Mission Statement, Vision and Core values

Mission Statement

The University of Gävle shapes the future by providing solutions to societal challenges in its education and research. In collaboration, we create a sustainable world.


The first choice for all who want to make a difference.

Core values

  • Credibility
    We stand on solid scientific ground with high integrity. We are independent.
  • Openness
    We have a welcoming and inclusive approach. We believe in collaboration and dialogue that build trust.
  • Creativity
    We are brave. We embrace critical thinking. We are innovative.


Through a well-developed collaboration with other universities, local and regional businesses, and the civil and public sector, the University of Gävle provides:

  • a range of professional study and training programmes satisfying society´s need for skills at the local, regional and national levels, and that are requested by our students,
  • first and second cycle study programmes in our strong areas,
  • research and third cycle programmes of a high international standard in our profile areas,
  • high accessibility to the University´s study programmes through flexible solutions with unlimited study opportunities in time and space,
  • an attractive and stimulating working and learning environment with distinct international elements.

Research and education are of a high international standard and contribute to an efficient use of resources and sustainable social development.

Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-02-21
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