HEAD stands for HEaring And Deafness which denotes the field of research. The HEAD Graduate School is run in collaboration between the universities of Linköping and Örebro within the framework of the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR). It is also affiliated with Linnaeus Centre HEAD. Both the Graduate School and the Linnaeus Centre are funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The HEAD Graduate School promotes excellent research training and is open to doctoral students whose projects fall within the broad field of hearing and deafness research. The activities of the Graduate School include courses, seminars, workshops and mobility incentives and it provides an excellent forum for developing links between research, user organizations and industry.