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This is Linnaeus University

There are 30,800 registered students at Linnaeus University (2015 )

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers 150 degree programmes and 2,000 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 2,000 employees and more than 31,000 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. Researchers make discoveries that can change our society. Employees talk of a work place with both challenges and opportunities. Linnaeus University is a university where knowledge grows.

Linnaeus University was established in 2010 through a merger between Växjö University and University of Kalmar.

Linnaeus University in numbers

  • Roughly 14,000 full-year students
  • About 2,000 employees
  • 156 professors
  • About 325 doctoral students
  • About 100 degree programmes on first-cycle level
  • About 80 degree programmes on second-cycle level
  • Roughly 900 incoming international students, including exchange students, fee-paying students, and freemovers (full-year students)
  • Roughly 190 outgoing exchange students (full-year students)
  • 512 third country students

SEK 1,654 million in total revenues (distribution: 64% education, 8% contract education, 28% research and education at third-cycle level)