The New Campus Borlänge

The construction of a modern, flexible, and creative learning and work environment for students and staff is well underway. The new university campus in central Borlänge is set for completion in 2024 so that by the autumn semester 2024, it will be able to welcome its first students.

Hus i trä som det går folk utanför. På huset återfinns Högskolan Dalarnas logotype.
View of the new Campus Borlänge from Stationsgatan, Borlänge Archus

Modern, flexible, creative

The University’s new campus in Borlänge is located in the very centre of town. With its modern, flexible, and creative learning and and work environment for both students and staff alike, it aims both to meet the needs of the future and to create opportunities for growth and development for the University. Its central location will mean increased opportunity for external collaboration and outreach activities. 

Sustainability and transparency have been important watchwords from the very outset in the design of the new campus building. Large parts of the facade, mainly on the side facing the park, will feature solar panels, while the terraces on the same side will be finished in wood. The glass expanses on the ground floor will open up the area and provide visibility to university activities. Notable is the fact that the building will have no obvious front or back; instead, it will have two "fronts", each characteristic in its own right.

Quick Facts - the New Campus Borlänge
  • Start of construction: demolition work from February 2022
  • Date of completion: June 2024, first students welcomed autumn semester 2024
  • Area (square metres): 13 300 (current Campus Borlänge - 11 300)

Learning and Study Environments for Active Learning

Compared with the current campus, it is the study environment that will be notably different. The study areas in the new Campus Borlänge will be appealing, and the new campus as a whole will be flexible and adaptable in a completely new way so as to meet the needs of both today and the future. Classrooms and group rooms have been designed and equipped in such a way as to accommodate the next generation of learning with a focus on providing the necessary conditions for active learning and new educational approaches. Hybrid teaching will be possible in all areas of the new campus, both the learning environments and the study environments. 

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