University of Borås

Introduction

About University of Borås

The University of Borås is a modern university with three Academies. We manage educations in Library and Information Studies, Business and Informatics, Fashion and Textile Studies, Behavioural and Education Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences. The campus is located in the centre of the city and we have approx. 14 000 students and 650 employees. Several of our educations can only be found here with us and this attracts students from all over Sweden.

The University of Borås has the front edge on several exciting research projects. The two most important ones are "Resource Recovery" from waste and "Smart textiles", both of which build on regional success-factors and close co-operation with regional companies and research organizations. How about making ethanol from used jeans or fabrics that can change colour when with thermochromic inks, garments which measure muscular frequency and knitted stents.

Furthermore, our students have really no problems finding jobs or are being found by employers. The fact is that the University of Borås year after year is placed in the top when the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education investigates the employment situation. We keep what we promise. Science for Profession.

The University of Borås is a member of the European University Association (EUA). EUA represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries, providing them with a unique forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies.



Goals & Visions

The University of Borås's concept is being an innovative professions seat of learning which, in cooperation with the business sphere and the public sector, conducts education and research of high international quality with social relevance. On the basis of a direction focusing on qualified professions, settled upon when the University was founded in 1977, the University of Borås has formulated the goal of becoming the first professions seat of learning. Such a university is characterised by systematic cooperation with the companies and authorities of the surrounding society, what we call partnership. Education and research is not a one-sided commitment for the University of Borås but is planned, carried out and evaluated in cooperation with our partners. The professions' competence needs, their development and problems take centre stage.

An important part of the idea of a University of professions is the development of new forms of examination. The University of Borås wants to create educational programmes with the degree of master of professions and doctor of professions in the Swedish system of examination.We see the realisation of the University of professions as not only a question of a government decision but primarily as a gradual quality and profiling process. An important stop on that path is the establishment of a new area of professions, a seventh department, at the seat of learning. The University is working hard at establishing educational programmes focusing on risk, security and safety aspects, for example, an academic police training programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master Program in Fashion Marketing and Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

The Textile Management – Fashion Management program focuses on the fashion sector market, where the design process is crucial and brand building, business communication and marketing skills and understanding consumer behavior are also highly significant for the outcome. It will qualify you for employment in managerial and developmental roles within the textile and fashion industry and trade. [+]

If you want to learn more about marketing and consumer behaviour in relation to fashion and textile, then this is the education for you. Here, you gain fundamental knowledge in the textile value chain and specialise in marketing and communication.

This education gives you the tools to manage marketing and consumer behaviour in textile and fashion processes. You gain fundamental knowledge in how to manage textile value chains with a special focus on sustainability.

The Swedish School of Textiles is just the right place to study fashion. Here you find well-equipped labs, innovation, and research in technology as well as design, often conducted in collaboration with the industry. Since the Borås region is a textile region, there are good opportunities to collaborations, internships, and degree projects at nearby companies. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/... [-]


Master Programme in Textile Value Chain Management (2 years)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

This program will prepare you for employment in management or qualified research functions in all areas at a textile related company, for example, product development, manufacturing, trade and logistics. [+]

Want to learn more about sustainability in the textile value chain and how the different parts of this chain affect each other? Then this may be the education for you. Here, you gain fundamental knowledge in the textile value chain and specialise in management of different parts of the supply chain.

This education gives you the tools to manage marketing and consumer behaviour in textile and fashion processes. You gain fundamental knowledge about how to manage textile value chains with a special focus on sustainability.

The Swedish School of Textiles is just the right place to study fashion. Here you find well-equipped labs, innovation, and research in technology as well as design, often conducted in collaboration with the industry. Since the Borås region is a textile region, there are good opportunities to collaborations, internships, and degree projects at nearby companies. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/... [-]


MSc

Master Programme in Resource Recovery

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

The program is strongly connected to the research areas industrial biotechnology, energy recovery, and polymer materials. [+]

By studying on this unique Master’s programme in Resource Recovery, which is given by the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, your ability to analyze and resolve problems related to disposing, processing and recycling of residuals into useful products will be developed.

