Faculty of Sustainability


Sustainability science theoretically, conceptually, and empirically investigates how to drive change, enabling effective solutions to current sustainability challenges towards a just future. 

We envision sustainability scientists should develop a responsibility for their research rooted in existing scientific knowledge and methods.


We foster change towards a more sustainable future by engaging, further developing, and transgressing the practices of integrative sustainability learning, research, governance and management. 

We acknowledge a dynamic context of values, norms, an behaviours with a transdisiciplinary engagement on existing tensions and trade-offs between different disciplines, methods, topics, and scales.


The Faculty of Sustainability is guided by the normative concepts of system integrity and justice.

By system integrity we mean to maintain life support systems in their boundaries and preserve the well-being of life on earth.

By justice we proclaim that we need to enable a world where all people can fulfil their potential without compromising the system's integrity and other people's well-being.  

Information about the faculty

The Faculty of Sustainability includes...
... ca. 30 professors
... ca. 120 research assistants
... ca. 1000 students in Bachelor and Master courses

In various inter- and transdisciplinary projects we are constantly researching and working together on changes and solutions for current challenges.

Cooperations and networks

Beyond the faculty, we are part of various networks and have cooperations with other universities and organisations, such as the NaWis network (see below). An overview of all cooperations can be found here.

NaWis - Network for Sustainable Science

Climate and environmental challenges go beyond disciplinary boundaries. They require close cooperation between the natural, technical, social sciences and humanities. Only in this way, transitions to a sustainable society can be shaped. Many initiatives for an inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability science are developing internationally. In the German science system, this is still in its infancy. This is where the "NaWis" round, supported by the Universities of Kassel and Lüneburg, the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, comes in. The aim of the network is to promote transdisciplinary sustainability science in the German science system - both in universities and non-university research institutions. It is supported by four leading scientific institutions in the field of sustainable science. Further information here.

Further Information


Anja Liedtke
Universitätsallee 1, C11.012
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2801

Consultation: Monday-Friday 10-11am in the Dean's Office (C11.012)