Kristianstad University Sweden

Introduction

Kristianstad University was founded in 1977. Today there are about 14,000 students at the campus, situated just 10 minutes from the town centre. On the campus you have access to inspiring meeting places and a wide range of services within a short walking distance.

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.

HKR:s Campus

At the University Campus you can find everything you need within a short walking distance. There is a library, a restaurant, a café, the Student Union, health centre and student dormatories all in one place.

In the middle of the campus you will find a spacious library with study rooms, computer rooms and open spaces where you can read or relax.

HKR in short

Kristianstad University, in southern Sweden, was founded in 1977, but in this region we can trace our roots way back for teacher's training (1835), nurses (1893) and engineers (1912).

  • Kristianstad University was founded in 1977
  • Approximately 14,000 students
  • Approximately 500 employees
  • 7 programmes and 100 courses for international students
  • A total of 45 programmes and 450 courses

About Sweden

Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with varied scenery and a varied climate. From north to south you can find extensive forests, numerous lakes and a long coastline. The landscape as well as the climate change a lot, from the cold and wild regions of the north to the milder and flatter landscape of the south.

About Kristianstad

Situated in the north eastern part of Skåne, Kristianstad is the main centre of the region. The town combines the modern and the old and is situated in an area of great natural beauty. Kristianstad is also known for its cosy cafés, restaurants and shops.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Swedish

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Business Administration specializing in International Business and Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Kristianstad

This one-year programme aims to give you the competencies and skills necessary for working with international business and marketing in a broad range of multinational and national companies, both in Sweden and abroad. [+]

Business has become increasingly international in character in recent decades, and international commerce now accounts for a large and growing proportion of overall commercial activity. An increasing number of companies, small, medium-sized and large, are now affected by international events and competition. This is a development that demands knowledge and professional expertise in the field of international business and marketing. This one-year programme aims to give you the competencies and skills necessary for working with international business and marketing in a broad range of multinational and national companies, both in Sweden and abroad. The programme emphasizes the importance of marketing and internationalization for different types of organizations and includes advanced courses in transactional and relationship marketing as well as courses in corporate governance and strategy, which are based on current research and practical case studies. This focus on both research and practice creates opportunities for you to work in both industry and academia. The programme concludes with a thesis project, which aims to develop and strengthen your ability to analytically and critically reflect and solve problems related to international business and marketing. In the multicultural learning environment provided by this programme, students will be prepared for work in international teams. Graduates can expect to find employment in any number of industries and professional organizations, ranging from multinational companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. The studies are full-time for one year. Overall educational goals The MSc in Business Administration specialising in International Business and Marketing provides a general academic training in... [-]

Master

Master in Sustainable Water Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Kristianstad

Degradation of water and water resources is a worldwide issue. Given the importance of water to socio-economy, human and ecosystem health, an integrated approach is required if sustainable development is to be achieved. [+]

Why? Degradation of water and water resources is a worldwide issue. Given the importance of water to socio-economy, human and ecosystem health, an integrated approach is required if sustainable development is to be achieved. Who? You can be a Bachelor graduate or a practitioner with either environmental or technical backgrounds. You must be interested in advancing your water management skills, as well as developing your capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment. It is important to note that this Programme does not intend to make an "ecologist" out of an "engineer", or an "engineer" out of an "ecologist". It however explicitly ensures that you deepen your water skills by integrating key knowledge complementary to your own field of study, and by deepening your own professional competences. What? You will acquire an ability to identify, define and discuss the potential impacts human activities have on the various aquatic ecosystems, as well as a capacity to identify, formulate and make a case for suitable water management in both developed and developing economies. You will use both ecological and engineering principles in developing prevention, mitigation and restoration measures that take into consideration socio-economical and public health issues. How? You will deal with problem solving and interdisciplinary cooperation on a daily basis. You will be immersed in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment (over 12 nationalities have so far attended this programme). We use a learning-by-doing approach, so you will have "hands-on" field and laboratory projects, seminar-based discussions and mini-workshops where you will... [-]

One Year Master Programme in Computer Science with Specialization in Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Kristianstad

The one-year Master’s programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop embedded systems individually and in groups. The aim is to enable students to develop the specialised knowledge and skills in computer science needed to be able to individually structure and analyse issues on the basis of current and relevant computer science theory focusing on embedded systems. [+]

An embedded system is a computer system designed for specific control functions within a larger system, often with real-time computing constraints. The embedded systems can be found in numerous products and they are playing an ever-increasing role in our society. The programme provides theoretical as well as practical aspects of the development of embedded systems. Special focus is on the integration of software and hardware components. Based on the concepts of Signal Processing, Wireless Communications and Ubiquitous Computing you will develop a distributed embedded system with good performance and security. Embedded systems are widespread in the world, in consumer, industrial, commercial and military applications. Microprocessors are fast becoming ubiquitous, and many of the commonplace gadgets in your house and car rely on them. After this education you can work in industries as an embedded system developer as well as in research. The studies are full time and consist of lectures, exercises and laboratory experiments. In one of the courses you work in a team to develop knowledge and understanding of the development of embedded systems. Overall educational goals The one-year Master’s programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop embedded systems individually and in groups. The aim is to enable students to develop the specialised knowledge and skills in computer science needed to be able to individually structure and analyse issues on the basis of current and relevant computer science theory focusing on embedded systems. Furthermore, students are expected to be able to report their... [-]

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