Linnaeus University was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.
Linnaeus University is located in Kalmar and Växjö. The university has approximately 32,000 students in 150 degree programmes and 1,300 single-subject courses.
With approximately 2,000 staff ,the university is one of Småland's largest employers.
Their high-quality research has had an impact, both nationally and internationally. It covers the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and represents a number of well-established research domains. Examples are labour market policy, welfare issues and entrepreneurship, but also life sciences, aquatic ecology, and timber and energy technology.
Linnaeus University is proud of its roots in the Småland region of southern Sweden. A number of research environments are based on Småland's cultural and geographical conditions, and many courses have been developed in collaboration with partners in the region. At the same time, the university see no limits to where they carry out their work – just like Carl Linnaeus. The university settings in Kalmar and Växjö have an international feel and allow both students and researchers to participate in global networks. Both here in Småland and in the world.