Since being established in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study for some 16 000 students and 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.
On Monday, May 18th, Dalarna University received a visit from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in China.
Over 30 coordinators from nursing programmes around Sweden met up at Dalarna University last week to share information and discuss nursing education..
The project has three main branches: solar energy and energy systems; sustainable construction; and management of residual resources
To date, Sverker Johansson of Dalarna University has posted some 3.6 million articles on Wikipedia - and he's not finished yet!