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CMHB is a cross-faculty collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with colleagues from several departments at Linköping University. At CMHB, we want to gather, strengthen, and develop research, teaching, and collaboration with the society around us, within the areas of medical humanities and bioethics. We work on many levels: locally at the University, and on regional, national and international scales.

The field of medical humanities examines experiences of illness and wellbeing, and the conditions for human existence in the light of, in encounters with, and as co-emerging with biomedicine, healthcare, and society, as some examples. It takes several perspectives within the humanities and the social sciences. The field also examines questions that arise at the intersection between the humanities, the social sciences, biomedicine and/or the care sciences. The field of bioethics examines ethical questions and aspects of biomedicine, and the larger field of the life sciences. At CMHB, we focus on research, teaching, and collaboration, and take the societal impact of our research into consideration.


We conduct research in a broad range of questions and themes within the medical humanities and bioethics, and strive to develop and strengthen research collaboration within these areas, nationally and internationally.


We strive to enable and create teaching collaboration across departments and faculties, primarily but not exclusively at Linköping University.

Collaboration and societal impact

We offer encounters for researchers, healthcare personnel, and politicians with the aim of stimulating and enabling discussions on important questions within the medical humanities, bioethics, and healthcare – locally, regionally, and nationally

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