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Our research

Research profiles within our areas of excellence

We pursue research in humanities, social, behavioural and nursing sciences, educational science, engineering and technology and natural sciences. Our research environments are organised according to our three areas of excellence:

  • Information Technology
  • Innovation Sciences
  • Health and Lifestyle

Research environments

Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL)
CIEL pursues research concerning recently established, small and medium-sized companies and regional development. We focus on innovation and product development, with questions relating to strategy, management, marketing, financing and internationalisation processes involving companies, entrepreneurship and business enterprise and the corporate direction of companies, regions and innovation systems.

Center for Social Analysis (CESAM)

Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS)
EIS encompasses several research groups within the School of Information Science and Computer and Electronic Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering product development (MTEK)
MTEK specialises in the study of the functional surfaces of products and in design and digital product models in early product development phases.

Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS)
Research within BLESS focuses on ecosystems, environmental systems, energy systems as well as biomedicine and biomechanics.

Center of research on Welfare Health and Sport (CVHI)
CVHI research is conducted on topics such as public health, disability studies, health sciences, human geography, linguistics, nursing, education (focusing on health), education (focusing on sports), psychology, psychology (focusing on sports), community dentistry, social work and sociology.

Research into Education and Learning in Teacher Education (FULL)
This environment researches aspects of subject didactics, research in close proximity to practice and relations between education/schools and the outside world, society and community development. 

Context and cultural boundaries (KK)
This research environment pursues research into culturally-embedded identity markers where identity may be understood both in terms of individual and institutional identity and where markers can be categorised in terms of ethnicity, gender or class.

Updated 2015-02-20