Halmstad University, Sweden

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Halmstad University
Exterior Campus Hogskolan i Halmstad - 20131124 - joachimbrink.JPG
Motto The Innovation Driven University
Type Public University
Established 1983
Vice-Chancellor Stephen Hwang
Academic staff
307 (2016)
Administrative staff
611 (2016)
Students 9 608 (2016)
95 (2016)
Location Halmstad, Sweden
Affiliations EUA, SUHF, NUAS
Website www.hh.se

Halmstad University (Swedish: Högskolan i Halmstad) is a University (Swedish: högskola) in Halmstad, Sweden. It was established in 1983. Halmstad University is a public higher education institution offering bachelor's and master's programmes in various fields of studies.[1] In addition, it conducts Ph.D. programmes in three fields of research, namely, Information Technology, Innovation Science and Health Science.[2]


Halmstad University has 9,608 students, 53 professors and 95 research students (numbers from 2016). The study programmes and courses cover 65 programmes and 120 single subject courses. The university conducts doctoral programmes in Information Technology, Innovation Science and Health Science.[3]


Halmstad university actively takes part in society and community development projects through an extensive programme of cooperative ventures involving the business and public sectors. In 2013, the university adopted a profile which is summed up in the following vision statement: "Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society."[4]

Halmstad University's educational profile is made up of three interwoven areas of strength which can be summarised as the development and study of organisations, products and quality of life. This is based on the three main research areas of the university: Innovation Science, Information Technology and Health Science.[5]


Halmstad university is organised into the following 4 schools (called "academies" in Swedish):[6]

  • School of Business, Engineering and Science
  • School of Health and Welfare
  • School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Information Technology

Research Centres and Research Groups[edit]

The research at Halmstad university is organised into the following 6 research centres:[7]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°39′51″N 12°52′43″E / 56.66417°N 12.87861°E / 56.66417; 12.87861