Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)

A sustainable society must be based on scientific knowledge of human behaviour and learning. The research environments at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning generate knowledge in key fields of social science including work and working life, mental health, disability, school and lifelong learning. We educate students and scientists who are well equipped to meet future challenges in society and working life.   

Research at IBL

Pedagogiskt arbete

Section for Pedagogic Practises

The section for Pedagogic Practices is a research environment that deals in research in association with Linköping University’s teacher training, especially the training held in Norrköping.

a man in a suit walks in the forest.

GROWL: Greening of Working Life

To reach Sweden’s political climate goals, working life needs to undergo a transformation. This research program focuses on people, organizations, and policies in the green transformation in industry and forestry.

Young girl and AI symbols.

Digital media, communication and education

This knowledge field is interested in digital media, information visualization and AI in education. Post-qualitative methods contribute to issues of digital interaction, literacy, multimodality, machine learning, education and policy reform.

News about IBL

Researchers interact with a reading robot.

Studying whether a robot can awaken children’s interest in reading

Researchers at Linköping University are studying whether a reading robot can increase fourth graders’ interest in reading. The interdisciplinary project brings together researchers in technology, cognition and pedagogy.

Gerhard Andersson in his office.

Researchers will help us keep our new year’s resolutions

Last year, Professor Gerhard Andersson’s new year’s resolution was to skateboard regularly. He is now launching a research study to investigate what can make us keep the promises we made for the new year.

Two women at at computer.

Learning to read in times of alternative facts

Teaching children to read and write has always been a major task for our schools, but developments in society require a new, broader view of what this means, according to researcher Ulrika Bodén at LiU.


Women listening trying to hear

Disability Research Division (FUSA)

We do research on various disabilities, where we measure and compare the impact and degree of disability. The focus is on cognition and communication.

Division of Education, Teaching and Learning (PEDI)

Teachers' work and students' learning are in focus at the Division of Education, Teaching and Learning. This focus covers basic and advanced levels as well as graduate studies and research.

Personer samtalar i industrimiljö

Division of Education and Sociology (APS)

Sustainable work and working life is the focus of the division’s research and education covering both pedagogy and sociology. Current research projects concern learning, leadership, equality, health and working conditions.

människor som samtalar runt ett bord

Division of Education and Adult Learning (PVL)

The division is one of the world’s most prominent university settings in the area of adult learning and hosts Sweden’s only Folk High School Teacher Training. Our research focuses on adult education as well as on vocational education.

Division of Learning, Aesthetics, Natural Science (LEN)

LEN is a division at IBL engaged in education and research within the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Linköping University.

Division of Psychology (PSY)

Research at the division covers many aspects of psychology. We also educate psychologists and psychotherapists to meet the challenges of work life and future clients in the best possible way.

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Postal Address

Linköping University
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
581 83 Linköping

Visiting address

Building I and Building D
Campus Valla