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Dalarna University College

Coordinates: 60°36′49.68″N 15°39′12.96″E / 60.6138000°N 15.6536000°E / 60.6138000; 15.6536000
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Dalarna University
Högskolan Dalarna
Vice-ChancellorJörgen Elbe (Acting)
Administrative staff
820 (2023)
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Dalarna University (Swedish: Högskolan Dalarna) is a public university (högskola) located in Falun and Borlänge, in Dalarna County, Sweden.[1]

Dalarna University is one of Sweden’s more recent institutions of higher education, established in 1977. It is situated in Dalarna, 200 kilometres north-west of the capital Stockholm.


In 2023, the university had 13,936 students, with 10,096 of them studying via distance education to some extent.[2] The campuses are located in Falun, the administrative capital of the province, and in the neighbouring town of Borlänge.

Dalarna University is deemed qualified by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education to award Phd degrees in Microdata Analysis, Health and Welfare with Focus on Evidence-Based Practice, Educational Work and most recent Resource-Efficient Built Environments.

Research in Complex Systems and Microdata Analysis at Borlänge campus is carried out in collaboration with business and industry, and increases the competitiveness for trade, IT, transport and tourism in the region. Research in this subject area accounts for some 35 million SEK at the university. The field has some 50 employed researchers and teachers at the Borlänge campus and on top of that a further 30 doctoral students who are able to complete their education at Dalarna University.

Locus student accommodation[edit]

The student accommodation area Locus is located in Tjärna Ängar, a district in Borlänge designated by Swedish police as a vulnerable area, a socially deprived area with a higher crime rate. This makes life insecure for in particular female students who avoid walking alone at night due to persistent harassment.[3] Therefore, the student union recommends relocating the campus to Falun.[4][5]


Borlange campus

Dalarna University was organised into five schools that conduct our research and deliver education in close collaboration with external business and industry, the public sector and society at large.[6]

  • School of Teacher Education
  • School of Language, Literatures and Learning
  • School of Culture and Society
  • School of Information and Engineering
  • School of Health and Welfare

See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of higher education institutions, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, accessed 2016-01-09
  2. ^ "Facts". Dalarna University. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Förföljelser, sexuella trakasserier och knivhot – studenter berättar om Borlänges studentboenden". dalademokraten.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  4. ^ "Studentkåren vill flytta hela Högskolan Dalarna till Falun". Dala-demokraten. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Studenterna själva sågar Borlänge som studentstad – "Jag känner mig inte säker här!"". dalademokraten.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  6. ^ University "Organisation". Retrieved 13 December 2023. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)

External links[edit]

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