Örebro University “Swedish: Örebro universitet” is a state university in Örebro, Sweden. Örebro commenced university level education in 1960s, after commencement of some university level courses in Uppsala University in Örebro. These activities provide base for establishment of an independent högskola (University College). This college was created in 1977 under the name Högskolan i Örebro (Örebro University College). This university college also integrated three other existing educational institutions in Örebro:
- The teaching seminar
- The sports college (founded in 1966)
- The social work college (founded 1967)
Government of Sweden granted privileges of university to this college in 1999. On March 30th 2010 University was granted the right to award medical degrees in association with Örebro University Hospital. This privilege turned this university in 7th medical school in Sweden.
English national football team Sven-Göran Eriksson and former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson are noted former manager of Örebro University. Persson is another name who studied sociology in Örebro 1969-1971. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine from university in early 2005. This caused censure both from within Örebro University itself and from representatives of other Swedish universities.
OVERVIEW OF ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
Örebro University is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden. They have 16,000 students and 1,200 staff. The university grants education and research in humanities, law, social science, science, technology, health care, medicine, education, music and sport science. The university offers 800 courses, 60 undergraduate programs and 30 postgraduate programs. For international students Örebro University offers a number of Master programs that are trained in English. If any university has an exchange agreement with Örebro University, its student can spend a semester or a full year with Örebro University.
Örebro University is a juvenile, up-to-the-minute and rapidly growing university with an ambitious agenda for the future. They are offering a diverse range of high-quality courses in English, in stimulating and supportive environment. This university offers first-rate facilities for both students and staff. Campus of Örebro University is situated three kilometres from the town centre. Örebro University host selection of cafés and restaurants as well as a large sports complex with a state-of-the-art workout centre. Several nationalities of staff and students in this university reflects international flavor of their campus.
This university is situated at the very heart of Sweden. Örebro is a dynamic and vibrant town closes by Lake Hjälmaren. Its prime location with Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo within easy reach makes it an ideal place to be. You can experience a unique sense of community as a student at Örebro University. You will also have easy access to a wide range of leisure activities and make friends for life.