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Dr. Per Runeson is a professor of software engineering at Lund University, Sweden, and the leader of its Software Engineering Research Group (SERG). His research interests include empirical research on software development and management methods, in particular for verification and validation and for open source software and data, as well as digitalization in a broad sense. He is the principal author of ”Case study research in software engineering”, has coauthored ”Experimentation in software engineering”, serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, the advisory board of Empirical Software Engineering, and is a member of several program committees.


ETSN20 Software Testing - an optional course for 4th year students in computer science, engineering management, electrical engineering

PhD student courses on demand.

Member of LTHs pedagogical academy since 2003


The software engineering research is conducted in close collaboration with industry and society actors. I have given talks to industry and society actors to share knowledge. 

UKÄ subject classification

  • Software Engineering


  • software engineering
  • software testing
  • open source software
  • open data
  • empirical software engineering


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