot]se)

Sustainable Land Use

1-4 October, 21-23 October (5 or 7,5 ECTS)

This course caters to both graduate students who want to embed their research topic in broader processes of global societal challenges related to land use, as well as those wanting to learn more about the biogeochemical and ecological processes setting the possibilities and constraints of land use and methods of measurement upon which sustainable land use is evaluated.

Justice, Equality and the 2030 Agenda

1 November - 3 December 2024 (7,5 ECTS)

The course emphasizes the challenges involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda in both the Global North and the Global South, analysing processes of stratification, social exclusion, discrimination and unequal opportunities. The course takes a multi-scalar approach, linking global processes, politics, institutions and structures to their local practices, outcomes and experiences. The course invites doctoral students to connect their own research to the themes of the course, regardless of their disciplinary background.


Do you have general questions about the PhD courses?

Feel free to contact Ylva van Meeningen 
E-mail: ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (ylva[dot]van_meeningen[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)