By the summer of 2024, the new university campus in Borlänge will be ready to move into. The timetable for the construction project has been updated on a continuous basis, and this has affected planning of the move from the current campus. At the same time, the Borlänge Municipality needs to access the old Campus Borlänge from summer 2023 to provide space for its local schools. This is why the University needs to vacate sections of the current Campus Borlänge before construction work on the the new Campus Borlänge has been completed.
The University will continue to have access to most classrooms, the library, labs and reception area, as well as the building “the Black Box”. It is the office workplaces that need to be vacated, which is why temporary premises are necessary.
Presentation from the Information Meeting
Here you can see material from the information meeting about the move of Campus Borlänge offices to temporary premises. The information meeting was held February 16, 2023.
Presentation from the information meeting: temporary premises for Campus Borlänge (Temporär flytt Campus Borlänge) (pdf)
The following timetable will be adjusted with more exact information as soon as important points and dates have been determined.
- February 13: decision on move to temporary premises
- a review of the University’s needs so that activities and operations can continue
- collaboration between heads of school and directors of departments and staff in Borlänge
- survey sent to all directors of department at Campus Borlänge with questions about where employees currently work: i.e., how often they work from campus. This is to review the need for temporary office workplaces. The survey is also part of the work with the Location of the University’s Cohesive Academic Environments.
- June: after the spring semester 2023 ends, current office workplaces will be vacated and staff will move to temporary premises.
- Summer: move to the new Campus Borlänge
- Autumn Semester 2024: students welcomed to the new Campus Borlänge
Questions and Answers
This list is updated on a regular basis. Last update: 2023-03-15.
Why does the University need to vacate parts of Campus Borlänge?
Borlänge Municipality requires areas of the current campus to accommodate secondary-school education. As a result, the University needs to vacate parts of the current Campus Borlänge before the new Campus Borlänge is completed: this is why the University needs to move to temporary premises.
Why is this move happening now?
The timetable for the new Campus Borlänge construction project has been updated throughout the course of the project, and the result of changes has meant a move from the current campus. At the same time, Borlänge Municipality needs to access the old Campus Borlänge from summer 2023 to provide space for its local schools.
Which premises can the University retain use of until the new Campus Borlänge is ready?
The University will have access to most classrooms, the library, labs and reception, as well as the building known as “the Black Box”; however, offices need to be vacated.
Can the University move some staff to Campus Falun?
This is not relevant at this point in time. Work is underway to review temporary office workplaces in the vicinity of Campus Borlänge.
Which temporary premises are being considered?
Work is underway to review the requirements of the University. Hus 26, beside Trafikverket, will be used for temporary office space. Some of the premises that the University will continue to have access to on campus will also be used as offices.
To make up for the loss of classroom space, a two-level temporary pavilion building will be mounted directly outside the main entrance to Campus Borlänge. This building will extend towards the area of campus that currently houses Komvux. This will fully replace the rooms that are to be vacated: network labs, computer rooms and classrooms.
By what date do the offices need to be vacated?
The move to temporary office premises will take place after the spring semester in June 2023; however, a firm date has yet to be set.
What practical information is there about how the move will proceed?
Practical information about the move will be made available later this spring. The plan is that staff will pack their own office belongings and then get help moving them to their temporary office.
How does this affect students?
We will continue to run courses from our campuses in Falun and Borlänge. At the moment, we feel that any impact on the learning and study environment will be minimal since we will retain access to almost all our classrooms in the current Campus Borlänge. As well as continuing to have access to certain teaching facilities on campus, the University will have a new temporary teaching facility – a pavilion – just outside its main entrance.
What about the rooms for the approximately 700 exams that are written each year?
Students taking exams at the end of this spring semester 2023 will not be affected because the move will take place after the semester has ended. What will happen in the next examination period is as of yet unclear.
If I don't want to move to temporary office space, can I work from home?
This is a question you must discuss with your line manager.
Will the entrance be open as usual?
Yes, regular opening hours apply until further notice.
Will the laboratories be affected in any way?
Access will still be available to key university areas, such as “the Black Box” and specific labs until work on the new Campus Borlänge is completed.
What about the noise levels?
Whenever reconstruction work is being carried out on a building, there is a risk that there will be noise. The extent of this noise is currently impossible to predict. The hope is that there will be little effect on university activities and operations. Discussion is ongoing with the municipality on this subject.
What about the basement?
The basement needs to be emptied since it will be used to store building materials during reconstruction.
How is the University working with the Municipality of Borlänge?
The University continues to work with the municipality ahead of the move to the new Campus Borlänge. We maintain a close dialogue with representatives from both Borlänge and property management, Hushagen, with regard to the temporary move. They will do all they can to ensure that the move is a smooth process for the University.