Within education, our students’ internships are an important form of cooperation. Currently, half a semester of internship is included in all our study programmes. The internship provides students with an opportunity to test their newly acquired academic knowledge and to make valuable contacts for the future. Meanwhile, the host organisations who welcome our interns get a chance to acquire new ideas and impulses, as well as extra support in their work.
Cooperation within education can also take the form of degree projects or other projects within the framework of specific courses. Many of our courses feature participation from visiting lecturers within the sector, offering our students a current insight into how people work with various communication issues in practice. For many years now, the Department of Strategic Communication has had an advisory board consisting of leading experts from the communication sector. The board plays an important part in the quality assurance of our study programmes. Read more about the Advisory Board.
Commissioned education is another form of cooperation. We run commissioned education programmes for communications officers and management groups, managers and employees. These programmes may consist of a few lectures and seminars, but can also be longer courses on completion of which participants receive a diploma or a certain number of credits. We have run commissioned education courses in cooperation with Region Skåne, the Helsingborg emergency services (Räddningstjänsten Helsingborg) and the Swedish Association of Communication Professionals (Sveriges Kommunikatörer).
We also conduct research in cooperation with private companies and organisations. The department can carry out research on direct commission from a private or public organisation. In such cases, we work for a client organisation with an interest in highlighting a specific issue or problem. Another form of cooperation within research is based on researchers forming a project to which they invite various companies and organisations to take part. One example of this is the research project “Communicative organisations”, implemented in cooperation with and funded by just over ten organisations.