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TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies



TEMA - a unique academic environment for thematically structured, interdisciplinary and practical societal research that takes place between and beyond the boundaries of disciplines. We combine strong research with education assignments, in which we also engage organisations and bodies from outside the academy. We educate our students and new researchers in critical, creative and innovative thinking for the benefit of science as well as the development of society.



research news

Major environmental social science initiative receives total of 40 million

trädLinköping University has been awarded another SEK 20 million to create a world-leading programme in interdisciplinary social and environmental research. One thing the money will go towards is research about chemical weapons that have been dumped in the bottom of the Baltic Sea. “This is the biggest ever investment in the humanities in Sweden. The fact that we have received this funding shows that the perspective of the environment and human society is important. We need to have a deeper discussion about the role of man in nature and what role nature plays for humans,” says Cecilia Åsberg, associate professor and head of Gender Studies at the Department of Thematic Studies, who is in charge of the initiative and will head the new programme.

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Thematic Forum (2015-04-22)



Adoptive parents are model parents

A good parent should be self-sacrificing, happy and have a lot of time for their children. These are the findings of a study based on how adoptive parents are described in investigation reports prior to international adoption.

Launch of the Norrköping Decision Arena

On March 30 we inaugurate the Norrköping Decision Arena. Opening speeches will be held by the Vice-Chancellor of Linköping University Helen Dannetun and Chairman of the Norrköping municipal Executive Board Lars Stjernkvist, Norrköping Municipality.

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Last updated: 2015-02-26