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The University of Gävle is leading the cooperation with business

When Swedish business presented their top lists of the educations that
have the best cooperation with work places. The University of Gävle
stands out especially in the rankings when it comes to the engineering
programs with co-op orientation.

Machine engineer with co-op gets to the 9th place out of all of Sweden’s educations and to number 5 out of the technical educations. The other three co-op programs also reach the top 20 list within the technical educations.

-We have a long tradition of work-integrated education at the University of Gävle and here we is the proof that we have succeeded, says Magnus Lemoine, project manager of the co-op education at the University of Gävle.

-We are now largely investing in cooperation and this is just the beginning, says Per-Arne Wikström, head of collaboration at the University of Gävle.


Co-op is a form of study that allows for a combination of studies and work at a company. The students get the relevant work-life experience which increases motivation and study results. For the companies, co-op often functions as a long-term recruitment strategy, where it is possible to get to know a future employee. The students also perform real work assignments and bring in new knowledge to the company.

To the University the collaboration with the companies generates increased insight into what the trade needs and therefore contributes to modern educational programs.

For further information please contact:
Per-Arne Wikström, head of collaboration at the University of Gävle.  
Phone: 648703, 070-649 87 03

In total, 782 university educational programs are included in the investigation and out of these 238 are technical educations. The educations real-estate management, creative writing, the study programme in Media and communication, and sports science at the University in Gävle also gets on the top-50 list in their respective fields.

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2014-06-04
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)