Sustainability is about building new futures. It is about understanding that everything in life is interconnected and that how we live our lives today affects how others live their lives in other parts of the planet both today and in years to come. It acknowledges the vital role that science plays in informing and ameliorating, but recognises that, by itself, science cannot resolve issues of unsustainability – this requires a combination of science, economics and human behavioural and institutional changes – and a large dose of fresh thinking.
Sustainability is an applied subject and is best understood when the principles of sustainability are applied to real life situations – like feeding the world or running a business. Lincoln University is the ideal University in which to study sustainability because many courses here are focused on practical, land-based industries. Lincoln University offers you the opportunity to reflect on how the future might look in your chosen field. So if being part of the solution is something that interests you, then sustainability offers a pathway and Lincoln offers the learning opportunity.
There are numerous courses at Lincoln that teach both knowledge about your field of interest and sustainability. Many of the undergraduate courses are listed in the tables below. Choose the courses that interest you and then discuss with your academic adviser how these can be incorporated into your programme of study.