Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University in south-eastern Sweden is a modern, international university with the highest possible quality in education. Education that helps you to actually make a difference in the world we live in. Studying at Linnaeus University is to be in an environment enriched with intrepidity, curiosity and innovation – the very essence of what the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus was renowned for.

Top reasons to study here

  • Modern university, with the highest possible quality in education.
  • Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries.
  • An active student life with buddy programmes and friend-family projects that help students engage with both Swedish and other international students.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Linnaeus University was established in 2010 through a merger between Växjö University and University of Kalmar. 

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.


The learning environment is characterized by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to our 32 000 students. At Linnaeus 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.

 Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries, most of our educational programmes includes the opportunity to study abroad. Every year more than 2,000 international students from all over the world come here to study. 


Linneaus University has research that is both nationally and internationally recognized. A research environment designated a Linnaeus University Centre has undergone a quality review by a special assessment panel, consisting of internationally acknowledged researchers from the field in question.


There are many opportunities at Linnaeus University to enter into cooperative initiatives involving external companies, for instance as work placements/internships, independent degree projects and more. We are convinced that having an open university that has close collaborations with the surrounding society is something that is good for everyone. One of many cooperations Linnaeus University has is with is IKEA. 

Do you need help starting up your job search process? The career counselling service at Linnaeus University, Lnu Career, will offer you support when you try to figure out how your education, your experience, and your personal qualifications are best summarized into a powerful job application.


Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Student Welfare Office works to promote physical and psychological health for the students. They offer free individual counselling to aid the students with any problem that may make their studying or student life difficult. 

Library services

The University Library at Linnaeus University is the student’s work place workplace where you can find information resources, group study rooms, computer study desks, computer labs, quiet study rooms and cafes. The University Library is considered both as a physical and digital work environment. A physical, modern environment with updated recourses and comfortable surroundings. 

ICT services

The IT Office is part of the university's administrative organisation. We ensure that the university's IT services run smoothly and match the organisation's requirements. The ofice has a co-ordinating role and works with the organisation to provide quality IT services, which are efficient and disruption-free.

Student Life

Campus life

Highly praised campus environments, positioning Linnaeus University as no 1 and no 2 in terms of campus buildings, campus environment and nice-to-be places in the ISB (International Student Barometer) 2014. At Linnaeus University nature is just around the corner, adding to a high quality of life. Växjö was once declared "The greenest city in Europe" and Kalmar is a charming medieval city, located by the Baltic Sea.

Student clubs

The student union at Linnaeus University – Linnéstudenterna – works to ensure that you receive the best possible education, but also aims to offer enjoyable activities besides your studies. There are a number of student organisations and clubs at the university that offer a wide range of leisure activities for students.

Student Reviews

A short but efficient review
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The university is new and beautiful but they were not many and not enough lectures for each course and everything was very focused on grades rather than learning.

A University Where Life is Possible
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university allows you to be you. I haven't started my studies there, but I believe they will help me develop my career.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Linnaeus is one of the best universities for international masters program in renewable electric power systems.

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