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As a student, member of staff or alumnus at MDH you have access to the career portal, HigherEd, where you can apply for a placement or a job abroad. This service is provided by EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development), which is an organisation for Higher Education and companies in the field of business and economics, and of which the University is a member.

The Swedish Energy Agency is granting MDH 5.7 million SEK for a three-year project to investigate the technology for negative emissions, with the aim of achieving the goal of reducing the rate of increasing global warming. – These are extremely important questions for future sustainable energy supply, says Jinyue Yan, Project Manager and Professor of Energy Engineering at MDH.

For you who wants to park on a monthly basis at the parking at Tullgatan in Eskilstuna, a monthly ticket for each month is the only ticket that is acceptable. You preorder these tickets from Q-park. You do that by sending an email to

Vasja Çollaku, student at the Master’s programme in Software Engineering, has been awarded the title Mälardalen University Global Swede for 2018. As Global Swede Vasja will act as ambassador for Sweden, MDH and higher education, both in her home country Albania and in other countries where opportunities turn up.

Several websites have copied MDH external website through so-called search-result-creation. The webpages look just like but irrelevant texts and links have been added. The domain has nothing to do with MDH.

On April 4 a new computer club, called "The Club", will be opening at MDH. A place for students and researchers interested in the fields of computer science, embedded systems and software engineering.

Christian Pichot is a prominent researcher in microwave imaging, and during 2018 he will be a visiting professor in Embedded Sensor Systems for Health at MDH. During the year his focus will predominantly lie on research.

Multiple thefts and stealing attempts have occurred on campus Västerås lately. Keep in mind to not leave any valuables unattended. Not even for a moment or if being approached by people you don’t know.

Are you a student or member of staff at MDH and have an idea for a new product or service? In that case you can take part in Idélab's idea competition. The winner will among other things get support from Idélab to develop their idea.

Now you who are studying or working at Mälardalen university have the ability to download and install an applications for speech-synthesis and spell-checking without any cost.

The Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen) is supporting the venture Automation Region Research Academy (ARRAY), an industrial research school and unique cooperation platform for engineering research at Mälardalen University (MDH). This is an investment of 75 million SEK altogether, whereby the Knowledge Foundation is granting MDH 32 million SEK for the industrial research school ARRAY, which is being established together with ABB, Volvo CE, Skanska, Sandvik and First Control Systems. MDH and the companies are investing 14 and 29 million SEK respectively.

New technological advances, the short life cycle of products, and increasing demands for variation in the range of products are all characteristic of today’s rapidly changing market. This implies that the need of flexibility within the manufacturing industry is increasing. Narges Asadi is researching on what is characteristic of flexibility in assembly systems used by the manufacturing industry, and how product design can facilitate flexibility.

Now can everyone log in with their MDH account for access to Microsoft Imagine

After battery hassles, change of competition class and daytime temperatures of over 40 degrees, MDH Solar Car has got through 3 000 kilometres across Australia. Six days after the start the solar car rolled over the finishing line in Adelaide, in front of a cheering MDH team.

For a good three weeks the MDH Solar Team has been in Australia to prepare for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which started on Sunday 8 October. After several years’ work constructing a solar car, which is to take them across Australia, the time has now come for the competition.

Several of the study programmes that students at MDH read are interesting when the Volvo Group is to recruit employees. Therefore MDH students now have the opportunity to apply for the internship programme Volvo Group International Internship Program (VGIIP), an internship programme for students at specially selected universities and university colleges around the world.

The international students at MDH come from literally all over the world, both to do one or two semesters as exchange students or to study an entire programme. Meet Chan from Hongkong as we asked him some quick questions.

MDH has introduced a new study administration system. This means that certain functions in the student portal are linked further to another student interface.

From summer 2017 MDH has an agreement with Ricoh about printers. Through your own printer portal you can check your balance, see how many documents you have printed and how large the impact on the environment is from your print outs.

Mälardalen University (MDH) has been granted the EPAS accreditation for the the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management and the Master's programme in International Marketing. To become accredited is an indication that the programmes maintain high quality and stand up well from an international perspective.

