Research education is the highest level of education at a university level. It is completed either by earning a licentiate degree, or a doctoral degree. The education prepares for a continued career in research and development, within and outside of the academic world.
Since 2010, the University of Skövde has a right to issue degrees on a research level in the area of information technology. The research education in information technology has three orientations: computer science, socio-technical systems, and industrial informatics. The University conducts research education in other areas as well, but then in close collaboration with other universities.