Jönköping University

An international university in the heart of Sweden

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What is Jönköping University best known for?

Jönköping University (JU) is known for high quality education and research with a focus on sustainability, entrepreneurship, and internationalization. Our commitment to combining theory and practice through close collaboration with companies, internships, and other projects ensures students are well-prepared for the job market. As a result, our students benefit from high employability rates after graduation,

Our business school, Jönköping International Business School, is double accredited (by EQUIS and AACSB) and ranked among the top 90 European business schools by the Financial Times (FT). FT also ranks our master’s in management among the top 100 globally. Our School of Engineering is accredited and has received the highest rating by the by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) and is member of Conceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO). The School of Education and Communication has been ranked by the Shanghai ranking and the School of Health and Welfare is accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

What kinds of programmes does JU offer?

Bachelor’s and master’s programmes

We offer a range of English taught, internationally focused bachelor’s and master’s programmes, ↗️ many of which include student-exchange opportunities through our network of more than 330 partner universities worldwide. In addition, many of our programmes build in practical experience, such as internships and other close collaborations with companies.

Programmes are offered within the following areas:

  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Production Systems, Product Development, Built Environment, Informatics, Computer Science)
  • Global Studies
  • Media Communication
  • Education
  • Child Studies
  • Health Sciences

Pathway programmes

JU offers Pathway Programmes- preparatory programmes at various levels designed to help international students improve their English proficiency and meet the requirements needed to enter a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme. In addition, the pathway programmes support students to develop skills and be well prepared to higher education studies.

JU Summer School

Develop your academic and applied knowledge, meet students from across the world and learn about the Swedish culture through a range of cultural and social activities. JU’s 4-week Summer School programme is taught in English and includes the international student accommodation guarantee and local ‘pick-up’ service. JU’s Summer School provides students with the opportunity to work closely with teaching staff and gain hands-on experience through Swedish company visits. In addition, students have the opportunity to partake in organised group activities, Swedish traditions and visit local attractions. Visit the JU web to see what summer courses ↗️ are available.

What’s the alumni network like?

Being a JU student does not end with graduation. Our graduates are connected to the university throughout their career in various ways. The schools have their own alumni networks, where graduates keep in touch and network with fellow alumni working across the globe. Alumni and their employers tap into the network as a recruitment platform as well. In addition, events are organized, and alumni are often invited back to JU as guest lecturers.

What are the connections to local industry like?

Many programmes at JU offer the opportunity to collaborate with industry in various ways – for example- by offering hands-on experience through internships and close collaborations with more than 1000 partner companies, such as IKEA, Volvo, Thule, PwC, and Scania. This is an essential part of the studies at JU. You’ll get to try out your future profession with our extensive network of Swedish and international companies and organizations.

Science Park– a business incubator partially financed by JU, offers an environment for students to grow their ideas, start a business, or cash in on their ideas alongside their studies.

Connect with JU

Follow JU on Instagram ↗️ to explore more about life and studies at JU- from a student perspective!

Jönköping University Campus
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