Yuliya Voytenko Palgan

Senior Lecturer, PhD, PhD, MSc, MSc, BScFormer name: Yuliya Voytenko

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Other Social Sciences


  • sustainable urban innovation, urban living labs, sharing economy, bioenergy and bioeconomy, circular economy, sustainable business models, virtual meetings, collaborative consumption, nature based solutions, Urban Governance


Dr Yuliya Voytenko Palgan is a researcher and an Associate Professor in Sustainable Development at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden. She has over 12 years of experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams. She works in the areas of sustainability, urban governance, innovation and sustainable consumption. Her research focuses on strategies for sustainability solutions in new economies (i.e. bioeconomy, sharing economy and circular economy) and sustainable urban innovation and experimentation (e.g. nature based solutions in cities, urban living labs). Yuliya has produced around 100 publications in a variety of formats. She leads a research project Sharing and the City funded by Swedish Research Council Formas and contributes to the research projects Urban Sharing: Sustainability and Institutionalisation funded by European Research Council (Grant Agreement No. 771872) and NATURVATION funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 730243). She has also worked with sustainable strategies for low-carbon economies in mobility sector by assessing the potential and effects of virtual meetings on the environment, organisations and individuals. 


Dr Yuliya Voytenko Palgan works to promote education for sustainability at all levels: postgraduate, graduate, undergraduate and professional. Since 2007 she has been engaged as a course developer, course coordinator, educator and tutor in international undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes at Lund University, Malmö University, Central European University (CEU), CEU Business School as well as in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) developed by the IIIEE at Lund University. She has been teaching both from distance and onsite in multi-lingual settings and for students with highly diverse cultural and academic backgrounds. Yuliya teaches on a range of topics and disciplines including environmental science, sustainable development, sustainable consumption, innovative business models for sustainable living, and the sharing economy. She coordinates four MSc courses on applied research and scholarly writing and teaches in four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). She has developed a Study Abroad Programme with the University of Virginia, USA. Yuliya engaged in professional education and developed training programmes for governmental officials, municipal leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs and academics from China, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lithuania. 


Professional work

Prior to her involvement at Lund University, Dr Yuliya Voytenko Palgan worked as a consultant advising industry, policy makers at various levels, municipal leaders, entrepreneurs, research institutions, NGOs and international organisations such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on topics related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, bioenergy, sustainable innovation, sustainable urban governance and development, green economy and waste management. She engaged in professional education and developed training programmes for governmental officials, municipal leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs and academics from China, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lithuania. 

Recent research outputs

Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Kes Mccormick, Charlotte Leire, Lund, T., Öhrwall, E., Sandoff, A. & Williamsson, J., 2020 Apr 3, Lund University. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, Kronsell, A., Yuliya Voytenko Palgan & von Wirth, T., 2019 Oct 19, In : Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 21, 6, p. 718-733 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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