Project's title: Lund University Centre of Excellence for the Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability
Project's duration: 2009-2018
Researchers in the project:
- Eric Clark
- Alf Hornborg
- Pernille Gooch (substitute for Alf Hornborg)
- Yahia Mahmoud (substitute for Eric Clark)
- Wim Carton
- Gregory Pierce
LUCID, is a Linnaeus programme sponsored by The Swedish Research Council Formas for the period 2008-2018. LUCID is coordinated by the Centre for Sustainability Studies at Lund University (LUCSUS). Linnaeus Grants are awarded to exceptionally strong scholarly environments with the aim of enhancing support for research of the highest quality that can compete internationally. Furthermore, it aims to encourage universities to prioritize certain research fields, to allocate funding to them and promote structural changes in order to support new collaborations across scientific fields.
LUCID research aims to develop novel and unique synergies within and between the natural and social sciences, as well as, for example, engineering, life sciences, business studies and humanities, in order to promote the production of complementary or integrated theoretical approaches and methodologies which can address complex sustainability challenges.
Our vision at LUCID corresponds 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.