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About Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University – a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility.

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers over 200 degree programmes and 1500 single-subject courses. You can study different subjects within arts and humanities, health and life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, technology, and business and economics. There are also a number of different contract educations, like the headmaster training and police education.

Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Particularly prominent is the research carried out within our cutting-edge research environments – our Linnaeus University Centres. Within these centres, everything from ecology and evolution to discrimination and integration, postcolonialism, intermediality, bioscience, and big data is being studied.

With 2,100 employees and more than 44,000 students we strive to be a modern university, with Småland as our base and the world as our stage. To study and work at Linnaeus University means being part of an environment characterised by knowledge and development. Students acquire new knowledge and learn to have a critical approach and researchers make discoveries that can change our society. Employees talk of a work place with both challenges and opportunities and that Linnaeus University is a university where knowledge grows. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

Linnaeus University in numbers

  • 41 036 Students
  • Roughly 17,000 full-year students
  • About 2,168 employees
  • 180 professors
  • About 315 doctoral students
  • About 120 degree programmes on first-cycle level
  • About 80 degree programmes on second-cycle level
  • Roughly 342 incoming international students (2019)
  • Roughly 113 outgoing exchange students (2019)
  • Approximately 707 study fee-paying students (2020)

SEK 2,074 million in total revenues (distribution: 62 % education, 9 % contract education, 29 % research and education at third-cycle level)

Funded by the European Union, NextGenerationEU

The EU has established a temporary recovery instrument, NextGenerationEU. The investment will help repair the immediate economic and social damage caused by the covid-19 pandemic. It will also help build an EU that is more environmentally friendly, more digital and more resilient, and better adapted to current and future challenges. As part of Sweden’s recovery plan within NextGenerationEU, Linnaeus University has received SEK 31 million to increase the number of full-time equivalents.

Logo: Funded by the European Union, NextGenerationEU