Entre campus Västerås-1030x685Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s major university colleges with 15,000 students and 900 employees. Nevertheless, the university is characterized by short distances: to society at large, between students and teachers, and to our campuses.

A large choice of study programmes

At MDH, the many study programmes on offer fall within four educational areas: economics, health and welfare, teacher education, and engineering.

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Education that leads to employment

Our students are attractive on the labour market. According to the Swedish Higher Education Authority, as many as 84 percent of MDH students find a job within their area of expertise within one year after their degree. This we achieve through high-quality education and close cooperation with the community. Many study programmes are developed in conjunction with private enterprise and the public sector, and students get to experience working life already during their studies.

Applied research

At MDH, we carry out qualified research within six major research areas. Embedded Systems is actually considered cutting-edge both nationally and internationally. We focus on research that generates useful solutions for the development of society and offer research studies in Engineering and Technology as well as Health and Welfare. Our prioritized research areas are:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Innovation and Product Realization
  • Future Energy
  • Industrial Economics and Management
  • Health and Welfare
  • Educational Sciences and Mathematics

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First in the world to be certified for our work with the environment and our working environment

In 1999, Mälardalen University, as the first university in the world, was environmentally certified according to the international ISO14001 standard. In addition, we were the first higher education institution in the country to be certified for our working environment.