Linköping University conducts sociological research within a number of areas, primarily within analytical sociology, working life and social work.
Since 2014 we have placed a large focus on analytical sociology – a tradition that unites an individual's actions on a micro level with society's development on a macro level. We study things such as the individual's mobility in different sectors: in working life, within the housing environment and within the school sector and how they intertwine and influence one another.
Sociology provides a basic understanding of society's character and means of change and its significance to people as a social animal.
It is both a social science and a behavioural science and includes theories and tools for studying, describing, analysing and explaining relationships in society and human actions.