Linköping University

Public university in Linköping, Sweden

      [4]AffiliationsEUA, ECIU, CDIO, SEFI, NORDTEKWebsitewww.liu.se

Linköping University (Swedish: Linköpings universitet, LiU) is a public research university based in Linköping, Sweden. Originally established in 1969, it was granted full university status in 1975 and is one of Sweden's largest academic institutions.[5] The university has four campuses across three cities: Campus Valla and Campus US in Linköping, Campus Norrköping in Norrköping and Campus Lidingö in Stockholm. It is organized into four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Educational Sciences, and the Institute of Technology. In order to facilitate interdisciplinary work, there are 12 large departments combining knowledge from several disciplines and often belonging under more than one faculty.[6] Linköping University emphasises dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community at large, both in terms of research and education.[7] In 2021 the university was home to 35,900 students and 4,300 employees.[8] It is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, as well as a founding member of the Conceive Design Implement Operate Initiative.

Campus Valla, the first and main campus of Linköping University.
Kåkenhus building — in actuality a number of connected buildings and structures — on Campus Norrköping, the main building on campus.

History

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 in 1969, a unit for medical training and the Institute of Technology were established, marking the founding of the university. 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 College was granted full university status in 1975 and renamed Linköping University.

In 1977 the teacher training colleges in Linköping and Norrköping were transferred to Linköping University. The Faculty of Health Sciences was formed in 1986 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.[9]

Campuses

Education and research are conducted at three campuses in the cities of Linköping and Norrköping — Campus Valla, Campus US and Campus Norrköping — situated approximately 200 and 160 kilometers southwest of Stockholm, respectively. The Campus Bus (free of charge for students) connects the three campuses in Linköping and Norrköping. A fourth campus, Campus Lidingö, is located in Lidingö, an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago.[10]

Campus Valla

Campus Valla, three kilometers from the city centre of Linköping, is the university's largest campus and where the majority of students and researchers study and work. Campus Valla is sandwiched between Linköping Science Park and Linköping Golf Course to the west, and Valla Wood — a 200 acres large nature reserve — to the east.

  • Aerial view of Campus Valla. The edges of Linköping Golf Course and Linköping Science Park is on the right.

    Aerial view of Campus Valla. The edges of Linköping Golf Course and Linköping Science Park is on the right.

  • Studenthuset on Campus Valla opened in 2019. Houses the library, student services and many study areas.

    Studenthuset on Campus Valla opened in 2019. Houses the library, student services and many study areas.

  • Study areas inside Studenthuset on Campus Valla.

    Study areas inside Studenthuset on Campus Valla.

  • The main walkway ("Corson") on Campus Valla.

    The main walkway ("Corson") on Campus Valla.

  • Aerial view of the main walkway ("Corson") on Campus Valla

    Aerial view of the main walkway ("Corson") on Campus Valla

  • Key Building on Campus Valla.

    Key Building on Campus Valla.

  • Student union building Kårallen on Campus Valla.

    Student union building Kårallen on Campus Valla.

  • University Park on Campus Valla.

    University Park on Campus Valla.

  • The sports stadium on Campus Valla. In the vinter the track is turned into a skating rink.

    The sports stadium on Campus Valla. In the vinter the track is turned into a skating rink.

  • The Campus Bus at Campus Valla (connects Campus Valla, Campus US and Campus Norrköping).

    The Campus Bus at Campus Valla (connects Campus Valla, Campus US and Campus Norrköping).

  • Hiking and running trail in the nature reserve Valla Wood next to Campus Valla.

    Hiking and running trail in the nature reserve Valla Wood next to Campus Valla.

Campus US

Campus US (the University Hospital campus) in Linköping houses the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Campus US is located next to Linköping University Hospital and Linköping City Park (The Garden Society, Swedish: Trädgårdsföreningen), and only a few hundred meters from the city centre.

  • The atrium of Building 511 on Campus US.

    The atrium of Building 511 on Campus US.

  • Building 511 on Campus US.

    Building 511 on Campus US.

  • Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on Campus US.

    Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on Campus US.

  • Entrance 65 on Campus US is the entrance to the Medical Library.

    Entrance 65 on Campus US is the entrance to the Medical Library.

  • The Old Hospital on Campus US. Houses Clinicum, the clinical skills and simulation centre.

    The Old Hospital on Campus US. Houses Clinicum, the clinical skills and simulation centre.

  • Örat on Campus US, the student union building for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Örat on Campus US, the student union building for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

  • Main entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US (north entrance).

    Main entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US (north entrance).

  • ER entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US (west entrance).

    ER entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US (west entrance).

  • South entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US, with the city centre in the background.

    South entrance of Linköping University Hospital on Campus US, with the city centre in the background.

