Since being founded in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study of 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.
Thomas Sedelius, Docent in Political Science at Dalarna University, and Olga Mashtaler, Doctoral Student at National University, Kiev, have been awarded the East European Politics Prize 2013 for best article.
There is a growing need for construction engineers in Dalarna. Every year, the building sector and Dalarna University plan to organise a day so that students and companies can meet.
In November 2014, filmmaker Jakob Wallin followed researchers from the NeoKIP team to northern Vietnam to document their work with challenges at the local level within reproductive health and neonatal care.
On Wednesday, January 21, Xiaoyun Zhao defended her licentiate thesis at Dalarna University, Campus Borlänge. Her research examined GPS-based traffic data and its use for mobility in the road system.