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Lund University

As part of the Development Research School, Lund University contributes with a multifaceted perspective on poverty. It also provides experiences of interdisciplinary cooperation and research training with a focus on the SDGs.

a woman is studying at the university library at Lund university.

Research Environment

The development research environment mainly comprises researchers from the:

  • Department of Political Science,
  • Department of Human Geography
  • Department of Economic History
  • Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
  • Division of Social Medicine and Global Health

These departments, with development researchers such as Associate Professor Kristina J├Ânsson, Professor Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Professor Ellen Hillbom, Professor Emily Boyd, and Professor Anette Agardh, have a long tradition of cooperation through education as well as research, notably the:

  • Interdisciplinary Bachelor Programme in Development Studies (BIDS)
  • Master of Science Programme in Development Studies
  • Master in International Development and Management (LUMID)

Lund University also has an Africa strategy group, which collaborates with a wide range of African universities. It arranges Africa Day, Africa Research Day, and online webinars.