Research at Konstfack

The research at Konstfack is characterised by the interaction of artistic and practical standpoints with scientific perspectives. From 2022 Konstfack has degree-awarding powers for third-cycle education.


Photo: "Tracing common ground of human and lithic bodies" (Petra Lilja & Anette Vaering). Fotograf: Benjamin Buch-Andersen.


At Konstfack research is conducted within the areas of design, arts, crafts, visual communication and arts education. 

Research environment
In a unique way, Konstfack combines highly specialized workshops with a lively intellectual environment. The environment presents unique conditions for research, and the research at Konstfack combines the practices of doing and creating with scientific perspectives.

PhD programme
The PhD students are important to Konstfack's research environment. Some of Konstfack's PhD students are in the PhD programme run jointly by Konstfack and KTH, "Art, Technology and Design". Konstfack also has PhD students admitted to HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg, some in artistic research and some in the national graduate school FoBoS.

In 2022 UKÄ (The Swedish Higher Education Authority) granted Konstfack degree awarding powers for third cycle education. Konstfack is currently preparing to start up its' own PhD programme on artistic basis. This new PhD programme will start at the earliest in spring 2023.

Education and research strategy
Education and Research strategy 2019-2023.pdf