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About Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the mid-east part of Sweden. It is a university in two nature-loving cities – the coastal town, Kalmar, and the greenest city in Europe, Växjö.

2,200 international students


largest university in Sweden

Växjö is the greenest city in Europe


Linnaeus University is located at the heart of entrepreneurship. It is an environment where innovation, creativity and new ways of thinking are born. At Linnaeus University, you learn how to contribute to the world with the knowledge you acquire.


Sustainability for the houses we live in, the conditions in which we work, the air we breathe, our bodies and the food we eat. Life is key at Linnaeus University. Thus, so is sustainability. Learn about and develop the ideas that give us a better future.


International, yet local. Experience the best of what this part of Sweden has to offer, while at the same time being just one interaction away from every continent. 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.

Linnaeus University is internationally recognised for excellence in:



Facts about Linnaeus University

  • A non-profit, public university, accredited by the Swedish government.

  • A research university covering everything from labour market studies and social security issues, to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.

  • A unique and close collaboration with IKEA –the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland

  • An active student life with buddy programmes and friend-family projects that help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.

  • Highly praised campus environments.

  • Winter on campus
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring on campus
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