PhD course: Advances in life cycle assessment, 5 HEC

Start:Monday, 19 April, 2021, 00:00 End:Friday, 21 May, 2021, 00:00

Welcome to a course for PhD students that gives an in-depth orientation of LCA. It includes a broad range of LCA-related topics: the methodology, its application, its relation to other assessment tools, its role in decision-processes, etc. The course is organized in collaboration between the research school Sustainable Biomass Systems at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the partner universities within the Swedish Life Cycle Center (SLC).


The objective of this course is to give the student a broad view of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and application, including knowledge on state-of-the-art research in selected areas, disseminate the expertise and experiences of senior LCA researchers to a new generation of PhD students, and help the PhD students create an informal network of young LCA researchers.

Outline of Schedule

The two physical gathering will take place in April and May of 2021. Each day will consist of both senior researcher led seminars and student-centered activities. In between the meetings all students will work individually and in groups to prepare for the presentations during the second week of physical gathering. Course literature will be announced prior to course start.


The first week will be held in Gothenburg, at Chalmers University of Technology. The second week will be held in Uppsala, at the SLU campus.

Course leaders

Niclas Ericsson
Dept. of Energy and Technology, SLU
Phone: +46 (0)18-67 18 43

Tomas Ekvall
Chalmers University of Technology

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Chalmers tekniska högskola
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