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Texts about the university

This page presents shorter and longer texts about the University of Borås to help you when you are presenting the university.

Vision (short)

The third university in West Sweden with full university status

Vision (long)

Our vision is to be the third university in West Sweden with full university status. To make this a reality, we focus on three goals:

  • Students’ learning in the centre
  • Increase the proportion of research
  • Complete academic environments

The university

The University of Borås has the ambition of becoming the third university in West Sweden with full university status. We focus on offering complete academic environments and putting students’ learning in the centre. The University of Borås has approximately 12,000 students and 700 employees. In collaboration with the business community and the public sector, we conduct education and research of high international quality and with great relevance to society. We are a modern university with a centralised campus in the middle of the city.

Education

Several of our educational programmes are only available at our institution and therefore attract students from all over Sweden. The university offers educational programmes at the bachelor’s and master’s levels within:

  • Library and Information Science
  • Behavioural and Education Sciences
  • Business and Informatics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion and Textile Studies
  • Health Sciences

Research (short)

Research that changes society

Research (long)

The University of Borås conducts research with sustainability in focus. Our research areas are:

  • Business and IT
  • Library and Information Science
  • Resource Recovery
  • Pedagogical work
  • Textiles and Fashion (design and general)
  • The Human Perspective in Care

We are entitled to award doctoral degrees within four of these areas; Library and Information Science, Resource Recovery, Textiles and Fashion (design and general) and The Human Perspective in Care.