Since being established in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study for about 16 000 students and has close to 800 employees. Our two campuses - one based in Falun, one in Borlänge - offer a wide range of educational opportunities.
We aim to promote an environment founded on the equal value of the individual. Everyone shall have access to higher education regardless of external factors. One facilitator of this is the fact we have developed our virtual campus to allow for flexible studies wherever you live and whenever you can study. We offer open-learning forums and environments that are web-based, with many of our resources being accessible 24 hours a day. Using digital technology, we have created sustainable, global meeting places that allow for personal development and educational opportunities.
The close collaboration we have with business and industry, including the public sector, means that our research is up-to-date and relevant. Applied research ensures that high quality is maintained. Our research profiles involve researchers from a number of departments as well as researchers from other institutes of higher education, in both Sweden as well as other countries.
Dalarna University is a small but vibrant institute of higher education that welcomes diversity and innovation. With a workforce of about 750 (full-time and part-time), it is one of the largest employers in the province of Dalarna.
The International Office is the first place to visit upon your arrival to Dalarna University. We are here to offer support and assistance for incoming and outgoing exchange students.
Our office also assists students from our partner universities as well as all students who are interested in taking part in exchange studies at our partner universities in other countries.
You are welcome to visit Student Counselling Services whenever you need someone to talk to about your studies specifically or simply life in general. Visits are free of charge, and all conversations are confidential. You can visit us on campus, online or by telephone.
Dalarna University works closely with two local housing companies: KopparStaden in Falun and Stora Tunabyggen in Borlänge. Most of the apartments that these companies rent out are located within a 30-minute walking distance from the respective campus.
You can book student accommodation once you have received a letter of acceptance (exchange students) or an admission letter (freemover students) from Dalarna University.
Students and staff at Dalarna University can use their keycards to borrow items at the library's self-service. You can also renew loans and reserve books using your user account. Our loan period is 21 days and all messages regarding your library account are sent to your university email address.
International students are also covered by Student IN insurancethat provides allregisteredinternational students with the same coverage.
The insurance provides registered international students coverage for medical expenses. It includes a certain level of accident coverage and applies 24-hours a day in Sweden.
About a 20-minute walk (1.5 kilometres) from central Falun sits Campus Falun, home to the School of Humanities and Media Studies and the School of Education, Health and Social Studies. It is close to the Lugnet Nature Reserve and a wide range of sporting facilities including ski trails and walking trails, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and indoor and outdoor tennis facilities.
Dalarna Student Union has a number of key functions: looking out for student social welfare; organizing activities and events; responding to questions about education; and networking with business and industry.
Members of the Student Union soon get to know other students through involvement in activities. They receive the Mecenat Card, the Swedish national discount card for students: with it, students receive discounts in many shops and businesses, as well as on trains and buses.
Dalarna University is accredited through the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.
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