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Borås College
Established 1977
Location Borås

The Borås College (Swedish: Högskolan i Borås) is a högskola in Borås, Sweden.


Teaching and research

The University College of Borås has six departments, and offers degrees in:

  • Industria Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • nursing
  • Library studies

Due to the city's long history in textile industry, the school also has a 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 College of Borås has the front edge on several exciting research projects, among other things 'Smart textiles', e.g. clothes which change colour when the mobile phone rings, garments which measure muscular frequency, and curtains which become lights in the dark.


The college in Borås was established in 1977. Before that, there was the preschool teacher seminar (est. 1966) and the libraraian college (est. 1972).

Borås högskola applied to be granted full university status by the Swedish government, but the application was declined in March 2009[1]. It is also applying to become the fourth police academy in Sweden.


The college in years

1866 Weaving School is established 1940 Western Sweden's college of nursing is foounded 1948 technical Väfskolan becomes Textile Institute 1966 Preschool teaching college is established 1970 Some courses by the University of Gothenburg take place in Borås 1972 Librarian College is established in Borås 1977 Borås College is founded 1980 First courses in economics and IT 1989 Engineering programme starts 1995 college is allowed to confer master's degrees 1999 The nursery school becomes a part of HB 2000 first professor's installationen 2004 college's new libraries are inaugurated


  • Ulf Dittmer 1977-1977
  • Nils-Bertil Faxén 1977-1989
  • Anders Fransson 1989-2001
  • Said Irandoust 2001-2005
  • Lena Nordholm 2006-

Institutions and units the wide college

  • Institutionen Biblioteks- och Informationsvetenskap/Bibliotekshögskolan
  • Institutionen för data-och affärsvetenskap
  • Institutionen Ingenjörshögskolan
  • Institutionen för pedagogik
  • The textile college
  • Institutionen för vårdvetenskap
  • Bibliotek & läranderesurser

See also


External links

Coordinates: 57°43′29″N 12°56′26″E / 57.72472°N 12.94056°E / 57.72472; 12.94056


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