Linnaeus University, founded in 2010, is Sweden’s sixth largest university in terms of number of students, with some 600 partner universities in more than 80 countries. Its nationally and internationally prominent research covers a wide range of disciplines with a number of cutting-edge research environments from ecology and evolution to discrimination and integration, postcolonialism, intermediality, bioscience, and big data. The Linnaeus spirit encompasses to take responsibility for developing our broad and specialized competence and create a better future for individuals and the world we share. In line with our academic tradition, we want to focus on how curiosity in knowledge creation generates utility through close collaborations, when we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.
- eHealth Institute: The e-Health Institute acts for 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 the primary teacher programme an innovative learning and training work-integrated model is offered. Besides the regular practicum internship, students are tied to a specific school where they have practice two days a week every other week throughout their studies. This teacher-education model is developed in close cooperation with regional schools and it also forms the basis for teachers’ professional development and practitioner research.
- The Bridge is a multidisciplinary research and education collaboration between Linnaeus University and IKEA. It is a programme for entrepreneurship, innovation, and production. The aim is to create an international meeting-place for research and education related to “Life at Home”, and to create a better everyday life at home for the many people. The collaboration has inspired a transdisciplinary master programme in Innovation. It engages students, teachers and industry experts in business, design, and engineering in a unique collaborative learning model on innovating for sustainable solutions, for which the programme has gained international recognition and awards.