This is BTH

This is BTH

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability.

BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation. BTH conducts education and research in fields in which society has major needs.

Through international excellence, we contribute to digital and sustainable transformation. As an institute of technology, we have a responsibility and a unique opportunity to make our contribution to both regional and national competitiveness and to global sustainability.

External engagement with wider society and the private sector contribute to making us more attractive and ensuring that both our education and research maintain high quality and relevance.

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BTH’s research in software engineering ranks second in the world, and BTH’s research in strategic sustainable development is among the most cited in the world.

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Education with links to society

BTH offers profession-oriented study programmes within the disciplinary fields of engineering and health focused on society’s future needs and challenges.

The study programmes are of high quality, student-centred and linked to research, and intended for both national and international students. Study programmes in different cycles as well as freestanding courses are given both on campus and on a distance.

Our study programmes are focused on society’s future needs and challenges and are conducted in close collaboration with society-at-large.

The educational environment supports the students in developing into good colleagues, leaders and innovators with the ability to predict and generate changes.

With a degree from BTH, students create conditions for society’s development in digitalisation and sustainability.

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Research that makes a difference

BTH conducts research focused on digitalisation and sustainability and is usually conducted in collaboration with industry and society.

As an institute of technology, we have great opportunities to contribute to a sustainable future for our society. We achieve this by carrying out research that makes a real difference.

To succeed, BTH aims for close collaboration with industry and society, and for high quality in everything we do. The research concentrates on fields where there are good conditions to be of benefit to society.

BTH has high ambitions – in some fields, such as software engineering and sustainability, we are already world class.

Today, research and research studies account for more than one third of our activities and we intend to increase that share even further.

The research at BTH is conducted in nine different areas at two faculties. There is also a BTH Research and Education Clinic. This is a unique clinic serving as a meeting place for research, education and health technology product development.

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Inspiring study environment

Both of BTH’s campuses are located by the sea, which creates a special atmosphere. On campus there are lecture halls and libraries as well as restaurants and cafes, student housing, a students’ union, and the unique opportunity to swim in the sea.

Both our campus areas are situated by the sea. Their proximity to nature provides both peace and quiet for study as well as opportunities for activities.

We make the most of being a small university, with short distances between students and teachers.

BTH is also an international and multicultural environment. We are involved in some 100 collaborations with higher education institutions in Europe, and another 35 or so outside Europe. This gives our students opportunities to build global networks.

BTH’s courses and programmes in engineering, spatial planning, industrial economics, and health sciences are offered at BTH’s main campus, Campus Karlskrona. The campus is located at the centre of Blue Science Park – a business network within the IT and telecommunications industry. This provides great opportunities for cooperations within both education and research.

Most of BTH’s programmes in digital media are offered at Campus Karlshamn. NetPort Science Park, with businesses within the digital experiential industry, is also located on campus.


Education in numbers

  • 6 500 registered students
  • 600 international students
  • 21 undergraduate programmes
  • 13 Master’s programmes
  • 39 percent of students are women
  • Undergraduate and Master’s programmes accounts for two thirds of BTH’s activities


Based on facts from December 2021

Research in numbers

  • 44 professors
  • About 110 PhD students
  • 11 research fields
  • PhD programmes in 11 subjects
  • One third of BTH’s activities is research and PhD studies


Staff and turnover

  • About 500 employees
  • Turnover SEK 524 million
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