Welcome to the Swedish national Graduate school in Education and Sustainable Development

In early May, 2009 the Graduate school in Education and Sustainable Development (GRESD) started to provide post-graduate education to more than 15 PhD students from different disciplines on issues ‘ relating to education and sustainable development. 

It is the first of its kind in Sweden and represents a cooperation among eight Swedish universities that specialize on research on education and sustainable development (ESD). The hope is that GRESD will produce a basis for Swedish research to become one of the largest ESD research environments in the world. 

The research school has since its opening organized cross-disciplinary courses led by professors with different institutional and disciplinary affiliations.

The research school aims at creating a creative environment for research on ESD. Further, by involving a number of international partner institutions the scope of Swedish research on ESD to be broadened and Swedish research is to be embedded into the international research community. In this regard, international guest professors and the international advisory board play a key role in providing GRESD graduates with an international outlook on ESD and ESD research.

If you are interested in education and sustainable development, do not hesitate to contact us for further information and cooperation!

Stefan Bengtsson
Acting scientific leader and coordinator

Leif Östman
Scientific leader


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