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We have trained nurses for the future since 1867.

The Red Cross University College (formerly the Red Cross School of Nursing) was founded in 1867 by Emmy Rappe and was the first secular nursing education in Sweden. Since the start, we have given nursing students the competence and skills required for global work and also, contributed to the development of the Swedish healthcare system.  

The University College was previously located at Sabbatsberg General Hospital but was relocated to the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), central Stockholm, in 2004. Part of our bright and airy office building dates from the second half of the 19th century. The latest addition at the Red Cross University College is our newly renovated Student Centre. It stood finished in December 2012 and aims to give our students a stimulating area in which to socialise and relax.

We offer an inclusive learning environment where a Student Council, involved in the promotion and development of education, represents student interests. At present, the University College has more than 60 employees and around 650 students.

We cherish our history and follow with pride all qualified nurses wearing their Red Cross nursing brooch throughout their professional career.