Datum 2021-12-14
Artikeltyp News

Swedish Government substantially increases research funds for Mälardalen University


Paul Pettersson, Vice-Chancellor at Mälardalen University.

The Swedish Government has announced that it will boost research funding at Mälardalen University by SEK 132 million in 2022, which entails a substantial expansion of our research activities.

“We are proud of the confidence that Parliament bestows on us. We have managed to build up extensive research activities thanks to excellent cooperation with research funders and the private and public sectors. Our research has developed significantly and is today internationally prominent in, for example, Embedded Systems (computer science) and Future Energy. Now, together with our collaboration partners, we have the conditions to achieve even more together and make a stronger contribution to a sustainable future,” says Paul Pettersson, Vice-Chancellor at Mälardalen University.

Increased research provides additional support for education

The expanded research will provide a more solid scientific basis for the University's education.

"For us, it is important that research and education are closely intertwined. The knowledge we create through research we want to share with the surrounding society. We do this, notably, by collaborating with organisations and companies, but most of all we do this by involving our students with the research,” says Paul Pettersson.

A strategic initiative by the Swedish Government

“Mälardalen University has a strong foundation to build on. It has a high number of doctoral students and a large proportion of external research funding. These are great indications of quality. Knowledge makes Sweden a stronger nation,” said Matilda Ernkrans, the former Minister for Higher Education and Research when the Government proposed to increase research funding to Mälardalen University.

“This is an important strategic initiative that strengthens higher education and research in Sweden as well as in a growth region with many inhabitants,” says Anna Ekström, Minister for Higher Education and Research (since 30 November 2021).

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