Core Research Fields

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Departments in Sweden
engaged in research
on South Asia:

Acreo FiberLab, Hudiksvall

Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics,
     Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona/Ronneby

School of Computing

Borås University College

School of Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg

Department of Applied Physics

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IT University
     (in collaboration with Göteborg University)

Division of Electric Power Engineering, Department of Energy and Environment

Department of Energy Conversion

Division of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Department of Mathematical Sciences (also connected to University of Gothenburg)

Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, MC2

Department of Signals and Systems

Dalarna University, Campus Falun

Comparative Literature, School of Humanities and Media Studies

History, School of Humanities and Media Studies

Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Media Studies

Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm/Sandöverken new

Gothenburg University

Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy

Department of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

• School of Business, Economics and Law

Department of Business Administration

Department of Economics

Department of Human and Economic Geography

Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Conservation

Earth Sciences Centre

Department of Oceanography

Department of Physical Geography

Department of Marine Geology

Department of Education

School of Global Studies

Asian Studies

Gender and Development Network (GADNET)

Human Ecology

Middle Eastern Studies

Peace and Development Research (PADRIGU)

Social Anthropology

Grundtvig Institute

Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy

Department of Historical Studies


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion

History of Religion

Department of Marine Ecology

Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy


Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine/Section of Social Medicine


Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy

Department of Physiology

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science

SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Center new

Theory of Science new

Department of of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Department of Political Science

Department of Social Work

Department of Work Science new

Gotland University

Department of Business Administration

Gävle University

Department of Business and Economic Studies new

Social Work, Division of Caring Sciences and Psychology, Academy of Health-promoting Working Life

Halmstad University

School of Social and Health Sciences

IMEGO (Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology in Gothenburg) new

Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm
        (including the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program,
          run in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, USA

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm

Campus IT University in Kista
(joint venture between the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, and Stockholm University)

Department of Applied Information Technology (2IT). Department closed down 2008. South Asia related research moved to
                                                               Division of Medical Engineering, School of Technology and Health (STH).

Software Development Unit, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences

       SPIDER, Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions

Telecommunication Systems Laboratory (TSLab), KTH School of ICT

IT University Göteborg
(Since 2001, joint venture between Chalmers University of Technology, and Göteborg University)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Jönköping University

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

School of Engineering (JTH)

Department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemical engineering

School of Education and Communication (HLK)

• School of Health Sciences (HHS)

Kalmar University – see Linnaeus University

Karlstad University

Educational Work, Organisation and Society, Faculty of Arts and Education

Center for Gender Studies (CFG), Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of History, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences

Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences

Department of Media and Communication Studies (MKV), Faculty of Economics, Communication and IT

Department of Nursing Science

Department of Religious Studies and Theology, Faculty of Arts and Education

Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm

Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

Institute of Environmental Medicine

Division of Metals & Health

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme

Division of Clinical Immunology

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB)

Division of Medical Inflammation Research (MIR)

Division of Molecular Structural Biology new

Division of Physiological Chemistry I

Department of Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge

Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM)

Department of Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna

Malaria Research Unit

Molecular Immunology Unit

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC)

Center of Molecular Medicine

Molecular Immunogenetics Unit

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit

Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society

Division of Geriatric Epidemiology

Division of Nursing

Institute of Odontology

Department of Periodontology

Department of Public Health Sciences

Division of Global Health (IHCAR)

Division of Social Medicine

Department of Woman and Child Health

Paediatric Endocrinology Unit

Division for Reproductive and Perinatal Health

Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm

Department of Textiles

Kristianstad University College

School of Health and Society

School of Teacher Education


Religious Studies

Kungl. Konsthögskolan/Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm

Department of Art and Architecture

Kungl Musikhögskolan, Stockholm (Royal College of Music)

Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm (Royal Institute of Technology)

Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Refrigeration, Department of Energy Technology

School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Department of Land and Water Resources

Department of Philosophy and History of Technology

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

School of Biotechnology

Department of Applied Microbiology

Department of Theoretical Chemistry

School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE)

Division of Chemical Engineering and Technology

School of Engineering Sciences

Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Division of Rail Vehicles

Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL)

