Karlstad University: Statistics

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#1383 of 14,131 In the World
#491 of 2,785 In Europe
#16 of 39 In Sweden
#229 of 1,012 For Occupational Safety and Health
Top50% For 39 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
16,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
kau.se
Languages
Swedish;English
Acceptance rate
41%*

* Karlstad University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGymnasiebetyg or equivalent
Academic CalendarAugust to June
Enrollment16,000
Full time employee843
Student:staff ratio19:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,798
Citations
130,741

Karlstad University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,225 / 35,677
Medicine
911 / 40,269
Engineering
909 / 18,121
Computer Science
845 / 20,302
Psychology
750 / 26,317
Business
710 / 44,469
Physics
422 / 10,008
Chemistry
420 / 12,997
Sociology
420 / 8,414
Mathematics
370 / 5,328
Environmental Science
363 / 8,455
Materials Science
304 / 7,809
Computer Networking
257 / 3,429
Art & Design
246 / 2,540
Biology
243 / 8,308
Nursing
200 / 5,678
Marketing
199 / 19,803
Political Science
188 / 3,582
Demography
177 / 7,345
Education Majors
167 / 2,636
Social Psychology
165 / 4,451
Clinical Psychology
163 / 6,584
Public Health
147 / 12,739
Communications and Public Relations
137 / 6,299
Blockchain and Cryptography
136 / 1,792
Management Information Systems
128 / 11,611
Economics
128 / 3,025
Math Teachers
126 / 1,980
Environmental Management
116 / 3,240
Psychiatry
113 / 10,565
Healthcare Management (MHA)
108 / 2,689
Child Psychology
107 / 3,460
Ecology
106 / 2,677
Health Science
106 / 10,791
Occupational Safety and Health
106 / 11,037
Cyber Security
100 / 1,491
Project Management
96 / 4,926
Chemical Engineering
87 / 1,911
Gender Studies
75 / 701
Journalism and Digital Media
75 / 989

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1994 2 2
1995 1 4
1996 2 3
1997 3 5
1998 11 17
1999 25 23
2000 41 54
2001 74 188
2002 76 388
2003 93 623
2004 118 801
2005 150 1215
2006 159 1725
2007 194 2415
2008 210 3042
2009 189 3738
2010 206 4581
2011 266 5718
2012 278 7450
2013 255 8993
2014 302 10430
2015 333 11069
2016 395 11422
2017 444 12414
2018 461 13137
2019 487 15626
2020 449 18416
2021 492 21124

Tuition

International studetns An application fee of 900 SEK is charged by all Swedish universities. Tuition fees for individual programmes range from 85,000 to 110,000 SEK per year (SEK)

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics ++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences ++
Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen Music
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dance, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music Education, Nursing, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Public Relations, Real Estate, Safety Engineering, Social Work, Sports Medicine, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Engineering, Social Work, Teacher Training
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Economics, Educational Administration, Fiscal Law, Health Education, Management, Nursing
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Physical Engineering, Psychology, Social Sciences
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Civil Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Nursing, Special Education, Teacher Training
Doktorsexamen Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Education, Energy Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Geography (Human), History, Human Resources, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Nursing, Pedagogy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Theology

Notable alumni

  1. Urban Ahlin

    Urban Ahlin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Urban Christian Ahlin is a Swedish Social Democratic Party politician who was Speaker of the Riksdag from September 2014 to September 2018. He served as a Member of the Riksdag (MP) for the Västra Götaland County East constituency from 1994 to 2018. He was formerly Foreign Policy spokesman for the Social Democrats.

  2. Jessica Stegrud

    Jessica Stegrud
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Karlstad University
    1989-1991 graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jessica Margareta Stegrud is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden since 2019. She is a member of the Sweden Democrats, part of European Conservatives and Reformists.

  3. Olof Persson

    Olof Persson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Olof Erland Persson was the president of AB Volvo and CEO of the Volvo Group until April 22, 2015, having been in the role since September 1, 2011. He has also been a member of the board since September 1, 2011 and a member of the Volvo Group executive team since 2006. In addition to these duties, he is also the chairman of the board of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

  4. Pia Hallström

    Pia Hallström
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1961-2016 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pia Hallström was a Swedish politician. A member of the Moderate Party, she was first elected to the Riksdag in 2010 and reelected in 2014. She died of breast cancer in 2016 at the age of 55.

  5. Christian Holm

    Christian Holm
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christian Holm Barenfeld, born 22 July 1976, is a Swedish politician for the Moderate Party. He was member of the Riksdag from 2006 to 2018. Christian Holm Barenfeld was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee of the Labour Market and of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly as well as the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. After leaving the parliament Christian Holm Barenfeld is involved in local politics in his hometown and is also running his own business.

General info

Alternative names KAU
Karlstads universitet
Founded 1999
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Sapere Aude
Dare to Know
Colors yellow, black
Academic structure Faculty of Economic Sciences
Communication and IT
Faculty of Technology and Science
Faculty of Social and Life Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Education
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)

Location and Contacts

Address Universitetsgatan 2
Karlstad, Varmland County, 651 88
Sweden
City population 66,000
Phone +46 (54) 700 1000
Fax +46 (54) 700 1460

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