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Faculty of Social Science

Knowledge of social science is a necessary prerequisite for being able to cope with and solve some of today's most pressing global issues, such as the environment, health, poverty, growth and democracy. The research and education done at the faculty focuses in various ways on society and social issues.

Our researchers are of high international standing, having reached prominence in a number of fields such as welfare research, applied IT, gender issues, sustainable development and developmental psychology. Our educational programmes and courses have a solid scientific basis. We put a lot of effort into designing our study programmes so they provide a theoretical foundation and also help students to put that knowledge to practical use within the chosen vocational field.

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How do Swedish industry respond to improved energy efficiency?
How do Swedish industry respond to improved energy efficiency?

New thesis studies how energy efficiency and environmental regulation affect the Swedish industrial sector.

Do we have the right incentives to promote a more circular economy?
Do we have the right incentives to promote a more circular economy?

A new thesis analyzes the effects of incentives aiming to create a more circular economy.

New project will analyse human and artificial decision making
New project will analyse human and artificial decision making

The project HYDE was recently granted 5,8 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council.

Javier Jo is Global Swede of 2020
Javier Jo is Global Swede of 2020

Born and raised in Guatemala. After studies and work in China, USA, Switzerland and Dubai, he then chose Umeå.

So much more edible food can be saved
So much more edible food can be saved

The gastronomy programme is collaborating with a waste company to change behaviours and reduce food wastage.