ECWInternational Office. Coordinates the ”EURINDIA” Erasmus Mundus Activity 2 consortium (one of the four EC funded EMECW lot 13 India programmes), formed by 10 universities in Europe, and 9 universities in India (Anna University, Chennai; Anurag Narayan College, Gaya; Patna University; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee; National Law school of India University, Bangalore; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU); University of Kalyani, West Bengal; University of Pune). Consortium web page.
KTH also participates in another EMECW India programmes, being a member of the ”India4EU” consortium, coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. This consortium was formed by 9 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (Amrita University, Coimbatore; Anna University, Chennai; IIT Delhi; Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Kakatiya University, Warangal; University of Pune; and Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad). Consortium web page.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Division of Engineering Material Physics

Division of Applied Material Physics

Division of Materials Process Science

Division of Medical Engineering, School of Technology and Health (STH)

Linköping University

Department of Culture and Communication (IKK) new

Culture, Society & Media Production, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture (ISAK), Campus Norrköping

Department of Gender Studies/Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel), Tema Institute
    (in collaboration with Örebro University)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences international collaboration

Gender and Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

Medical Microbiology, Division of Laboratory 1, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

Division of Social Anthropology, Department of Culture and Communication (IKK)

Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Tema Institute

Linnaeus University, Kalmar/Växjö
(From January 1, 2010, amalgamation of Kalmar University and Växjö University)

Baltic Business School (BBS), Kalmar

School of Pure and Applied Natural Sciences, Kalmar

Division of Environmental Engineering

Division of Marine Science, Marine Ecology Group

Division of Natural Resources Management/CORDIO

School of Humanities (Comparative Literature/English), Växjö

School of Social Sciences (Psychology/Political Science), Växjö

School of Technology and Design (Mechanical Engineering), Växjö

Luleå University of Technology

Department of Economics

Department of Health Science

Division of Industrial Design, Department of Human Work Sciences

Division of Material Mechanics, Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Division of Mineral Processing, Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences

Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering

Luleå University of Technology, Campus Skellefteå

Division of Manufacturing and Design of Wood and Bionanocomposites

Lund University:

Department of Biology

Cell and Organism Biology (COB)

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Building and Environmental Technology

Division of Water Resources Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Division of Chemical Physics

Division of Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry 1

Division of Pure and Applied Biochemistry

Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy, CIRCLE

Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Historical Archaeology

Department of Clinical Sciences (in Malmö)

Social Medicine and Global Health

Department of Construction Sciences

Division of Solid Mechanics new

Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Division of Geology

Division of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, ENESnew

Lund University GIS Centre

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Department of Ecology

Section of Microbial Ecology

School of Economics and Management

Department of Business Administration

Department of Business Law

Department of Economic History

Department of Economics

Department of Education – (closed down in 2009) new

Department of Electrical and Information Technology

Department of Energy Sciences

Division of Heat Transfer

Division of Thermal Power Engineering

Department of Experimental Medical Science

Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition

Division of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry

Centre for Gender Studies new

Department of History

Division of Housing Development and Management, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, IIIEE

Lund lot 13Division of International Relations. Coordinates the ”Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Lot 13” consortium (one of the four EC funded EMECW lot 13 India programmes), formed by 12 universities in Europe – including Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and 8 universities in India (University of Delhi; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; University of Pune; University of Kerala; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra; Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat). Consortium web page.

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Section of Medical Microbiology

Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL)

Comparative Literature


Center for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS)

Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Department of Physics

Division of Mathematical Physics

Department of Political Science

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management (LUCRAM)

Department of Social and Economic Geography

Development Studies

Human Ecology Division

School of Social Work

Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology of Law

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Department of Technology and Society

Traffic and Roads

Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

History of Religions (including Judaism and Indic Religions)

Indic Religions

Psychology of Religion

Islamology/ Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

Missiology with Ecumenical Theology

New Testament Exegesis

Malmö University

Faculty of Culture and Society

School of Arts and Communication (Konst, kultur och kommunikation, K3)

