Why Linnaeus University?
Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Växjö University and University of Kalmar. By establishing Linnaeus University, quality, attractiveness and potential for development will be enhanced for teaching and research at our new seat of learning.
Who was Linnaeus?
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) is probably the most internationally renowned of Swedish scientists. He is most well-known for his approach to ordering nature in his classification system put forward in 1735 in his book Systema Naturae. Linnaeus was innovative and pioneering, and his work paved the way for the new scientific paradigm of his times. Linnaeus was also known as a great teacher who stimulated his students to cross both geographical and mental boundaries.
Where are we?
Linnaeus University is situated in the cities of Kalmar and Växjö, in southern Sweden. Teaching and research is conducted at both sites. The distance between Kalmar and Växjö is 110 km and the journey between the two cities takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes by train. Students and staff usually travel by train between the two cities.
What are the advantages for our partner universities?
Linnaeus University is a comprehensive university, offering over 300 courses and programmes in a wide range of disciplines. The new university increases opportunities for co-operation between disciplines and between different levels of study.
Will exchange students need to commute between Kalmar and Växjö?
When applying to Linnaeus University, students will be asked to specify their choice of study location and will undertake their studies at this location during their exchange term. Students staying for a full academic year may, if they wish, change study location in their second term.
Can exchange students choose courses offered at both locations?
Exchange students are strongly advised to follow a degree programme / course at only one study locality. While it is possible to study a single course at the other site, students are responsible for travelling costs when travelling between study locations as well as ensuring that no timetable clashes occur.