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guiding principles and vision
Guiding principles and vision

Guiding principles

  • Scientific and Educational Expertise
  • Internationalization
  • Regional Benefit


Mälardalen University is to be a modern, flexible university that focuses on programs which lead to employment and provide useful solutions at the cutting edge of research on the basis of unique global-local collaboration and academic excellence.


MDU in numbers

1977 Mälardalen University is founded

65Study programs on basic and advancedlevel

12International Master Degree Programs (MIMA)



50 Full professors

13 000 Students


Prioritized areas in research and education

  • Embedded Systems
  • Innovation and Product Realization
  • Environment, Energy and Resource Optimization
  • Sustainable Development and Working Life
  • Didactics and Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Health and Welfare

The co-productionuniversity

  • The study programmes are developed and evaluated with representatives from trade, industry and the public sector.
  • The students havepractical elements in theireducation.
  • MDU has an Idealabwhere students, teachers and staff get support to createtheirowncompanies
  • MDU worksclosely with the regional Technology Parks
  • Regional benefit is one of the guidingprinciplewhen it comes to research.
  • The Campus cities and MDU cooperatewithin the areas of education, welfare and the future´slabor.
a researching university that has
A researching university that has…
  • about 200 doctoral students
  • about 50 full professors
  • a large proportion of external research funding
  • some ten research teams in technology of internationally recognized quality
  • close, extensive co-operation with trade and industry and the public sector

Environmentally certified university

  • Environmentally certified since 1999
  • Work environmentally certified since 2006
  • The University promotes sustainable development in:
  • In 2010, the first university in Sweden to receive the grade A for its internal quality systems
  • education and research
  • community and enterprise relations
  • day-to-day work

The international university

  • Mälardalen International Master Academy (MIMA)
  • 1000 international students come to MDH eachyear, of which 40 procent come from the partner universities of MDU
  • Teacher and student exchanges over the world, through approx. 300 agreements
  • Coordinator of 3 Erasmus Mundus programmes
  • International collaborate research projects and an increasing number of EU-projects.

To be a student at Mälardalen University

  • Creativestudyenvironment
  • Library at bothcampuses
  • Special support services for students with disabilities
  • The Student Union
  • Guaranteedaccomodation
  • Free travelbetween the campuses