Linnaeus University – a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility.
There are 33,000 registered students at Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers over 150 degree programmes and 1300 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 33,000 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 is a modern university in south-eastern Sweden that pursues teaching and research in two cities, Växjö and Kalmar. Linnaeus University is the 6th largest university in Sweden with more than 31,000 students.
Linnaeus University has taken its name from Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries. Carl Linnaeus was intrepid, curious and innovative. This is our key to inspiration. While the university is firmly rooted in the Småland region of southern Sweden where Linnaeus was born, our activities, like his, have no boundaries.
Linnaeus University has a strong international profile with 1,600 international students every year, 750 partner universities in more than 60 countries and with the first programme in English established more than two decades ago.
At Linnaeus University we want you to grow as a person. The study environment is characterized by modern facilities and an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to students.