Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS) was formally opened in 1999 in order to stimulate research and critical reflection within the study of professions.
The study of professions includes several areas of research, such as:
- professional practice, its autonomy, social organisation, and governance
- the qualification of professionals, work motivation, and professional careers
- the social and historical role of professions
SPS develops the study of professions as a multidisciplinary field of research emphasising comparative approaches. The goal of SPS is to become a leading research facility within the study of professions in the Nordic countries.
SPS carries out a number of projects and activities, among them
- PhD programme in the study of professions
- Various research projects
- StudData – Database for Studies of Recruitment and Qualification in the Professions
SPS currently employs approximately 50 professors, researchers, fellows and administrative staff.