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History

Halmstad University has been an independent university with its own vice-chancellor since 1983. There have however been a number of important events before this. Here are some important milestones:

2010


The University receives the right to conduct research in the third cycle and to award doctoral degrees in two areas of excellence: Information Technology and Innovation Sciences. Karin Starrin was appointed new chairman of the board of governors and Carina Eriksson Ihlström the new pro-vice-chancellor

2009


As the first small university, Halmstad University has the right to examine master students in Business and Economics. The Health Technology Centre of Halland (Hälsoteknikcentrum Halland, HCH) starts. It's a three-year project financed by EU Structural Funds and the Halland Development Council. The project is being coordinated by Halmstad University.

2008


Halmstad University celebrates its 25th anniversary. The University receives the right to examine master students in health science. Science Park Halmstadexternal link is inaugurated.

2007


The University receives the right to examine master students in computer technology, and innovation and entrepreneurship. An agreement relating to research cooperation within medicine is reached involving Örebro
University and Skövde University.

2006


The newly-built Health and Sports Centre is inaugurated. Marita Hilliges is appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor.

2005


An agreement relating to research cooperation within engineering and technology is reached involving Örebro University and Skövde University.

2004


The University campus area is designated the Baertling Quarter, with a number of the artist Olle Baertling´s works of art on display.

2003


The UTexpo student fair breaks the record for exhibitors with over 160 degree projects on display.
The new student building is opened.

2002


The new student unionexternal link building is completed.

2001


The first students from the University´s teacher education degree programmes (upper primary, lower and
upper secondary school) graduate.

2000


The University is re-organized along inter-disciplinary schools.
New Vice-chancellor: Romulo Enmark.

1998


New Vice-chancellor appointed: Lars Fredén.
The University library is opened.

1997


The University is given permitted to establish a number of professorships.

1995


The College of Nursing is integrated with the University.

1994


The University receives the right to award master´s degrees.

1988


The University moves to Larsfrid in the eastern part of Halmstad.

1983


The formal year of inauguration. Halmstad University is established as an independent University. Vice-chancellor: Sven-Ove Johansson.

1982


The University is established in collective premises in west Halmstad.

1979


Pre-school teacher and innovation engineer degree programmes and courses begin.

1978


After-school assistant education begins as well as sports education in the form of individual courses.

1977


Higher education begins.

1975


The Swedish Parliament approves Halmstad as the site of a higher education institution.

1973


Pre-school teacher education begun as a pilot project.

1970


The N-committee was set up to pave the way for a university in Halmstad.
2008: Halmstad University celebrates it's 25th anniversary

2008: Halmstad University celebrates it's 25th anniversary

The gym

2006: The newly-built Health and Sports Centre is inaugurated.

Kåren

2002: The new student union building is completed

2000: New Vice-chancellor Romulo Enmark

2000: New Vice-chancellor Romulo Enmark

1988: The University moves to Larsfried

1982: The University moves to "Eketångaskolan"

1982: The University moves to "Eketångaskolan"

Updated 2014-01-09