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.
The magazine "Ny Teknik" recently ranked 30 of the country's 50 000 female engineers as being the most influential and inspirational.
Thirty pupils from Dalarna were given the chance to attend an inspiring week-long programme at the Museum of the Future in Borlänge - a way of showing them in a fun way what it is like to be an engineer, states Project Leader Erika Zakrisson.
Reesbe has been awarded 17.3 million SEK from the KK-stiftelsen that will mean funding for nine new doctoral students.
A fantastic university town with over 200 000 students, many of them from other countries. A great selection of courses taught in English and a fantastic medieval town centre with excellent facilities for students.