Karlstad University has consolidated its position as a mid-sized and innovative higher education institution with stable and controlled growth. The interpersonal relationship is important and participation and engagement are characteristics of the University. We give priority to quality and enjoy a good reputation among students, staff and the wider community. The close interaction between research, education and external partners is notable in all university activities. All members of teaching staff pursue research and all researchers teach. The University is imbued with various forms of cultural expression. The University is based on regional, national and international cooperation, and is a preferred option as a partner in change and improvement processes among regional actors. A strong social commitment is our trademark. Our education and research programmes address urgent issues and we participate in current debates. We make systematic internationalization efforts at all levels. International mobility among staff and students is high and we attract highly qualified staff and students from the whole world. The idea of sustainable development is notable in all our activities.