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The Swedish Red Cross University College

The Swedish Red Cross University College founded in 1867 was the first non-religious nursing education in Sweden. For over 150 years we have trained nurses with competence and aptness for global work and contributed to the improvement of Swedish healthcare.
The Swedish Red Cross University College founded in 1867 was the first non-religious nursing education in Sweden. For over 150 years we have trained nurses with competence and aptness for global work and contributed to the improvement of Swedish healthcare.
Publicerad: 24 Mar 2021
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The Swedish Red Cross University College was founded in 1867 as the first non-religious nursing education in Sweden. Now as then, the university operates according to the same values ​​as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement with a focus on global health and global care for the most vulnerable in crisis and disaster.

Vulnerability, diversity, humanity and global perspectives are central to the Swedish Red Cross University College's research and education.

Vision

Education and research at the Swedish Red Cross University College will meet future global challenges in health, care and welfare with a special focus on vulnerability and inequality in our world.

Values, keywords and fundamental principles

Our values ​​are respect, cooperation and trust, and key words for achieving the desired results at the university are consistency, quality and globalism.

The university's activities are based on the basic principles of the International Red Cross Movement:

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary service
  • Unity
  • Universality

These seven Fundamental Principles sum up the Movement's ethics and are at the core of its approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Educating nurses and specialist nurses

Each semester, 115 new students start the nursing education at the the Swedish Red Cross University College. Over three years, students are prepared for nursing work both in Sweden and in other countries.

The university college also offers further education through independent courses and specialist nurse training at master's level in intensive care, psychiatric care and Sweden's only specialist nurse training in infectious disease care.

Research and collaboration

The Swedish Red Cross University College conducts current research from a global perspective in subjects such as public health science, nursing, medicine and technical science.

The university college has extensive experience of close collaboration with both national and international actors. We collaborate with the Swedish Red Cross, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Stockholm Region, municipalities, other universities and organisations in Sweden and around the world.

An example of a collaborative project in research is the construction of a competence center for rehabilitation of torture and war trauma. This is done in collaboration with the Swedish Red Cross.

Flemingsberg Campus

The Swedish Red Cross University College has an inclusive work environment where students are represented in working groups that promote the development of educational programmes and courses. Today, around 80 people work at the university college, which has about 850 students.

The university is located in newly built premises in the Technology for Health building on Campus Flemingsberg in Stockholm. There are good conditions here for a university college with a global focus on education and research in health and care.