Texts about the university


Together, we take responsibility for the future. Through continually developing distinctive education and research, we make a difference.

The university

At the University of Borås, we strive to be an attractive higher education institution that maintains high quality in all we do. The University of Borås has approximately 18,300 students and 800 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.


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 makes a difference.

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
  • Educational 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.