Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth. BTH is a state-owned technical university of Sweden.
BTH conducts education and research at a high international level in which engineering and IT are integrated with other disciplines such as spatial planning, industrial economics, design and health sciences to contribute to solving the challenges facing society. Everything we do has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and in real life, which means collaboration and exchange with both business and industry as well as society. What distinguishes BTH is its close cooperation with industry and society which permeates both education and research at the regional, national and international levels.
BTH offers student-centred and research-based education resulting in students who are satisfied with their education and in demand on the labour market. Our aim is that the students become creative, knowledgeable and independent, acquiring a sound basis for their future success after graduation.
BTH offers study programmes and single subject courses in first (bachelor), second (masters) and third (doctoral) cycles. Approximately 5200 students (approx. 2700 full-time equivalent students) are registered at BTH out of which approximately 10% are international students. BTH offers seven master’s programmes in English as a language of instruction. Around 46 professors and more than 100 associate and assistant professors work on our two campuses.
Top reasons to study at BTH
- BTH offers student-centred and research-based education with clear links to wider society emphasizing creativity, independence, initiative and entrepreneurship. Our goal is that our courses and programmes will give students opportunities to build a career within their chosen field.
- Ranked #6 in the world within Systems and Software Engineering - #1 in Europe by the Journal of Systems and Software.
- BTH has been named the best university in Sweden, and third in Europe, in sustainable development, by the EESD report issued by the "Alliance for Global Sustainability".
- There are some 70 nationalities represented on faculty level and among the students at BTH. This gives us a truly international environment.
- BTH makes the most of being a small university. Our students quickly get to know one another, and the study groups are small. Students can easily get in contact with teaching staff and other employees. This creates a rewarding, interesting and safe study environment.
- Both of BTH’s campuses (Karlskrona and Karlshamn) are located by the sea, which creates an inspiring study environment.
- BTH has a strategic collaboration with world-renowned companies e.g. a number of internationally active business partners such as Ericsson, Volvo, Telenor, NKT, Alfa Laval, Dynapac and SAAB Kockums.