Linnaeus University

Introduction

Why study at Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern university named after Carl Linnaeus – the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries, born in the Småland region where the university is situated.


Top reasons to study at Linnaeus University

  • A comprehensive university, offering 40 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor’s and master’s level.
  • Since 2014, we host our own Summer Academy – an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment, unique of its kind in Sweden.
  • At Linnaeus University you are enabled to grow as a person. The learning environment is characterized by teaching and research staff in close proximity to students.
  • A non-profit public university, accredited by the Swedish government, with 31,000 students.
  • Strong international profile, with 750 partner universities in more than 60 countries.
  • A large community of international students. Every year, more than 1,600 students from around 60 countries come here to study.
  • A research university, with the right to employ with the right to employ doctorate students. The research covers everything from labour market studies and social security issues to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.
  • Unique and close collaboration with IKEA – the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland.
  • Active student life with buddy programs and friend family-projects to help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.
  • Highly praised campus environments, positioning Linnaeus University as no 1 and no 2 in terms of campus buildings, campus environment and nice-to-be places in the ISB (International Student Barometer) 2014.
  • At Linnaeus University nature is just around the corner, adding to a high quality of life. Växjö was once declared "The greenest city in Europe" and Kalmar is a charming medieval city, located by the Baltic Sea.


This is Linnaeus University

There are 34,000 registered students at Linnaeus University

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 2,100 employees and more than 34,000 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 workplace 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 2,100 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 free movers (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)


Vision and basic principles

Vision and strategy 2015-2020: A creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university where we are inspired by Carl Linnaeus, with roots in Småland and the world as our stage. It is the spirit of the scientist, entrepreneur, and pedagogue Linnaeus that makes up the foundation at Linnaeus University.

Through curiosity and creativity, Linnaeus paved the way for what was then a new scientific paradigm. In a similar way, Linnaeus University wants to be characterised by boldness and commitment to new scientific ideas. Linnaeus was also an entrepreneur in the modern sense, capable of creating and running projects with various actors in society.

Challenging educations and prominent research in combination with societal driving force and global values are the cornerstones which combined make up a creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus.


Vision

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


General goals


Linnaeus University stands out through

  • Curious, creative, and skilled students and members of staff
  • Challenging educations with high societal relevance
  • Prominent scientific and artistic research which will benefit societal development
  • Commitment to societal challenges, innovations, and sustainable growth
  • Companionship between people
  • An international and multicultural knowledge environment


A creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus

  • Challenging educations
  • Prominent research
  • Societal driving force
  • Global values


A journey into the future 2015-2020

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

This programme gives you a sound knowledge of mathematics and how to use mathematics as a tool in areas such as computer science, economy, and engineering. [+]

This programme gives you a sound knowledge of mathematics and how to use mathematics as a tool in areas such as computer science, economy, and engineering.

With sound knowledge of mathematics and good practice in programming and in handling computer-aided mathematics tools, you are well prepared for deeper studies in applied mathematics. This study programme gives you all this! Besides courses in pure mathematics, you study mathematical modeling, numerical methods, programming, and statistics. You will use the modern software in the math courses as well – it will give you a deeper understanding of the subject. In three courses you will learn the mathematical methods in the economy, encryption, and mechanics.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

Do you want to work with marketing? Our popular Marketing programme is entirely in English and has an international intake. You will be studying in a group of students from all over the world and the programme prepares you for an exciting career. [+]

Do you want to work with marketing? Our popular Marketing programme is entirely in English and has an international intake. You will be studying in a group of students from all over the world and the programme prepares you for an exciting career.

Marketing entails many different things. Many think about advertising, but marketing is so much more than that. At the Marketing programme, we work with identifying and meeting the market. It concerns understanding the customers’ needs and creating, communicating and delivering value for the customer. As a marketer, it is your task to fulfill the customers’ needs and sell solutions to the customer, in order to ensure that the company is making money and can develop new products, services, and experiences. The semesters of the Marketing programme are based on different perspectives and incorporates different subjects to give a well-rounded understanding. During the first semester, we start with the basics; the second semester takes on the perspective of the customer; the third semester takes on the perspective of the company. The fourth semester is planned so that you can go abroad as an exchange student to one of our many partner universities, which would give you valuable international experience. The fifth and sixths semesters we focus on meeting the market.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Network Security

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

Trojans, rootkits, phishing and other threats to both individuals and businesses demand ever more attention. If you want to learn how to stop these threats, this programme is the right one for you! [+]

Trojans, rootkits, phishing and other threats to both individuals and businesses demand ever more attention. If you want to learn how to stop these threats, this programme is the right one for you!

Sensitive and confidential information, such as credit card numbers and medical records, is sent between computers around the world. How can we ensure that this information only reaches those it is meant for?

To become an expert in IT security, particularly network security, a series of competencies are required. You have to be good at handling a computer, of course, and at understanding how the different parts of a computer system interact. In particular, you also need to be able to program computers.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Software Technology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

Would you like to work with game development, IT systems for cars, or maybe within telecom? The future is exciting and full of possibilities! [+]

Would you like to work with game development, IT systems for cars, or maybe within telecom? The future is exciting and full of possibilities!

IT is everywhere in our society – in homes, healthcare, and industry. This programme focuses mainly on the software in IT systems, which can be found in everything from mobile phones and games to cars and industrial robots. As a computer scientist, you will get a solid knowledge of programming and the art of designing and developing IT systems.

Computers are controlled by programs. These programs can be very small, or huge systems with millions of lines of program code. The development of larger programs requires well-thought-out approaches and a good organization. How to organize, design and develop large computer systems are some of the things that you learn in software technology, which is an area of the subject of computer science. You will also acquire knowledge of other fields of computer science such as computer networks, databases, and operating systems.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design + Change

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

Do you want to use design to make a difference in the world? Then this is the right degree for you. The programme combines design creativity with knowledge of sustainability for a profession at the cutting edge of design. [+]

Do you want to use design to make a difference in the world? Then this is the right degree for you. The programme combines design creativity with knowledge of sustainability for a profession at the cutting edge of design.

The most important challenge today and in the future concerns sustainability – to create a world that is good for both people and the environment, locally and globally.

During your three years on this design degree, you will work closely with our teaching team to develop your own design specialism. It is up to you whether you make a difference through designing physical objects, processes, experiences or systems. The programme is delivered through a series of projects, and you will work independently as well as engage in group work, and in collaborations with the local and regional community and enterprises.... [-]


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication + Change

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Kalmar

Do you want to use visual communication to make a difference in the world? Then this is the right degree for you. The programme combines creativity and graphic design with knowledge of sustainability to prepare you for a profession as a visual communicator / graphic designer with a specialization in information graphics. [+]

Do you want to use visual communication to make a difference in the world? Then this is the right degree for you. The programme combines creativity and graphic design with knowledge of sustainability to prepare you for a profession as a visual communicator / graphic designer with a specialization in information graphics.

This degree programme gives you an introduction to today’s major global concerns, as well as visual tools to help bring order to a sometimes overwhelming flow of information, and to truly affect people.

The programme is delivered through a series of projects, and you will work independently as well as engage in group work, and in collaborations with the local and regional community and enterprises. The Visual Communication + Change programme is delivered in English and we welcome students from all over the world. This means that you as a student are part of a group characterized by diversity and are well prepared for an international design career.... [-]