About the Swedish School of Textiles

The Swedish School of Textiles was founded in 1866 and currently has about 900 students from all over the world in seven undergraduate programmes and seven master's programmes. The school is a part of the University of Borås. The campus is located in the city centre, close to parks, shops, restaurants,and the city transport interchange. This is a place where students, businesses, and external lecturers come together on a daily basis.

The programmes focus on textiles and are divided into three areas: design, engineering, and management. Our facilities feature modern lecture halls and well-equipped laboratories that cater for everything related to textiles.

Research is of a high international standard and focuses on sustainability – how can our research contribute to a better world? Together with international research networks, we take a closer look at consumer behaviour, global markets, and how we can improve our recycling of clothing, as well as exploring new ways we can use textiles. This research is also integrated into our master's programmes. After graduation, students interested in research careers can apply for certain research programmes.

The Swedish School of Textiles is based in the Textile Fashion Center – a newly renovated building with lecture halls and textile workshops. The building also houses the prestigious Textile Museum of Sweden, businesses, and the Fashion Incubator, which is designed to create the conditions that new textile and fashion entrepreneurs need. The ground floor is home to the Fashion Gallery – a place full of fledgling fashion companies working together to establish themselves commercially.