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Type  Public
Administrative staff  1 100
Location  Örebro, Örebro, Sweden
Phone  +46 19 30 30 00
Vice Chancellor  Johan Schnürer
Students  17,000 (FTE, 2014)
Total enrollment  17,000 (2010)
Founded  1977
Örebro University
Established  1977 (college) 1999 (university)
Address  Långhuset, Fakultetsgatan 1, 702 81 Örebro, Sweden
Motto  Dulce est sapere (knowledge is sweet)
Notable alumni  Göran Persson, Fredrick Federley, Elisabeth Svantesson, Johan Dennelind, Mats Jansson
Similar  Linköping University, Uppsala University, Mälardalen University College, Karlstad University, Umeå University

Örebro University (Swedish: Örebro universitet) is a state university in Örebro, Sweden.


University-level education in Örebro started in the 1960s, when Uppsala University started to offer some courses in Örebro. On the basis of these activities, an independent högskola (university college) was created in 1977 under the name Högskolan i Örebro (Örebro University College). This university college also incorporated three other existing educational institutions in Örebro: the teaching seminar, the sports college (founded in 1966) and the social work college (founded 1967). Örebro University College was granted the privileges of a university by the Government of Sweden in 1999, becoming the 12th university in Sweden.

On 30 March 2010 the university was granted the right to award medical degrees in collaboration with Örebro University Hospital, making it the 7th medical school in Sweden. Örebro University co-hosts the Centre of Gender Excellence established by the Swedish Research Council.

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In 1967, Uppsala University established a branch in Örebro, the College of Social Sciences. In 1977, Örebro University College was established through a merger of the Uppsala University branch in Örebro, the Preschool Teaching Seminary, and the College of Physical Education and Sport Science. In 1999, the university college was granted the status of a university by the Government of Sweden and opened by Prime Minister Göran Persson on 6 February 1999.


  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Science
  • School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Law, Psychology and Social work
  • School of Music, Theatre and Art
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Swedish Business School
  • Rectors

  • Thore Hammarland (1977–1978)
  • Stefan Björklund (1978–1982)
  • Anders Stening (1983–1989)
  • Ingemar Lind (1990–1999)
  • Janerik Gidlund (1999–2008)
  • Jens Schollin (2008–2016)
  • Johan Schnürer (2016-present)
  • Alumni

  • Stefan Borsch, Vocalist, Vikingarna (1973–1979)
  • Lars Joel Eriksson, Politics editor, Skånska Dagbladet
  • Fredrick Federley, Member of Parliament, Centre Party
  • Ulrika Knape, Olympic medalist in diving (1972 and 1976)
  • Pernilla Månsson Colt, Television host
  • Göran Persson, Swedish Prime Minister (1996–2006)
  • Sten Tolgfors, Minister for Defense and Foreign Trade, Member of Parliament, Moderate Party
  • Rickard Olsson, Television and radio host
  • Sven-Göran Eriksson, Football manager
  • Chris Härenstam, Sports commentator
  • Marika Domanski Lyfors, Coach of the Swedish women's national football team (1996–2005)
  • Faculty

  • Erik Amnå, political science
  • Anna G. Jónasdóttir, political science, gender studies; Professor Emerita
  • Fuat Deniz, sociology, killed on campus on 13 December 2007
  • Annina H. Persson, jurisprudence
  • References

    Örebro University Wikipedia

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