The Social Contract

The Social Contract is an agreement on in-depth cooperation between Västerås City, the Municipality of Eskilstuna, the County Council of Västmanland, the County Council of Sörmland and Mälardalen University.

The purpose of the Social Contract is, among other things, to increase the level of expertise in the region through joint research and development projects, study programmes that match the needs of working life, and meeting places for learning. The Social Contract focuses on schools, health care, sustainable city development and the workforce of the future – for the best interests of the region!

The goals with the Social Contract

  1. Raise the level of skills in the region
  2. Strengthen research and education at Mälardalen University
  3. Develop activities and staff within the public sector
  4. Create good relationships in cooperation between the University and stakeholders in the public sector


Professorship in memory of Alva Myrdal

Every year The Social Contract funds a visiting professorship in memory of Alva Myrdal. The professorship aims to honour Alva Myrdal’s achievements as a researcher, politician and a strong voice in public discourse.

Marie Parker Jenkins is visiting professor 2017-2018


If you are curious, have any questions, concerns, or perhaps reflections on the Social Contract - please contact us who work within the contract.

Contact information


The Mälardalen Skills Centre for Health and Welfare

The overriding aim is to promote high quality in activities, education and research within the areas of Health and Welfare.

Contact: Christine Gustafsson

The Mälardalen Skills Centre for Education

The region's platform for collaboration about school development, teacher education and research in education science.

Contact: Cecilia Vestman

English Teachers Sharing

Sustainable Societal Development

The overrriding questions regard technical, environmental, economic, societal and organizational aspects.

Contact: Magnus Hoppe

Working life of the future

The overriding question is how municipalities and county councils should act and work to be attractive employers in the future labor market.

Contact: Jonas Welander