An international perspective and exchange of knowledge and innovations between countries is a natural part of higher education and research. Universities across the globe should influence and be influenced by, our different cultures, ideologies and values.

The rapid globalisation over recent years has made internationalisation at universities more important than ever. Tertiary education and research faces new challenges, with increased demands for quality and relevance on an international market. In addition, universities have an even more important role to spread values such as democracy, tolerance and mutual of exchange of knowledge between countries and people. The University of Borås must prepare its students to act in, and contribute to, an international workplace and society.

Internationalisation at the University of Borås is not just a measure of the quality of our research and education, but is an integrated part of achieving the university’s goals and visions. In this way internationalisation at the university places students’ learning in focus, it supports the increasing amount of research at the university as well as assisting in developing complete academic environments where education at all levels is closely linked to research done at the university.

The University of Borås has an important role to play in solving global challenges as well as giving our students competence to contribute to, and change, the increasingly internationalised arenas both at home and in other countries. Irrespective of whether our students work in Sweden or in other countriesk they will have careers where an international perspective is important. An international perspective is required for sustainable development in all areas, including healthcare and education.