Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
The Swedish welfare system is known throughout the world – and Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College is a one-of-a-kind school which is the very epitome of the Swedish model.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke 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 Bräcke 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 emphasis on human welfare. While the school’s nursing programme was the very first in Sweden and you can still study theology and church music here, students mostly come to Ersta Sköndal Bräcke to major in nursing, social work, or psychotherapy.
Research at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke spans a wide range of topics, from palliative care, to work place ethics, and to civil society. The school offers a doctoral program on civil society: “The Individual in the Welfare Society.”
The school has three idyllic campuses in total. The Ersta campus is located on the island of Södermalm, overlooking Stockholm, in a charming old red brick building built in 1907 as a navigation school. A second campus, the Sköndal campus, is nestled in southern Stockholm, by Drevviken lake, while Campus Bräcke is located in western Sweden, in Gothenburg, on Hisingen island.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College is a private education provider, independent from the Swedish state, with owners who all come from non-profit organizations and are actively involved in the community. Indeed, it is known as an institution that truly practices what it preaches and is thoroughly engaged in promoting welfare and well-being throughout Sweden.