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 that has become a preferred Knowledge Environment by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation.
  • Shares premises with Gothia Science Park – business incubator and talent factory, a natural meeting place between industry and academia. In September 2009, an 11,000-square-meter building complex was inaugurated. This new building, named Portalen, houses the 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 the 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 2009.
  • Our master’s students were awarded "Best Serious Game” at Swedish Game Awards 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.
  • Three schools: the School of Humanities and Informatics, the School of Technology and Society, and the School of Life Sciences.
  • 11 000 students, 50 degree courses and 700 single subject courses.
  • International master’s programmes taught in English.


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