University of Borås
|University of Borås|
|Högskolan i Borås|
|Motto||Vetenskap för profession|
|Motto in English||Science for the professions|
|Rector||Prof. Björn Brorström|
Departments and location
The University of Borås has six departments. It manages education in Library and Information Studies, Business and Informatics, Fashion and Textile Studies, Behavioural and Education Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences. The campus is located in the centre of the city and has about 6,400 full-time students and 650 employees.
The University of Borås offers degrees in Industrial Biotechnology, Resource Recovery, economics, IT, teaching, engineering, nursing and is also the main place educational place for librarians in Sweden. Doctoral degrees are awarded in that field (Library and Information Science) as well as in Resource Recovery. Due to the city's long history in textile industry, the school also has a good textile and fashion department. The textile department is situated in an old textile plant, and as a consequence have access to industrial machines for weaving or creating textiles. The University of Borås further offers courses in business law, design and management.
Projects and post-education employment
The University of Borås has the front edge on several exciting research projects, among other things 'Waste Refinery' and 'Smart textiles' which are preferential research and development areas in the region. Cloth which changes colours when the mobile phone rings, garments which measure muscular frequency and curtains which become lights in the dark are just a few examples of smart textiles. Furthermore, the graduates get jobs unusually fast. The fact is that the University of Borås year after year is placed in the top when the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education investigates the employment situation.
The University of Borås was founded through the Swedish Higher Education reform of 1977. At that time, two educational programmes were already in place: The preschool seminar (based 1966) and the Librarian College (established 1972).
- 1866 Technical school of weaving (Väfskolan) is founded
- 1940 West Sweden's college of nursing is formed
- 1948 Technical school of weaving becomes the Textile institute
- 1966 Förskollärarseminariet in Borås is based
- 1970 University courses from Gothenburg's universities are given in Boråas
- 1972 The Librarian College (Bibliotekshögskolan) is established in Borås
- 1977 The College of Borås is founded. The college has two schools.
- 1980 Business and computer programs starts
- 1982 Textilinstitutet becomes the Textile college within the College of Borås.
- 1989 Engineering training starts
- 1991 The municipal-runt training course in hand weaving becomes a part of the college
- 1995 The college is given the right to issues Master's degrees (magisterexamen)
- 1996 Professorship in libraries' - and information culture is established
- 1999 The regional College of Nursing (Vårdhögskolan) in Borås becomes a department within Borås University College
- 2000 First professor's installation ceremony
- 2004 The University College's new library is inaugurated
- 2010 The National Agency for Higher Education grants the right to award doctoral degrees in Library and Information Science, and Resource Recovery
- 2011 The International Business Engineers study Academic Writing with LG & Emma (added 18/9 to illustrate source criticism).
Yes to awarding doctoral degrees, 30 June 2010 (Swedish)</ref>
- Ulf Dittmer 1977-1977
- Nils-Bertil Faxén 1977-1989
- Anders Fransson 1989-2001
- Said Irandoust 2001-2005
- Lena Nordholm 2006-2011
- Björn Brorström 2011-
Schools (Institutions) and units
- School of Library and Information Science
- School of Business and Informatics
- School of Engineering
- School of Education and Behavioural Science
- School of Textiles
- School of Health Sciences
- Universitet & högskolor Högskoleverkets årsrapport 2010 (Swedish)
- List of higher education institutions, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, accessed 2010-10-26
- Om högskolan, 7 September 2010 (Swedish)
-  - Official site