“Sustainable development demands understanding and knowledge about the interplay between people, design and technology – that’s our contribution.”
– Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Department
Focusing on people, technology and design
People, environments and objects influence each other mutually – at home, at work, and in society.
Design Sciences is a department in the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. With the global goals of sustainable development in mind, the Department strives to meet across subject borders and work on challenges collectively and interdisciplinarily.
Research on the sustainable workplace, the effects of digitalization, food waste, sustainable transportation, how airborne particles affect our health, and how things should be designed to be accessible for all – these perspectives are all gathered under the same roof. Design Sciences’ breadth of expertise, its interdisciplinarity, and its interaction with the outside community are essential for meeting complex societal challenges.
Design Sciences’ educational programs and courses are closely linked to current research – here one can find the School of Industrial Design and several other engineering programs that establish a foundation for the future design of products, processes and environments.