Why choose Skövde

  • Ranked as the top one university in Sweden and the second best in Europe regarding “learning overall” (ISB benchmark 2010/2011).
  • Rated number one in performance feedback, IT-support and living cost (ISB benchmark 2010/2011).
  • VOLVO Preferred Research Partner. The University of Skövde was the first university to enter the programme VOLVO Preferred Research Partner. Only five higher education institutions in the world are classified as VOLVO academic partners.
  • The first university in Sweden to become a preferred Knowledge Environment by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation.
  • Shared premises with Gothia Science Park – a business incubator and talent factory, a natural meeting place between industry and academia. In September 2009, an 11,000-square-metre building complex was inaugurated. This new building, named Portalen, houses University of Skövde research centres and provides lab and office facilities for companies with a similar focus, making it one of the most integrated environments for research and development in Sweden.
  • Our Game Incubator at Gothia Science Park is a world-leading talent factory in the field of computer game development.
  • The University of Skövde, together with Skövde Town Hall, was the European Champion of Entrepreneurship, awarded at the European Enterprise Awards in 2009.
  • Our master’s students were awarded "Best Serious Game” at the Swedish Game Awards in 2011.
  • Close cooperation with the labour market and the industry to create employable students.
  • Good relations between students, teachers, and other staff.
  • Centrally located in the town of Skövde, surrounded by beautiful nature and the two largest lakes in Sweden.
  • Close to everything - only a two-hour train ride to Stockholm and one hour to Gothenburg.
  • A young university with an internationally competitive research environment.
  • 11,000 students, 50 degree courses and 700 single subject courses.
  • International master’s programmes in English.

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