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Previous Themes


On this page you will find the names of previous Themes and the years when they were active at the Institute.

Themes 2020/2021

The Human Aspect of Invasive Alien Plants

Political Polarisation on the Internet

The Future of Human Rights

In Search of Search and its Engines

EXPERT: The radiation safety expert in a post-truth era

Themes 2019-20


Gender & Conflict

Post-Antibiotic Futures



Themes 2018-2019


Proteinskiften (the Protein Shifts)

Urban Creativity


Themes 2017-2018

Air in African Cities


Nature of Peace

Social Innovation

Themes 2016-2017

The Annual Report

Energy Justice

A Plurality of Lives

Work and Organization in the Digital Age

Themes 2015-2016

The Credit Society



Themes 2014-2015


Sustainable Welfare

Healthy Indoor Environments - a holistic approach

Exploring Challenges for New Big Science

Themes 2013-2014

Exploring the "Animal Turn": Changing perspectives on human-animal relations in science, society and culture

IMPROVE - IMPROving the Visual Environment for all

DigiTrust - Privacy, Identity and Legitimacy in the Digital Society


For more information, please go to Lund University Research Portal


What is it like to work at the Institute, and what happens after? 

Three previous Themes share their experiences at the Institute´s 10 year jubilee.

How Astrobiology became Plurality of Lives 

Bioinspired Energy - splendid ideas in search of funding 

Healthy Indoor Environments paved the way for new research and a centre