Working at BTH

Working at BTH

We make the most of being a small university, with short distances between management, teachers and students. We have a shorter time to make decisions and the flexibility for change and innovations. BTH is a focused university, technology related research and development is prioritized, and receives significant attention and support.

Employee benefits and support

BTH is a state-owned university which means that our employees enjoy a number of benefits and support that go beyond the ones common among all Swedish employers.

BTH offers substantial research and teaching benefits

The research and teaching benefits can be used to pay for trips, books, equipment, and other work-related expenses. BTH supports education excellence by offering teachers ranked high by the students a benefit for their performance.

BTH supports an active lifestyle and health

BTH is offering a yearly benefit of 2.000 SEK, that can be used to pay for e.g. a gym membership or massages. The university reimburses some healthcare and medicine costs such as a percentage of hospital care and medicinal costs that are prescription-only and that are covered by the high-cost protection. All our employees at BTH have access to free coffee and fruits in our break rooms at BTH.

BTH is providing a gym for all employees

Join spinning/indoor cycling session or guided work-out sessions or follow your own exercise routines. Our gym is available for all employees.

Free bikes to borrow

Lunch-break and sunny weather? Use our bikes to borrow and have a nice ride through the Town or allong the sea-side.

As a Swedish University BTH is paying a another part to your pension called “tjänstepension” (occupational pension)

In addition to your general pension that you receive from the state through the Swedish Pensions Agency, BTH pays premiums every month during your period of employment to the Swedish Occupational Pensions Agency. You may learn more via https://www.spv.se/privatperson/statlig-tjanstepension/forsta-din-tjanstepension/fragor-och-svar/ (please translate via google translate).

BTH offers a parental benefit supplement of 10% from the salary for those who take parental leave. Read more about parental leave and benefits at the Swedish social insurance system “Försäkringskassan”.

There are many more benefits such as for course literature, insurance for occupational injury, Eurocard, discount on IT equipment, benefits for public transportation etc. Contact us if you like to learn more.