Soumya Ahuja, exchange student from WeSchool in Bangalore, India, has been awarded the title Mälardalen University Global Swede for 2017. As Global Swede Soumya will act as ambassador for Sweden, MDH and higher education, first and foremost in her home country India, and later on where the future and career takes her.

For the sixth consecutive year, students from Mälardalen University (MDH) won first prizes in Euroweek, an international conference, which this year had representatives from 17 countries.

In April the verdict came from the Svea Court of Appeal on the question of the fee-paying student who is claiming a refund of her tuition fees from MDH. The University has now decided to appeal against the verdict to the Swedish Supreme Court.

Ulf Andersson, Professor of Business Administration, is the first person to be honoured with The Mentor Award, a new award instituted by MDH’s Doctoral Student Council.

Fifteen students from MDH participated in the ABB Challenge, and they did so with excellence! After several hours of hard work the five teams presented their innovative technical solutions praised by both the jury and the audience.

Each semester MDH arranges reception days at Campus Västerås, in order to welcome the new international students and give them an easier start of their stay here. This time some 50 students arrived and we talked a bit more with one of them.

Check your schedule which room you are writing your exam in!

Today, the 6 October, the Government has taken the decision to appoint Paul Pettersson as Vice-Chancellor of Mälardalen University. here he answers a few quick questions.

As from September 30 the University library will start to use a new library system and this will affect you as a patron in the following ways.

To get to know what the staff and students think of the service and support that Helpdesk and the IT Division give, a survey will be sent out to all staff and a selection of students through an email.

ABB will also this year award one student a scholarship within the field of robotics. All students at MDH, independent of what you’re studying, can apply for the scholarship.

At the end of September we are changing to a new library resource management system which means some limitations in our service.

Johannes Löfgren studies the engineering programme in product and process development at Mälardalen University (MDH). As of this fall he will also be part of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He has been selected for the post because he can add valuable competence to the counsel.

Today the verdict was delivered from the Västmanland District Court on the case of the fee-paying student who demanded a refund from the University of the tuition fees.

The World Environment Day was established after the UN's Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972 and is celebrated each year on 5 June around the world. In order to celebrate this year's World Environment Day the University restaurants at MDH will be serving a climate smart menu on Friday 3 June.

MDH student Branko Granula moved to Västerås from Bosnia and Herzegovina to study the Master’s programme in Software Engineering. Now he has been appointed as a Global Swede by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish Institute. As a Global Swede Branko will act as an ambassador for Sweden, Mälardalen University and higher education in his home country.

MDH is in the middle of a process of applying for EPAS accreditation for the International Business Management programme and the Master's programme in International Marketing. To become accredited is an indication that the programmes maintain high quality and stand up well from an international perspective.

For the fifth consecutive time, students from Mälardalen University (MDH) won first prizes in the annual international Euroweek conference, which this year had representatives from 17 countries.

The Swedish Higher Education Agency (Universitetskanslersämbetet, UKÄ) considers MDH’s specialist nursing programmes for anaesthetic care, intensive care and district nurses to be of ‘high quality’. – Our specialist nursing programmes are important for both the University and the region, so it is with great pleasure that we receive UKÄ’s announcement, says Paul Pettersson, acting vice-chancellor.

The application numbers have come in for the country’s university programmes and courses offered in the autumn, and more than 27,000 individuals have chosen an MDH programme. The healthcare programmes are in the lead with regard to first-choice applicants, and the new political science programme is very popular among prospective students, too.

MDH has been granted close on SEK 60 million by the European Commission to lead a research project that will develop future solutions for how industrial processes and power stations are to be optimised. The results can increase industrial production at the same time as less energy is used.

As a consequence of MDH being environmentally and work-environmentally certified, there will be an external review of the University’s efforts and achievements regarding a sustainable work environment between 10 and 15 March.

The 14 April you can attend a free seminar as an introduction om Matlab. It is Mathworks that give the seminar at MDH in Västerås.

