University of Gävle

  • 15000 Students (150 int'l)
  • Public University
Gävle, Sweden
Established in 1977, the university has expanded rapidly and currently comprises three faculties offering approximately 50 degree programmes and 500 elective courses.

About University of Gävle

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus

University of Gävle has approximately 15 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and 500 elective courses.

Research Profiles

Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the University. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. The University received has permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in both profile areas, Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life.

Distance Education

Earlier than the more traditional universities and higher education institutions, 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, Högskolan i Gävle is one of Sweden's leading higher education institutions when it comes to distance education. Certain distance educations have meetings on one of the campus sites, others are based on modern IT support only and are therefore independent on which city you are in. 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 gathered in one place. A place of knowledge only a few minutes from the centre.

The University is located 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 higher education institution with regional connections and a contact network reaching all over the world.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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