“BI4E willfurther develop and refine the University of Skövde’s internal support in research and innovation. We believe that the common goals within the alliance will improve our readiness to meet the challenges of digital transformation and the work towards a more sustainable development. BI4E will also contribute to make the University of Skövde, and the surrounding region, more attractive on the international arena”.
Jill Elmshorn. Communications Officer at the Dep. of Research Administration, Collaboration and Innovation of HiS.
University of Skövde
From Bioscience to Game Development: A Dynamic and Diverse Institution in the Heart of Sweden
The University of Skövde is a state university in Skövde, a city in southwestern Sweden. It was established in 1977 and granted university status in 1983. The university has over 10,000 students and offers 35 undergraduate and 24 graduate programs in five schools: Bioscience, Business, Health Sciences and Education, Engineering Science, and Informatics. The university’s motto is “You create reality,” which reflects its vision of being an innovative and dynamic institution that fosters excellence in education and research.
The University of Skövde has a modern and welcoming campus occupying the former Göta Logistic Corps barracks in central Skövde. The campus has several buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning, and research facilities. The campus also hosts Sweden Game Arena, a leading platform for game development education and research, and Science Park Skövde, an incubator for start-ups and innovation projects.
The University of Skövde is known for its high-quality programs that combine theory and practice in various disciplines. Some of its distinctive programs include Computer Game Development, Bioinformatics, Data Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Infection Biology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Teacher Education with International Profile, and Nursing with Specialisation in Prehospital Emergency Care.
The University of Skövde also conducts internationally competitive research contributing to scientific advancement and societal development. The university has six research centers that focus on areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Systems Biology (SysBio), User-Centred Product Design (UCDP), Health Technology (HT), Learning Informed by Science (LIS), and Digital Narration: Games and Cultural Heritage (DIG). In addition, the university collaborates with other academic institutions, industry partners, public organizations, and civil society actors to conduct interdisciplinary and applied research that addresses current and future challenges.
The University of Skövde is a vibrant and diverse community that welcomes students and staff from different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. The university provides various support services and activities to enhance the student experience and promote personal and professional growth. The university also encourages internationalization and mobility by offering exchange programs, summer courses, double degrees, joint degrees, and online courses with partner universities worldwide.
The University of Skövde is where students can create their reality by pursuing their academic interests, developing their skills, exploring new opportunities, and impacting society.