The University of Borås at 40 years old
Throughout 2017, the University of Borås will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. It can make you smile to see black and white photos of teachers and students wearing bell-bottom trousers and the first gigantic computers that took up the whole room. But milestones do not consist only of happy headlines about high demand for the university’s educational programmes. Prominent elements can also be the sad need to discontinue fields of study or even employees holding demonstrations.
After the university's first 40 years, we can now look back and ascertain certain impactful elements in our history. Three clear paths can be seen: the tough struggle in the first few years; the turnaround with a rapid expansion of undergraduate education in the early 1990s; and finally the amazing development in research growth and university ambitions of the last few years.
A number of activities will be arranged during this, our anniversary year; most activities, however, will be held in Swedish. Here is some information about those activities that will be English-friendly. For all activities, please see the Swedish website.
22 February, Let's celebrate with cake!
To start off the celebrations, cake will be served to university employees and students. There will be cake available for 500 people. First come, first served.
Target group: Staff, students
5 May, Professorial inauguration and doctoral degree conferment ceremony
Target group: Staff, invited guests
7 September, Jubilee day
Our main jubilee day - at the same time as we celebrate 40 years as a university we also celebrate the 151 years of our textile study programmes. More information will come during spring.
Target group: Staff, students, public