Linkoping University (LiU)
Linköping University is a research-based university with excellence in education.
LiU, as we often call it, is a multi-faculty university where research and education are equally important. Since the start in the late 1960s, Linköping University has been an innovator, creating new study programmes and new ways to tackle research problems. Innovation has become our tradition.
Furthermore, we have always had strong dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community at large, both in terms of research and education. What LiU creates should be of benefit to the public. Together we can build a better, more sustainable world.
The main LiU campuses are located in Linköping and Norrköping in East Sweden. The university is an important driving force for regional development. However, the mission is greater—Linköping University is a national and international player. World-class research is conducted within cutting-edge domains such as new materials, IT and disability research. Students come from all across the globe, with over 80 nationalities represe nted at LiU. Many LiU students study abroad for a semester or a year.
LiU has approximately 27,000 students. Recalculated into full-time students, the figure is 17,866 since some students only study part-time. The number of employees is about 4,000, which means 3,697 full-time equivalents.
Linköping University pursues research and postgraduate studies within the fields of technology, medicine, and humanities, natural, educational, social and behavioural sciences. It is particularly noted for its openness to multidisciplinary research and, in 1980, was the first Swedish university to introduce interdisciplinary thematic research at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and a cross-subject, interdisciplinary perspective in graduate schools for PhD students.
Linköping University receives research grants from the Swedish government within five strategic research areas: IT and mobile communication, materials science, security and emergency management, e-Science and transport research.
Linköping University offers education at the basic and advanced levels via 140 study programmes, 600 single-subject courses and specialised as well as interdisciplinary postgraduate studies. A large number of the degree programmes lead to qualified professional degrees in fields such as medicine, business and economics, teacher education and engineering. Many of the programmes are interdisciplinary, combining for example industrial management and engineering, medicine and engineering, or integrating economics, law and languages.