Three goals show what Halmstad University is striving towards, how the University wants to profile itself and develop in the next ten years. To each of these goals, a number of strategies or activities are connected, to more concretely describe what the University will do long-term to achieve these goals.

Providing students with a top-quality university experience

The students at Halmstad University are respected, sought after and appreciated thanks to their experience, knowledge and capacity for critical thinking. The study programmes and the students’ overall experience of the University are characterised by excellence, sustainability, international perspectives, collaboration and relevance to society.

Students interact with knowledgeable and dedicated teachers and researchers who use innovative teaching methods and university-adapted pedagogics to provide education of the highest quality. Students and employees thrive and work together in creative, dynamic multidisciplinary laboratories and learning environments. Research, education and collaboration enrich each other and create lively and international knowledge arenas. The students experience dynamic and engaging student activities. The students have considerable power to influence their study programmes and are challenged in their own development. The study environment is characterised by good service, efficient support and positive interaction with University personnel.

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A creative and innovative university

The research and third-cycle education of Halmstad University is characterised by international excellence within profiled areas with high societal relevance. Innovation and value-adding are significant components of Halmstad University’s education and research.

The research done at Halmstad University helps to identify ways of solving the challenges facing society and is often conducted in close collaboration with external players without any loss of integrity or critical approach. The students study in an international environment which promotes creativity, innovation, capacity for collaboration and intercultural skills. Halmstad University’s internal culture is characterised by creativity, openness and the ability to bring about change. Arenas for meetings that cross subject and organisation boundaries create unique opportunities for collaboration and successful profiling.

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Collaboration for mutual vitality and benefit

Halmstad University is one of Sweden’s most successful higher education institutions with regard to collaboration where education and research add value which promotes the development of society and individuals. Collaboration at regional, national and in­ternational level are of benefit to all parties and promote relevance, vitality and profile development.

The collaboration linked to Halmstad University’s education and research is charac­terised by both flexibility and a systematic approach. Collaboration adds value for all students, employees and partners, making Halmstad University a very attractive collaboration partner. The University’s collaboration creates the necessary prerequisites for the development of the academic community, trade and industry, and the public and non-profit sectors.

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”We make each other better”

A prerequisite for reaching our goals is that Halmstad University is characterised by a respectful, sustainable and inclusive culture. Employees with different competencies and roles work together and with the students under the motto ”We make each other better”. Halmstad University’s employees have the necessary prerequisites to establish and take responsibility for a good work environment and workplace culture. The University’s working methods, organisation and routines free up time for quality assurance management and higher levels of reflection and creativity.