Jönköping University conducts research in a focused and international environment. Each school has its own designated focus areas and research activities.

The focus areas at Jönköping International Business School are entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. The School of Education and Communication examines the conditions for education and communication. The School of Engineering provides technical expertise and know-how to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The School of Health and Welfare addresses health, care and social work from a unique holistic perspective.

Upcoming and previously presented doctoral thesis defences and licenciate seminars.

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Examples of Research Groups at Jönköping University

Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC)

Research on changes in the media market structures and transformation and restructuring of media industries.


In cooperation with the Swedish Knowledge Foundation this research profile contributes to the development of the region’s and Sweden’s manufacturing companies towards more knowledge intensive products and processes.

Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfareexternal link, opens in new window

Research and education in improvement knowledge and leadership within healtcare and social care. 


The primary objective is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge of life situations for children in need of extra support. CHILD stands for Children, Health, Intervention, Learning and Development -- five key areas of focus.

Aging Research Network - Jönköping (ARN-J)

Advanced, interdisciplinary research and education about older people and ageing are pursued in this research area.

Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO)

Research and learning devoted to family business and ownership issues. Ranked first in Europe in the family business research field.

Encellexternal link, opens in new window

The overall national body responsible for conducting research as well as knowledge dissemination within lifelong learning, focusing on adult education and learning

Materials and Manufacturing

Research in Materials and Manufacturing Technology for Casting includes material technology, design and production technology. The purpose being to develop knowledge which can serve as a basis for mathematical modelingand simulation.

Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS)

A research field with clear connections to teacher education and to the different areas of pedagogic research within the school system.

There are great opportunities to cooperate with us and our researchers in various projects. Collaborations may, for example, consist of contract research, funded doctoral students or professional development.

See upcoming and previously presented Doctoral Thesis Defences at Jönköping University.

Jönköping University offers Doctoral Programmes in English, available for international students with the required qualifications. Doctoral education is conducted at all four schools and the university has some 180 doctoral students.

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