Collaboration is a self-evident part of education and research. The University has close cooperation with both the private and public sectors, and several strategic collaboration projects and collaboration agreements.

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.

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.


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 MDU for you as an employer if you wish to get to know and get in contact with our student.

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Advertise job vacancies

Through our Ad Portal, you can advertise job vacancies, summer jobs, trainee places and extra jobs both in Sweden and abroad, free of charge.

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Thesis and degree project

A student has new research-based knowledge and can often come with new approaches, solve problems and develop the organisation.

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MDU runs various projects in collaboration with the private sector, municipalities, authorities and organisations.

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Collaboration with the private and public sectors

Together with municipalities, authorities, companies and organisations, the University contributes to the development of society through its education and research. Here you can read about how your company or organisation can get in touch and collaborate with MDU, our students and researchers.

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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, while a doctoral student in a municipality carries out research studies at the University and at the same time works within the municipality.

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Education in collaboration

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.

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News about collaboration

  • Date 2024-06-28
  • Article type News

MDU becomes a European University

Breaking news: MDU is now a European University. After a lengthy application process, we received the notification that we are now part of the European Universities Initiative (EUI).

about MDU becomes a European University
  • Date 2024-06-10
  • Article type Reportage

"The students help us take the first step"

More and more companies, municipalities, regions and organisations recognise the benefits of involving students in their operations. Westermo is one of the companies that has had positive experiences in allowing MDU students to do their degree projects with them.

about "The students help us take the first step"


Högvarv in collaboration with the Thesis and Degree Project days

  • 2024-10-15 10:00–15:00
  • 2024-10-17 10:00–15:00
15/10 MDU Eskilstuna, 17/10 MDU Västerås
Högvarv in collaboration with the Thesis and Degree Project days creates networking opportunities between companies and students at MDU!

Do you have questions about MDU's collaborative work? Please contact us.