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 our education and research maintain high quality and relevance

Welcome to BTH!

Studies tied to real life demands

BTH offers student-centered and research-based education with clear links to wider society emphasising creativity, independence, initiative and entrepreneurship.

Our goal is that our courses and programmes will give students opportunities to build a career within their chosen field. Our focus is not only on what happens during the studies, but also what happens after. Therefore, many of our courses and programmes include projects tied to real life demands and are conducted together with industry. This way, the students will gain insight into their future profession and contacts with potential future employers already during their studies.

Students at BTH are part of an international environment that provides them with the opportunity to build global networks for the future.

BTH makes the most of being a small university. Our students quickly get to know one another, and the study groups are small. Students can easily get in contact with teaching staff and other employees. This creates a rewarding, interesting and safe study environment.

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Research for society's challenges

BTH’s research is of great relevance and impact, and our findings provide significant contributions in the form of knowledge and innovations to solve the challenges facing society. 

Despite its relatively small size, BTH has a great deal of research. Today, research and research studies account for more than one-third of our activities and we intend to increase that share even further.

We have high ambitions. In some fields, software engineering and strategic sustainable development, we are world leader.

Research is conducted in collaboration with both business and industry as well as society, and always with a clear focus – that the results will contribute to solving the challenges facing society.

The research at BTH is conducted in twelve different fields 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 Baltic sea, which creates a special atmosphere. On campus there are of course lecture halls and libraries, but also restaurants and cafes, student housing, a students’ union, and the unique opportunity to swim in the sea; in other Words – an inspiring study environment.

BTH’s courses and programmes in engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences are offered at BTH’s main campus in Karlskrona – Campus Gräsvik. 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 design and 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

  • 5 900 registered students
  • 550 international students
  • 21 undergraduate programmes
  • 12 Master’s programmes
  • 38 percent of students are women
  • Undergraduate and Master’s programmes accounts for two thirds of BTH’s activities


Based on facts from December 2020

Research in numbers

  • 45 professors
  • About 100 PhD students
  • 11 research areas
  • PhD programmes in 11 subjects
  • One third of BTH’s activities is research and PhD studies


Staff and turnover

  • About 460 employees
  • Turnover SEK 491 million