Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology
The areas of natural sciences and engineering constitutes almost half of Linnaeus University’s PhD training programmes and a large proportion of research has received international recognition. Within the natural sciences, marine research is particularly well-developed. Researchers pursue studies into poisonous algal bloomings in the seas and oceans. The focus of marine research is on the Baltic Sea, which means that research is strongly connected with the local region. Internationally competitive research is also pursued within biotechnology, evolutionary biology, environmental sciences and the nanosciences
Wood is one material which has followed human beings throughout their history. The region around Växjö is one of the most important areas in Europe with regards to forest exploitation and the forestry industry. Linnaeus University’s research on the theme of wood and energy technology is both internationally recognized and vital for the industry in the region. These initiatives encompass the research profiles of bioenergy, forestry and wood technology together with wood building-construction. Other subjects within the area of the natural sciences and engineering are computer engineering, informatics, media technology, mathematics, mathematics education, physics and electrical engineering.
Within the area of media technology / informatics, the Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies (CeLeKT) constitutes a research environment which focuses on information technology and innovative learning methods.
The Kalmar Maritime Academy offers vocationally-orientated degree programmes, commissioned education and an expanding area of research in close proximity to the real world of merchant shipping. World class simulators, the Calmare Nyckel training vessel and modern facilities for practical work are a natural part of the working organization at the Maritime Academy, which has a close dialogue with the shipping industry.