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General information about Halmstad University

Halmstad University is a popular, small and young university on the Swedish west coast. 

The University has roughly 600 employees and 9 100 students and education on all levels, from undergraduate to Ph.D. education. Our research, often done in cooperation with the industry, is known for inno­vation and entre­preneurship.

Halmstad University is one of the strongest growing universities in terms of research in Sweden. In the most recent quality-based distribution of direct government funding for research, Halmstad University was awarded among the largest relative increases in funds. Increased publication volumes and citation scores were by far the most significant factors underlying this decision.

The working language is English and no knowledge of Swedish is required to start working at the Univer­sity. Also for daily life, English is spoken widely and Sweden has the highest English Proficiency index in the world. Of course, it’s advisable that the employee learn Swedish. Both the University and the local gov­ern­­ment provide extensive facilities.

Halmstad is a popular summer destination located on the Swedish west coast. It is situated between two cosmopolitan areas: the Copenhagen-Malmö-Lund area and the Gothenburg area, making it a well-connec­ted, yet a pleasantly calm place to live. Halmstad can be reached by a direct train connection from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, as well as many other local airports (e.g., Halmstad, Malmö, and Helsingborg/Ängelholm airports).

Sweden is well known for a very high quality of life and excellent social care facilities. There are excellent (incl. international) schools and day-cares around, as well as various recreational and entertainment facilities.

Updated 2017-08-16