University of GÀvle has approximately 15 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 500 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment and in 2012 in the profile Health-promoting Working Life.

Earlier than the more traditional universities and higher education institutions, we have adapted the programmes to the demands of the market developing new types of teaching e g different forms of distance education. Today, University of GĂ€vle is one of Sweden’s leading higher education institutions when it comes to distance education.


SE- 801 76 GĂ€vle


+46-26 648500

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

Maj-Britt Johansson


Press contact


Ove Wall


+46-26 648 917

Mobile phone:

+46-70 157 91 10