  • Tinnerbäckshuset on Campus US. Houses the psychiatric clinic.

    Tinnerbäckshuset on Campus US. Houses the psychiatric clinic.

  • Aerial view of Linköping City Park with the edge of Campus US and Linköping University Hospital on the top.

    Aerial view of Linköping City Park with the edge of Campus US and Linköping University Hospital on the top.

Campus Norrköping

Campus Norrköping is a city campus in central Norrköping, 40 kilometers northeast of Linköping. Approximately one-fourth of the students are enrolled here. The campus is located in the historical Industrilandskapet district, with campus buildings on both sides of the river Motala ström connected by Campusbron, a footbridge.

  • The west wing of Kåkenhus building on Campus Norrköping. Houses student services, the Laboratory of Organic Electronics and Clinicum.

    The west wing of Kåkenhus building on Campus Norrköping. Houses student services, the Laboratory of Organic Electronics and Clinicum.

  • The east wing of Kåkenhus building on Campus Norrköping. Houses the campus library and the student union Trappan.

    The east wing of Kåkenhus building on Campus Norrköping. Houses the campus library and the student union Trappan.

  • Visualiseringscenter C on Campus Norrköping. Houses C-Research.

    Visualiseringscenter C on Campus Norrköping. Houses C-Research.

  • Kopparhammaren building and Motala Ström on Campus Norrköping. Houses the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS).

    Kopparhammaren building and Motala Ström on Campus Norrköping. Houses the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS).

  • Campusbron, the footbridge over Motala ström on Campus Norrköping connecting Visualiseringscenter C, Kopparhammaren (left) and Kåkenhus (right).

    Campusbron, the footbridge over Motala ström on Campus Norrköping connecting Visualiseringscenter C, Kopparhammaren (left) and Kåkenhus (right).

  • Täppan building on Campus Norrköping.

    Täppan building on Campus Norrköping.

  • Spetsen building on Campus Norrköping.

    Spetsen building on Campus Norrköping.

  • View from the elevated footbridge connecting Kåkenhus (right), Täppan (left) and Spetsen (left/middle) on Campus Norrköping.

    View from the elevated footbridge connecting Kåkenhus (right), Täppan (left) and Spetsen (left/middle) on Campus Norrköping.

Campus Lidingö

Campus Lidingö houses the Carl Malmsten School of Furniture (Malmstens Linköping University), which has been part of Linköping University since 2000. After almost 60 years at the city centre, the school moved into new premises in Lidingö, on the outskirts of Stockholm in 2009.

  • Carl Malmsten building on Campus Lidingö, main entrance.

    Carl Malmsten building on Campus Lidingö, main entrance.

  • Carl Malmsten building on Campus Lidingö.

    Carl Malmsten building on Campus Lidingö.

Organization and administration

Faculties

Linköping University is organized in four faculties:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Swedish: Filosofiska fakulteten)
  2. Faculty of Science and Engineering (also referred to as the Institute of Technology) (Swedish: Tekniska fakulteten (Tekniska högskolan))
  3. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Swedish: Medicinska fakulteten) and Linköping University Hospital
  4. Faculty of Educational Sciences (Swedish: Utbildningsvetenskap)

Departments

There are 12 large departments — in turn organized in divisions (not listed below) — intersecting several disciplines and often belonging under more than one faculty:

  1. Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
  2. Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  3. Department of Computer and Information Science
  4. Department of Management and Engineering
  5. Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  6. Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences
  7. Department of Culture and Society
  8. Department of Biomedical Engineering
  9. Department of Electrical Engineering
  10. Department of Science and Technology
  11. Department of Thematic Studies
  12. Department of Mathematics

Academics

Education

Linköping University offers education at the basic and advanced levels via 120 study programmes, 550 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.[11]

In 1986 the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences became the first faculty in Sweden to put problem-based learning into practice within medical training and health-care programmes.

In 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with three Swedish universities — Linköping University, Chalmers University of Technology and the Royal Institute of Technology — formally founded the Conceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO) Initiative, a framework for engineering education.[12] CDIO developed into an international collaboration, with universities around the world adopting the same framework.[13]

In 2007, the Medical Programme and the Department of Electrical Engineering, Control systems were recognized as Centres of Excellence in Higher Education by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. Linköping University was awarded 2 out of the 8 Centres of Excellence recognized at Swedish universities, with the recognition based on a thorough quality assessment by a panel of experts.[14]

Research

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.[15]

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.[16]

Research centres

  • Control, Autonomy, and Decision-making in Complex Systems (Linnaeus Centre CADICS)
  • Gender Excellence (GEXcel), The Swedish Research Council Centre of
  • Hearing and Deafness (Linnaeus Centre HEAD), Research on
  • The National Supercomputer Centre, a provider of national supercomputing resources
  • Novel Functional Materials (Linnécentrum LiLI-NFM), Linköping Linnaeus Initiative for
  • Organic Bioelektronics (OBOE), Strategic Research Centre for
  • Norrköping Visualization Center C, in cooperation with the City of Norrköping and Norrköping Science Park and Interactive Institute. The Dome Theatre, constructed in 2009, is the most technically advanced dome in northern Europe.[17]
  • The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC). A National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

For a complete list of centres, see Organisation

  • Ångströmhuset on Campus Valla is a laboratory housing Arwen, one of the world's sharpest transmission electron microscopes.

