Mälardalen University started on the 1st of July 1977, as a direct answer to the region´s demand for education and research. MDH therefore turns 40 in 2017. We celebrate this during the whole year with several activities and festivities.



500 students are registered when MDH starts. Today the number of students is 14 000.


MDH gets Sweden´s first female Vice-Chancellor, Lillemor Kim.


MDH is the first university in the world to be environmentally ceritifed.


SFS elects Eskilstuna and Västerås to "Studentcity of the year".