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About Mälardalen University

MDH is Sweden’s largest university college and has campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Around 20 000 students study courses and programmes in Design and Communication, Economics, Healthcare, Education, Engineering, Chamber Music and Opera.

At MDH research is carried out in many disciplinary domains to solve problems in society, whereby research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent. MDH enjoys a close collaboration with the private and public sectors, which contributes towards the better health of people and a more sustainable planet. The University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.


  • Students: 19 900
  • Study programmes: 58
  • Courses: 1 026
  • Teaching staff: 523


At MDH research is conducted in six research specialisations that promote knowledge and development, for Swedish industry and peoples’ welfare, but also for solving the many challenges facing society:

  • Future Energy
  • Healthcare and Welfare
  • Embedded Systems
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Innovation and Product Realisation
  • Educational Sciences and Mathematics

The research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent, and research in Embedded Systems is ranked internationally among the best in the world.

  • Doctoral students: 221
  • Professors: 60
  • International agreements: 140 across the globe


MDH is one of Sweden’s foremost HEIs in terms of collaboration, which is a natural part of the University’s DNA. The University was established in 1977 as a result of collaboration with industry. This approach has been developed over the years, and today the University has several strategic collaboration agreements and projects in place with both the private and public sectors. Collaboration is an integral part of our education and research at MDH.

Our strategic collaboration partners: ABB, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Alstom, Eskilstuna Energi & Miljö, Eskilstuna Municipality, Mälarenergi, Region Sörmland, Region Västmanland, VafabMiljö, Volvo Construction Equipment, Sparbanken Rekarne and Västerås City.

MDH operates the following centres of expertise and collaboration platforms: The Arena for Health and Welfare Engineering, Automation Region, Idélab, Mälardalen Industry Technology Center (MITC), the Social Contract, the Sörmland Contract, the Growth Engine, Robotdalen and Västerås Science Park.

Study at MDH

MDH's degree programmes

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Research for value and benefit

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MDH – the Co-producing University

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An International University

International activities are very important at Mälardalen University and the co-production profile is as important in the international activities,

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Work environment

In 1999 MDH became the first higher education institution (HEI) in the world to be environmentally certified, and in 2006 the University also became the first in Sweden to be work environment certified.

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Sustainable development

Our commitment to sustanability continues to grow. In 2019, MDH signed the Climate Framework along with 35 other Swedish universities.

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