At LiU, there are two large national interdisciplinary ventures in this area: The strategic research area Security and Crisis Management, organised within Security Link and the Centre for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER), a collaboration between LiU and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

In 2012, the government made Security and Crisis Management into a strategic research area, located at LiU. The research is organised within Security Link, which consists of a consortium made up of LiU and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), together with complementary expertise from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology.

Security Link covers the areas of wireless communication, advanced sensors and detectors, sensor and information fusion, decision-making support and coordination for crisis management, but also the related ethical issues. Security Link is led by Professor Fredrik Gustafsson.

CARER conducts research and education that deals with society's ability to respond in the event of accidents. This involves everything from everyday accidents, to extraordinary incidents at the local, national or global level. Research from areas such as economics and management, informatics, computer science, logistics, cognitive science, disaster medicine, traumatology, law, political science and gender studies is collected here. CARER is led by Associate Professor Sofie Pilemalm.


Security Link

Security Link

A platform for strategic interdisciplinary research, within crisis management, security and infrastructure protection. The research covers sensors, telecommunication, sensor and information fusion, decision support, information security and ethics.

Security Link
Forskning inom respons- och räddningssystem

Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER)

A collaboration between LiU and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency which aims to consolidate and strengthen LiU's research in risk, response and rescue area.

A person in black hoodie with the binary code in background.

Corporate digital responsibility - Managing cyberattacks in Swedish companies (CODIRES)

The project wants to understand the social construction and organisation of digital responsibility of digitally active companies.


Demonstration of a mass injury incident and application of pressure to fictive bleeding.

Where to place lifesaving bleeding control first aid equipment

Where should bleeding control equipment be located to save as many lives as possible? Researchers have found the answer to this through computer simulations of a bomb exploding in a shopping centre.

CRITIS Conference and hybrid threats

The CRITIS conference for 2019 was held in Linköping, organised by Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at LiU.

Olov Andersson

A robot politely gets out of the way

We are far from being able to coexist with flying robots in our urban landscapes, but one of the demonstrations this year within the WASP arena for public safety was a drone that politely gets out of the way when a person walks towards it.