Students from MDH and two other universities have collaborated with the Volvo Group and the waste recycling company, Renova. The result is a robot that automatically collects and empties refuse bins. A drone on the roof of the refuse truck scans the area and helps the robot to find the bins.

New year and some new databases are now available at the library's web page.

MDH is getting a campus licence for Matlab, which means that both staff and students at MDH can download and install the Matlab programme onto their private computers. Matlab is a programme and programming language from the MathWorks company and is primarily used for mathematical and technical calculations.

Extended loan period on all your loans (excluding reserved books) as from Tuesday December 1. Returning dates during week 2 except from reserved books that are on 2 week-loan.

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24 Nov 2015

The Volvo group idea contest INVOLVE is currently open for submission. One good idea is all it takes to have the chance of winning a trip to the USA, a master’s thesis position, summer internship or Volvo merchandise.

Our Christmas competition starts today! As from today and three more Mondays we have a search competition at Facebook where you can be the winner of a cinema ticket!

Friday, November 20, the silent reading room in Västerås is closed between 8.00-12.00 due to electrical work. In the afternoon the work continues on level 3 in the library. This means some disturbance in terms of noise level and that you may have to temporarily change study place while the work is in progress.

PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from 1946 until today. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

On Wednesday 4 November the steering committee for the Eskilstuna campus, reinforced by union representatives, the Chief Safety Officer, the Director of Human Resources and the Director of Campus Affairs, among others, went on a study visit to the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Library Search Lab

28 Oct 2015

It will not be possible to Book a librarian during week 46 and 47. Instead you are welcome to our drop-in where you can ask questions about information retrieval.

You can be the owner of a MDH coffee mug filled with Halloween candy!

To ensure that working with your MDH computer is safe, you need to change your password at least once a year, though preferably more often. You’ll receive an e-mail alert well in advance.

Library Search Lab

25 Aug 2015

It will not be possible to Book a librarian during week 36 and 37. Instead you are welcome to our drop-in where you can ask questions about information retrieval.

During the summer the Student Health Care in Eskilstuna moved to new premises at Drottninggatan 12.

The Student Centre in Västerås are closed on Thursday the 13th of August due to re-location. We open again in our ordinary facilities on Friday the 14th. We will be available via e-mail and telephone though and the Student Centre in Eskilstuna is open as usual

Thursdag 20 of August the library in Eskilstuna opens at 12.00 due to staff training. The library in Västerås is open 10.00-16.00.

During week 34 the library in Västerås are getting new furniture on all floors. This means that at the moment there are no computers available or access to seatings. There may also be some disturbance in terms of noise level. We apologize for this and hope for your understanding.

For the fourth year in succession students from Mälardalen University (MDH) won a first prize during Euroweek, an international project competition in which representatives from 19 countries participate.

Due to the amount of water in the basement, all serves at MDH have been affected. Blackboard is now up and running again which means that all systems are working.

An extensive water leak has occurred at MDH in Västerås. It has caused damage in the U-building on floor 1 and 2 and in the basement.

MDH student Peachadatorn ”Vicky” Prampipat has been appointed as a Global Swede by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish Institute. As a Global Swede Vicky will be a representative for Sweden in her home country Thailand and act as an ambassador for Sweden and higher education.

ABB is offering a scholarship to students at Mälardalen University (MDH). Every year, during a five-year period, a degree project or an idea related to robotics, and with a focus on technology and innovation, will be rewarded with ABB’s Robotics Scholarship worth 25 000 kronor per year. The scholarship is not linked to a specific programme and can be applied for by all MDH students, regardless of their specializations.

Each year MDH nominates an international student as Global Swede. The Global Swede will function as a link between Sweden and his or her home country and becomes a valuable representative for both MDH and Sweden. An official diploma ceremony hosted by representatives from the Swedish Government is held in Stockholm in May.

To clean out the bicycles that are parked at the campus Vasteras, the university's caretaker will mark up all the bikes with a piece of tape. The bikes that do not have an owner will be sent for recycling within three months. If you do you get a tape on your bike, remove it to let the caretaker know that the bike has an owner.

