Through our vision statement, we emphasise that the University of Borås is to be a university that continues to follow and drive the development of society and which takes responsibility for the challenges of the future. At a time when the public debate is threatened by the denigration and rejection of knowledge, the university must be an independent and critically reflective actor that takes responsibility for the debate and uses its unique position to freely design education and research. The university's responsibility is to offer future generations education that is based on current research. At the same time, the university's research has a responsibility to contribute to the critical examination of society’s development.
The university works together as a whole. Together with students, staff, collaboration partners, and across organisational boundaries, we identify and delineate topical issues that are or will become challenges in education and research. We see theory and practice as intertwined perspectives that enrich one another and that, together, contribute to quality in education and research. It is the university's responsibility to ensure that the scientific basis of these partnerships is sound so that it corresponds to the high quality requirements for higher education and research.
The University of Borås has developed into a distinctive and strong university. Our continual development of distinctive education and research has resulted in complete academic environments and excellence in the form of a number of educational and research areas that lead nationally as well as internationally successful teaching groups established at the university. Through our vision statement, we show our intention for the university to continue our work to develop our distinctive education and research environments in order to contribute to sustainable societal development. The responsibility for this is shared by all our staff and is something we do together, regardless of organisational boundaries and work tasks. We are courageous and we work together across boundaries.