The department conducts research in industrial economics, humanities and technology, social sciences, music and theater. The department has a stimulating research environment where we have, among other things, developed a behavioral science laboratory (DEPICT). The artistic branch of the department's activities also offers a creative environment. The Theater Academy is located directly adjacent to the Norrbotten Theater. The School of Music, which is located in Piteå, contains, among other things, Studio Acusticum, one of northern Europe's most modern concert halls.
We have about 260 employees and conduct research in 12 research topics, divided into 4 departments. A significant proportion of the research is externally funded and takes place in close collaboration with society, public actors and the business community. We have about 5,000 students studying our programs and independent courses.
We conduct technical, economic, social science and artistic educations and are responsible for a large number of educational programs.