Collaboration self-evident part of education and research

MDU is founded on collaboration and people say that it is in the University’s DNA. When the University was founded in 1977 it fulfilled several needs in the region, and close cooperation with both the private and public sectors was quickly developed.

Today collaboration is a self-evident part of education and research. The University also has several strategic collaboration projects and collaboration agreements with companies and the public sector.

Continuing professional development and lifelong learning for professionals

Mälardalen University offers online courses enabling students and professionals in the manufacturing industry to quickly gain new competence in Applied AI, Environmental and Energy Engineering, Software and Computer Systems Engineering.

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Let a student do the work

A student has new research-based knowledge and can often come with new approaches, solve problems and develop the organisation.

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Support Mälardalen University

MDU is one of Sweden’s foremost HEIs when it comes to collaboration. Together with the public and private sectors, the University contributes with its education and research towards the development of society. But your support is needed. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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Externally employed doctoral students

An externally employed doctoral student is a research student who is employed in a company or municipality and who carries out research studies during employment. If employed in a company the doctoral student carries out research studies within this employment, while a doctoral student in a municipality carries out research studies at the University and at the same time works within the municipality. Research studies may be carried out either full time or part time.

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The Career Plaza

If you wish to recruit employees or make an appearance on campus, the Career Plaza at MDU can offer you a great variety of free services. The Career Plaza acts like a broker’s and helps to arrange meetings and create contact between employers and students.

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Get to know a student and share your experiences. Offering to be a mentor gives you, as a leader of operations, a valuable insight into the academic world. You will also get the chance to develop your leadership qualities and you can broaden your network of contacts with other mentors.

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Students in demand on the labour market

By these close links to employers the students already gain valuable contacts with future employers during their studies. The University further develops and creates new study programmes together with companies and the public sector. In this way the study programmes attain high quality and are up to date. The students also acquire the skills that are needed on the labour market.

Lifelong learning for employees

MDU aims to be an attractive employer, and through close contacts with the surrounding community the University is a workplace full of inquisitiveness and knowledge. By collaborating with the surrounding community the employees gain valuable contacts, new perspectives and opportunities. At the University there exists an atmosphere of social involvement, and through contacts with the surrounding community this involvement is strengthened and developed.

Knowledge of benefit to society

It is MDU's mission to develop new knowledge and to disseminate this to the outside world. The University contributes to the growth and sustainable development of society and ensures that research-based knowledge is part of the public debate. Together with friends outside the University’s walls, the University identifies societal challenges and finds solutions. A part of this is to ensure that research findings are of concrete benefit to society.

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