Karlstad University

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Karlstad University
Karlstads universitet
Motto Sapere aude
Type Public
Established 1977/1999
Rector Professor Åsa Bergenheim
Academic staff
Administrative staff

7,750 (FTE, 2009)[1]

12,250 (2011)
Location Karlstad, NärkeNärke, Sweden
Website http://www.kau.se/
Karlstad University
Karlstad University, entrance hall.
Karlstad University

Karlstad University (Swedish Karlstads universitet) is a state university in Karlstad, Sweden. The university, being a former university college (founded 1977) was granted university status in 1999 by the Government of Sweden. Originally it was a branch of the University of Gothenburg. There are about 50 training programmes, 20 programme extensions and 800 courses within humanities, social studies, science, technology, teaching, health care and arts. As of today, it has approximately 12,500 students and 1,200 employees. Its university press is named Karlstad University Press.

Service Research Center (Swedish Centrum för tjänsteforskning), or "CTF", at Karlstad University is one of the world's leading research centers focusing on service management and value creation through service.

On March 26, 2009 the faculty of Economics, communication and IT formed Karlstad Business School (Swedish Handelshögskolan vid Karlstads universitet) as a brand of their educational programmes in the business related areas.

Karlstad University has two a cappella groups, Sällskapet CMB and Söt Likör. Many students live at the nearby student accommodation facilities called Unionen and Campus Futurum.

The motto of the University is Sapere aude (Dare to know).


  • Faculty of Economics, Communication and IT
    • Working Life Science
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Business Administration
    • Information Systems and Project management
    • Media and Communication Studies
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Statistics
  • Faculty of Technology and Science
    • Biomedical Science
    • Biomedical Laboratory Science
    • Construction Engineering
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Materials Engineering
    • Environmental and Energy Systems
    • Geo-Science
  • Faculty of Social and Life Sciences
    • Biology
    • Public Health Science
    • Geography
    • History
    • Public Health Care Administration
    • Sports Science
  • Human Geography
    • Environmental Science
    • Nursing Science
    • Oral Health
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Political Science
    • Tourism Studies
  • Faculty of Arts and Education
    • English
    • Film Studies
    • French
    • Gender Studies
    • History of Ideas
    • Visual Arts
    • Comparative Literature
    • Music (Ingesund College of Music)
    • Music Therapy (Ingesund College of Music)
    • Pedagogy
    • Religious Studies and Theology
    • Spanish
    • Special Education
    • Swedish Language and Literature
    • Swedish as a Second Language
    • Swedish Language
    • German
    • Public Health Science

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Coordinates: 59°24′21″N 13°34′54″E / 59.40583°N 13.58167°E / 59.40583; 13.58167