MDU's campus is located in the center of Eskilstuna, just a few minutes from the central station. If you want to do more than just study, the city's restaurants, shops, parks and nightlife are close at hand.
About campus Eskilstuna
From spring 2020, the university's activities in Eskilstuna are gathered under one roof, in newly built campus premises. The floor plan is open, light and airy and the technology is state-of-the-art. For students, there are different types of stimulating study environments - everything from quiet zones for more concentration-demanding tasks, to social areas where you can socialize with your fellow students. Around 4 000 students and 300 employees study and work in the 20 000 square meter building, which consists of three interconnected buildings.
- Monday-Friday 05.30–22 hours
- Weekends and public holidays 6.30–22 pm
- The computer rooms are open from 7 am to 10 pm every day.
As a student, you can access our campuses using your MDU card and PIN code.
For the general public
- Monday–Thursday 8-19
- Friday 08–16
In Eskilstuna campus there is a variety of rooms and areas for students to use. For exampel group rooms for group work, open study areas and computer rooms with a certain type of software.
There are student centres with microwave ovens. There is running water, possibly soap, dishwashing detergent and a dish brush, paper towels and waste sorting facilities. You must bring your own cutlery and accessories such as glasses or plates.
Welcome to the Student Centre! Here’s where you can come with all your questions. If we can’t give you an answer straight away we’ll find out or tell you where you can go.
Verket mat & kaffe offers a good start with fresh rolls, juices, smoothies and freshly brewed coffee. For lunch, we serve a well-prepared buffet from which you compose your own plate. Every day you can choose between new plant-based/vegetarian dishes and meat or fish dishes, homemade bread and tasty scrambles.
At the University Library you will find books, e-books, articles and journals. You can also use our group rooms.
The Student Health Care's task is to support you students during your time here at Mälardalen University. We are three counsellors and a health advisor who are available for you. We work preventively and with health-promotion, partly by individual talks and partly by different courses and lectures. Everything we offer is free of charge, we have a duty of confidentiality and we do not keep records.
Welcome to Eskilstuna – a city with drive
Eskilstuna is a town of contrasts. Brand new, modern buildings are side by side with 17th century houses full of history.
The city is known for its many restaurants, cafés and clubs as well as its music stage. There are activites for all tastes; cultural such as theater, handicraft and music events or why not attend sports matches or practise some yourself.
Major companies in the city are Volvo, Eskilstuna Energi och Miljö, Outokumpu and more.
”Don’t regret for one second that I moved to Eskilstuna”
Living in Eskilstuna means proximity to everything, and for those who want, an active life besides their studies. Mathilda Jonsson is one of the students who chose to leave the big city to study the M.Sc. in Engineering programme in Production and Product Design in Eskilstuna.
- I didn’t really know very much about Eskilstuna as a city before I moved here. Today I don’t regret it one single second. The city has everything that any other city you like can offer but within easy reach. I’m no longer dependent on public transport but can save time that I can spend with my friends, my interests or devote to my studies, says Mathilda Jonsson.
In the city there are parks, shopping, cafés, food stores and the University within walking distance, and for those who like there are good connections to Stockholm, Västerås and Örebro.
As a student in Eskilstuna there are always things to do and people to hang out with, both at the University and through the student associations who for example arrange a variety of evening activities. For those who like playing football, floorball or any other sport there’s ELSA (Eskilstuna Lagom Sportiga Akademiker [– Light Sporty Academics]), who book halls and coordinate activities, she says.
Near to companies
Eskilstuna is a small city in the heart of Mälardalen, which is a region close to industry with a lot of big technological companies such as Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Volvo Parts AB, Assa Abloy AB, Alfa Laval AB and Outokumpu Nordic AB.
- As a student at MDU we have the privilege of working with real-life projects directly linked to the companies that are in Eskilstuna, which makes it easier for us to get both summer jobs and a job after graduating, Mathilda says.