Small university - great research
BTH is profiled in applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth. We want to see ourselves as an engine for business-related research and we believe in the approchement between academia and the labour market and between research and industry. At BTH we call it academic entrepreneurship.
At BTH there is research in a large number of areas, ranging from health sciences to mathematics and engineering. All research is marked by BTH´ applied IT profile. The emphasis on sustainable development in industry and society is an important element in research at BTH.
BTH´s clear profiling involves focusing research resources on a limited number of research groups, creating strong research fields. It also means that research is helping to create a sound knowledge base for education of high quality at a bachelor´s level. BTH is a world leader in several of its fields of research.
Short facts about BTHs research
BTH is among the top six in the world in software engineering and sustainability
BTH has one of Sweden´s five UNESCO Chairs in the framework of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainability
104 doctoral students in engineering
17 research fields
Third-cycle courses and programmes in 14 subjects
Just under one-third of the turnover is related to research and third-cycle courses and programmes
Responsible for Sweden's leading electric car venture
Green Charge a project where industry, higher education institutions, municipalities, county councils, county administrative boards and regional councils work together for a sustainable introduction of electric vehicles and electric charging infrastructure. The project combines practical demonstrations of research evaluations.
Improving the competitiveness of industry
To increase the competitiveness of Swedish industry and to develop future sustainable product-service systems BTH is building a research environment on innovative product development. The Knowledge Foundation supports the project which will work on issues related to innovative product development, sustainability, adaptability and decision support.