University of Skövde

Skövde, Sweden
We are a modern and welcoming university, with first-class education and internationally competitive research, a place where we strive for the greatest accomplishments.

About

History

Ever since the inception in 1977 we have aimed for excellence.

Education

The mid-term result of the large quality evaluation of the country’s higher education programmes, by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, puts the University of Skövde in fifth place alongside the University of Gothenburg. The two universities place themselves just after Linköping University, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and Chalmers.

Research

During 2013, all research and co-production at the University of Skövde were evaluated by international experts, and the results have been published in a report, ARC13. The research performed at the University of Skövde is deemed as being of high quality in this international comparison.

The overall aim of the evaluation, known as ARC13 (Assessment of Research and Co-production 2013), is to develop the research fields at the universities involved. Five panels of international experts in research and co-production have assessed the research areas at the University of Skövde based on seven criteria.

Career

Student and career counselling

  • Helps students to see opportunities, regardless of conditions
  • Helps students to get through the entire process - from presumptive student to alumnus
  • Raises students' awareness of the processes going on in/outside them

Services

Student services

Located on the 2nd floor of E-building, many important student services are available in one place. Here you will find the Student Affairs Office, IT-Helpdesk, Student Support and the Student Accommodation Service.

  • Forms and applications
  • Signing up for exams
  • Copies of your Transcript of records or certificate of registration
  • Return of marked examinations
  • Student insurance
  • Student accommodation

Housing services

If you would like to apply for accommodation at any of our four accommodation areas, please fill out and submit the form in connection with your application to the University.We will handle your application for accommodation when you are admitted to the University of Skövde. This means that we will not consider your application unless we have received all your documents.Due to a shortage of accommodation, you must be prepared to accept a room within 30 minutes distance and that we cannot guarantee your first choice.

Library services

The library is primarily open for students and staff at the University of Skövde, however it is also open for the public. In order to borrow books and request interlibrary loans you need a library card.

ICT services

In the library there are a number of computers for public use. Four of them are reserved for searching the library catalogue. There are also two computer labs, Bib202 and Bib203. The computer labs are available during the library's opening hours. There are 9 computers in each lab and seats for work in pairs. However, sometimes Bib202 is booked for library instruction.

Medical services

You can contact the social counsellors for all forms of psychosocial support. If you have or get social, emotional or personal matters that bother you and that are connected to your study situation, you might discuss them with the social counsellor. Such matters may include, for instance:

  • stress
  • anexiety
  • mental illness
  • advice about medical or dental care

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Skövde campus is in one location, close to Skövde city centre and many student halls of residence. There are many advantages to a single, unified campus, most notably the possibility of a closer relationship between students, as well as between students and staff. Our campus features everything you need as a student: lecture halls, reading rooms, the university library, computer rooms and restaurants.

The campus has a large green central area with an 18-meter high bell tower, which is a natural meeting place for students during the summer months

Student clubs

As a student at the University of Skövde it is beneficial to also be a member of the Student Union. By being a member with us, you get the strength of an entire organisation at your back, to help you with the issues that are important to you.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers 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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