WASP-HS Research

The vision of WASP-HS is to realize excellent research and develop competence on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems with a strong investment in research in humanities and social science. In order to do this, the WASP-HS program conducts 42 research projects and 4 affiliated research projects at the current moment. These projects are located at 13 different universities and research institutes across Sweden. The universities and research institutes are the following.

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Institute for Future Studies
  • Karlstad University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linköping University
  • Lund University
  • Malmö University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm University
  • Umeå University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Uppsala University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Together, the projects at these universities form an multidisciplinary research community. More information about each research project can be found through the link below.

National Graduate School

As a part of the WASP-HS research is the WASP-HS National Graduate School. The aim of the WASP-HS National Graduate School is to contribute to the diversity and inclusion of AI-related expertise and, as such, strengthen Sweden’s and Europe’s, much-needed, understanding of the challenges and consequences of autonomous systems and AI in society. More information about the WASP-HS Graduate School can be found through the link below.

Research Activities

In order to further facilitate and aid the multidisciplinary community within WASP-HS, the program hosts several research activities. The purpose of these activities is to also strengthen the connections with a broader research community and the industry. More about the research activities is listed below.

Community Reference Meetings
At WASP-HS Reference Meetings researchers as well as private and public organisations are invited to share topics of their interests. Community Reference Meetings have, so far, been held together with the health care sector, the gaming industry, as well as the fintech sector.

To take part in the WASP-HS Community Reference Meetings, see the list of upcoming events.

Annual Conference
Once a year the program hosts an international conference called AI for Humanity and Society.

Calls and Positions
WASP-HS announces several multidisciplinary calls and positions each year.
to be a part of, and contribute to the excellent research of WASP-HS, see the list of currently

Other Activities
The WASP-HS program, graduate school, and research community are continuously growing. Further collaborations with the industry and public agencies, guest professorships, and international partnerships as well as activities will also be a part of the WASP-HS program shortly.