The application statistics for the spring term 2015 have come, and the positive trend in terms of increasing numbers of applicants continues. At MDH, the numbers have risen by almost four percent.

Universitetskanslersämbetet (UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority) has evaluated all university programmes in education, didactics, educational sciences and related fields of study. MDH is the only university in Sweden that received the ‘very high quality’ verdict for its bachelor in education.

At Mälardalen University (MDH), there are almost 550 students with different types of disabilities. Angela Andersson’s job title is Coordinator for Students with Disabilities, and her task is to make it possible for everybody to study at MDH.

You can win a book gift voucher. Competition ends on Friday September 12 at 12 o'clock.

An open and inspiring venue that harmonizes with the bathhouse. This is how Mälardalen University's new campus in Eskilstuna is described by the winner of the architectural competition.

For the fourth successive year, Trade Minister Ewa Björling confers the award Global Swede. At the diploma ceremony this year, Tina Ranic from Mälardalen University (MDH) is acclaimed together with 20 other visiting students at Swedish universities who have excelled in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Internet forums, blog comments and personal references are becoming more and more important as marketing tools. This is why students from the popular International Marketing programme at MDH have developed innovative campaigns which are based on personal connections and social impact.

As part of the creation of the new Eskilstuna campus, six architectural firm compete with their designs for the new campus area. The objective is for the new Mälardalen University (MDH) building to contribute in a positive way to the city centre and constitute a space for development and cooperation.

On Tuesday 15 April, Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding and Bombardier's CEO Klas Wåhlberg signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Through deepened cooperation regarding research and education Bombardier and MDH will jointly strengthen Sweden's competitiveness.

IT-Division is replacing the old student computers in University Library during April.

Now you can choose to download books from EBSCO eBook Academic Collection up to 365 days.

In order to create an attractive study environment, MDH is in the process of reconditioning some of the buildings in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

On Thursday, February 13, it's time for the annual job fair Högvarv. It's a fair for students and employers to meet, at MDH in Västerås. On account of this, a part of the parking space in Västerås will be reserved for the partners of Högvarv.

Today, MDH has launched a new interactive guide where students, alumni and employers can share their best tips - for life as a student in Eskilstuna and Västerås - but also for a successful career.

Eight MDH students have won third prize in the innovation contest Mälardalen Open. With their project Playground Energy, they would like to help children understand energy production through their own playing and moving around in playgrounds.

Each year Mälardalen University nominates an international student as Global Swede. The Global Swede will function as a link between Sweden and his or her home country, and will hopefully become an important connection for Swedish trade and industry in the future. The nominated student will be invited to a ceremony in Stockholm to receive the Global Swede diploma in May 2014 together with Global Swedes from other universities.

Then you are eligible to borrow digital talking books.

The university has been informed by the landowner Hemsö that Q-Park is now in charge of part of the parking area by the Västerås campus starting from 1 January 2014. This means that there are two different providers with different ticket systems, Q-Park and the City of Västerås. The parking permits of staff and students will remain valid. Please note that monthly tickets whoch were bought before the change of tickets system, are valid until 20 January, including within Q-parks area.

Alumnus of the Year at Mälardalen University 2013 is Ling Zhang. This was announced by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Paul Pettersson at a ceremony at MDH in Västerås.

Congratulations to Susanna, who took the best Instagram photo of the MDH Rookie period.

The new students have now arrived at MDH and last Thursday and Friday there were introductions for programme students.

Take pictures during the rookie period with your Instagram - and tag them with #mdhrookie to enter the competition.

Now it´s time to nominate candidates to the “Mälardalen University Alumnus/alumna of the year award”. You can nominate one or more candidates until Friday, September 6 at 17:00.

Swedish Engineers (Sveriges Ingenjörer) district Västmanland will, from autumn 2013, provide a scholarship to a student at Mälardalen University for the best thesis in the subject engineering.

On Thursday the Swedish Championships in Business and Economics begin in Halmstad and two teams from Mälardalen University will be participating.

Two students from Mälardalen University have won first prize for a study on marketing in social media, in an international contest held in Riga. The study shows that consumers are not interested in communicating with companies on Facebook.

