School of Business, Society and Engineering

At the School of Business, Society and Engineering we educate economists, political scientists, building engineers, energy engineers and environmental engineers of the future.

The School has two research specialisations: In Future Energy we face the challenges in the move towards a system for renewable energy together with industry and society. In Industrial Engineering and Management we contribute to developing how people and resources are coordinated, governed and controlled to create value


Approx. 160 people are employed at the School of Business, Society and Engineering (ekonomi, samhälle och teknik – EST). It is an interdisciplinary environment and we conduct education and research in:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Building Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

The School is host to two established research specialisations: Future Energy and Industrial Engineering and Management. Research conducted in Future Energy is the research base for the University's Engineering programmes in Construction, Energy and Environmental Engineering as well as the Energy specialisation of the Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Organisation. Research conducted in Industrial Engineering and Organisation is the research base for the University's courses and study programmes in Business and Political Science as well as the main subject in the Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management.

Select one of the research specialisations below and then click on the research groups within the specialisation to view the employees:

The School hosts 12 degree programmes and approx. 300 course instances.

Business Administration and Political Science

Engineering and Technology

The School hosts the following research specialisations:

The School hosts the following two collaboration platforms:

Internationalisation has always been the bedrock of EST's organisation and has contributed strongly to the success and quality of our operations. The ambition is to build on this winning concept by developing international cooperation in both research and education.

Working towards a sustainable future has always been an important aspect of EST’s activities, and the School’s contribution to a sustainable future can be seen in its collaboration platforms, research and education.

The school is a signatory of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative. It is a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to be actors of change. Read EST's latest PRME report External link.

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