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Örebro University

Örebro University
Örebro Universitet
Motto Dulce est sapere (knowledge is sweet)
Established 1977 (college)
1999 (university)
Type Public
Rector Prof. Jens Schollin
Administrative staff
1 100
Students 18,000 (FTE, 2014)[1]
Location Örebro, Värmland, Sweden
Campus Urban

Örebro University (Swedish: Örebro universitet) is a state university in Örebro, Sweden.

University-level education in Örebro started in the 1960s, when Uppsala University started to offer some courses in Örebro. On the basis of these activities, an independent högskola (university college) was created in 1977 under the name Högskolan i Örebro (Örebro University College). This university college also incorporated three other existing educational institutions in Örebro: the teaching seminar, the sports college (founded in 1966) and the social work college (founded 1967). Örebro University College was granted the privileges of a university by the Government of Sweden in 1999, becoming the 12th university in Sweden.

On 30 March 2010 the university was granted the right to award medical degrees in collaboration with Örebro University Hospital, making it the 7th medical school in Sweden.[2] Örebro University co-hosts the Centre of Gender Excellence established by the Swedish Research Council.[3]


  • History 1
  • Schools 2
  • Rectors 3
  • Alumni 4
  • Faculty 5
  • Gallery 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


In 1967, Uppsala University established a branch in Örebro, the College of Social Sciences. In 1977, Örebro University College was established through a merger of the Uppsala University branch in Örebro, the Preschool Teaching Seminary, and the College of Physical Education and Sport Science. In 1999, the university college was granted the status of a university by the Government of Sweden and opened by Prime Minister Göran Persson on 6 February 1999.[4]


  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Science
  • School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Law, Psychology and Social work
  • School of Music, Theatre and Art
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Swedish Business School


  • Thore Hammarland (1977–1978)
  • Stefan Björklund (1978–1982)
  • Anders Stening (1983–1989)
  • Ingemar Lind (1990–1999)
  • Janerik Gidlund (1999–2008)
  • Jens Schollin (2008–present)[4]




See also


  1. ^ ) - Annual report 2010 (Swedish), page 106ffHögskoleverketSwedish Higher Education Authority (
  2. ^ Örebro får utbilda läkare, Dagens Nyheter, 30 March 2010 (Swedish)
  3. ^ Interim evaluation of centres of gender excellence, Swedish Research Council, 2008 (pdf)
  4. ^ a b Historik, Örebro University, updated 8 December 2010 (Swedish)
  5. ^ "Assyrian Professor Dies From Stab Wound", Assyrian International News Agency, 13 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Stabbed lecturer dies", The Local, 13 December 2007.

External links

  • Örebro University - Official site

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