Uppsala Center for Labor Studies was started on January 1, 2010 as a Center of Excellence, funded by a 10-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte). The original research application was written by a number of “founding fellows”

Today UCLS is funded by Uppsala University, as well as by a number of external research grants

The Director of UCLS is Peter Fredriksson, professor of Economics at Uppsala University. The Deputy Director is Per-Anders Edin, professor of Industrial Relations at Uppsala University. The Department of Economics serves as host institution for the center.

UCLS is set up as a multidisciplinary research center under the umbrella of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. The Faculty Board appoints a governing board and a Director. The Faculty Board assumes responsibility for the overall strategy, while the director is in charge of day-to-day operations. The center has an international Scientific Advisory Board.

UCLS Board

Professor Joakim Palme, Department of Government (Chair)
Professor Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Department of Government
Professor Lena Hensvik, Department of Economics
Claes Stråth, former Director-General of National Mediation Office
Elin Boström, student representative, Department of Economics

Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Erik Plug, University of Amsterdam
Professor Uta Schönberg, University College London
Professor Marko Terviö, Aalto University

Last modified: 2023-08-29