Two-day course in Applied Life Cycle Thinking


The life cycle perspective, understanding the environmental impacts of a product or service throughout the value chain, is gaining increased importance in business as well as in puiblic sector and authorities. In this two-day course you will get a deeper understandig on how to apply life cycle thinking in your organization, through real cases and proven methods. You will get sufficient time to practice your new skills during the course and ask the experienced course leaders and guest lecturers for support.

The course is aimed for you who need a better understanding of the life cycle perspective, life cycle assessment (LCA) and its role for sustainable development in your organization. You work for example as a strategist, environmental coordinator / environmental manager, buyer or investigator in public sector or business and focus on sustainability. No prior knowledge in LCA is required.


Course information

Date: March 14-15, 2023
Time: Day 1: kl. 08.30-16, Day 2: 08.30-15.30 (CET)
Place: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Price: 14 000 SEK ex VAT (Partners get a 20% discount)
Language: The course will be held in English.

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On request, the course can be held in English or Swedish for larger groups at a separate occasion. For questions, please send an e-mail to or call +46 (0) 31-772 49 61.



PhD course: Advances in life cycle assessment, 5 HEC


Welcome to this course 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. It is a collaboration between the partner universities within the Swedish Life Cycle Center (SLC): Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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.


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Course information

Start: April-May 2023
Place: Gothenburg & Uppsala, the first week will be held in Gothenburg, at Chalmers University of Technology. The second week will be online and the third week will be held in Uppsala, at the SLU campus.
For whom: PhD students
Arranged by: A collaboration between the partner universities within the Swedish Life Cycle Center (SLC): Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Some of the senior LCA researchers and lecturers involved in the course include:

Tomas Ekvall, Ann-Marie Tillman, Michael Hauschild, Serenella Sala, Henrikke Baumann, Mathias Janssen, Valentina Bisinella, Paola Federica Albizzati, Bengt Steen, Francesca Verones, Ulrika Palme, Niclas Ericsson, Martin Futter, Dilip Khatiwada, and Elisabeth Ekener.


LCA courses at partner universities

At Swedish Life Cycle Center´s partner universities there are a number of different LCA courses available. In the list below you can find a summary of the courses that are offered at our partner universities, Chalmers University of Technology, KTH and SLU. Please note that some of the courses are only possible to apply to if you are part of a program at the respective schools.


Name (course code) University Level Credits
Energi- och livscykelanalys (TN0285) SLU Bachelor 5
Livscykelanalys för miljö- och vattenteknik (TN0313) SLU Master 5
System- och livscykelanalys (MX0132) SLU Bachelor 5 (out of total 15)
Life cycle assessment (VTM081) Chalmers Master 7,5
Environmental System Analysis (VMI010) Chalmers Master 7,5
Life cycle engineering (BOM250) Chalmers Master 7,5
Circular economy (TEK680 ) Chalmers Master  7,5
Life cycle assessment (AG2800) KTH Master 7,5
Ecodesign (MF2032 ) KTH Master 6,0
System Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment (BB2570 ) KTH Master 7,5