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:
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
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.
Halmstad University celebrates its 25th anniversary. The University receives the right to examine master students in health science. Science Park Halmstad is inaugurated.
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.
The newly-built Health and Sports Centre is inaugurated. Marita Hilliges is appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor.
An agreement relating to research cooperation within engineering and technology is reached involving Örebro University and Skövde University.
The University campus area is designated the Baertling Quarter, with a number of the artist Olle Baertling´s works of art on display.
The UTexpo student fair breaks the record for exhibitors with over 160 degree projects on display. The new student building is opened.