Strategy, vision and aims

Mid Sweden University is a meeting place for knowledge, cooperation and new ideas. In all this, there are fantastic opportunities but also important choices. With this strategy, we shape our view of ourselves, the world, the present and the future. The strategy consists of a vision, four overall aims and a number of sub-aims.

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Mid Sweden University is a global university with a regional commitment where we do research and educate for life. Our work leads to increased attractiveness, relevance and quality, as well as a sustainable development.


1. Our academic environments are strong and take on global challenges

  • Strengthen and visualize the connection between research and education
  • Develop the strategic brand recognition in terms of profile areas; strong and well-known research and educational areas
  • Develop our interdisciplinary working methods to promote the development and distribution of knowledge

 2. Our activities on the global arena fuels and contributes to the development of the region

  • Increase and develop our cooperations on an internal, regional, national and international level
  • Strengthen current, and develop new international exchanges and research cooperations
  • Increase the integration of sustainable development in education, research and cooperations

 3. Our research and education make knowledge accessible for more people and throughout life

  • Be nationally leading and internationally prominent in the development and quality of flexible education and technology enhanced learning
  • Be known for our commitment and quality in terms of lifelong learning
  • Make use of and develop the opportunities digitalization offers

 4. Our study and working environment attract students and employees who contribute to a global and regional development

  • Increase our international, national and regional attractiveness
  • Strengthen and develop active leadership and employeeship
  • Strengthen and develop our digital study and working environment