Academy Group

Funded by Swedish Energy Agency, partly
Type Working group
Time period 2017-06-12 - Ongoing

A group consisting of the university partners, aims to discuss issues related to education and interests in life cycle assessment from an academic point of view.


In 2017 a call for a space to discuss issues out of interest for academic partners was raised, and the working group Academy was formed. The group consists of university representatives from the Swedish Life Cycle Center Board and the Scientific advisory group as well as other employees from the partner universities. The meetings are being coordinated within the project Innovation cluster for the life cycle perspective. If you are employed at a partner university and wants to join the group, contact Maria Rydberg.

Aim & objectives

The aim of the group is to gather researchers from our university partners to discuss issues related to education and interests in life cycle assessment from an academic point of view. The group is also a platform for cooperation between the centers partner universities. The group also has an important role in preparing, planning and executing the biannual PhD course within LCA.

On the Agenda 2023

Ongoing input to the research strategy within the center

Biannual PhD course in Spring 2023

Giving input to Competence Center application done within the Center


Giving input to the Center´s Research strategy.

Giving input and taking part in the process for a centre of excellence application done within Swedish Life Cycle Center

Planning for and taking part in arranging the PhD course “Advances in life cycle assessment“, 5 HEC. Held in April and May 2021 and 2023

Arranged a Network Conference presenting the Swedish research front within LCA in November 2020.

Inventory of researchers active with in the field of life cycle thinking at partner universities. Updated on a yearly basis.

Arranged the seminar “Teaching LCA at universities” in 2018.

Initiating a PhD course in LCA in 2018.


Project organisation
Chalmers University of Technology KTH Royal Institute of Technology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences