ESF-LiU Conferences

ESF-LiU Partnership

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and Linköping University (LiU) have agreed to co-sponsor a series of Research Conferences, within the framework of the ESF Research Conferences Scheme. The Series will be known as ‘ESF-LiU Conferences in the Humanities and Social Sciences’, and will be at the highest scientific level with respect to topics and choice of participants. The Conferences will bring together participants and experts in the Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss topics that are of major importance to the scientific community in Europe. The topics should be at the forefront of scientific research and may be interdisciplinary when appropriate.

ESF-LiU Conferences are supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Vetenskapsrådet.

Conference Guidelines PDF (132 KB) Last-Updated 2-June-2008

Linköping University

A non-traditional cooperation across subject and faculty borders defines the interdisciplinary approach that is the hallmark of Linköping University (LiU). An  entrepreneurial spirit of education characterises the university’s history. Since its foundation in the 1960´s, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research. It was first founded as an independent college in 1970 and in 1975 it became Sweden’s sixth university. Today LiU is organised in four faculties: Institute of Technology; Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Faculty of Health Sciences; Educational Sciences.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation awards project grants to individual researchers and research groups. The Bank of Sweden Donation began awarding research grants in 1965; the Humanities and Social Sciences Donation awarded grants for the first time in 1994. There are also three smaller donations.


The Swedish Research Council is a government agency under the Ministry of Education and Research. The Council is managed by a Director General and has approximately 140 employees. The Research Council has three Scientific Councils: one for Humanities and Social Sciences, one for Medicine and one for Natural and Engineering Sciences. It also includes a Committee for Educational Science and a Committee for Research Infrastructures.