Faculty of Education

Department of Science, Environment, Society

Faculty of Odontology

WHO Collaborating Centre for Education, Training & Research in Oral Health, Centre for Oral Health Sciences

School of Technology

Mid Sweden University (Mitthögskolan), Campus Östersund

Human Geography, Department of Social Sciences

Mälardalen University, Campus Västerås

School of Education, Culture and Communication

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology

Energy Technology Centre in Piteå (ETC)

Nordic School of Public Health, NHV, Göteborg

Röda Korsets högskola, Stockholm

Skövde University

School of Life Sciences

Development Assistance Engineering; School of Technology and Society

Stockholm School of Economics

National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
    (Was closed down on 1 July 2007, as decided by the Swedish Parliament)

Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm

Stockholm University

Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM)

Department of Botany

School of Business

Division of Comparative Religion; Department of Ethnology, Comparative Religion and Gender Studies

Department of Economic History

Department of Education

Department of Educational Science with an emphasis on Humanities and Social Science (UHS). Born out of the Department of Teaching processes, Communication and Learning at the Stockholm Institute of Education
            (that merged with Stockholm University in January 2008)

Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Earth Sciences Centre

Department of Human Geography

Department of Immunology, Wenner-Gren Institute (WGI)

Institute of International Economic Studies (IIES)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Department of Law

Department of Linguistics

Department of Meteorology

Department of Musicology and Performance Studies

Department of Oriental Languages

Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS) (closed down December 2009)

Division of South and Central Asian Studies (incl. Indology, and Central Asian Studies)

Unit of Palegeophysics and Geodynamics (closed down April 2005)

Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry

Department of Political Science

Department of Social Anthropology

Department of Social Work

Department of Systems Ecology/Stockholm Resilience Centre

Department of Zoology

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala new

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Stockholm

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Stockholm/Gothenburg

Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), Stockholm

Department of Bacteriology

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Kiruna

Atmospheric Physics Research Program

Solar System Physics and Space Technology (SSPT) Research Program

Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB (SICS), Kista

Swedish National Defence College (SNDC, Försvarshögskolan), Stockholm new

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology/Umeå Plant Science Centre (in collaboration with Umeå University)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Department of Ecology

Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology

Department of Plant Biology & Forest Genetics

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Södertörn University College, Huddinge

Philosophy, School of Culture and Communication

Study of Religions; School of Gender, Culture and History

Department of Tourism Studies; School of Communication, Technology and Design

Umeå University

Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umeå International School of Public Health

Department of Interactive Media and Learning (IML), Umeå School of Education

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Social Work

Department of Plant Physiology/Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
                             (in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU)

Uppsala University:

Air & Water Science/Hydrology; Department of Earth Sciences

Department of ALM (Archive Science, Library and Information Science, and Museology)

African and Comparative Archaeology; Department for Archaeology and Ancient History

Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry

Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Biomedical Center (BMC)


Molecular Biology

Unit of Comparative Medicine, Department of Neuroscience

Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Department of Economics

Division for Electricity and Lightning Research

Department of Evolutionary Functional Genomics, Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC)

Department of Government

Department of History

Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP)

International Science Programme (ISP)

Department of Linguistics and Philology

Division of Asian and African Languages and Cultures

South Asian Languages and Culture
(with Indology – including Sanskrit; Hindi; and Comparative Indo-European Philology)

Iranian Languages

Division of Linguistics and Computer Lingustics

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Division of Pharmacognosy; Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Division of Materials Theory, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Division of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Department of Social and Cultural Geography

Programme for Applied Environmental Impact Assessment

Faculty of Theology

History of Religions

Psychology of Religion

World Christianity and Interreligious Studies (Missionsvetenskap)

Department of Women's and Children's Health

International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH)

Växjö University – see Linnaeus University

Örebro University

School of Law, Psychology and Social work (previously called Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences)

Legal Science (Rättsvetenskap)

Socionomprogrammet/Socialt Arbete (Social Science)

Swedish Business School at Örebro University

School of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Music, Theatre and Art

School of Science and Technology new

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro Universit (previously called Department of Social and Political Sciences)

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