Studies in housing and welfare (SBV) is a research group and a cross-disciplinary research environment. It deals with housing in a social context that is characterised by constant change.

Questions concerning housing have become increasingly pressing. Housing is more than four walls and a roof over one’s head. It is not only closely linked to issues of identity and well-being, but also to future prospects — for example, in terms of access to work and education.

The provision of housing is thereby crucial for a society's development in regards to equal growth and welfare. At the same time, society is facing challenges linked to changes in demographics, increased divides, and segregation —  challenges that are central issues for a socially sustainable housing provision today and in the future.

Studies in housing and welfare gather a number of research projects and researchers from different universities and faculties. The goal is to create a strong research environment that, with different perspectives and inputs, illuminates the issuse of housing in an ever-changing society.

Research projects