Naval Port of Karlskrona
Karlskrona in Blekinge, when it was founded in 1680, was one of the most modern and most efficient naval bases of the time. The shipyard, architecture, urban planning, and the way in which installations and defences were constructed aroused considerable attention throughout Europe in the eighteenth century. Karlskrona's naval heritage has been continued down to our own times, with over 300 years' unbroken activity in the naval base and the shipyard.
The Naval Port of Karlskrona was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1998. The justification of the World Heritage Committee was:
"Karlskrona is an exceptionally well preserved example of a European planned naval town which incorporates elements from earlier establishments in other countries and which was in its turn to serve as a model for subsequent towns with similar functions. Naval bases played an important role in the centuries during which naval power was a determining factor in European Realpolitik, and Karlskrona is the best preserved and most complete of those that survive."
Blekinge Institute of technology, BTH
BTH is not a traditional institute of technology and it is one of the most distinctly profiled higher education institutions in Sweden, with applied IT, innovation and sustainable development firmly in focus.
The applied IT profile means that BTH conducts high-quality engineering research that is integrated with other disciplines such as management, health science and humanities to ensure sustainable development. BTH is charged with the task of contributing to sustainable growth in Sweden and to the development of Europe and the rest of the world, both now and in the future. This will be achieved through high-quality education and research aimed at providing a scientific and technological knowledge base and will contribute to the provision of know-how and expertise within applied IT and innovation for a sustainable society.