Design Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

About the Department

“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.


Head of Department
Fredrik Nilsson
+46 (0)46-222 91 55 

Jessika Sellergren
+46 (0)46-222 85 10 

Undergraduate education
Håkan Eftring
+46 (0)46-222 40 96

Research/Postgraduate education
Anders Warell
+46 (0)46-222 82 23

Jessica Lindvall
+46 (0)46-222 80 18 

Susanne Nordbeck
+46 (0)46-222 40 95