University of Borås

A unique, modern university located in a centre for Swedish commerce

What is the University of Borås best known for?

The University of Borås is known for its unique educational offerings, including some programmes that are only offered here. We’re particularly well-known for our School of Textiles, offering unique degree programmes and performing world-leading research within textile technology and design. Our research into the conversion of waste to energy at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery is also renowned.

Aside from our unique academics, we’re known for our green city. The beautiful Swedish countryside is always within easy reach. Borås is also famous for its many sculptures and street art.

What kind of programmes does the University of Borås offer?

We offer the following programmes taught entirely in English.

One-year master’s programmes:

  • Informatics
  • Textile engineering
  • Textile management

Two-year master’s programmes:

  • Textile engineering
  • Fashion and textile design, specialisation in fashion design
  • Fashion and textile design, specialisation in textile design
  • Fashion marketing and management
  • Textile value chain management
  • Informatics
  • Resource recovery
  • Library and information science, digital library and information services (internet-based)

What are ties to local industry like?

Borås is strategically located between Stockholm and Gothenburg, which is one reason why it’s home to 11,500 companies in a wide range of sizes and sectors. There is an enormous spirit of enterprise in Borås, and more than 500 new companies are set up here every year.

Borås is the Swedish centre for textiles and clothing companies. It’s also a city of commerce, with 1,500 import and export companies, and many well-known mail order and e-commerce companies are located here. Supporting these industries is a large number of companies working with logistics, distribution and marketing. Well-known companies located here include Ericsson, Volvo Bus Corporation, Parker Hannifin and H&M.

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