Interdisciplinary research on school segregation

The overall purpose of the SIMSEG research program is to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of school segregation. We use a combination of advanced statistical analyses of Swedish register data and large-scale agent-based simulation techniques in order to better understand the processes through which large numbers of individuals, in interaction with one another, bring about school environments that are segregated along various dimensions.

The research program is highly interdisciplinary and includes social scientists, computer scientists, visualization experts, and applied mathematicians.

For more information please access the local web page or
contact Peter Hedström, Principal Investigator (, or
Selcan Mutgan (SIMSEG data danagement coordinator) at
the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University.