University West

Introduction

University West in Trollhättan, Sweden is a modern university which offers education collaborating with work-life in an attractive and modern study environment. We focus on the student and learning. Work integrated learning as perspective and method permeates the work at the university and is also our profile. The campus is situated in the city center of Trollhättan close to the west coast of Sweden. Trollhättan is a small town only 30 minutes by train from Gothenburg. It is safe and clean and almost everybody speaks English. Perfect conditions for an international study environment.



Education


We offer education in:

  • Computer Science and IT
  • Business administration and Leadership
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Teaching and Language
  • Media
  • Social and Behavioral studies
  • and Engineering


The university offers programs on first (Bachelor), second (Master) and third (doctoral) cycle thought in English for international students. The atmosphere is very international with many students and teachers from all over the world.



Attractive and modern study environment


There are over 11,000 students at University West and about 600 employees. Our campus is centrally located in Trollhättan and is built with the students' needs in focus. The open surfaces make it simple for students, teachers and work-life to coexist.



Education collaborating with work-life


We have programmes in which we collaborate and cooperate closely with work-life, businesses and society. Through our profile - work integrated learning, WIL - students at the university gain work experience already while studying. University West has been commissioned by the government to develop pedagogics connected to WIL. One example of WIL is the so-called Co-op in which studies are sandwiched between periods of paid work.



Applied research


Research is conducted in the areas of technology, social science, health and caring sciences and the humanities. Work integrated learning constitutes an important, interdisciplinary, field of research. There is a strong connection between the research conducted at University West and the undergraduate education.


The research concerning production processes in the manufacturing industry is of special importance. This research is conducted in close collaboration with a variety of businesses. University West is authorized to award degrees at the doctoral level in the field of Production processes and Work Integrated Learning.

For students applying for our master’s program, the University offers the possibility of scholarships.

Locations

Trollhättan

Address
University West Gustava Melins gata 2
SE-461 86 Trollhättan, Västra Götaland County, Sweden