Karlstad University

Karlstad University (KU) is a young university with an adventurous outlook.

What is KU best known for?

As one of the youngest universities in Sweden, we aim to be adventurous in challenging the established and exploring the unknown. We also have a strong focus on community interaction, and all of our education and research is underpinned by a close dialogue with private companies and public organisations.

We have one of the most inspirational campus environments in the country, with modern and architecturally unique facitilies.

We were proud to receive the StudyPortals Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction in 2014, ranking as #1 in Sweden. The award is based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

What kind of programmes does KU offer?

We offer several master’s programmes in English in subjects ranging from business and humanities to engineering and science.

What’s the alumni network like?

Our alumni network links students old and new, sharing memories of their time in Karlstad and developing links for all our futures. Karlstad University’s activities for alumni are primarily a collaborative programme and an opportunity for sharing experiences and developing good relations.

What are the main local industries?

Collaborations with companies, authorities and organisations are central to KU. Areas with particular industry links include packaging, paper and steel and engineering.

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