Research specialisations and projects

Research at Mälardalen University is focused on strong research foundations, one centre of excellence and three development environments. The purpose is to promote dynamic research at the University and simultaneously make room for new ideas regarding both internal and external coproduction between different research areas.

Mälardalen University conducts excellent research in Future Energy and the Embedded Systems specialisation and prominent research in Health and Welfare as well as the technological and engineering specialisations in Innovation and Product Realisation.

The primary task of the established research areas of the Educational Sciences and Mathematics, Industrial Economics and Management along with Work Life Studies is to provide a research basis for each subject of study at first-cycle and second-cycle levels.

Research specialisations

Mälardalen University has six research specialisations. See below for more information about types of research and ongoing research projects within each specialisation.

Future Energy Center

Research focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and emission mitigation, as well as smarter modelling, optimization and management.

Future Energy Center

Health and Welfare

A field of knowledge where health research and welfare research meet. The definition of welfare here entails a focus on health-related aspects of welfare, and the definition of health primarily entails a corresponding focus on welfare-related aspects of health.

Health and Welfare

Embedded Systems

Computer science related to computers running entire systems or parts of systems, often with a demand for real-time operation, in everything from home appliances to aeroplanes.

Embedded Systems

Industrial Economics and Management

Research focused on the sustainable development of industry and working life.

Industrial Economics and Management

Innovation and Product Realisation

Research on how to develop sustainable, useful and competitive products.

Innovation and Product Realisation

Educational sciences and Mathematics

Research in Educational sciences about (and situated in) school in relation to children’s and young people’s life conditions, subject didactics and the organisation of professional activities and educational systems.
Research in Mathematics in all areas of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and applications of Mathematics in engineering, science and economics.

Educational sciences and Mathematics