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Research in real life - for society´s challenges

BTH is a university where the research is applied, i.e. the purpose of the research is to seek new knowledge with a view to a definite application.

BTH conducts a considerable amount of research. Today, research and research studies account for one third of our activities. Research is conducted at two faculties within the fields of engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences, all connected under the profile of applied IT, which researchers approach from different perspectives.

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.

World class research

BTH is among the world’s most outstanding higher education institutions within software engineering and sustainable development. In systems and software engineering, BTH is ranked sixth in the world and first within the EU, according to the Journal of Systems and Software. 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.


Short facts about BTH´S research

  • BTH is among the top six in the world in software engineering and sustainability
  • 40 professors
  • Approximately 100 doctoral students
  • Third-cycle courses and programmes in 10 subjects
  • Just under one-third of the turnover is related to research and third-cycle courses and programmes


BTH has two research environments with funding from the Knowledge Foundation (KK-Stiftelsen).

One focuses on the production of methods and tools to develop the next generation of sustainable products in the manufacturing industry. Read more.

The other focuses on creating resource-efficient systems for the analysis of large amounts of data. The research is conducted in cooperation with a number of companies including Ericsson, Telenor and Volvo. BTH is considered to be one of the six in the world in software engineering. The area is of great importance in today’s society, given the extent to which we rely on computers and functioning software. Read more.

For me, BTH stands for a clear focus on applied research in collaboration with industry. It has given me and my colleagues excellent opportunities to conduct high quality research with high industrial importance in software engineering”.
Claes Wohlin, researcher in software engineering

Contact us

Dekan - Tobias Larsson

Professor Tobias Larsson
Dean at the Faculty of Engineering
Telephone: + 46 455-38 55 25

Claes Wohlin

Professor Claes Wohlin
Dean at the Faculty of Computing
Telephone: +46 455-38 58 20