Department of Social Work and Guidance

The Department of Social Work and Guidance offers educational programmes in child welfare, social education, social work, career guidance, and interdisciplinary work with children, young people and families. 

Employees at the department are affiliated with the research groups Youth and Outsiderness, Co-production in Research, Disability and Participation, Child and Youth Upbringing and Socialisation and the Career Guidance and Counselling Research Group 


Erik Hagaseth Haug is The Head of Department, and the department has three sections:

  • Section for Social Work, Head of Section: Heidi Linnerud
  • Section for Guidance Studies, Head of Section: Torild Schulstok
  • Section for Child Protection, Social Work and Social Education, acting Head of Section: Erik Hagaseth Haug