Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)
The Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is a public, state funded Swedish Institute of technology in Blekinge. BTH was granted university status in technology in 1999. Blekinge Institute of Technology is located in the Telecom City area and works closely together with many telecommunications and software companies including Telenor, Ericsson AB and Wireless Independent Provider (WIP). Blekinge Institute of Technology is a member of the European University Association, the European Society of Engineering Education and the Association of Technical Universities in Scandinavia (NORDTEK).
This university had been dissociated into two campuses namely Campus GrÃ¤svik in Karlskrona (formed in 1989) and Campus Karlshamn (formed in 2000). The Soft Center Campus in Ronneby existed from 1989 and was integrated in 2010 in the Campus GrÃ¤svik, Karlskrona.
This university comprises of over 213 academic staff, 206 Administrative staff and over 7,200 students (part-time, full-time).
This university offers a quality education of about 35 educational programmes in 12 departments at two campuses. Among a large number of programmes and courses taught in Swedish, BTH offers about 14 Master's programmes in English.
BTH is selected as the best university in Sweden within sustainable development 3rd best in Europe, ranked sixth in the world and number one in the EU in systems and software engineering according to the "Journal of Systems and Software" and also topped rank in Systems and Software Engineering.
some of the high-profile researchers of this university who are regarded as one of the world's foremost experts in the field of symmetry analysis of differential equations are namely Claes Wohlin, Nail H. Ibragimov (who is widely regarded as A European Master on Software Engineering program is given in collaboration with Technical University of Madrid (Spain), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)) and Karl-Henrik RobÃ¨rt.
The University has a distinctive focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth; additionally also offers programmes in industrial economics, health sciences and spatial planning.
Under the category of Applied Information Technology, the institute offers a wide range of Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes oriented towards applied Informatics. Under the category of Sustainable Development the institute uniquely offers two Masters programs and a PhD program in Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD), a scientifically robust and strategic framework to systematically contribute to sustainable development through trust-building, purposeful practices. The Blekinge Institute of Technology contributed significantly to the development of Strategic Sustainable Development. Leading figures of the Scandinavian sustainability movement, such as, teach and research at the Institute. In cooperation with Lund University the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) was established in 2004. Today CIRCLE is the largest national research Centre of Excellence by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems. The latest (2008) report from the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Observatory (EESD-Observatory) ranked Blekinge Institute of Technology's programme on Strategic Sustainable development as the best among Swedish technical universities and third among the 56 evaluated European universities, with a grade of 8.4 out of 10.
Through a planning grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), BTH and NJU explored the possibilities for cooperation in the field of sustainable development.