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Support us – together we make a difference

We have high ambitions. Our vision is to set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development. This is achieved by conducting research on, among other things, the Baltic Sea environment, democracy, the climate impact of the forest, entrepreneurship, and digitalisation. With your support, we can do even more. Our research is conducted here – but it is in society it truly makes a difference.

Supporting us is a way to invest in new knowledge and solutions, creating value for society, business, and the public sector. This is our way of giving back.

Would you like to join us in making a difference? Welcome to get in touch!

Examples of previous contributions

Optikbranschen contributes to new optician training in Gothenburg

Linnaeus University's optician training in Gothenburg has become reality thanks to collaboration with actors from Optikbranschen. Several companies have jointly contributed to a doctoral student position and state-of-the-art equipment for the optometry programme.

Carl Bennet AB funds research in sustainable logistics

The research is to be carried out in the field of sustainable logistics, focusing on, among other things, transportation. Carl Bennet AB contributes a total of SEK 4 million over four years.

Bequeathed donation contributes to professorship in environmental science

A bequeathed donation to Linnaeus University of just over SEK 7 million enables a new professorship in environmental science. A PhD student is also linked to the professorship.

Marie-Claire Cronstedt's Foundation contributes to professorship in animal welfare

With support from Marie-Claire Cronstedt's Foundation, Linnaeus University's research in animal welfare is enhanced with a newly established professorship in the field. The foundation contributes SEK 18 million.

Scholarships for students from Kalmar County

Thanks to a donation from Irene and Bo Adolfsson’s Foundation, Linnaeus University can award scholarships of SEK 50 000 to students at the university. Learn more here.

Crowdfunding for archaeological excavations

Over SEK 215 000 raised by more than 500 contributors makes it possible to finance analyses of archaeological finds. The finds come from archaeology students' excavations at Gamla Skogsby on the island of Öland. Learn more here.

Sweden's first professorship in non-fiction

Thanks to a joint investment of SEK 7.5 million from Natur & Kultur, Läromedelsförfattarna i Sverige AB, and the Swedish Writers' Union, Sweden's first professorship in creative non-fiction is established at Linnaeus University. Learn more here.

Art donation to Universitetskajen

The foundation Kalmar Handlande-Borgares Donationsfond donates SEK 250 000 for an artwork in building Forma at Universitetskajen in Kalmar. Hanna Hansdotter has designed the artwork which will be produced by The Glass Factory. Learn more here.

Strategic investments

Södra and Ikea contribute to forest initiative

Södra and Ikea of Sweden, together with Linnaeus University, make a long-term, strategic investment in research and education in forestry and the forest industry totalling SEK 300 million. The collaboration is based on close and dynamic exchange between academia and participating businesses, benefiting the industry, owners, customers, researchers/teachers, students, and society. Learn more here.

Kalmar Municipality contributes to legal education in Kalmar

Kalmar Municipality and Linnaeus University jointly invest SEK 300 million to establish education and research in law in Kalmar. Business development and government agency establishments create a growing need for legal expertise. This is a long-term investment for the Linnaeus region. Learn more here.

Region Kalmar County invests in eHealth

Region Kalmar County and Linnaeus University jointly invest SEK 400 million in the eHealth sector over a ten-year period. The investment strengthens the university in eHealth and enhances the prospects for high-quality care for both urban and rural areas. The collaboration includes education, research, innovation, and skills development. Learn more here.