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


Yuliya Voytenko Palgan is Assistant Professor at the IIIEE. Her primary area of expertise is in the assessment of governance and management processes for sustainability solutions with research focus on sustainable consumption governance and sustainable urban governance. Main topics of Yuliya's research include new economies (i.e. emerging bioeconomy, sharing economy and circular economy) and sustainable urban innovation and experimentation (e.g. urban living labs). 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. 


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 is a course coordinator for a MSc course on Applied Research in Preventative Environmental Strategies (ARPEA), which teaches research design and methods. She has also developed a Study Abroad Programme "Cases and Strategies for Sustainability in Sweden" offered by the IIIEE to undegraduate students from the University of Virginia, USA.

Professional work

Prior to her involvement at Lund University, 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

Peck, P. (ed.), Richter, J. L. (ed.), Delaney, K. (ed.), Peck, P., Richter, J. L., Dalhammar, C., Peck, D., Orlov, D., Machacek, E., Gillabel, J., Nußholz, J. L. K., Wrancken, K., Whalen, K., Modis, K., Milios, L., Messing, M., Bocken, N., Tojo, N., Davris, P., Manshoven, S. & 3 othersSfez, S., Thomas Lindhqvist & Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, 2019 Jan 15, Version 02 Draft 2019-01-15 ed. Lund: The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics. 87 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Evans, J., Karvonen, A., Luque-Ayala, A., Martin, C., Kes McCormick, Raven, R. & Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, 2019, In : Local Environment. 24, 7, p. 557-564 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

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