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Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College

The Swedish welfare system is known throughout the world – and Ersta Sköndal University College is a one-of-a-kind school which is the very epitome of the Swedish model.

Ersta Sköndal University College is not just about better education, but a better society for all.

Although Sweden is today one of the most secular countries in the world, its values are deeply-rooted in Christian thought and tradition. And Ersta Sköndal University College takes its history to heart, teaching students how to truly make a difference.

Inclusive, personal, and professional, the college is one place where students can truly take charge of their education and put the skills they learn into practical use. The school offers a unique selection of interdisciplinary courses, with an overall focus on human welfare. Its nursing education was the very first in Sweden, and today’s programmes include theology, nursing, social work, psychotherapy, and church music.

As the only institution of higher education with a branch located on the hip cultural island of Södermalm, central Stockholm, Ersta Sköndal’s location is also unique. The Ersta campus lies high atop a central Stockholm hill, Stigberget, overlooking the enchanting capital city.

Featuring a charming old red brick building built in 1907, the Ersta campus originally housed a navigation school – just another way in which Ersta Sköndal is rooted in the very heart of Stockholm.

The school has three idyllic campuses in total – the Sköndal campus is nestled in southern Stockholm, beautifully situated beside the Drevviken lake, and an additional site in Gothenburg, western Sweden, is located on the island Hisingen.

But the school is not only a winner for its location and educational offerings. Ersta Sköndal is also an institution which truly practices what it preaches, and is thoroughly engaged in welfare and well-being throughout Sweden.

Ersta Sköndal University College is an independent education provider. The three owners all come from non-profit organizations and are actively involved in the community.