Kristianstad University was founded in 1977. Today there are two campuses and over 14,000 students. The main campus is just 10 minutes from the town centre; Campus Hässleholm is located near the centre of Hässleholm, 20 minutes by train from Kristianstad. On the campuses you have access to inspiring meeting places and a wide range of services. Our vision is to be the best university in Sweden in training and educating students for their future careers. Students at Kristianstad University acquire not only the knowledge and skills that are most in demand on the labour market but also those that fulfil the needs and requirements of a modern scientific community. Our students must be equipped for a professional career in which they apply and renew their knowledge and skills; they must be prepared for change and possess good entrepreneurial skills.
Kristianstad University prides itself on close contact with not only its immediate environment but also between students and staff. Focusing on training and education, it has established an excellent reputation for a range of programmes and courses that satisfy the needs of the local as well as national labour market. Several of our programmes are unique in Sweden. Our main programmes comprise education, health science and organisational science. It is the goal of Kristianstad University to conduct research that is closely connected to and develops our programmes and basic courses; it has won acclaim both nationally and internationally for its high quality. At Kristianstad University, all working relationships are characterised by openness and respect and are based on social, economic and ecological sustainability.