Linnaeus University

Study at Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University has taken its name from Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), the world-renowned Swedish scientist. Carl Linnaeus was intrepid, curious and innovative. This is the key to inspiration at Linnaeus University. While the university is firmly rooted in the Smaland region of southern Sweden, where Linnaeus was born, our activities, like his, have no boundaries.

Where knowledge grows

We offer a modern university, with the highest possible quality in education. Education that helps you to actually make a difference in the world in which we live. The learning environment is characterised by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to our 37, 000 students. At our university, you will find a rich academic offer with more than 40 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor’s and master’s level.

Nature just around the corner

Linnaeus University is located in two cities, Kalmar and Växjö, both with nature just around the corner, adding to the quality of life during your studies. Växjö has been declared ‘the greenest city in Europe’ and is surrounded by wonderful forests and lakes, while Kalmar is a charming old city dating back to the Middle Ages, beautifully located by the Baltic Sea.

A springboard to worldwide knowledge

Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries. Every year, more than 2,000 international students from all over the world come here to study. International students at Linnaeus University can study at undergraduate and graduate as well as on postgraduate level. We also offer a summer academy, an opportunity to expand your views in an intercultural environment, unique of its kind in Sweden.

Where everything is possible

Studying at Linnaeus University means being in an environment enriched with intrepidity, curiosity and innovation – the very essence of what the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus is renowned for. It is our hope that you will feel inspired, not only throughout your studies at Linnaeus University, but also that you bring the spirit of inspiration with you as an alumnus wherever you may go in the world. Welcome to Linnaeus University, the university of endless possibilities.

Facts about Linnaeus University

  • A non-profit, public university, accredited by the Swedish government.
  • A research university, with the right to employ doctoral students. Our research covers everything from labour market studies and social security issues, to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.
  • A unique and close collaboration with IKEA – the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland.
  • An active student life with buddy programmes and friend-family projects that help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.
  • Highly-praised campus environments.

Bachelor Programmes:

Master Programmes:

Business, Economics, Management and Marketing

Caring Sciences, Sports and Health

Computer Science/IT

Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Natural Science

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Technology and Engineering