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This is BTH

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, is one of the most distinctly profiled universities in Sweden, where applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth are in focus.

The university´s activities features three clear perspectives: innovation, sustainability and "in real life" which means cooperation and exchange with business sector and society.

BTH on the ranking lists

  • BTH is ranked number one in Sweden for undergraduate education in engineering, according to independent organisation Urank, which compiles ranking of Swedish universities.

  • In systems and software engineering, BTH is ranked sixth in the world and first within the EU, at the last published rankings covering publications in the period 2004-2008 according to the Journal of Systems and Software. BTH professor Claes Wohlin has been on the magazine’s top-15 list of the most published researchers in the world in the field, four times in the past six rankings.

  • BTH was deemed to be the best in Sweden and in third place within Europe for sustainable development, according to a report from the Alliance for Global Sustainability in 2009.

  • Two BTH researchers in sustainability were ranked among the top six in the world by The Globe Sustainability Research Award in 2011. The two researchers are Göran Broman and Karl-Henrik Robèrt.

  • The Russian Ministry of Education and Research has appointed two BTH researchers to the world leader in mathematics and physics (2011). There were more than 500 nominees worldwide and BTH was the only university with two winning scientists.


  • About 6 600 registered students
  • Approx. 20 study programmes leading to a Bachelor´s degree
  • Approx. 14 study programmes leading to a Master´s degree
  • 430 foreign students
  • 38 percent of students are women
  • 49 percents of students are at the Faculty of Engineering
  • 36 percent of students are at the Faculty of Computing
  • 15 pecent of students are at the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Just over two thirds of BTH´s activities are in first and secon cycle education


  • 41 professors
  • 110 doctoral students
  • Around 10 third cycle study programmes
  • Research accounts for one-third of BTH´s activities
  • The research at BTH is conducted at three faculties within the fields of engineering, IT, spatial planning, management and health sciences.


  • 472 employees
  • Turnover: SEK 456 million


The presentation is based on information available by the end of 2014.

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