Research within the School of Architecture is sustained by five research groupings that provide both investigative breadth and a depth of focus. Research seeks to provide analytical and projective perspectives on the history, development and future of the built environment and of the architectural profession, in terms of technology, culture, criticism and aesthetics.
Swedish Schools of Architecture (SSA)
Since spring 2009 the four Swedish Schools of Architecture (SSA) at LTH, Chalmers, KTH and Umeå University have collaborated through a cooperative platform to promote research and education.
The initiative is directed towards undergraduate and masters education programmes, professional development through education and professional registration, and development or architectural research at national level.
In February 2011 the inititiative produced three coordinated applications for research funding linking the four schools: applications for strong research environments in architectural theory and method: "Architecture in the Making" and "Architecture in effect", and a national research school. The programs are scheduled to start in the autumn 2011.