University College of Gävle/Sandviken is established in 1977. Wenche Nerdrum-Ullman is the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. Now the University of Gävle is second best in Sweden among broad universities when it comes to the number of first-hand applicants to study programmes.
The University of Gävle offers you a creative place to study at an environmentally certified university where all programmes and courses are collated in the same place.
You may choose from around 50 programmes and close to 500 freestanding courses. Study full time or part time, evenings, through distance learning or over the Internet.
Further education is an engine of growth. Partly because research and PhD courses often lead to development and new thinking in working life and partly because it provides society with important competence. By collaborating with industry and the public sector the university can develop research and courses that meet the needs of the labour market.
At the Student Portal, you will find several web services that may be useful for you as a student.You can i.e.:
The municipality of Gävle offers incoming international students an accommodation guarantee. Register at Gavlegårdarna in order to receive queuing points. The longer you are registered, the more points you earn.You may also arrange accommodation through the Student Union or private housing.
At the university library you will find printed and electronic material relevant to your education and research. You will find course literature, dictionaries, reference works, periodicals, newspapers, essays and theses. The library catalogue is available online. The library is a suitable place to study as it has 500 study desks, 28 group study rooms and a quiet reading room.
The University has a number of computer classrooms for both lectures and self-studies. The main computer rooms are on level 1 in houses 11, 31 and 51. You can access them with your University Card.
Physical or mental stress can disrupt your study ability. The Student Health Care is a complement to the Health Care Centers which serve all citizens in the municipality. If you are in need of medical attention or pharmaceutical treatments you should turn to a Health Care Center first. The Student Health Care offers counselling with health care counsellors.
University of Gävle is beautifully located close to Gävle River within walking or biking distance to almost everything. Close to the centre, between green areas and the city. To walk from the train station to the higher education institution takes 25 minutes.
The closest neighbours are the Boulogner Forest, the wonderful urban park of Gävle, and the Business Park, where an important part of Gävle's industry is gathered under one roof.
On campus you will find a library, restaurant, café, the student union, Drivhuset and much more.
Gefle Student Union's main focus is to perform quality control of education, improve courses, the student social and working environment and that the student perspective permeates all the university's activities.
The student union can help students if they have questions concerning their time at the university or their studies but cannot help students with housing or jobs. The union arrange many different kinds of events where students can meet and socialize. To become involved in the Gefle Student Union is therefore a great opportunity to take part in and be able to influence student life and at the same tie get to know students studying other subjects.
Already in July 2004, as the second higher education institute in Sweden, the University of Gävle was environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. This certification comprises education and research in collaboration with the surrounding community.
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