The University of Kalmar. www.hik.se. THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN. “The royal motto: ”For Sweden - with the times” Anthem: “Thou ancient, thou free” Capital (and largest city): Stockholm Official language: Swedish Government: Representative parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
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“Sweden is 1,600 kilometres from the south to the north. This means that the nature varies in different parts of Sweden. Cultivated land accounts for some eight per cent of the area, as do fells and mountains. Urban settlements occupy a few per cent. The rest, half the country, is covered by forest. Sweden has a lot of water. There are 96,000 lakes, large and small, which together with the nations\' wetlands cover approximately one fifth of the country\'s surface.”(http://www.internat.naturvardsverket.se)
South of Sweden
- 2 million inhabitants
- 8 universities
- Over 100 000 students
The University of Kalmar
The University plays a central role in the development of Kalmar County.
Kalmar is a town with a tradition of learning. The Navigation School was established in 1842 and teacher training started in 1843. The University of Kalmar was officially established in 1977.
Today, the University has a range of almost 50 degree programmes and over 300 courses to offer within natural sciences, technology, computing, economics, tourism, social science, the humanities, behavioural science, health care, maritime subjects, design and media and teacher training.
These are the future profile areas of the University:- Life and Environment- Health and Medicine- Culture and Economy
About 200 incoming foreign students this year
Over 100 partner universities for student and staff exchange
Most partner institutions are European
The University aims to expand its international network outside Europe