Linköping is unique since the National Board of Forensic Medicine's Department of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology in Linköping is a national laboratory for genetic and toxicological analyzes as part of the justice system, which means that all analyzes are conducted in a laboratory with world-leading skills.
Linköping University is also unique as many research groups are renowned within forensic research. The National Board of Forensic Medicine in Sweden and Linköping University are now moving one of the newest strategic areas – The Strategic Research Area in Forensic Sciences – into new unexplored research areas to expand its position as world renounced organizations in forensics.
The overall scientific aims are:
- The strategic area should conduct outstanding research that manifests itself in excellent research publications, excellent research and visibility on the international research arena.
- Work for the expansion of the research within the field of forensic science.
- Create and maintain an interactive and creative research environment within the field of forensic science between the National Board of Forensic Medicine and Linköping University
- Improve the research infrastructure in forensic science both when it comes to personal and equipment