The perfect blend
The Karlstad University campus embodies the perfect blend of work and pleasure. The buildings, surrounded by greenery, are varied and welcoming, and provide inspirational environments for learning and socialising in indoor and outdoor spaces.
A modern approach
Karlstad University takes a modern approach to most things, from the egg.shaped multimedia studio suspended in mid-air to interesting seminars about new research in different fields.
The main buildings
The main entrance is located in the library building, which is an open and spacious building with glass walls connecting the inside to the outside. The many study areas along the glass walls provide a great view of the outside world.
The most interesting building is the Vänern Building, named after Sweden’s biggest lake, on which Karlstad is situated. This is the location of the famous egg- shaped multimedia studio with the exterior screen. It is ideal for both classes and events. The entire building has a unique atmosphere with its spacious architecture and bright colours.
What would a university be without places to eat or get coffee? At Karlstad University there are five different places to eat, offering everything from salads to sandwiches and coffee. Refrigerators and microwaves can be found all over the university for students who like to make their own food and bring it to the university.
The library is the perfect place for individual study as well as group study. With window walls and spacious architecture, it is the right atmosphere for studying – even without the traditional library culture of silence and whispering. It is a place to meet friends and discuss group assignments.
There are many study areas with desks, computers, or comfortable sofas on all four floors with excellent views of the university surroundings and the changing seasons. Students who prefer silence may choose the first floor area where the sound level is low and the study area is designated for silent, individual study.