Kristianstad University

A modern university with a friendly spirit

Campus location

What’s Kristianstad University best known for?

Kristianstad University – HKR for short – is situated in the south of Sweden. It was founded in 1977, but our roots can be traced back to 1835 and the start of the teacher training programme. We are proud of our 14 000 students and the diversity they represent. Our campus is concentrated to one location with easy access to nature and culture. Kristianstad is a small but historic city that dates back to the 1600s. Here you can enjoy locally produced food, historic buildings and a range of sporting and cultural activities. Wide beaches and blue sea are only 20 minutes from campus. By train, you can easily reach the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, and from here travel onwards to the rest of Europe and the world.

What kind of programmes does Kristianstad University offer?

We offer several bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English.

Bachelor’s programmes in:

  • Computer science and engineering
  • Software development

Master’s programmes in:

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Health science
  • Food and meal science

What’s the alumni network like?

Read more about our alumni at Meet international alumni at HKR↗️.

What are the main local industries?

Main local companies include the Absolut Company, Lyckeby Culinar and Knauf Danogips.