Linköping University

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TypePublic university
Emphasises dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community at large, both in terms of research and education

Linköping University (Linköpings universitet, LiU) is a public university in Linköping, Sweden. Linköping University was granted full university status in 1975 and is now one of Sweden's larger academic institutions.[1] Education, research and PhD training are the mission of four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Institute of Technology.[2] In order to facilitate interdisciplinary work, there are 12 large departments combining knowledge from several disciplines and often belonging under more than one faculty.[3] Linköping University emphasises dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community at large, both in terms of research and education.[4] In 2018, Linköping University was home to 32,000 students and 4,000 employees.[5]


Kårallen building in Linköping.
Campus Valla.
Studenthuset on Campus Valla opened in 2019. It contains the library, student services and many study areas.
Student union building on Campus Valla.
Kåkenhus building on Campus Norrköping
Kåkenhus building in Norrköping.
Campus Norrköping.
Carl Malmsten building in Lidingö.
A retired Cray X-MP/416 supercomputer was used as a bench in one of the buildings on Campus Valla until 2015. It is now in the northeast foyer of the B building.
Former logo, used until 2015.

The origins of Linköping University date back to the 1960s. In 1965, The Swedish National Legislative Assembly (Riksdag) decided to locate some programmes within the fields of technology and medicine to Linköping. In 1967 a branch of Stockholm University was placed in Linköping, offering education within humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Two years later a unit for medical training and the Institute of Technology were established. In 1970 all activities were brought together in three faculties within the Linköping University College: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Technology. Linköping University was established in 1975.

In 1977 former teacher training colleges in Linköping and Norrköping were transferred to Linköping University and in 1986 the Faculty of Health Sciences was formed, based on the faculty of medicine and regional funded education in health care professions. In 1997 a campus was opened in the neighbouring city of Norrköping. The renowned Carl Malmsten School of Furniture (Malmstens Linköping University) has been part of Linköping University since 2000. After almost 60 years at the city centre, the school moved into new premises on the outskirts of Stockholm in 2009.[6]

In June 2017 the gender studies faculty arranged a workshop where humans could speed date plants and do yoga.[7][8][9]


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.[10]

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.<ref </ref>

Notable faculty

Notable former faculty

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Conni Jonsson15 July 1960SwedenBusinesspersonFinancier connected to the Wallenberg family.
Anders Tegnell17 April 1956SwedenDoctorState epidemiologist of Sweden during COVID.
Ola Tunander19 November 1948SwedenAuthor
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