University of Gävle (HIG), Sweden

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University of Gävle (SwedishHögskolan i Gävle) is a university college (högskola) located in GävleSweden. It uses the name “University of Gävle” in English, although it is officially a ‘University College’. The university was established in 1977 and is currently organized into three academies and nine departments.

The University of Gävle has approximately 16 000 students and more than 60 study programmes and second-cycle programmes. 300 freestanding courses are offered in the fields of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences and Technology.

By means of our interdisciplinary research in four strategic areasSustainable Urban Development, Health-Promoting Work, Innovative Learning and Intelligent Industry – the University contributes to the work of tackling many of the challenges our society faces.

Our research is to a large extent conducted within our third-cycle programmes.

The University has the right to award third-cycle qualifications in ten subjects that are thematically connected to the strategic research areas. The subjects are:

  • Applied psychology
  • Electronics
  • Energy systems
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Geospatial information science
  • Indoor environment
  • Industrial engineering and management
  • Nursing science
  • Occupational health sciences
  • Social work

Through creativity, openness and credibility, we shape a sustainable world in collaboration with the surrounding society. One example is that the business sector, external funders and the University co-finance third-cycle programmes in our graduate schools.


The University of Gävle shapes the future by providing solutions to societal challenges in its education and research. In collaboration, we create a sustainable world.


The first choice for all who want to make a difference.