Per Wickenberg

Affiliated with the university, Senior Professor in Sociology of Law

Personal profile


Research Areas

  • Norms and Norms in Education
  • Sustainable Development and Education
  • Child Rights in Education

Current Research

Per Wickenberg’s research focuses on norms and norm-creating processes in organizations and companies and also has a keen interest in norm-supporting structures in this context, as well as in leadership, expectations and normative behaviour patterns.

Education as a form of influence, that is as a steering mechanism and a driving force, interests him. For many years he has conducted research and teaching on the environment, sustainable development and environmental education. Democracy, participation and empowerment are other important approaches in the sociology of law-research.

Per Wickenberg has served as national coordinator of the research network "Education and Sustainable Development" (”Utbildning och hållbar utveckling”) with funding from VR, the Swedish Research Council (2000-2008) and for the past 17 years he has been working as a supervisor, mentor and teacher in the international training programme at Lund University " Child Rights, Classroom and School Management " (2003-2020) which focuses on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and funded by SIDA. 

Since 2015 Wickenberg is one of the founders and former coordinator at Child Rights Institute, CRi, at Lund University. CRI is a multidisciplinary network within Lund University with some 40 researchers from six different faculties at Lund University.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law and Society


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