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Högskolan i Gävle bjuder in till FALF-konferens 10 - 12 juni 2018
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Welcome to Joy at work in Lund 20 – 23 augusti 2017


The conference for a creative and sustainable working life!

Joy at Work is organised by the Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology Division at the Department of Design Sciences, Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering (LTH) in association with the Ergonomics and Human Factors Society of Sweden (EHSS).

The venue for Joy at Work is the Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum (IKDC) with direct access to the research laboratories, prototype workshops and the School of Industrial Design. IKDC is geographically situated on the border between Lund University and IDEON Science Park. Lund is beautiful in August, and the University is also celebrating its 350th anniversary with grandeur. In addition to a variety of exhibits, you will also experience the feeling of a classic university at the conference dinner in the heart of Lund in the AF Castle with all its fine, old traditions.

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Falf2017, uppdaterat program, key-notes och early-bird


Arbetslivets utmaningar i staden och på landsbygden,
13–15 juni 2017, Alnarp

Glöm inte att registrera dig senast den 7 maj till FALF2017 för att få den lägre (early-bird) avgiften!

Programmet har nu uppdaterats och innehåller bl a följande spännande punkter:

  • Konferensuppstart i Alnarps Rehabträdgård: Mingelbuffé och presentation av verksamheten gällande: Rehabilitering, Forskning och Utbildning
    Professor Patrik Grahn, Forskare Anna Maria Palsdottir & Sjukgymnast Lillian Lavesson, Inst. för arbetsvetenskap, ekonomi och miljöpsykologi, SLU Alnarp
  • Dödsolyckor i arbetslivet på landet och i staden.
    Key-note speaker Professor Bengt Järvholm, Yrkes- och miljömedicin, Umeå universitet
  • Smart work at digital platform economy.
    Key-note speaker Professor Anne Kovalainen, School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
  • Könade gränsdragningar på handelns arbetsplatser.
    Kristina Johansson, Luleå Tekniska universitet (Bästa avhandling 2015)
  • Paneldebatt  – ”Framtidens arbetslivsforskning”.
    Medverkande: FD Carin Håkansta, sekreterare i Utredningen om ett nationellt centrum för kunskap om och utvärdering av arbetsmiljö, Arbetsmiljöverket;
    Professor Bengt Järvholm, Umeå universitet;  FD Anna Peixoto, Göteborgs universitet m fl. Moderator: Kenneth Abrahamsson.

Information, registrering & hotellbokning via konferenshemsidan:

Preliminärt program FALF2017


Nu finns preliminärt program för arbetslivskonferensen 2017 i Alnarp publicerad på konferensens webbplats

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International Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration


Call for abstract submissions:

International Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration

– A European challenge for the 21st century

13–15 November, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

The large inflow of refugees and other immigrants to Europe has created pressing issues for European societies. Among these are how immigrants should be integrated into labour markets, what the obstacles are for integration and how these can be overcome. These issues are in focus in Sweden, due to the recent very large influx of refugees to that country. In 2015, more than 160,000 refugees made Sweden one of the largest receivers in Europe.

This international conference has the aim of becoming an important meeting point for researchers, policymakers and practitioners at a time when the demand for new approaches is great. We invite researchers from a wide range of disciplines, such as economics, sociology, psychology and political science, to present and communicate the latest research in the broad area of immigration and labour market integration. This includes research on the economic consequences of immigration; the effectiveness of labour market policies; the significance of culture, education and discrimination; and the hidden consequences of ill-health and trauma among refugees. We also invite policymakers, practitioners, NGOs and others active in the field to meet new research and new ideas and take part in the discussion of possible solutions.

The following distinguished scholars will provide keynote presentations on the theme of the conference:

  • Professor Christian Dustmann, University College London
  • Professor Nancy Foner, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Director Olof Åslund, Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy in Sweden (IFAU)

A panel discussion on the theme “Labour Market Integration of Immigrants – A European Challenge” is also planned with representatives of the European Commission, the Swedish Government and international experts.

The deadline for abstract submission is May 31. Abstracts should be no longer than 350 words. Submit your abstract to:

Approximately 80 papers will be selected by the scientific committee of the conference and announced at the end of June. In total, the conference will be able to receive about 200–250 participants. General registration for the conference will open in June.

The conference is organized by Work and Employment Research Centre (WE), University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Please visit the conference homepage for more information.

Feel free to forward the invitation to others who you think could be interested.

Welcome to Gothenburg!

Tomas Berglund,

Chair of Organising Committee, Work and Employment Research Centre

Professor Tomas Berglund
Dept. of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
Box 720, SE 405 30, Göteborg, Sweden

phone +46 31 786 5810


Conference homepage:

Call for abstracts Immigration and Labour Market Integration (pdf)

New PhD course: Interdisciplinary perspectives on work, stress, health and performance


We would like to inform you about a new PhD course to be given by the Stockholm Stress Center Graduate School, spring 2017. The course covers interdisciplinary perspectives on work-related stress and is a course that is adequate for both graduate students in the beginning of their thesis work (get a deeper understanding for the concept of stress) as well as for graduate student closer to dissertation (contextualizing their thesis and understanding empirical knowledge from different perspectives).

The general aim of the course is to bridge the existing gap between different disciplines by presenting and discussing interdisciplinary perspectives on work-related stress; its causes, and effects on health and performance. Drawing on the combined expertise of the research units involved in the Stockholm Stress Center Graduate School, the course offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for gaining in-depth understanding of stress in various work contexts.

For more information, please see the course websites:
Part I
Part II

Questions? Please contact the Graduate School Coordinators Lena Låstad ( or Erik Berntson (