Blekinge Institute of Technology

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The Blekinge Institute of Technology (Swedish: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, English: Blekinge Institute of Technology) - short BTH - is a Swedish State University in Blekinge County with campuses in Karlskrona and Karlshamn with over 3,819 full-time students ( 2009). It was founded in 1989. For the technical faculties, the university has university rights. Since 1 September 2008, the college is carbon neutral.

The BTH is a member of the European University Association, the European Society for Engineering Education and the Association of Technical Universities in Scandinavia ( Nordtek ).


The Hachschule has two (formerly three) Campus:

  • Gräsvik campus in Karlskrona, since 1989
  • Campus Karlshamn, since autumn 2000
  • The Soft Center in Ronneby Campus was opened in 1989 and was integrated into the campus Gräsvik Karlskrona 2010.

The university was involved with the University of Växjö and the University Kalmar, from 2006 to 2008 at a strategic project for the establishment of a South East Academy. On 15 February 2008, the university administration decided not to merge with the other two universities, which led to the creation of Linnaeus University.


The BTH is divided into the following departments:

  • Computer science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Management and Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Spatial Planning