Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FILFAK)

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences provides education and research in humanities, social- and behavioural sciences, commercial law, art disciplines and thematic science.

The undergraduate education at the Faculty is characterized by deep subject knowledge, an interdisciplinary approach and innovation. 14 000 students are enrolled in the Faculty’s programs and courses.

The Faculty conducts research and offers postgraduate/doctoral programs both in individual disciplines and in interdisciplinary themes.


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor's programmes, master's programmes and single-subject courses within some 40 subjects areas encompassing behavioural sciences, economics and business administration, commercial law, humanities, computer science, natural sciences and social sciences. 

Faculty Management


Large donation equals five new professors at LiU

A donation of SEK 125 million enables the establishment of five new professorships in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Linköping University. The donation is directed to the subjects of economics, political science, and history.

Portrait of a woman (Seetha Murty)

Two champions for children become honorary doctors

Indian principal Seetha Murty has worked with children’s and young people’s learning throughout her professional life. American professor Cindy W. Christian has devoted her career to developing the care of abused children.

Passionate about teaching – now she receives largest teacher award

Helen Winzell grew up in a home where both parents were teachers. To follow in their footsteps was not on her agenda – until the day she substituted for her mother. Passionate about teaching since then, she now receives Ingemars Lärarpris.

Research areas

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Ageing and Later Life

Human ageing is a constant, on-going process that is a part of everybody's life. At Linköping University, we study what it is to be elderly, as well as aging itself.

Art and Visual Culture

In art history we study objects of art, as well as architecture and design, but also visual culture, advertising and fashion, for example.

Biogasbuss i Linköping


This is an area that has expanded significantly since the end of the 1990. Interest in the area has spread far beyond the region and Linköping University has been the host for the national Biogas Research Centre, BRC, since 2012.