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LUCID – Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability


LUCSUS, a centre for sustainability research, is gathering seven disciplines from four faculties together for developing the scientific field “Sustainability Science”. LUCID, is a Linnaeus programme sponsored by The Swedish Research Council for the period 2008-2018. LUCID is coordinated the Centre for Sustainability Studies at Lund University (LUCSUS). Linnaeus Grants are awarded to exceptionally strong environments performing research of the highest international quality and aiming at innovative research.

LUCID aims at creating completely new and unique synergies across natural and social sciences in order to develop new integrated theories and methods for addressing complex sustainability issues. The research will offer theoretical, methodological and practical contributions to the broad and emerging field of sustainability science. LUCID goals correspond with strategic objectives to foster creative integration across disciplines and faculties in new forms of research cooperation as expressed in the Lund University strategic plan. Thus LUCID’s overarching aim is to build a research platform that advances as well as problematizes the role of science in the transition toward sustainability.

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