Halmstad University conducts education and research within two profile areas, Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities, with a basis in three prominent doctoral education areas:
- Information Technology, Innovation Sciences, and Health and Lifesstyle
- Profile area Health Innovation
- Profile area Smart Cities and Communities
Education for the future
The University is known for its popular and reality-based programmes and small student groups. Today, the University has around 10,600 students (approximately 5,100 full-time students) and offers around 50 programmes and over 130 courses within several subject fields.
Research for innovation
The research is internationally renowned and is carried out in close collaboration with players outside the University. A lot of the research is also done within the University. The University is – as one of five universities in Sweden – appointed a so-called KK environment by the Knowledge Foundation.
Collaboration for development
The University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector. The University’s programmes are repeatedly ranked among the best in the country in collaborating with employers. In Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s latest survey, the Pre-school Teacher Education was named the best in the country and three of the top ten educations, in all categories, were at the University.
Four Schools and five research environments
Today, the University has around 615 employees. There are 55 Professors and around 90 doctoral students.
Halmstad University is organised in four Schools:
- School of Business, Science, and Engineering
- School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Health and Welfare
- School of Information Technology
The research is organised in five research environments:
- Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning research (CIEL)
- Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS)
- Center for Research on Education and Learning, Culture and Society (CLKS)
- Center for Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI)
- Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS)
In 1983, Halmstad University was recognised as an independent institution. At that time, it had a few hundred students and a staff of 40 people. Currently, the University has about 10,600 students and 600 employees. It offers approximately 50 degree programmes and over 130 courses at different levels. Here are some highlights from the history of the University.