Blekinge Institute of Technology

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Blekinge Institute of Technology
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
Established 1989
Chairperson Peter Örn
Academic staff
135 (2013)
Administrative staff
532 (2013)
Students 7,209 (2013)
Location Karlskrona and Karlshamn, Blekinge, Sweden
Campus Urban and Rural
BTH is a member of EUA - European Universities Association

The Blekinge Institute of Technology (Swedish: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola) (BTH) is a public, state funded Swedish Institute of technology in Blekinge[1] with 7,200 students (part-time, full-time) and offers 350 courses in 50 educational programmes[2] in five schools at two campuses located in Karlskrona and Karlshamn.

BTH is one of three independent institutes of technology in Sweden and in 1999 it was granted university status in technology. Among a large number of programmes and courses taught in Swedish, BTH offers two undergraduate programmes and about 18 Master's programmes in English.

The institute focuses on applied information technology and sustainable development; additionally also offers programs in management, economy, health, planning, social science and the humanities.

Blekinge Institute of Technology is located in the Telecom City[3] area and works closely together with many telecommunications and software companies including Telenor, Ericsson AB and Wireless Independent Provider (WIP).


The following locations host department s of the University in Blekinge:

  • Campus Gräsvik in Karlskrona, from 1989
  • Campus Karlshamn, from autumn 2000

The Soft Center Campus in Ronneby existed from 1989 and was integrated in 2010 in the Campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona.

The University had been between 2006-2008 included in a strategic alliance with Växjö University and University of Kalmar under the common name of the Academy of the Southeast. The Board, however, decided February 15, 2008 not to join in the fusion the other two parties, which resulted in the founding of Linnaeus University.

Blekinge Institute of Technology is a member of the European University Association, the European Society of Engineering Education and the Association of Technical Universities in Scandinavia (NORDTEK).

Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is a globally attractive knowledge community within applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.


Top Ranked within Sustainable Growth BTH is selected as the best university in Sweden within sustainable development 3rd best in Europe

Top Ranked in Systems and Software Engineering BTH is ranked sixth in the world and number one in the EU in systems and software engineering according to the "Journal of Systems and Software". Professor Claes Wohlin has been on top-15 list over the most published researchers in the world in the field four times in the last six rankings occasions.



Applied Information Technology

The Institute offers a wide range of Bachelor, Master and PhD programs oriented towards applied Informatics. The School of Computing has been ranked 6th in the world in Systems and Software Engineering research.[4] Admission to graduate programs is among the most competitive in Sweden due to having the highest number of international applicants.[5] The faculty of the School of Computing consists of 11 full professors and 50 PhD students, among those are high profile researchers such as

  • Claes Wohlin,[6]
  • Nail H. Ibragimov, widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts in the field of symmetry analysis of differential equations.[7]

A European Master on Software Engineering program is given in collaboration with Technical University of Madrid (Spain), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).[8]

Sustainable Development

The Institute uniquely offers two Masters programs[9] and a PhD program[10] in Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD), a scientifically robust and strategic framework to systematically contribute to sustainable development through trust-building, purposeful practices. The Blekinge Institute of Technology contributed significantly to the development of Strategic Sustainable Development. Leading figures of the Scandinavian sustainability movement, such as Karl-Henrik Robèrt, teach and research at the Institute. In cooperation with Lund University the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) was established in 2004. Today CIRCLE is the largest national research Centre of Excellence by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.[11]

The latest (2008) report from the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Observatory (EESD-Observatory) ranked Blekinge Institute of Technology's program on Strategic Sustainable Development as the best among Swedish technical universities and third among the 56 evaluated European universities, with a grade of 8.4 out of 10.[12]

Through a planning grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), BTH and NJU explored the possibilities for cooperation in the field of sustainable development.


  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Science
  • School of Management
  • School of Planning and Media Design

See also

External links


  1. List of higher education institutions, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, accessed 2010-11-22
  2. Fakta om BTH
  3. Telecom City
  4. School of Computing Research Ranking
  5. School of Computing
  6. Awards and visibility
  7. Nail H. Ibragimov Homepage
  8. European Master on Software Engineering
  9. Sustainability Education at BTH
  11. Circle Plan of Action
  12. BTH top ranked regarding Sustainable Development

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