Get to know the university

Our university

The University of Borås, located in southwestern Sweden, is divided into the following Faculties: The Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, The Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, The Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, and the Faculty of Police Work. The University of Borås was founded in 1977.

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 addressing issues of sustainability and consumption.

Our students

We have nearly 19,000 students and approximately 800 employees. Our educational programmes are conducted in close collaboration with industry and public organisations. We offer a wide range of academic programmes and courses, some of which are entirely unique to the University of Borås and thus attract students from all parts of Sweden and the world.  Learn about our Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes for international students.

Our city

Our university is located in downtown Borås, Sweden: a lovely city that is surrounded by nature. We enjoy a rich cultural life, colourful street art, and excellent sports and outdoor recreation opportunities. The number of international students has been high during the last decade which has contributed to making the University of Borås a dynamic and multicultural place of learning.

Our goals

We strongly believe in giving our students knowledge and skills which they will be able to use in their working life. Our goal is to provide our students with a high quality education and the skills necessary for pursuing the career of their dreams. To make sure that our students get the best possible education, several of our lecturers have a background in industry. We also work closely with external partners in both the private and public sector and encourage our students to do work placements while studying at the University of Borås. Our approach to teaching and learning is not only highly appreciated by our students, but actually makes them more attractive on the job market and increases employability.