Mälardalen University started on the 1st of July 1977, as a direct answer to the region's demand for education and research. MDH therefore turns 40 in 2017. We celebrate this during the whole year with several activities and festivities.


The best interests for the region

With the municipalities and county councils in Eskilstuna and Västerås we focus on schools, health care, sustainable city development and the workforce of the future, thanks to our Social contract.

Our logotype

Our logotype is created by one of our teachers, Jan Brandt, It symbolizes our two campus cities and is made of two sails and the water of Mälaren.

We focus on environment and health

MDH was the first university in the world to be environmentally ceritifed in 1999. In 2006 we was the the first university in Sweden to be certified for our work environment.

Västerås celebrates

We are not alone to celebrate our birthday 2017. In Västerås several other birthdays are being celebrated. ICA, HM, the first pizza in Sweden and the cathedral are some of them.