Collaboration self-evident part of education and research
MDU is founded on collaboration and people say that it is in the University’s DNA. When the University was founded in 1977 it fulfilled several needs in the region, and close cooperation with both the private and public sectors was quickly developed. Today collaboration is a self-evident part of education and research. The University also has several strategic collaboration projects and collaboration agreements with companies and the public sector.
45 million SEK to sustainable digitalisation and human-centric factory transformation
The project ShiftLabs has been granted funding from the European Commission to strengthen Swedish manufacturing industries, by supporting small and medium sized manufacturing companies in their digital transformation of production and in adaption of new digital technologies.about 45 million SEK to sustainable digitalisation and human-centric factory transformation
Become a mentor – give mentees an insight into working life
During the Mentoring programme, a person from working life will give concrete tips and advice to students, or mentees as they are called in a Mentoring programme, who are taking their first steps into the labour market.about Become a mentor – give mentees an insight into working life
- 2022-10-11 12:30–16:30
- 2022-10-13 12:30–16:30
Continuing professional development and lifelong learning for professionals
Mälardalen University offers online courses enabling students and professionals in the manufacturing industry to quickly gain new competence in Applied AI, Environmental and Energy Engineering, Software and Computer Systems Engineering.
Externally employed doctoral students
An externally employed doctoral student is a research student who is employed in a company or municipality and who carries out research studies during employment. If employed in a company the doctoral student carries out research studies within this employment, while a doctoral student in a municipality carries out research studies at the University and at the same time works within the municipality. Research studies may be carried out either full time or part time.
Meet your future colleagues
Do you need to recruit employees or want to create a profile on campus? There are a variety of options available at Mälardalen University for you as an employer if you wish to get to know and get in contact with our student
Get to know a student and share your experiences. Offering to be a mentor gives you, as a leader of operations, a valuable insight into the academic world. You will also get the chance to develop your leadership qualities and you can broaden your network of contacts with other mentors.
Support Mälardalen University
MDU is one of Sweden’s foremost HEIs when it comes to collaboration. Together with the public and private sectors, the University contributes with its education and research towards the development of society. But your support is needed. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
Students in demand on the labour market
By these close links to employers the students already gain valuable contacts with future employers during their studies. The University further develops and creates new study programmes together with companies and the public sector. In this way the study programmes attain high quality and are up to date. The students also acquire the skills that are needed on the labour market.
Knowledge of benefit to society
It is MDU's mission to develop new knowledge and to disseminate this to the outside world. The University contributes to the growth and sustainable development of society and ensures that research-based knowledge is part of the public debate. Together with friends outside the University’s walls, the University identifies societal challenges and finds solutions. A part of this is to ensure that research findings are of concrete benefit to society.
Do you have questions about MDU's collaborative work?
Please contact Charlotta Svebéus or Tiina Kikerpuu.