Kristianstad University

Coordinates: 56°02′51″N 14°08′47″E / 56.04740°N 14.14638°E / 56.04740; 14.14638

Kristianstad University
Högskolan Kristianstad
Established1977
ChancellorLars Carlsson
Students12 000
Location
Kristianstad
,
Sweden
Websitewww.hkr.se

The Kristianstad University (Swedish: Högskolan Kristianstad) is a university college (högskola) in Kristianstad, Sweden.[1]

Established in 1977, Kristianstad University is one of the newest Swedish institutions of higher education. However, higher education in the region is much older. Teacher education can be traced back to 1835. A training course for nursing was started in 1893. Technical education was established in 1912.

Despite the young age of the institution of Business Administration the BSc programme in business administration is ranked top 3 in the country by the Swedish Council of Higher Education since 2012 (ranked 1st 2012 and 2017). A master thesis done in Stockholm School of Economics ranks Kristianstad’s programme as #2 behind the first mentioned.

In 1995, Kristianstad University moved into the present main campus. The college has 12 000 students in various fields of study.,[2] Programmes and courses are offered in teaching, behavioural, social, natural and health sciences, business administration and engineering.

Academic Departments[edit]

Faculty of Health Science[edit]

Education and research is conducted at the Faculty of health science within four departments:

  • Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Department of Oral Health
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Social Sciences

Faculty of Natural Science[edit]

Education and research are conducted at the faculty within three departments:

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Food and Meal Science
  • Department of Environmental Science and Bioscience

Faculty of Education[edit]

Education and research is conducted at the faculty within five departments:

  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Mathematics and Science Education
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Educational Sciences specializing in Pre-School and After School Care, Teaching and Learning
  • Department of Educational Sciences specializing in Primary and Secondary School, and Special Needs Education

Faculty of Business[edit]

Education and research is conducted at the faculty within three departments:

  • Department of Business
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Work science

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Kristianstad University Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine, Kristianstad University, accessed 2010-11-03
  2. ^ About Kristianstad University Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine

About Kristianstad University

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