Since its foundation in the 1970’s, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research. With a student population of 25,000 and 3500 employees, LiU is one of the major universities in Sweden. The university is organized in four faculties and 14 departments. Research and education are carried out in broad, multidisciplinary and cross-faculty departments, a framework that facilitates cooperation between disciplines and across faculty borders. The department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning is connected to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as well as to the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Gerhard Andersson is the leader of the research group specialised in internet delivery of evidence-based psychological treatment and development of new treatment programs. His group contains collaborators and graduate students at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, and Örebro University. At Linköping University the current focus is on treatment of health conditions and psychiatric conditions such as major depression. Prof. Andersson is the founder of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII). Several completed clinical trials, as well as the dissemination of research findings into clinical settings have been achieved. Development of online platforms for recruiting research participants is part of the research programme. Andersson has also worked for the Department of Health in Sweden writing treatment guidelines for depression and anxiety.