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Facts about BTH

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.

Everything we do at BTH has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and in real life, which means cooperation and exchange with both business and industry as well as society.

What distinguishes BTH is its close cooperation with industry and society which permeates both education and research at the regional, national and international levels.


 Facts about education

  • Approximately 7 200 registered students, 3 200 full-time equivalent students
  • 20 undergraduated level study programmes
  • 13 advanced level study programmes
  • Approximately 600 are international students
  • 36 percent of students are women
  • 62 percent of students are at the Faculty of Engineering
  • 38 percent of students are at the Faculty of Computing
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree education accounts for two thirds of BTH’s activities

Facts about research

  • 40 professors
  • Approximately 100 doctoral students
  • Around 10 PhD programmes
  • In general, one third of BTH’s activities are research and research studies
  • The research at BTH is conducted at two faculties within the fields of engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences

General facts

Number of employees: 440
Turnover: SEK 460 million


BTH is ranked number one in Sweden for undergraduate education in engineering, according to independent organisation Urank, which compiles ranking of Swedish universities.

In systems and software engineering, BTH is ranked sixth in the world and first within the EU, at the last published rankings covering publications in the period 2004–2008 according to the Journal of Systems and Software. BTH professor Claes Wohlin has been on the magazine’s top-15 list of the most published researchers in the world in the field, four times in the past six rankings.

BTH professor Claes Wohlin is at the top of the two lists of the authors who contributed most to the literature in the field of software engineering for the period 1971–2012. Claes Wohlin is found on the fourth and seventh place.

BTH is also deemed to be the best in Sweden and in third place within Europe for sustainable development, according to a report from the Alliance for Global Sustainability in 2009.

Two BTH researchers in sustainability were ranked among the top six in the world by The Globe Sustainability Research Award in 2011. The two researchers are Göran Broman and Karl-Henrik Robèrt.

The Russian Ministry of Education and Research has appointed two BTH researchers to the world leader in mathematics and physics (2011). There were more than 500 nominees worldwide and BTH was the only university with two winning scientists.