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.
The educational programmes offered at ISV are characterized by a close link between theory and practice. Another 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 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.
Last updated: 2013-11-21