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

Mikael T. Ekvall, Jonas Hedberg, Inger Odnevall Wallinder, Anders Malmendal, Lars Anders Hansson & Tommy Cedervall, 2021 Dec 1, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 10784.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pontus Dunér, Ingrid Yao Mattisson, Per Fogelstrand, Lars Glise, Stacey Ruiz, Christopher Farina, Jan Borén, Jan Nilsson & Eva Bengtsson, 2021 Dec 1, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 9022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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