    Ångströmhuset on Campus Valla is a laboratory housing Arwen, one of the world's sharpest transmission electron microscopes.

  • The supercomputer Berzelius — specialized for AI — at the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) on Campus Valla, Sweden's fastest supercomputer.

    The supercomputer Berzelius — specialized for AI — at the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) on Campus Valla, Sweden's fastest supercomputer.

  • The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC) on Campus Valla.

    The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC) on Campus Valla.

  • Research school seminar at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) on Campus US.

    Research school seminar at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) on Campus US.

  • The Dome Theatre in Visualiseringscenter C on Campus Norrköping, as of 2019 the world's best dome for 3D image quality.[18]

    The Dome Theatre in Visualiseringscenter C on Campus Norrköping, as of 2019 the world's best dome for 3D image quality.[18]

Rankings

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[19]301-400 (2022)
QS World[20]320 (2023)
THE World[21]251-300 (2023)
Global – Science and engineering
ARWU Electrical & Electronic Engineering[22]76-100 (2022)
THE Engineering[23]101-125 (2022)

Linköping University has a strong emphasis on engineering and technology, and in the 2022 ARWU ranking it places in the top 100 in the following engineering subjects: Telecommunication Engineering 51-75, Electrical & Electronic Engineering 76-100, Materials Science & Engineering 76-100, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 76-100 and Energy Science & Engineering 76-100.[24]

In the 2022 THE ranking, Linköping University places in the top 125 in the following broad categories: Engineering & Technology 101-125, Business & Economics 101-125 and Psychology 101-125. In addition, it places in the top 200 in: Computer Science 151-175 and Social Sciences 176-200.[25]

Linköping University Hospital places in the 151-250 bracket in Newsweek's 2022 World's Best Hospitals ranking (4th in Sweden).[26]

In the TOP500 ranking of the world's supercomputers, as of June 2022, Sweden's two fastest supercomputers are at Linköping University's National Supercomputer Centre:[27]

  1. Berzelius in place 102 (specialized for machine learning and artificial intelligence)
  2. Tetralith in place 183

Science parks

Two science parksLinköping Science Park and Norrköping Science Park — are closely connected to Linköping University.

Linköping Science Park

Linköping Science Park Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping hosts 350 technology companies, from start-ups to multinationals, with 6,500 employees (2017). The largest residents of Mjärdevi are Ericsson, IFS and Infor. Major multinationals such as ARRIS Group, Flextronics, Autoliv and Toyota Industries are also represented.[28]

  • Mjärdevi Center in Linköping Science Park.

    Mjärdevi Center in Linköping Science Park.

  • Collegium, the main building in Linköping Science Park, houses the university business incubator LEAD.

    Collegium, the main building in Linköping Science Park, houses the university business incubator LEAD.

Norrköping Science Park

Norrköping Science Park in Norrköping hosts approximately 130 companies. Main areas for research and development are printed electronics, interactivity and visualisation.[29]


Notable people

Faculty

Former faculty

Alumni

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See also

Notes

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  2. ^ "Full of vision and energy, with his feet firmly on the ground". Linköping University. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  3. ^ "LiU in figures". Linköping University. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Grafisk manual". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "History of Linköping University". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Organisation". Linköping University. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Collaboration". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "LiU in figures". Linköping University. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  9. ^ "History of Linköping University". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Visit Linköping University". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "About LiU". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Wallenberg CDIO documents". Archived from the original on 16 March 2005.
  13. ^ "CDIO Collaborators". Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Centres of Excellence in Higher Education". Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  15. ^ "About LiU". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Strategic research areas". Linköping University. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  17. ^ "About C". Norrköping Visualization Center C. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Close to reality in "the best dome in the world"". Linköping University. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  19. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2023".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "World University Rankings 2023".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022:Electrical & Electronics Engineering".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "THE World University Rankings by subject".
  24. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  25. ^ "World University Rankings 2022".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "Worlds Best Hospitals 2022".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ "Top 500 June 2022".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  28. ^ "Mjärdevi Science Park". Mjärdevi Science Park. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  29. ^ "Norrköping Science Park". Norrköping Science Park. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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