Since being established in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study for about 16 000 students and has close to 800 employees. Our two campuses - one based in Falun, one in Borlänge - offer a wide range of educational opportunities.
Many courses and programmes are developed in close collaboration with regional business and industry, as well as other social sectors. The result of such collaboration is that over the last few years, students from Dalarna University have found employment in higher numbers than students from most other universities in Sweden, this according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslerämbetet).
Here, tradition and innovation in pedagogical development work in unison. Although many of our students take our campus-based courses, over 50 percent of all students are registered in web-based distance learning courses, for which Dalarna University is nationally recognised as a pioneer.
Accessible and open on a 24-hour basis, these web-based courses - our virtual campus - offer open lectures, seminars, and lessons in which participants can interact with one another using pictures, sound and text. These are just some of the features of what is termed Next Generation Learning, and our goal is to be a leader in this innovative pedagogical field.
Over two days, the pupils were able to conduct experiments and learn more about what programmes are being offered in the fields of science and technology.
A research presentation in three minutes: this was the aim of the 17 doctoral students at Dalarna University who took part in Wednesday's competition to see who could successfully describe their research in a compact presentation format.
On February 23, 80 agriculturalists attended Dalarna University, Campus Borlänge, to get information about investment in solar energy.
Recent renovations have been carried out on the library so as to meet the study requirements of students and staff alike. Now the library can offer an increased number of study places as well as an open and light-filled environment for users.