Linkoping University

Cooperation across subject and faculty borders and an entrepreneurial spirit of education is the hallmark of Linköping Universitet (LIU), Sweden. Since its foundation in the 1970’s, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research. During the past decade LIU has experienced rapid growth. With a student population of 25 000 and 3 500 employees LIU is one of the major universities in Sweden. The university is organized in four faculties and 14 departments. Research and education is carried out in broad, multi-disciplinary and cross-faculty departments, a framework that facilitates cooperation between disciplines and across faculty borders. This, together with an ongoing dialogue with industry and society at large, has been essential for the university’s ability to combine basic and applied research in thematic and innovative contexts. The Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning is connected to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as well as to the Faculty of Educational Sciences. It is one of the largest departments at Linköping University, with approximately 250 employees and 3000 students. The group of Prof. Andersson at LIU is specialised in Internet delivery of evidence-based psychological treatment and development of new treatment programs. The group contains collaborators and graduate students at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm), Uppsala University (Uppsala) and Örebro University (Örebro).

Within the ICT4Depression project, the main tasks of the Linkoping Universitet are the development of therapeutic modules (treatment and medication use in depression), and the design and conduct of a multi-site pre-test-post-test study

At Linköping University the focus is on treatment of health conditions and psychiatric conditions such as major depression. Prof. Andersson is the founder of the International organisation for research on internet interventions (ISRII). Several completed clinical trials and also dissemination of research finding into clinical settings has been achieved. Development of online platforms for recruiting research participants is part of the research programme.