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Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) is an interdisciplinary centre for research and education within Sustainability Science, established in 2000, since 2017 hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences. LUCSUS currently employs about 35 researchers and PhD candidates, plus support staff. Our core is the trans-disciplinary international graduate school in Sustainability Science, comprising the Master’s program LUMES (with currently about 800 alumni in 100 countries) and a PhD program with about 30 graduates since 2008. Our research projects cover themes such as the science/policy interface in connection with climate change, migration, integrated water resources management, health, land use and agricultural policies in the EU and globally, and sustainability assessment tools and methods. Researchers at LUCSUS participate in international scientific assessments, such as IPCC (LULUCF Good Practice Guidance, AR5, AR6 and the Special Report on Climate Change and Land), IPBES, and UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO). LUCSUS also coordinated the Linnaeus centre LUCID (2008-2018), with the aim of integrating social and natural dimensions of sustainability. We hosted the international project office of the Earth System Governance (ESG) project, one of the Core Projects under FutureEarth, for 8 years (2011 – 2018).