Nordic Perspectives on Work Science

Nordic Perspectives on Work Science

10th – 12th of April 2018
Dockyard Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Researchers
  • HR managers
  • Occupational health practitioners
  • PhD and university students from various disciplines related to the work sciences (work sociology, ergonomics, occupational medicine, occupational health, work psychology, leadership and organization, technology)

About this course

The course focuses on the development of the multidisciplinary work sciences according to views represented by various scientific disciplines, their underlying approaches and implications for research questions, concepts, theories, applications, approaches and methodology. Different perspectives and applications will be subject for discussions and comparisons to support a holistic understanding of contemporary challenges for sciences with a work perspective – and improve competence to handle and collaborate in research and developments.

The course can be complemented to certify for a theoretical course, 7,5 credits at research-level, certified at Gothenburg University. This includes independent work during a 4-month period and an exam during a lunch-to-lunch meeting in Gothenburg.

This course has also been accepted as a theoretical course (10 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to broaden and deepen the knowledge of different perspectives and applications of work science in the Nordic countries from social, technical, medical, educational and humanistic sciences.

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Subject background

A broader understanding of the multi-component conditions at work that have impact on occupational health and safety is important for taking actions that have impacts on society. Thus, multidisciplinary perspectives and also competences to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams is becoming more important for researchers, leaders and officials.

Course leader

Lotta Dellve

Lotta Dellve

  • Professor in Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Course lecturers

Ann Bergman

Ann Bergman

Bengt Furåker 1

Bengt Furåker

Jari Hakanen

Jari Hakanen

  • Research professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kasper Edwards

Kasper Edwards

  • Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, DK
Peter Hasle

Peter Hasle

Stefan Tengblad

Stefan Tengblad

  • Professor, University of Gothenburg, SE

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