Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is Sweden’s sixth largest university in terms of number of students, with around 600 partner universities in more than 80 countries across the world. Its nationally and internationally prominent research covers a wide range of disciplines with a number of cutting-edge research environments. Linnaeus University has two exceptional research areas: “Forest Values” and “The Core of Welfare”. Besides these, it has three additional profile areas: “Healthcare and Wellbeing”, “New Human Perspectives” and “Living Waters”.  

Linnaeus University’s research and education within “Forest Values” covers the whole value chain; from the plant, to sustainable forestry, tree building technology, and recyclable materials. “The Core of Welfare” includes subjects as law, police training, social welfare, education, as well as two of the profile areas: “Healthcare and Wellbeing” and “New Human Perspectives” (tourism, digital humanities, applied cultural heritage and entrepreneurship). The third profile area “Living Waters” focuses on the Baltic Sea and other bodies of water. 

The Linnaeus spirit encompasses taking responsibility for developing broad and specialised competencies, and creating a better future for individuals and the world we share. In line with the university’s academic tradition, its focus lies on how curiosity in knowledge creation generates utility through close collaborations, setting knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

Some highlights:

  • eHealth Institute: The eHealth Institute promotes the knowledge-based use of digital technology within health care, for sustainability, security, effectiveness and increased patient participation. It is a dynamic, interdisciplinary knowledge and learning environment that offers education and carries out research and evaluation projects with focus on user and citizen utility.
  • Work-integrated Teacher Education: Within its primary teacher programme Linnaeus University offers an innovative work-integrated learning and training model. Besides the regular practical internship, students are linked to a specific school where they practise teaching on two days every other week throughout their studies. This model is developed in close cooperation with regional schools and forms the basis for teachers’ professional development and practitioner research.
  • The Bridge: The Bridge is a multidisciplinary research and education collaboration within one of our areas of strength, “Forest Values”. The Bridge is a collaboration between IKEA, Södra and Linnaeus University on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and production. The collaboration has inspired a transdisciplinary master’s programme on “Innovation through Business”. It engages students, teachers and industry experts (business, design, and engineering) in a unique collaborative learning model on innovating sustainable solutions. 

EUniWell responsible persons

Camilla Andersson Lundqvist

Project Manager Erasmus+

Linnaeus University

Linus Karlsson

Project Manager WP6, Senior Internationalisation Officer

Linnaeus University

Karin Lundhgren

Project Manager EUniWell#Research (H2020)

Linnaeus University

Facts & Figures

  • Students: 41,000
  • Educators & Staff: 2,200
  • Faculties & Departments: 5 faculties, 34 departments
  • Campuses: 2 (Kalmar and Växjö)