University of Gävle has approximately 16 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 400 courses in Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences and Technology.
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the overarching research profiles of the University of Gävle. Fields of excellence are, for instance, Spatial Planning with a specialisation in sustainable built environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders which aims to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the University of Gävle was given degree-awarding powers for third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment and in 2012 Health-Promoting Working Life received this permission.
Earlier than the more traditional universities and higher education institutions, we have adapted the programmes to the demands of the market and dared to try new types of teaching e g different forms of distance education. Today, Högskolan i Gävle is one of Sweden’s leading higher education institutions when it comes to distance education. Certain distance educations have meetings on one of the campus sites, others are based on modern IT support only and are therefore independent on which city you are in. The wide range of distance courses enables students to live in the home town and still carry out academic studies.
Our campuses at Kungsbäck in Gävle offer a lovely study environment with all programmes gathered in one place. A place of knowledge only a few minutes from the centre.
The University of Gävle is located in a scenic area with Gävle River and the Boulogner Forest as the closest neighbours. The carefully re-built regiment barracks now contain a campus concentrated in space, enabling students, lecturers and researchers alike to work together in close connection.
A higher education institution with regional connections and a contact network reaching all over the world.
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