We are introducing a new service in The Student Portal, “My certificates”, which makes it possible to download your transcript of records. Along with this we provide a web page where you can verify the transcript.

Today, 25 March, the Student Centre in Västerås has opened. At the Student Centre the University has gathered all the facilities, all the services and all the questions relating to your life as a student here at MDH. In Eskilstuna the Student Centre will open on 8 April.

Soon the Student Centre will be opening – 25 March in Västerås and 8 April in Eskilstuna. Because of this the School Receptions will close down in Västerås on Friday 22 March and in Eskilstuna on Friday 5 April. Therefore the University urges all students to fetch their exam papers and written assignments, old ones as well as new, from the appropriate School Receptions before they close down.

The Student Centre will soon become a reality! On account of the move to temporary premises the Infocenter will close at 13.00 on Friday 1 February. From 4 February - 25 March the Infocenter will be located in temporary premises in both Eskilstuna and Västerås.

From January 1st, Psychology and Sociology have a new host school at Mälardalen University.

Today the fire alarm sounded in the R building on campus Västerås. The reason for this was that the staff at Cafe Origo boiled syrup which boiled over and floated on the hob. No fire occurred, but it caused some smoke.

Welcome to apply to a course in Innovation Science and Management in Spring, that includes a 2-week visit to India. The course is free-of-charge, the trip to India is funded by MDH/STINT. The Indian part will be organized by our partner Welingar Institute of Management Research and Development in Mumbai and Bangalore. Goes Mobile

11 Oct 2012

If you visit using your mobile device after 16 October, some things may not look like you are used to. The page has been narrowed to fit the mobile phone, and the navigation manu has turned into a drop down menu.

Now you have as a student at the School of Innovation, Design and Technology (IDT) the opportunity to apply a very beneficial scholarship to study a semester in Brazil or in China.

The University’s programme catalogue has been nominated for the Swedish Design Prize competition – for the second year running! The programme catalogue has been nominated in the “Information Print” category.

Mikael Broman has been the new Chair of the Student Union since 1 July 2012. During the year he hopes to be able to contribute towards a more accessible University with a more active student life and a student union that the students feel they get support from.

A group of students from Mälardalen university compete with an underwater robot that they have built, in the 15th International RoboSub Competition, July 17-22, in San Diego.

Earlier this week MDH hosted an international visit by over 30 students and 10 teachers from three universities in Finland and Germany. They were here for an intensive course, “Shift It”, which deals with health-promotion in working life.

MDH received the highest grade for the Bachelor’s programme in Sociology from HSV’s (the National Agency for Higher Education’s) quality evaluation that was presented on 30 May. The University’s programme at Master’s level also got a good assessment regarding quality. - The assessments from the Agency are pleasing and a tangible acknowledgement of the fact that we, thanks to the skill of our teachers, students and our good relations with the region, offer education of high quality, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.

Today the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Agency) presented its quality evaluation for the country’s study programmes in Business Administration. MDH’s programme for Business Administration at first-cycle level was awarded the grade of high quality. However, the Agency sees certain deficiencies in the second-cycle programme. MDH is now to begin work to look over these deficiencies with a view to submitting to the Agency within a year a list of measures to be taken.

Four students from Mälardalen University have won the first prize in an international project competition at Euroweek in Holland. Altogether 118 students from 19 countries took part and the students from MDH came first in two out of three heats in the competition.

Since 1999 the Swedish National Union of Students, SFS, has been awarding the title of Student City of the Year. This year the award goes jointly to the cities of Västerås and Eskilstuna.

The results from the higher education evaluation undertaken by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (HSV) in accordance with the new system for quality control were presented today. In relation to the new criteria, the MDH programmes in Human Work Science and Psychology have received the high quality mark. However, HSV points out certain inadequacies in the study programmes for Economics and Management. MDH has been given a chance to take action to remedy these problems within the next twelve months.

Students from Mälardalen University have been nominated for a place in the final in the design competition Wonderful Garden, a competition about designing a garden product in plastic. The competition is arranged by The Swedish Plastics Industry Association, SPIF.

