Karlstad University (Swedish Karlstads universitet) is a state university in Karlstad, Sweden. It was originally established as the Karlstad campus of the University of Gothenburg in 1967, and this campus became an independent university college in 1977 which was granted full university status in 1999 by the Government of Sweden. The university has about 40 educational programmes, 30 programme extensions and 900 courses within humanities, social studies, science, technology, teaching, health care and arts.
Karlstad University – we challenge the known and explore the unknown. Our students and staff develop knowledge and skills for individual enrichment and to contribute to a sustainable society. Our creative academic environments are characterised by curiosity, courage and persistence. By taking a critical approach, we safeguard the scholarly and artistic foundations of our operations. Karlstad University is characterised by welcoming proximity and trust. We always promote democratic values, equality and diversity.
Research and education are of a high academic standard and hold great significance for society. A good, inclusive work environment strengthens the university. The university is characterised by its openness to the local community as well as the close connection between research and teaching.
Operations are based on accountability, participation and commitment. Our work and study environments are characterised by accessibility and flexibility. Management, support services and core operations are interdependent and strengthen one another.
International perspectives and collaboration are promoted throughout the organisation. We attract qualified staff and students from across the world and the university has an international and national profile based on its quality and world-leading research and teaching.