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Karlstad University
Karlstads universitet
Motto Sapere aude.
Established 1977/1999
Type Public
Rector prof. Kerstin Norén
Faculty 70%
Staff 1,100
Students 7,600 (FTE, 2008)[1]
Doctoral students 270
Location Karlstad, Arvika, Sweden
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 the University was a branch of 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 2009, it has approximately 12,000 students and 1,100 employees.

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 commercial name of the Economic faculty was changed to Karlstad Business School (Swedish Handelshögskolan vid Karlstads universitet).

Karlstad University has two a capella 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
    • 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 (

Notable alumni

See also

  • List of Universities in Sweden


External links

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



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