CSD Uppsala promotes research and research education that critically explores, investigates and analyzes relations within and between social, cultural, economic and ecological systems.

Access to and use of natural resources, power structures and social and environmental conditions are important perspectives, highlighting also the interdependence of the global north and the global south. This involves generating transdisciplinary insights into the obstacles and possibilities for increasing global and intergenerational equity while preserving our ecological resource base.

To meet present and future sustainability challenges, a transdisciplinary and transformative approach is needed, which truly involves resource users and key stakeholders into the research process. CSD Uppsala therefore brings together scholars, researchers and stakeholders from all fields of science and society to study these issues – from local to national and global levels – in a transdisciplinary research environment.


Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

1267_l1030184With a 10-year series of visiting professorships, Zennström Philanthropies and Uppsala University are enabling the development of an enviromment that will directly address some of the most challenging questions that climate change poses to humanity, develop novel solutions, and enable transformative change in the nexus of science, policy and innovation. The professors will in distinct but mutually reinforcing ways, inspire new research and education and catalyze the much needed action toward a more sustainable future.

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Climate Change Leadership 

CEMUS Research Forum (CEFO)

cefo2012-mediumCEFO is a transdisciplinary research forum open to researchers and PhD-students at Uppsala University, SLU and other universities in Sweden. CEFO activities focus on environment, development and sustainability studies. We collaborate with other universities and departments to enrich research education through our transdisciplinary Sustainability Seminars, PhD courses, workshops, lectures and field trips. CEFO was initiated by PhD-students, staff and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

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Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops

We regularly organize different thematic research conferences, symposiums and workshops.

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Research Projects and Publications

We work with a wide variety of research projects and publications. If you want to collaborate with us on an application or be part of a project please see the contact page, and read more below.

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Research Projects