Several of the study programmes and courses offered at Mid Sweden University are unique in Sweden and many of them have a great number of applicants. One of Mid Sweden University’s characteristics is our focus on e-learning and distance education, which makes higher education a possibility for more people.
Research and collaboration with trade and industry and different organizations are important parts of our activities, as it provides our students with an education close to reality and valuable placements. At the same time, companies and organizations are provided with the latest research and are able to recruit highly qualified personnel.
Research at Mid Sweden University keeps developing positively. It shows when you look at the international standard of more and more of our research environments, the increasing share of external funding and the fact that we take up more and more space as a partner in different innovation environments.
Mid Sweden University researchers want to do good. Therefore, most of our research is conducted in cooperation with the surrounding society. At our university there is a natural link between education and research. It’s not only good for the students at the university; it also develops us and the region in which we operate.
Centers and Institutes
The research centers are the centers for high quality research in the profile areas, but they also serve as a platform for collaboration with financiers and other interested parties.
CER – The Centre for research on Economic Relations (CER) conducts industry-oriented research on economic relations of companies and individuals, preferably in the banking, insurance, pension, audit and property industries.
DEMICOM – conduct research on democracy and communication in the digital community.
ETOUR – The European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) at Mid Sweden University develops and communicates scientific knowledge about tourism and travel.
Fibre Science and Communication Network (FSCN) – is a multi-disciplinary research centre which develops research that improves the forest industry’s profitability and create new applications and business opportunities based on sustainable bio-materials from the forest.
Risk and Crisis Research Centre (RCR) – develops and communicates knowledge about risk, crisis and security.
Sports Tech Research Centre – is a multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on applied science within the field of sports and product development.
Sensible Things that Communicate (STC) – develops sensor-based systems and services in electronics and computer science with a focus on industrial IT and digital services. STC is a part KK-Environment funded by the Knowledge Foundation.
The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (SWSRC) – is one of Sweden’s leading environments for sports-based research. SWSRC has an excellent foundation in the form of unique laboratories, successful research groups, skilled staff and close cooperation with external parties, as well as a good international reputation.