Sustainability and education


LUSEM is a large education institution. About 55 percent of the budget is spent on teaching, and almost 3 600 student FTE’s annually receive their training at the School. Moreover, the majority of students are enrolled at the BSc level. This implies that the primary road for expanding the School’s footprint when it comes to ethics, responsibility and sustainability goes through our students.

Our students will be recruited to help businesses, organisations and government institutions contribute to a more ethically mindful, more responsible and genuinely sustainable development. At LUSEM we have an important task to equip our students with a mind-set, skills and competences that will guide and support them in their future roles of contributing to this development. This endeavour aligns perfectly with the School’s mission and vision.

The efforts exerted for advancing our students in the areas of ethics, responsibility and sustainability rely on a number of strategic pillars:

  • Important ground being covered in introductory courses that are taken by all students in the BSc programmes in business and economics.
  • Advanced focus in a number of specialized programmes, at the master level in particular but also on the PhD level.
  • Engagement of faculty in innovation and development of the teaching portfolio regarding ethics, responsibility and sustainability.
  • Education and development initiatives for faculty members facilitated by cooperation internationally and with other parts of Lund University. 


More information on Sustainability and education at LUSEM

The PRME report describes in higher detail how our curriculum and processes work for sustainability. Read more about:

  • Introductory studies
  • Continuing and advanced studies
  • MOOCS for a wider audience
  • Resources at the university level
  • Education and development initiatives for faculty members
  • Future development.

Read pages 6 through 12 in the PRME report for more information about sustainability and education

Last published: 2022-08-23