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Halmstad University

Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society.

Halmstad University

Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Halmstad University is known for its popular and reality-based programmes and small student groups.

The research at Halmstad University is internationally renowned and is pursued in interdisciplinary innovation and research environments. The University takes an active part in the development of society through extensive and recognised collaboration with both the private and public sector.

Profile areas

Halmstad University conducts education and research within two profile areas, Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities, with a basis in three prominent doctoral education areas: Information Technology, Innovation Sciences, and Health and Lifestyle.

Education for the future

The University is known for its popular and reality-based programmes and small student groups. Today, the University has around 11,000 students (approximately 5,200 full-time students) and offers around 50 programmes and over 130 courses within several subject fields.

Research for innovation

The research is internationally renowned and is carried out in close collaboration with players outside the University. Research projects within the University are often conducted in collaboration between research groups from different disciplines. Halmstad University is one of five universities in Sweden that has qualified to be a Knowledge and Competence Center by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation.

Collaboration for development

The University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector. The University’s programmes are repeatedly ranked among the best in the country in collaborating with employers. In Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s latest survey, the Pre-school Teacher Education was named the best in the country and three of the top ten educations, in all categories, were at the University.

Four Schools and five research environments

As of December 2020, the University has around 600 employees. There are 54 Professors and 81 doctoral students. Halmstad University is organised in four Schools:

• School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
• School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
• School of Health and Welfare
• School of Information Technology

The research is organised in five research environments:

• Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL)
• Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS)
• Center for Research on Education and Learning, Culture and Society (CLKS)
• Center for Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI)
• Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS)