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.
Students from Dalarna University's International Tourism Management Programme were in Madrid recently to take part in the thirty-first International Tourism Student Conference. The theme this year was Smart Tourist Destinations - Do Visitors Really Care?
Representatives from the Department of French at Dalarna University paid a visit to the University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Mostaganem in Algeria in April, as part of Erasmus+.
Seventeen syllables, three lines. That is one part of the definition of a haiku. However, Herbert Jonsson, who has studied rhyming metre at the doctoral level, and who is currently Senior Lecturer in Japanese at Dalarna University, disagrees.
In January, Dalarna University signed a contract with United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, in Bangladesh for the teaching of midwifery instructors in Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights.