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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) and co-PI of the competence center NextG2Com. 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, particularly with focus on open science. He is the principal author of ”Case study research in software engineering”, has coauthored ”Experimentation in software engineering”, serves on the editorial board of 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. 

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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  • Software Engineering

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


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