Birgitta Nyström

Birgitta Nyström

Professor, Prof. Dr.

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Personal profile


I am professor of Private Law. I am working as a researcher and teacher in Labour Law and Business Law at the faculty of Law, Lund University. My main research areas are Swedish and Nordic Labour Law in a European and globalized perspective. I am especially interested in collective Labour Law and industrial relations. From my viewpoint, Labour Law is important  in a business related perspective.

Professional work

I have worked as a practitioner of Labour Law and have extensive and good connections with Labour Law practitioners. I have been an Inquiry Chair or Expert in several Governmental Inquiries (SOU) and I am one of the 15 Experts in The European Comittee of Social Rights; Council of Europe's regulatory body for the European Social Charter.


I take a great interest in teaching at Lund University, and have taught at other Universities in Sweden and abroad.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


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