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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

If you're not sure who to contact at our faculty, send an e-mail to

Reception desk in Växjö

The Faculty of Social Sciences' reception desk in Växjö is located in house K, 2nd floor in room K2066.

The reception is open Mondays and Thursdays at 12.30-14.30.

If you want your exam you can send an e-mail to We will scan and mail it to you, but we ask for you understanding that it may take a few days. 

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 Education and Teachers' Practice

Subjects: Pedagogy, Education Sociology and Science Education
Head of Department: Mattias Lundin

Department of Sport Science

Subject: Sport Science
Head of Department: Susanne Linnér

Department of Pedagogy and Learning

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

Department of Police Work

Subjects: Police Work
Head of Department: Ola Kronkvist

Department of Social Studies

Subjects: Sociology, Gender Studies and Peace and Development Studies
Head of Department: Glenn Sjöstrand

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: Sofie Tornhill

Centre for Police Research and Development
Director: Peter Lindström

Centre for School Development
Coordinator: Katarina Ståhlkrantz