At BKV, you will find leading research with both depth and breadth across a wide spectrum of modern biomedicine; from detailed molecular and cellular studies to genetics, clinical research, and epidemiology.
The research activities are expanding and are still in a very positive development. Some of our strongest areas of research of very high caliber are neurobiology, genetics, cancer and blood cell research, drug research, as well as regenerative medicine and systems medicine.
Several research centers that BKV is involved in:
- Barnafrid – National centre for knowledge concerning violence against children
- Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience – CSAN
- Ingrid Asp Psoriasis Research Center
- The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology – KMC
- Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine – WCMM
In basic education, BKV conducts activities in the following areas:
- Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme, 180 credits
- BSc Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine, 180 credits
- Supplementary study programme to biomedical scientist, 60 credits
- Complementary Programme for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists with a Foreign Degree, 90 credits
- Speech and Language Pathology Programme, 240 credits
- Medical Programme, 360 credits
Education at an advanced level
- Master's Programme in Genetic counselling, 120 credits
- MSc Experimental and Medical Biosciences, 120 credits
BKV has about 300 doctoral students, of which 50 are employed as doctoral candidates and the rest are clinical doctoral candidates.
BKV offers around 30 standalone courses.
Our experienced researchers and teachers provide contract education related to the fields of healthcare and social care, of high quality.
Collaboration with Region Östergötland
BKV is involved in the development of several strategic research areas at Linköping University and Region Östergötland. The missions of these areas are to conduct internationally outstanding research that can eventually lead to practical applicability in healthcare, social care, or business activities. And to create an inclusive research environment with a high scientific level.
The strategic research areas are:
- Medical Inflammation and Infection Center (MIIC)
- Center for Systems Neurobiology
- Strategic Research Area in Forensic Sciences
- Circulation and metabolism - CircM
BKV in Numbers
- Turns over half a billion SEK annually
- Over 500 employees
- 100 teaching positions
- 50 professors
- 300 doctoral students – 50 employed and the rest are clinical doctoral candidates
You can read more about our activities and departments below.