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About the Division of Ergonomics

The Division of Ergonomics was established in 2008, and is a division within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems at KTH, the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH).

The activities of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health systems are based on the vision of the interface between technology and health/medicine as an expansive and innovative future area of ​​research and development which can contribute to solving major community needs, and where there are large educational needs. The Division of Ergonomics plays an important role in this work.

The strategically important areas of the unit's activities are the design of work, workplaces and products, based on knowledge of how people interact with technology, organization and environment. Within the unitthere is knowledge of physical ergonomics, applied ergonomics, work organization and change processes. The Division is located in Flemingsberg.

The research and development projects carried out at the Division of Ergonomics are often carried out in collaboration with industry or public sector, but there are also more experimental studies. Education becomes an increasingly important part of the department´s activities, and particularly the training of doctoral students, engineers at BSc and MSc level, and occupational health care staff.

Our mission

The division’s assignment is to contribute to a sustainable work environment which promotes health and value-creating processes by:

  • Developing and disseminating scientific knowledge and proven experience.
  • Educate students at BSc, MSc and graduate levels.
  • Interact with the surrounding community.

Our activities are characterized by high quality, efficiency, relevance and applicability.

Our strategy

  • Further develop international and national collaborations within research and education.
  • Our education should be characterized by pedagogic development as well as innovative and flexible forms of learning.
  • Create networks and strengthen the cooperation with the working life within research, education and development.
  • Actively disseminate our findings and experiences.
  • Develop the activities and the employees’ skills, and strengthen the scientific seminar culture.

Our values

The unit shall be characterized by a high level of participation and by a generous climate where information is spread openly and everyone can express their opinion. Students, employees and other participants are treated with respect and attention, and they are given support and encouragement, thereby creating work satisfaction and community. Moreover, STH aims at keeping a professional approach where delegation of responsibility as well as authority keeps all the concerned involved in decision making.