University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes. 500 courses are offered in the fields of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences and Technology.
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the University of Gävle. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the university received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
Earlier than the more traditional universities, we have adapted the programmes to the demands of the market and dared to try new types of teaching e g different forms of distance education. Today, the University of Gävle is one of Sweden's leading universities when it comes to distance education. Certain distance courses have meetings on one of the campus sites, others are based on modern IT support only. The wide range of distance courses enables students to live in the home town and still carry out academic studies.
Our campus at Kungsbäck in Gävle offers a lovely study environment with all programmes in one location. A place of knowledge only a few minutes from the centre.
The university is situated in a scenic area with Gävle River and the Boulogner Forest as the closest neighbours. The carefully re-built regiment barracks have created a gathered campus where the distance between students, teachers and researchers is close.
A university with regional connections and a contact network reaching all over the world.