Such a useful and salable product can be an item to the automotive industry made from biological material which can easily be recycled. It could be biogas or ethanol to replace oil and petrol. Or electricity, heating and cooling produced sustainably by thermal treatment of waste. Why not fish feed in addition to solve a waste problem and also reduce the depletion of the oceans? Regardless of whether you will be working as a researcher or work in business and management and you will be a global community builder, with knowledge and skills to take on challenges in areas even not directly related to resource recovery.... [-]


Master

Master Program in Informatics (1 year)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Sweden Borås

The overall goal of the Master's program in Informatics is that students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the subject of informatics. [+]

Master Program in Informatics

The overall goal of the Master's program in Informatics is that students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the subject of informatics.After completion of the program, the student will show:Knowledge and understanding

knowledge and understanding in their major field of study, including both an overview of the field and deeper knowledge of certain parts of the field and insight into current research and development, deepened knowledge of methods applicable to informatics,

Skills and abilities

ability to integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information, ability to independently identify and formulate issues and to plan and to carry them out within specified time frames, ability to verbally and in writing, to present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work in other advanced contexts. Entry Requirements Bachelor’s degree, 180 credits, in Informatics (or equivalent). Verified knowledge of English corresponding to the course English B/6 in the Swedish Upper Secondary School. For further information about English language proficiency, please view:http:www.hb.se/en/International-student/Bachelor--Master-student/Application--Admission/Admission-process/English-language-proficiency/Examination A completed program leads to a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Informatics. Further information Teaching is normally in English. The course literature is in English. The training is mainly organized on campus, with elements of some courses that support flexible learning. The program provides national and international co-operation with relevant... [-]

Master Programme in Fashion and Textile Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

The Master’s Programme in Textile and Fashion Design aims to further develop and deepen your artistic, technical, theoretical and reflective skills and abilities as textile/fashion designers. [+]

Want to educate yourself in fashion and textile design? Are you looking for an education that encourages an experimental and exploratory approach? Then the Master’s programme in Fashion and Textile Design might be the education for you. In the schools laboratories, you get the opportunity to test many of your design ideas. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/

The Masters Programme in Textile and Fashion Design has two specialisations: Textile design and Fashion design.

FacilitiesThe Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here. The laboratories at the Swedish School of Textiles are well-equipped and staffed by highly skilled people with extensive experience in textile production. Here, the students work as independently as possible, and during the first semester of the programme optional introductory courses are given on how to handle the equipment.... [-]


Master Programme in Library & Information Science, Digital Library & Information Services

Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the digital sphere, and develop new digital services to satisfy the needs of their clientele. [+]

Master’s program: Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services

Would you like to work at the leading edge of information and library practice? Would you be interested in helping people to make sense of the cyberspace that is becoming so important in their work and lives? Do you want to have all the treasures of human knowledge, acquired through the ages, at your fingertips? This program will help you to choose your mission and place in life. It offers exciting possibilities of finding the job of your dreams. Digital library and information services in many different sectors, from public and academic libraries to global business and children’s libraries are now seeking staff who have been prepared to work in the digital environment. The knowledge and skills you acquire will be useful in any of these areas because of the pervasive and omnipresent nature of digital resources. You will be the one to lead people to the information they really need. Digital libraries are increasingly significant throughout the world in the provision of information not only to local audiences but internationally. They are developed by existing library services, by governmental and commercial organizations. Therefore, we offer this program on a part-time, distance learning basis, to answer the need for professional competence in this area, in a mode that is appropriate for anyone, anywhere in the world. ... [-]


Master Programme in Textile Engineering

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years August 2018 Sweden Borås

Get the skills in and become prepared for employment within management or qualified research functions in textile-related engineering, for example, material and product design and development, manufacturing, functional and interactive textile structures. [+]

This education is the only one in its kind in Scandinavia, and one of few in Europe. During the education, you develop your knowledge, skills, and assessment skills in textile technology. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/

Here, the starting point is textile fibres: What do they consist of, what significance do they have, and what could be done with them. This education links together and specialises in different elements that develop both theoretical and practical knowledge. One of these recurring elements throughout the education is the sustainable development perspective.... [-]


Master Programme in Textile Management (1 year)

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year August 2018 Sweden Borås

The Master’s Programme in Fashion Marketing is a response to the growing demands of the fashion industry for creative and skilled people. The challenges for fashion companies involve not only dealing with increased global competition. [+]

This education gives you a comprehensive overview of the textile field, suited for those with an education in, for example, economics, technology, marketing, or design. This programme serves as a preparation for a career in the textile and fashion industry.

The Swedish School of Textiles is just the right place to study fashion. Here you find well-equipped labs, innovation, and research in technology as well as design, often conducted in collaboration with the industry. Since the Borås region is a textile region, there are good opportunities to collaborations, internships, and degree projects at nearby companies. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/... [-]


Contact

University of Borås

Address University of Borås Allégatan 1
SE-501 90 Borås, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Website http://www.hb.se/en/International-student/
Phone +46-33-435 40 00