Linnaeus University

A modern university in southeastern Sweden with a strong international profile

Campus location

A university where life is possible

Linnaeus University is a modern university, with the highest possible quality in education. Education that helps you to actually make a difference in the world we live.


Where knowledge grows

The learning environment is characterised by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to our 44,000 students. At Linnaeus University, you will find a rich academic offer with more than 50 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor’s and master’s level. We also offer a number of programmes in distance learning format, if you prefer to stay where you are.

Nature just around the corner

Linnaeus University is located in two cities, Kalmar and Växjö. Both cities 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. 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 80 countries. Every year, more than 2,200 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. 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/alumna wherever you may go in the world. Welcome to Linnaeus University, the university of endless possibilities.

What kind of programmes does LNU offer?

We offer bachelor’s and master’s programmes, a summer academy and a preparatory English course.

Bachelor’s programmes in

  • Business and economics
  • Computer science/IT
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Peace and Development Programme

Master’s programmes in

  • Business and economics
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Computer science/IT
  • Cultural studies and social sciences
  • Design
  • Energy and Management for Sustainable Development
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences
  • Technology and engineering

Summer Academy

Linnaeus University Summer Academy is an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary summer academy – unique in Sweden. The courses originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop-oriented and have a strong student focus. The courses range from language, human rights and entrepreneurship to outdoor studies, glass design and sustainable development.

What are the main local industries?

Linnaeus University has a well-established and close collaboration with IKEA, the world’s largest furniture company, founded in the region of Småland where the university is located. One result of the collaboration is the master programme ‘Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design’, established in 2013.

The university building behind water
Photo: Linnaeus University
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