Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies

Unit profile


The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies is an interdisciplinary institute with the aim to stimulate collaboration between researchers from different disciplines within Lund University. In "Themes" and "Advanced Study Groups", researchers from all faculties of the university are given the opportunity to jointly explore scientific issues.


The Pufendorf IAS aims to be an incubator for new ideas and research issues. Once a year, the institute makes a call for interdisciplinary groups to propose topics that have the potential to creatively and innovatively advance research and science. Those who are granted are invited to work at the institute in "Themes" or in "Advanced Study Groups (ASGs)" during an autumn- and a spring semester.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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