History, Affiliations and Rankings
In honor of eminent scientist Carl Linnaeus, Linnaeus University was established in 2010 in the Swedish cities of Växjö and Kalmar. Växjö University and Kalmar University College were merged to create it. Located at the heart of Sweden’s bustling entrepreneurial center, the University allows students to get first-hand exposure to an environment where innovation, creativity and knowledge production takes place. Linnaeus University is accredited by the European University Association (EUA) and the Association of Swedish Higher Education (Sveriges universitets-och högskoleförbund, SUHF). According to US News and World Report, Linnaeus University ranks #1233 among the Best Global Universities. It also ranks #601-800 in THE Impact Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
There are two campuses, each in Kalmar and Växjö. The facility is situated not far from the heart of Växjö. Since it was built in the American campus format, all instructional facilities are accessible on foot. A protected natural area surrounds the school. The Videum Science Park has a designated area on the university campus. The park houses more than 100 businesses, which puts it near to the university and promotes innovation and research. In addition, there are several service facilities, a sports centre, restaurants, cafés, and bars. Despite the tremendous volume of activity, the campus provides a secure, tranquil atmosphere. Meadows, a natural preserve, a lake with bird-watching towers, and Teleborg Castle are all about several numbers. The institution provides 1,300 single-subject courses at the Bachelor's and Master's levels in addition to more than 150 distinct degree programs. The institution also provides contract education for persons seeking further training, such as police training or headmaster training.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Over 80 nations and over 500 universities worldwide are affiliated with the university. a special and strong partnership with IKEA, the biggest furniture manufacturer in the world that was established in Älmhult in Småland. Approximately 44,000 students are enrolled in the institution at any given time, and almost 2,000 of them are from other countries. Some of the famous alumni are Rolph Payet - Seychellois Cabinet Minister, Malik Bendjelloul - Director of Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man and Andriy Tsaplienko, Ukrainian journalist.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Out of the total enrollments of students at the university, 5% are international students. The student union at Linnaeus University plans fun events for students outside of class, and there are also more than 70 social clubs and organizations available. A student symphony, student bars, sports groups, and many more things are available. IKEA, Volvo Cars, Deloitte, Swedish Police Authority and other corporate and government organizations recruit graduates from Linnaeus University.