Christian Runius, a former student at Mälardalen University, recently won first prize for the best promotional product in the form of the credit card holder Thumb.

In January, 16 teacher students graduated at Campus Telge. The demand for their competence was very great and the preschools in Södertälje were quick in offering employment.

60 students are currently enrolled in Scandinavian Studies at Mälardalen University. They have come to Sweden in order to study the Swedish language and Swedish culture. Our Lucia Day celebrations are a good example: every year, the students rehearse Swedish Lucia songs and perform a highly appreciated Lucia procession for the staff at the School of Education, Culture and Communication. This year was no exception, and 17 Scandinavian Studies students from all over the world participated in the procession.

The programme catalogue which provides inspiration for studies in the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013 has just arrived from the printing office – and it has already attracted great interest.

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In the future, students’ roll-calls and introductory activities in connection with the start of the autumn semester will begin two days before the official start of the term.

The University will refurbish some of its premises in Västerås. Next week, work will start in the T-building (by the library), and some weeks later in the U- and R-buildings, too.

Eskilstuna Municipality and Mälardalen University both support a new location for the University’s activities. Today, an agreement of principle was signed about constructing a new campus in the city centre of Eskilstuna. - By gathering all our activities in one building, there will be more synergy between the different parts of the University, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.

Igår presenterade Högskoleverket (HSV) en rapport om att fusket på landets lärosäten har ökat kraftigt det sista året. Rapporten visar att MDH, tillsammans med Södertörns högskola, är det lärosäte som har flest fuskärenden i relation till antalet studenter. Enligt Högskoleverket är orsaken till ökningen det förbättrade arbetet som MDH gör mot fusk, inte att fler studenter faktiskt fuskar.

Following the excellent achievements of students at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) in Design Open, SCORE and Robot-SM competitions in the previous academic year, the great student achievements continue.

On 28 June the National Agency for Higher Education (HSV) decided to grant degree-awarding powers to Mälardalen University, for both the Special Education programme and the Special Needs Education programme. - The decision was very pleasing, though not unexpected, says Karin Röding, Vice-Chancellor of Mälardalen University. The University has both the experience and the prerequisites for these programmes and as soon as this autumn will be receiving the first 64 programme students.

Yesterday about 100 MIMA* students gathered in the Omega room for the annual MIMA Alumni Ceremony.

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education decided today to grant Mälardalen University degree-awarding powers for preschool teacher education, which means that we can offer the programme as planned in the autumn.

Two of Mälardalen University’s international students, Albert Franklin Bayeck and Mahgol Amin, have been appointed as Global Swedes by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As Global Swedes, they will represent Sweden in their home countries and function as ambassadors for Sweden and Swedish higher education.

Students Emelie Wong and Torbjörn Johansson from Mälardalen University, together with senior lecturer Magnus Hoppe, have won second prize for their well-presented project at this year’s Euroweek. In total, 150 students participated in the international contest, and 21 projects competed on the theme Water, which is where our students won their prize.

This year, on the second Student Contest on Software Engineering (SCORE), organized by the most prestigious conference in Software Engineering, ICSE'11 (International Conference on Software Engineering) MDH:s two student teams, running projects at Distributed Software Development (DSD) Course have reached the final and will present their projects at ICSE'11 on Hawaii in May.

On Saturday, 9th of October 2010, a major upgrade of the University data network is to take place. This will cause the local data network at MDH to be inaccessible on Saturday 9th of October 2010.

Cathrine Åsklint, 26, is the new chairman of Mälardalen Student Union. For Cathrine the Student Union fills an essential role in its work to improve the students' situation. During her term as chairman she strives to clarify, further develop and promote the organization.

On Friday the MIMA students at Mälardalen University participated in a ceremony to celebrate that they have finished their studies at the university.

A common print and copying system for students and staff at the university will be introduced at the University during next week (week 17). The new printers are already in operation in Eskilstuna and now they will be introduced in Västerås.

Södermanland County Council offers students at Mälardalen university to get vaccinated against the new influenza (influenza type A H1N1).