Karlstad University is a young institution with a student body of around 16 000 and a staff of 1 200. The University offers around 70 study programmes at undergraduate and Master’s levels and 900 courses in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, education and nursing.
Research at Karlstad University is based on strong academic disciplines as well as multi-disciplinary research environments, where researchers from various fields collaborate on problems that are best solved with knowledge from many areas.

To a great extent, research is pursued in conjunction with companies, organisations and public authorities. We are striving to develop mutually beneficial knowledge without compromising the integrity and independence of research. As a University we are part the national and international research community. Through our contacts with researchers at other universities in Sweden and abroad we contribute to generating new knowledge of humanity and the world. Several of our research areas enjoy a high international reputation.

In order to further strengthen the quality of research at Karlstad University external experts have reviewed our research environments. The result was two research groups of excellence: Service Research Center, CTF and Computer Science, CS, and three strong research groups: Interact (molecular interaction), Culture Studies, KUFO, and Characterization and Modeling of Material, CMM.

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SE-651 88 Karlstad


+46-54 700 10 00

Head of public authority (President/Vice-Chancellor/CEO/DG):

Åsa Bergenheim



Press contact


Erika Jansson


+46-54700 15 93

Mobile phone:

+46-70 183 71 35