About Dalarna University College
Dalarna University (Swedish: Högskolan Dalarna) is a university college (högskola) located in Falun and Borlänge, in Dalarna County, Sweden. Dalarna University is one of Sweden’s more recent institutions of higher education, established in 1977. It is situated in Dalarna, 200 kilometres north-west of Stockholm. The college currently has about 18000 students. Approximately half of them study in Falun, the administrative capital of the province, while the rest study in the neighbouring town of Borlänge and via distance education.
Since being founded in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is one of Sweden's fastest growing universities. Our two campuses - one based in Falun, one in Borlänge - offer a wide range of educational opportunities. Many courses and programmes are developed in close collaboration with regional business and industry, as well as other social sectors. The result of such collaboration is that over the last few years, students from Dalarna University have found employment in higher numbers than students from most other universities in Sweden, this according to Högskoleverket, The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.
Here, tradition and innovation in pedagogical development work in unison. Although many of our students take our campus-based courses, over 50 percent of all students are registered in web-based distance learning courses, for which Dalarna University is nationally recognised as a pioneer.