Strategic Sustainability Studies
In the quest for a more sustainable future, the Division for Strategic Sustainability Studies works interdisciplinary and with stakeholder cooperation in order to influence social development.
The division takes an interest in all sectors of society and study areas such as consumption, food and water, transport, digitalisation, waste, energy, and urban and rural development. It also studies policy and planning processes.
Through interdisciplinary methods and theories, it analyses these areas from a sustainability perspective. What might a sustainable society look like? What can we do to come closer to a sustainable society?
The fields of research and theories includes future studies, environmental and rural sociology, policy analysis, design research, social practices, environmental justice, resilience thinking, and planning and conversion theories.
The division's researchers teach on a number of Bachelor and Master’s Degree programmes. At Master’s level, the primary involvement is in the programmes in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design (SUPD) and Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure (EESI).
Many research projects are collaboration and cooperation projects with other universities, public authorities, non-governmental and private-sector organisations.
The research is largely financed by Mistra, Formas, Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Research Council.