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Johan Niskanen



I have an MSSc in International and European Relations and a B.Ph. in Environmental Science.

Research interests

My main research interests are energy issues, innovations and policy.


Zero Energy Buildings; energy; innovations; policy

Current research projects

My doctoral project is a study on the dissemination/uptake/mainstreaming of nearly zero energy buildings in Sweden. I use a multidisciplinary approach with inspiration from policy, innovation, and STS (Science and Technology Studies) theories. My project is funded via the Swedish Energy Agency.

Publications (selected)




Teaching in Environmental Science within, amongst others, the courses "Environmental Communication", "Science and Politics", "Scientific theories of transformation", "Spatial and temporal perspectives on environmental problems", and "Project Management, Organization Theory and the working environment", with lectures and seminars. Also supervision of students in the MSc in Science for Sustainable Development.

Ph.D. student

Telephone: 013-28 56 62
Fax: 013-28 44 61

E-mail: johan.niskanen@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping 

Project activities

Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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