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Discover Halmstad University

Halmstad University – often called The Innovation Driven University – was founded in 1983. The University has, from the beginning, been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border.

Three profile areas

Halmstad University conducts education and research within a broad field, but three profile areas are prominent:

  • Innovation Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Health and Lifestyle

These areas make a base for the University’s activities and it is also in these that the University offers education on a postgraduate level.

Education for the future

The University is known for its popular and reality-based programmes and small student groups. Today, the University has around 10 600 students (circa 5 100 full-time students) and offers around 50 programmes and over 130 courses within several subject fields.

Meet our students

Research for innovation

The research is internationally renowned and is carried out in close collaboration with players outside the University. A lot of the research is also done within the University. The University is – as one of five universities in Sweden – appointed a so-called KK environment by the Knowledge Foundation.

The University's research

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

Today, the University has around 615 employees. There are 55 Professors and around 90 doctoral students.

Halmstad University is organised in four Schools:

The research is organised in five research areas:

Our Vision:

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



Updated 2018-09-19