Strategic Research Areas

Organisational unit: Strategic research area


In 2009, the government decided to invest in strategic research areas, as part of creating world-leading research, on the recommendation of the Swedish Research Council, Fas, Formas, Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency..

Lund University has 11 strategic research areas, the activities of which span virtually all faculties and are often interdisciplinary, for which LU annually receives about SEK 190 million in earmarked funds.


2 environments are led by Lund University

Nanoscience - NanoLund; Middle Eastern Studies - MECW

6 environments are led by Lund university in collaboration with:

Gothenburg University: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services - BECC; Neurosciences - MultiPark

Uppsala University: Epidemiology - EpiHealth; Diabetes - EXODIAB; Stem Cells - StemTherapy

Chalmers, Gothenburg University, KTH, Linné University, SMHI: Climate System - MERGE

3 environments are led by other education institutes

Chalmers: Sustainable Production - SPI

Linköping University: IT-communication - ELLIIT

Uppsala University: e-Science - eSSENCE

Recent research outputs

Peters, S., Gallo, V., Vineis, P., Middleton, L. T., Forsgren, L., Sacerdote, C., Sieri, S., Kyrozis, A., Chirlaque, M. D., Zamora-Ros, R., Hansson, O., Petersson, J., Katzke, V., Kühn, T., Mokoroa, O., Masala, G., Ardanaz, E., Panico, S., Bergmann, M. M., Key, T. J. & 3 others, Weiderpass, E., Ferrari, P. & Vermeulen, R., 2020 Dec 1, In : Movement Disorders.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Richard Pates, Carolina Bergeling & Anders Rantzer, 2020 Oct 12, 2019 IEEE 58th Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 6068-6073 6 p. 9029933. (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control; vol. 2019-December).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Dafne Ram, Åke Lindström, Lars B. Pettersson & Paul Caplat, 2020 Oct 1, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 473, 118239.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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