About the University of Borås

The University of Borås has approximately 17,000 students and approximately 760 employees, and our entire campus is located in city centre of Borås, Sweden.

We have many exciting research and education environments within several different areas that have access to unique equipment. Many of the university's research projects and courses are closely tied to the objectives of Agenda 2030.

The national and internationally renowned Swedish School of Textiles and Swedish School of Library and Information Science are a part of the University of Borås, both of which host educational programmes and research. Science Park Borås is also a part of the university; it is a national leader when it comes to sustainability and consumption.

Attractive educational programmes

Several of our educational programmes are only available at our institution and therefore attract students from all over Sweden. The university offers courses and study programmes within the areas of:

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

Research that changes society

  • 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.

The University of Borås is a member of the European University Association, EUA (external link). EUA represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries, providing them with a unique forum to collaborate and keep on top of the latest trends in higher education and research policies.