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Department of Social and Welfare Studies
In the middle of the Industrial Landscape

The main focus in both teaching and research within the Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV) is directed towards issues related to the modern welfare state.



EducationOccupational TherapistTeacher in school and preschoolSocial and Cultural Analysis.NurseSocial worker


The educational programmes offered at ISV are characterized by a close link between theory and practice.



Master: Social and Welfare StudiesMaster Social workHealth Sciences: Integrated Master's ProgrammeAnother important feature is the use of student centered pedagogy. However, we do not only educate for the immediate need of the welfare state. We are also concerned about research that scrutinizes the structural transformations taking place in all modern welfare states. Hence, the governance of welfare state institutions is of crucial importance in both research and education within ISV.


Research and doctoral studies

ResearchOccupational theraphy and Nursing SciencePedagogical WorkSocial WorkTekNaDNISALREMESO

Research within ISV takes place in both formalized research schools and through a large number of individual research projects carried out by members of the ISV staff. The institutionalized research within ISV takes place within the following units.


DivisionsDivision HAV: Health, Activity, CareDivision LEN: Learning, Aesthetics, Natural scienceDivision NISALDivision REMESODivision Social WorkDivision VS: Administrative supportContact

ISV is organized into six divisions. The adminstrative support is available in a separate unit (VS). The 230 employees are located at Campus Norrköping in three different houses: Bomullsspinneriet, Kåkenhus and Spetsen.


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Last updated: 2014-02-27