Mia Rönnmar

Professor, The 7th SUHF HeLP leadership programme , Morgondagens forskningsledare’, an interdisciplinary leadership programme, ‘Academic Traineeship’, a postdoctoral interdisciplinary career development programme, Associate Professor, Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


  • Private Law, Labour Law, Comparative Law, EU Law, Industrial Relations


I am Dean and Professor in private law, working as a researcher and teacher in labour law at the Faculty of Law at Lund University. My main research areas are Swedish, comparative and EU labour law and industrial relations. I apply legal-dogmatic, comparative and interdisciplinary/social science approaches to labour law research. I have extensive experience of interdisciplinary, international and comparative research cooperation with labour law and industrial relations researchers from leading universities from all parts of the world, and have published widely in monographs, edited volumes and international and national journals. I have been a visiting researcher at inter alia the London School of Economics, the European University Institute and Sydney Law School. I am President-Elect of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), and the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. I am also a member of the Norma Research Programme.

Within the Norma Elder Law Research Environment, financed by Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, I conduct a research project on ‘Flexicurity and the Legal Position of the Elderly’. Older workers, employment protection, flexible employment and the ban on age discrimination are in focus. Within this framework I and Professor Ann Numhauser-Henning have coordinated a large comparative research project on age discrimination and labour law, resulting in an edited volume (‘Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives in the EU and Beyond’, Kluwer Law International, 2015).


I have a great interest in teaching and pedagogical issues, and teach labour law at different levels at the law study programme, especially at the courses Private Law in the Social Dimension and Individual Labour Law. I have guest lectured at universities in Sweden and abroad, and, for example, given a course in international and comparative labour law at Sydney Law School. I also supervise students writing their master theses. I am supervisor of Ida Hellberg, Andrea Iossa and Niklas Selberg, doctoral students in labour law, and have been assistant supervisor of Annika Berg (LL.D. in labour law 2008) and Emma Holm (LL.D. in EU law 2011).


To cooperate with the surrounding society is one of the university’s important tasks, and a way to further develop research and education. Throughout the years I have developed extensive and good contacts with labour law and industrial relations practitioners in Sweden and beyond, such as social partners, judges, lawyers and governmental officials – for example, through my engagement in the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) as President-Elect of the international association and membership of the Steering Committee of the Swedish association, as well as in the Steering Committee of the Swedish branch of the the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security (ISLLSS) (Arbetsrättsliga föreningen). I have frequently conducted expert work for Swedish and international authorities and organizations, including the European Commission, lectured for social partners, lawyers and judges, in Sweden and in different EU Member States, and been cited by the Court of Justice and the Swedish Labour Court.

Highlighted research outputs

Mia Rönnmar (ed.) & Ann Numhauser-Henning (ed.), 2015, Kluwer. 482 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Mia Rönnmar, 2014, iNGenBar. 42 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Mia Rönnmar, 2014, (Accepted/In press) EU law in the member states: Viking, Laval and beyond. Freedland, M. & Prassl, J. (eds.). Hart Publishing Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Mia Rönnmar (ed.) & Ann Numhauser-Henning (ed.), 2013, Hart Publishing Ltd.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Mia Rönnmar (ed.), 2011, Hart Publishing Ltd. (Swedish Studies in European Law; vol. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Mia Rönnmar (ed.), 2008, Kluwer. 314 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Mia Rönnmar, 2008, Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. Barnard, C. (ed.). Hart Publishing Ltd, Vol. 10, p. 493-523

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Mia Rönnmar, 2004, Juristförlaget i Lund. 432 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

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