|Motto||Dulce est sapere (knowledge is sweet)|
|Established||1977 (college) |
|Vice Chancellor||Johan Schnürer|
|Students||17,000 (FTE, 2014)|
University-level education in Örebro started in the 1960s, when Uppsala University started to offer some courses in Örebro. On the basis of these activities, an independent högskola (university college) was created in 1977 under the name Högskolan i Örebro (Örebro University College). This university college also incorporated three other existing educational institutions in Örebro: the teaching seminar, the sports college (founded in 1966) and the social work college (founded 1967). Örebro University College was granted the privileges of a university by the Government of Sweden in 1999, becoming the 12th university in Sweden.
On 30 March 2010 the university was granted the right to award medical degrees in collaboration with Örebro University Hospital, making it the 7th medical school in Sweden. Örebro University co-hosts the Centre of Gender Excellence established by the Swedish Research Council.
The institution is regarded as one of the top 351–400 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). The university is also named among the world’s top 100 young universities (number 62) in the 2018 THE Young University Rankings.
In 1967, Uppsala University established a branch in Örebro, the College of Social Sciences. In 1977, Örebro University College was established through a merger of the Uppsala University branch in Örebro, the Preschool Teaching Seminary, and the College of Physical Education and Sport Science. In 1999, the university college was granted the status of a university by the Government of Sweden and opened by Prime Minister Göran Persson on 6 February 1999.
- School of Health and Medical Sciences
- School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Science
- School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
- School of Law, Psychology and Social work
- School of Music, Theatre and Art
- School of Science and Technology
- Business School
- Lars Adaktusson, Member of the European Parliament
- Stefan Borsch, vocalist, Vikingarna (1973–1979)
- Johan Dennelind, CEO, Telia Company
- Lars Joel Eriksson, politics editor, Skånska Dagbladet
- Fredrick Federley, Member of Parliament, Centre Party
- Mats Jansson, CEO, SAS Group (2007–2010)
- Hans Karlsson, Minister for Employment
- Ulrika Knape, Olympic medalist in diving (1972 and 1976)
- Pernilla Månsson Colt, television host
- Göran Persson, Swedish Prime Minister (1996–2006)
- Elisabeth Svantesson, Minister for Employment, Member of Parliament, Moderate Party
- Sten Tolgfors, Minister for Defense and Foreign Trade, Member of Parliament, Moderate Party
- Rickard Olsson, television and radio host
- Sven-Göran Eriksson, Football manager
- Marika Domanski Lyfors, coach of the Swedish women's national football team (1996–2005)
- Swedish Higher Education Authority (Högskoleverket) - Annual report 2010 (Swedish), page 106ff
- Örebro får utbilda läkare, Dagens Nyheter, 30 March 2010 (in Swedish)
- Interim evaluation of centres of gender excellence Archived 2013-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, Swedish Research Council, 2008 (pdf)
- "Rankings: Örebro University". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
- ”Young University Rankings 2018”. Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
- "Hård konkurrens till starka professionsutbildningar". Örebro University. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
- "Statistik HT18: Totalt antal sökande". UHR. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
- Historik Archived 2013-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, Örebro University, updated 8 December 2010 (in Swedish)
- "Assyrian Professor Dies From Stab Wound", Assyrian International News Agency, 13 December 2007.
- "Stabbed lecturer dies", The Local, 13 December 2007.