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Research groups

The centre contains and collaborates with scholars from all parts of the social sciences at Umeå University, including Sociology, Informatics, Education, Gender Studies, Law, Economics, Social Work, and Geography.

Research groups

AI and society
DIGSUM's group for AI and society is focused on analysing and understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence and autonomous...
Applied Research in Digital Practices in Education
The research group's (U-GARD) work takes its starting point in the group members’ joint research interests in digital practices existing both outsi...
Research subject: Educational sciences, Pedagogy
Digital law
This research group includes researchers who work in different ways with the nexus between legal rights and new technologies and technological...
Digital sociology
In this research group, we study how people's use of digital technology affects identities, institutions, behavior and social structures. We are...
Feminist technoscience
In Feminist Technoscience, we draw on design-oriented and feminist theories to develop critical perspectives on everyday digital practices.
Learning and ICT
Research subject: Pedagogy
Mental health and the digital realm
This research group at the Department of Social Work studies different aspects of mental health and the digital realm.
Swedish Center for Digital Innovation
Within this research centre studies are conducted on digitalization and digital innovation within the industry and public sectors.