The shortage of academic and vocationally trained staff in the health and learning sector means that our students are in great demand in the labor market. The educations the department provides at the undergraduate and advanced level are characterized by a big interest and good quality. A large part of the training is carried out in distance form. An important aspect for continuing to respond to society's needs is the collaboration we have with the surrounding society.
The department also houses exciting and cross-border research in health and learning as well as research with a technical focus. There are also laboratory environments with artificial intelligence, robotics and sensors. A number of research and development projects are also underway in collaboration with municipalities and Region Norrbotten.
The department has two graduate schools with different specializations, The Graduate School Practice-based Educational Research (PROFS) and the Academy of Health of the Future. Both offer a cohesive doctoral education environment for admitted doctoral students.
We also have the Center for Health and Innovation (EIC), which is a common platform for the development of e-health.