Malmö University is a young University founded in 1998. It has over 24,000 students and around 1,800 employees. Malmö University trains future teachers, nurses, dentists, and social workers, as well as social scientists, engineers, city planners, computer scientists, interaction designers, media studies specialists and sports scientists. Research conducted at Malmö University is multi-disciplinary, bringing together researches to collaborate across scientific disciplines. Current research focuses on democracy and participation, information technology, migration, international and ethnic relations, urban environments and city planning, criminology and social vulnerability and human health. While social science and medicine are the most prominent fields of research, there are also significant elements of technology and natural science. The university enjoys an open, inclusive culture and is acknowledged as an innovative and creative institute. Close ties to other actors in society is a vital part of its commitments, and the partnerships in which it is engaged take a wide variety of forms in Malmö, Sweden and the rest of the world.