Mälardalen University College

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Mälardalen University
Mälardalens Högskola
Mälardalen College
Established 1977
Type Public
President Karin Röding
Admin. staff 900
Students 9 857 (FTE, 2010)[1]
Location Västerås (main campus) and Eskilstuna, Sweden
Campus Urban
Colors Orange and White
Website www.mdh.se

Mälardalen University (Swedish: Mälardalens högskola), or MDH, is a university college (högskola) located in Västerås and Eskilstuna, Sweden.[2] It has 12,000 students and around 900 employees, of which 67 are professors.[3] Mälardalen University is the world's first environmentally certified school according to the international standard ISO 14001.


Since 1 January 2008, Mälardalen University has been officially organized into four schools:

  • School of Health, Care and Social Welfare
  • School of Education, Culture and Communication
  • School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology
  • School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Prior to 2008, the university college had nine departments:

  • Biology and Chemical Engineering (IBK)
  • Computer Science and Electronics (IDE)
  • Public Technology (ISt)
  • School of Business (EkI)
  • Humanities (IHu)
  • Innovation, Design and Product Development (IDP)
  • Mathematics and Physics (IMa)
  • Social Sciences (ISB)
  • Caring and Public Health Sciences (IVF)


As of 1 April 2011, Karin Röding is Mälardalen University's new vice-chancellor. From this position, she is leading the University’s operations. She has also become a member of the University Board. Karin was born in Malmö in 1955 but has lived in Stockholm since 1976. She is very interested in, and curious about, international affairs in general and social issues in particular.

Karin Röding has a master of political science and is a medical doctor as well as a registered dentist. Among other things, she has previously been the Head of the Division for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Research, as well as the University Director of Uppsala University. Her latest position was that of University Director at Karolinska Institutet.

In addition to her new job as vice-chancellor, Karin has a number of other assignments. During the past few years, she has, among other things, become a trusted member of the boards of Halmstad University and Södertörn University. Since 2007, she has been an external member of the Danish Accreditation Council, and since 2009, she is also a board member of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

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Coordinates: 59°37′07″N 16°32′26″E / 59.61861°N 16.54056°E / 59.61861; 16.54056