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University of Karlstad

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

History

  • 1843 Teacher education
  • 1907 Nursing Education
  • 1967 University Branch
  • 1974 Common building for the branch and teacher training
  • 1977 University college
  • 1987 The Karlstad model
  • 1989 The development program " University of Karlstad "
  • 1993 Master's degree in 13 subjects
  • 1995 Own professors
  • 1997 Solid research resources
  • 1998 Healt college are integrated in the university college
  • 1999 Karlstad University is formed

Education

High quality teaching, flexible forms of study, professional contacts and satisfied students are factors placing Karlstad University among the top six universities in Sweden in terms of first choice applicants. The students are engaged and involved in the follow-up and improvement of courses and programmes.

Research

At Karlstad University we conduct research both in traditional academic disciplines and in multidisciplinary research environments and research groups. Listed below are some of our major research centers.

  • Centre for Climate and Safety, CCS
  • Centre for Gender Studies, CGF
  • Centre for HumanIT
  • Centre for public safety
  • Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Centre for Research on Regional Development, Cerut
  • Communication: Media and Information Technolog, CMIT
  • Computer Science
  • European Collaborative Innovation Centres, E-CLIC
  • Forum for forest industry renewal - process and product innovation
  • Geomedia
  • Materials Science
  • Paper Surface Centre

Career

Karlstad University offers employees many opportunities for skills training and support related to career development. The links below present different types of career support

  • Career support for researchers
  • Career support: teaching and supervision
  • Career support for all employees
  • Exchanges and collaboration

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
801
2019
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2018
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The University Administration and Central Services is headed by the University Director and comprises:

  • Executive Office
  • Human Resources Office
  • Financial Office
  • Student services Centre
  • Communications and External Relations
  • IT Department
  • Janitorial Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Printing Office
  • University Library

Housing services

Karlstad University has a collaboration with a dwelling company called KBAB.

This company can provide living quarters near the university to our foreign students.

Library services

Library has access to approximately 315 000 e-books via various e-book portals. E-books can be read online and often they also can be downloaded to computer or tablet. Different e-book vendors may have different terms of use.There are approximately 30 study rooms and 20 study cells for individual studies in the Library. Most of them have to be reserved, but there are also some drop-in rooms.

Medical services

The Swedish authorities require you to provide evidence of insurance when applying for a residence permit..

If you are a European student you must bring your European Health Insurance Card.You are then entitled to use the public medical services on the same conditions as Swedish citizens for emergency medical care.

Student Life

Campus life

Karlstad University is situated in an area just outside the city centre. It can easily be reached by bicycle, bus, train or car.

Student clubs

The Graduate Student Association is a part of Karlstad University's student body. We represent all doctoral students.

The association is dedicated to providing quality service and support to all 300+ doctoral students. We safeguard your rights by representing the interests of doctoral students in relation to the university - either directly or by appointing representatives of doctoral students in the university's central committees and a number of other committees.

We sponsor and organize lectures on doctoral related subjects, as well as seminars and workshops that focus on the interests of postgraduate students.

Student Reviews

Karlstad
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice facilities and town.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very friendly students and staff of the university. The teachers made an effort to help us understand the subject they were teaching. Very nice dorms (even if quite expensive). Nice city and beautiful nature. Save a lot of money. There's so much to explore in Scandinavia and unfortunately it isn't cheap.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

No, I would do everything the same way.

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