Campus at University West
The campus is located in modern, intentional built buildings in the heart of the city within walking distance of local services such as shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets and the main bus and train stations. Public transportation within Trollhättan is both safe and reliable and the journey by train to Gothenburg takes you approximately 38 minutes.
The campus is new, very fresh and has plenty of open areas. Group rooms provide opportunities for group work and to study on your own. There is room for sports and drama exercises, as well as a media cluster known as the Creative Center.
On a small campus, interaction with other students, faculty, and townspeople is natural. The ability to spot people who aren't familiar to you is simple and knowing that definitely helps with comfort level. International students make friends with other international students very quickly and the Swedish students are very welcoming as well.
Study Landscapes and Library
Campus has four study landscapes, they are located next door to the teachers' offices to increase contacts between students and teachers and others coworkers at the university.
In the landscapes you will find computer rooms, locker rooms, group rooms and student kitchen with seating. In the student kitchenettes you can store and warm food.
The Restaurant Västan is located in the centrum of the campus. Restaurant Västan serves lunch, three different dishes a day and also soup and vegetarian alternatives. At campus there is also a Student Café, serving light lunches and salads as well as home cooking.
The main aim of the library is to be a qualified information center for students and staff at the university. They can help you by; providing expert staff to assist you with using and finding information and using resources, showing you how to evaluate quality information for your assignments, providing study spaces and PCs to suit your study needs.
Ask them about:
• Study techniques
• Academic writing
• Mathematics or pharmaceptical calculation
• Referencing, search techniques, the Library Search and databases
• Page numbering, printing and other questions concerning IT
The general public is also welcome to use the library and its resources.
The library area is a natural meeting point and workplace at the university.
A good place to study:
More than 180 study places in the library
Access to more than 70 computer study places
A lot of other seats where you can study or just relax
Multifunctional printers for printing and copying
6 group study rooms, including four with computer
Quiet reading room with 30 seats
Cogito, the flexible study area by the group study rooms
The library is a quiet study area where you can concentrate on your research and assignment work using individual study spaces close to the book collections.
Read reliable, academic information. The library has print and online collections which encompass books, e-books, electronic journals, newspapers, multimedia and a range of other e-resources such as marketing reports.
Book group study room
The library's six group study rooms are booked in the same system as the University group study rooms which are bookable via schema.hv.se.
At Gregarts Student bookstore it is easy to buy and sell books. We provide both new and used textbooks and can help you to sell these when you no longer need them. You find the bookstore at the second floor in the D-building (D205).
Creative Center is a media center and a gathering place where you test and develop creation and creative elements within your education.
In Creative Centre's lounge there is ongoing exhibits of student work and projects, here you can sit down, have a cup of coffee and look at students work. The Creative Center has creative space and equippment. The center has tools for your creative process, including still and video cameras for students and staff to borrow. There's even a studio space with lights and backdrop you can reserve. Email them at Mediepool.
You find the Creative Center in the University Entrance - the G and H-house. Students studying Digital Media immerses in media projects when they are editing video and audio, often in collaboration with external clients. Students studying to be teachers houses the Drama room when they have drama classes and conflict management exercises. 3D Animation students creates sketchbooks containing photography, paintings, drawings and other mixed media works. Some of their work is presented in this area. They work with current animation software, techniques and tools used throughout industry today, showcase their work and begin the professional networking process.
Check out rewarding and fun groups and activities. Explore your options, and find out where to go for everything.
University life has much to offer, from meeting up with friends at the student pub to attending events and cultural activities. The Student Union (SHV) and the Service Center are doing their best to make you feel at home.
Read an interview with one of our international students, Marc from South Africa.
The buddy program matches international students with (mostly Swedish) students. The buddies help the international students with day-to-day questions, introducing them to Swedish culture and way of life as well as what it is like being a student at University West. Find them on Facebook buddyuphv.
Find Student Health Services to help you stay healthy – emotionally, mentally and physically – so you can make the most of your time at the University West.
It’s never too early to prepare for your next step. Discover resources and services at the Career Center and within your academic department.
The City of Trollhättan
Smaller towns with ambition and spirit are nice. You are not crowded here and you can be a part of things like family-friendly activities, have lower costs of living, more affordable housing, and less time spent sitting in traffic or commuting.
Not far from Trollhättan, you will find Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, and just a short trip away there is Gothenburg on the west coast, Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden.
Since the campus is located in the town center, it is close to shops, restaurants, cinema, and fitness. The city offers an active cultural and sports life . The attractive fall- and locks area around the canal in Trollhättan is widely known for its beautiful environment to stroll in, or just to sit, enjoy the view as boats and people pass.
Why study abroad?
Take this opportunity to study and learn about new cultures. Studying abroad is an experience unlike any other.
For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.