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Forte centres

There are two Forte centres at Lund University: CASE and METALUND, which receive funding from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare.

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Forte (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare) promotes and supports research in the social- and public health sciences. One of the focus areas of Forte is strong research environments, known as Forte centres. Support for Forte centres is in addition to the universities’ basic resources and facilitates long-term, strategic investment in research that has the potential to rejuvenate the field. There are two Forte centres at Lund University: CASE and METALUND.

CASE – Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments

CASE - the Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments, is a Forte centre in Lund which focuses on the elderly and the environments in which they live. How should the external environment, public transport and housing be designed to support activity and health in later life?

Metalund – Centre for Medicine and Technology for Working Life and Society

The second Forte centre is METALUND – the Centre for Medicine and Technology for Working Life and Society. This research group brings together medical and engineering expertise and focuses exclusively on identifying risk factors in the working environment and the external environment which affect human health.

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CASE

Director: 
Susanne Iwarsson, Professor 
susanne [dot] iwarsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se 

+46 (0)46 222 1940 

Assistant Director:
Agneta Ståhl, Professor
agneta [dot] stahl [at] tft [dot] lth [dot] se

+46 (0)46 222 1894 

Metalund

Project Managers:
Maria Albin, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Maria [dot] Albin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

+46 (0)46 17 3159

Mats Bohgard, Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Mats [dot] Bohgard [at] design [dot] lth [dot] se

+46 (0)46 222 8016