Linnaeus University: Profile
Linnaeus University – a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility.
Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.
Linnaeus University is located in Kalmar and Växjö. We have approximately 31,000 students in 150 degree programmes and 2,500 single-subject courses. Our high-quality research has had an impact, both nationally and internationally. It covers the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and represents a number of well-established research domains. Examples are labour market policy, welfare issues and entrepreneurship, but also life sciences, aquatic ecology, and timber and energy technology.
Carl Linnaeus is the Swedish scientist who has had the greatest impact globally. Bold and curious, he made the entire world his arena. Linnaeus University is inspired by the spirit of Carl Linnaeus. Curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility – this is how we interpret the actions of Linnaeus, and this is how we wish to carry out our activities. Linnaeus University should have attractive degree programmes, prominent research, and a strong position in society. Internationalization, sustainable development, and equal conditions
should characterize the work we do.
Top reasons to study at Linnaeus University
• Comprehensive university, offering 40 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor’s and master’s level.
• Since 2014, we host our own Summer Academy – an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment, unique of its kind in Sweden.
• At Linnaeus University you are enabled to grow as a person. The learning environment is characterized by teaching and research staff in close proximity to students.
• A non-profit public university, accredited by the Swedish government, with 31,000 students.
• Strong international profile, with 750 partner universities in more than 60 countries.
• Large community of international students. Every year, more than 1,600 students from around 60 countries come here to study.
• Research university, with the right to employ with the right to employ doctorate students. The research covers everything from labour market studies and social security issues, to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.
• Unique and close collaboration with IKEA – the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland.
• Active student life with buddy programs and friend family-projects to help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.
• Highly praised campus environments, positioning Linnaeus University as no 1 and no 2 in terms of campus buildings, campus environment and nice-to-be places in the ISB (International Student Barometer) 2014.
• At Linnaeus University nature is just around the corner, adding to a high quality of life. Växjö was once declared "The greenest city in Europe" and Kalmar is a charming medieval city, located by the Baltic Sea.