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Facts about Örebro University

Örebro University in figures

  • 15,200 students
  • 400 doctoral students
  • 82 degree programmes
  • 950 single courses
  • 3 faculties
  • 8 schools
  • 1,500 staff
  • 880 teachers and researchers
  • 135 professors
  • 490 administrative, technical and library staff

Our history in brief

Örebro University has its roots in the higher education which was established in Örebro during the 1960s. In 1977, Örebro University College was established through a merger of the Uppsala University branch in Örebro, the Preschool Teaching Seminary, the College of Physical Education and Sport Science, and the College of Social Sciences. Örebro University was founded in 1999.

1963 The first permanent higher education programme in Örebro starts (a Master of Technology administered by the Royal Institute of Technology).

1966 The College of Physical Education and Sport Science is founded.

1967 Örebro becomes a university branch of Uppsala University. The College of Social Sciences in Örebro is established.

1970 The first building is built on what is today the main campus area.

1977 Örebro University College is established through a merger of the Uppsala University branch, the Preschool Teaching Seminary, the College of Physical Education and Sport Science, and the College of Social Sciences.

1978 The Institute of Music Education becomes a part of Örebro University College.

1993 An academic programme for chefs and waiters/waitresses starts in Grythyttan.

1993 The professor programme is launched (an agreement between Örebro University College and Uppsala University concerning the organisation of some ten professorships in the social sciences and humanities field).

1995 The College of Health Care Science, until then under regional-local government management, is incorporated into the university college organisation.

1999 Örebro University is established. Inauguration by Prime Minister Göran Persson on 6 February 1999.

2003 Örebro University Campus Alfred Nobel, Karlskoga is opened.

2010 Swedish National Agency for Higher Education grants Örebro University degree-awarding powers in medicine.

2014 Örebro University Medical Campus, Campus USÖ, is opened.

2015 Swedish Council for Higher Education grants Örebro University degree-awarding powers for the MSc in Engineering.