Founded in 1983, Halmstad University is an independent university offering about 40 degree programmes and 200 courses in exciting, cutting-edge areas.
Our degree programmes have gained recognition for their relevance in and beyond the academic world, and for their focus on innovation to answer the real and current needs of present and future businesses and the society they operate in. We believe that a close relationship with the community we serve, particularly the businesses and organisations within, cultivates the most fertile ground for innovation that serves us all.
An international student is a student who organizes his/her studies in Sweden independently. They apply directly to the Swedish application system and are not tied to any special agreements.
We also believe in empowering entrepreneurship and fostering a multi-disciplinary approach in our programmes and our research. This is reflected in the degree programmes we offer, which are constantly evolving in answer to the latest insights from other academic fields, research and business. Our research pushes the boundaries of knowledge on the most important issues of today and tomorrow. All this puts us at the forefront of three key areas in academics and research: Information Technology, Innovation Sciences, and Health and Lifestyle.
The University is young but has already acquired a tradition of interdisciplinary research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Halmstad University has recently been appointed as a Knowledge Foundation Research Centre by the Knowledge Foundation (a Swedish research financier for universities). This implies that the Foundation will become involved, on a long-term basis, in Halmstad University’s profiling and research with a special emphasis on innovation. It creates a strong research enviroment for innovation-driven research in the three interlocking areas of strength: Innovation Science, Information Technology and Health and Lifestyle. The University currently has 16 full professors in subjects related to these two fields and more are being recruited.