Örebro University

Örebro University

Örebro University has its roots in the higher education which was established in Örebro during the 1960s. In 1977, Örebro University College was established through a merger of the Preschool Teaching Seminary, the College of Physical Education and Sport Science, and the College of Social Sciences. Örebro University was founded in 1999.

Research at Örebro University rests on a broad base, and is of high international standard. Successful research environments have been established within the social sciences and humanities, as well as within natural sciences and technology. Our research is also performed within 35 subjects, including medicine. Today, more than 100 professors and well over 500 research students work at the university. The number of citations from Örebro research in the scientific press is growing fast, especially within the medical field.

The Department of Urology at Örebro University Hospital has a rich history of prostate cancer research that began in the late 1970s. The Department's wide ranging research includes clinical research trials as well has epidemiology and molecular science studies. Principle Investigators for some of the last decades most important prostate cancer studies including the Natural History Study and the Randomised Trial(SPCG-4) have come from Örebro. The Department's involvement in prostate cancer clinical research has evolved to where Örebro hosts some of the largest and most well characterised prostate cancer cohorts in the world. These cohorts includes the Natural History Cohort, the Swedisch Watchfull Waiting Cohort(SWWC), the Örebro Survival Cohort(OSC), SPCG-4, OSM and the Prop-study.

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