Work with us
MDH is a dynamic workplace where as a member of staff you are the core and enrich the organisation. The University wishes to inspire its staff to an enterprising spirit and innovative thinking.
A progressive and collaborative University
where together we form a sustainable future
Develop with us
You are important to us and you will be a central driving force in our organisation – together with others. We are an inclusive University and we work jointly and closely with our colleagues, students and collaborative partners.
We will take your skills into account and assure you that you can develop together with us.
We create value and benefit for a sustainable society
The main mission of the University, through both education and research, is to be of value to and benefit society. We therefore conducts hundreds hundreds of collaboration projects together with companies and the public sector. In addition, we cooperate closely with other higher education institutions, nationally and internationally, and our focus is always on development. Collaboration has been an inherent part of MDU since our foundation in 1977.
At the same time, we strongly safeguard academic values such as academic freedom, the integrity of research, collegiality and the intrinsic value of knowledge. In our research, both our own curiosity and the requirements from the world around us are vital driving forces, which help us in finding solutions to create a sustainable future for everyone.
Meet more of MDU's staff
"The freedom and support is what I love most about working here.”
Professor Masoud Daneshtalab has worked at MDU since 2016. He previously worked at the University of Turku, Finland and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
“I really enjoy both researching and teaching at the University. But the freedom and support I get to conduct my research is what I love most about working here.”
Masoud conducts reserach within Deep Learning and artificiell intelligens (AI) at MDU. He is a member of the internationally renowned Embedded Systems research specialisation, where he co-leads the Heterogeneous System research group, hardware/software co-design.
What possibilities do you see for AI in the future?
“My vision is to create a customised hardware design with the emerging memory technology to develop a complete real-time capable computing device that matches the human brain in terms of the numbers of units and connections, in the size of a Smart watch.”
"For me, MDU is a University of opportunity."
“I started working at MDU in 2008. Up until now no year has been quite like another. At the beginning I worked with HR issues and then I got the chance to help design a leadership programme in cooperation with teachers and researchers at all the four Schools at MDU. During the final stage of the programme a doctoral studentship in research on the University as an organisation was advertised and I was encouraged to apply. This was a major step forward, but nothing I have regretted.
To be able to move between different areas, between the Schools or between a School and Administration is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and understand one's own organisation. For me, MDU is a University of opportunity.”
He is one of the world´s most influential researchers
Jinyue Yan is one of the world's highest-ranking researchers in his research domain and is also editor of the prestigious Applied Energy journal. He is a Professor of the Future Energy research specialisation, a specialisation that conducts world-leading research with excellent results and has many international cooperative agreements.
Jinyue Yan has conducted research at both the Royal Institute of Technology and Luleå Technical University and started as a Professor at Mälardalen University (MDU) in 2005.
Dynamic research environment
“The research environment at MDH is very dynamic, which allows for great openness. Much can be gained with what is called research without borders. It creates interesting cooperation, international exchanges and provides a large influx of new ideas and approaches. Now that MDH will become an official University, it will further strengthen the opportunities for international cooperation.”
What is the importance of collaboration between research, industry and the public sector in solving the major issues linked to climate change and change in society?
“One of the reasons why the position at MDH was so interesting was precisely the close cooperation with industry, and that Västerås is really the energy capital of Sweden. The close collaboration gives us the opportunity of testing together with industry whether our research is applicable and works in reality. We don’t just work with theoretical research but try to find solutions to several concrete challenges in the field of energy. This adds a whole new dimension to the cooperation with engineers at leading energy companies, and thereby makes our research better.”
Swedish Government substantially increases research funds for 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.
High scores when our research was evaluated
During 2021 an external research evaluation of all research domains at Mälardalen University (MDU) was carried out. The goal of the evaluation was to identify the strengths in our research, develop our various research environments and further improve the quality of MDU's Evaluation for Improved Research Quality 2021.
Find out more about MDU
MDU is Sweden’s largest university college and has campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Around 20 000 students study courses and programmes in Design and Communication, Economics, Healthcare, Education, Engineering, Chamber Music and Opera.
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.
In 1999, Mälardalen University, as the first university in the world, was environmentally certified according to the international ISO14001 standard. Since then Mälardalen University's commitment to sustanability continues to grow. In 2019, Mälardalen University signed the Climate Framework along with 35 other Swedish universities.
In 1999 Mälardalen University became the first higher education institution (HEI) in the world to be environmentally certified, and in 2006 the University also became the first in Sweden to be work environment certified.
An international University
International activities are very important at Mälardalen University, MDU. The co-production profile is as important in the international activities as it is other areas and the university works in a regional global context to achieve value and benefit for societal development regardless of the area.
One university, two cities
MDU has campuses at two cities, Eskilstuna and Västerås, which are easy to reach wherever you are. Both cities are situated in an expansive region with good communications. The Eskilstuna campus is just a five-minute walk from the central station. The walk to the Västerås campus from the central station takes around 15 minutes. If you’re travelling between the University’s two campus cities on business, you travel free with the bus, which goes from door to door.
In Spring 2020 the new campus were finished. The new building is an open and modern study and work environment with great opportunities for collaboration.
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The entire campus was specially built for MDU, and is characterised by high ceilings, spacious, light glass surfaces, and lots of meeting places where employees and students can socialise.
(Information in film is in Swedish.)