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Meet the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Linnaeus University’s five faculties. We have approximately 400 employees and around 3500 students in Växjö and Kalmar.

Contact us

The Faculty of social sciences consists of seven departments (from 1 Januariy 2024 eight departments) and a faculty office, we are based both in Kalmar and in Växjö.

Mail to the faculty (management issues):
Mail to the faculty office (education issues):

Departments and subjects

The Faculty of Social Sciences is multifaceted and spans over several disciplines. We have nine subjects incorporated in six departments ranging from crime and conflict to politics, human relations, rehabilitation education and sport.

Department of Criminology and Police Work

Subjects: Criminology, Police Work
Head of Department: Peter Lindström

Department of Education and Teachers' Practice

Subjects: Pedagogy, Education Sociology and Science Education
Head of Department: Katarina Ståhlkrantz

Department of Law (from 1 January 2024)

Subject: Law
Intermin Head of Department: Sandra Rohdin

Department of Sport Science

Subject: Sport Science
Head of Department: Daniel Bjärsholm

Department of Pedagogy and Learning

Subjects: Pedagogy, Treatment Pedagogics and Special Pedagogy
Head of Department: Tobias Bromander

Department of Social Studies

Subjects: Sociology, Gender Studies and Peace and Development Studies
Head of Department: Gergei Farkas

Department of Social Work

Subjects: Social Work
Head of Department: Ulrika Järkestig-Berggren

Department of Political Science

Subject: Political Science
Head of Department: Johanna Jormfeldt


Centre for Gender Studies
Coordinator: Maria Eriksson

Centre for Pedagogic Managament (Swedish page)
Coordinator: Stephan Rapp

Centre for Police Research and Development
Coordinator: Peter Lindström

Centre for School Development
Coordinator: Henrik Nilsson

Centre for Sports Development (Swedish page)
Coordinator: Mats Glemne