The Swedish network consists of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who work actively with support for researcher mobility. The members of the network meet two-three times a year and exchange useful information, share reports from study visits, conferences etc. and get the latest new from the Swedish BHO.
There are sixteen EURAXESS Centres (ESC) in Sweden. They all follow the EURAXESS Declaration of Commitment (DoC), which means providing free personalised assistance in matters related to mobility. Find your nearest ESC in Sweden. Below you will find information about each university that has a ESC.
The Bridge Head Organisation (BHO) of EURAXESS Sweden is Vinnova; a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the national contact authority for the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Vinnova stimulates collaborations between companies, universities and other higher education institutions, public services, civil society and other actors. The activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation.
EURAXESS CENTRES IN SWEDEN
Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability.
BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation.
We conduct education and research at a high international level, focusing on IT integrated with other subjects such as engineering, industrial economics, spatial planning, design, and health sciences.
BTH invests in professionally oriented study programmes of high quality that develop the student as a whole. Innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability are included in all programmes. We focus on the future of our students, and offer courses and study programmes that prepare them to face societal challenges.
A special feature is our close cooperation with industry and society.
Karlstad University – Challenging the established and exploring the unknown
We are one of the youngest universities in Sweden – dynamic, brave and innovative. We can also offer one of the most inspiring university environments in the country with a friendly and open atmosphere. All forms of cultural expression are essential aspects of our university.
The close link between research, education an cooperation is a foundational feature of the whole university, and social commitment is part of our university culture. Extensive education and research centre on important issues. We want to contribute to regional, national and global progress aimed at enhancing sustainability, democracy and health through socially engaged education and research.
Karolinska Institutet – a medical university
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
The research covers a broad field, from basic molecular biological research to clinical epidemiology and nursing science. KI also conducts clinic-based research, which provides an excellent environment for quickly passing on the benefits of experimental findings to patients, and where clinical observations provide the basis for new research ideas.
A significant share of the research conducted at Karolinska Institutet is done in partnership with Swedish and international companies. To encourage the practical application of ideas and research results in the interest of human health, actors in Karolinska Institutet’s innovation system offer practical advice and support to students and researchers wishing to turn their ideas into innovations or services.
Linköping University will never rest on its laurels
Linköping University conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in close collaboration with the business world and society, in fields that include materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers.
The university has 27,000 students and 4,000 employees on four campuses. Together we seek answers to the complex questions facing us today. Our students are among the most desirable in the labour market and international rankings consistently place LiU as a leading global university.
LiU achieved university status in 1975 and innovation is our only tradition.
Linnaeus University is a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility
The University was established in 2010 through a merger between Växjö University and University of Kalmar. With 2,100 employees and more than 34,000 students we strive to be a modern university, with Småland as our base and the world as our stage.
Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Particularly prominent is the research carried out within our cutting-edge research environments – our Linnaeus University Centres.
Luleå University of Technology – World-class Research and Education
Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1,6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.
The vision 2020 says that Luleå University of Technology is developing an attractive, sustainable society through research results that change, courses that challenge and individuals who cooperate.
Lund University – research and education since 1666
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The compact university campus encourages networking and creates the conditions for scientific breakthroughs and innovations. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.
Lund University has an annual turnover of SEK 8 billion, of which two-thirds go to research. Our research is characterised by both breadth and strength and, according to independent evaluations, over 30 of our research fields are world-leading.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international higher education institution located in the city centre of Malmö. The University was founded as a university college in 1998 and gained full university status in 2018. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students.
Our research and education contribute to long-term sustainable development through scientific knowledge, critical reflection and action. Global engagement and diversity have always been our core values, and we encourage international collaboration to maintain the high standard of our education, research and overall activities. We foster our international collaboration by working closely with academic partner institutes, networks and cooperation programmes around the globe. We also enable and encourage our staff and students to engage in international activities on campus.
Malmö University has five research centres, which span fields in life sciences, humanities, health, and technology. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research, they maintain a keen focus on collaboration. The research is carried out alongside other academic institutions, the public and private sectors, and non-governmental organisations.
Stockholm University – A leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals
Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. More than 64,000 students, 1,700 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within the areas of science and human science.
Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.
Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.
We make the world a better place
SLU is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life.
Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden.
We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.
A multidisciplinary context for research into societal challenges.
Södertörn University is located in Stockholm, offering an international setting for vital discussions about important contemporary issues. We have the closeness between students and academic staff found at small universities and the breadth and depth of research of large universities.
Södertörn University is a young university, with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity. We offer education and conduct research in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences, often with a multidisciplinary and intercultural profile, and collaborate with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. We offer high quality education in disciplines such as political science, journalism, the study of religions, aesthetics, environmental science, police education, social work with an urban profile and teacher education with an intercultural profile. We employ almost ninety full professors.
Umeå University – a university that makes things possible
Umeå University is home to research and education on a high international level, which contributes to innovation, research advances and enhanced understanding – in Sweden and across the globe.
Its 35,000 students and 4,000 employees make Umeå University one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions. Having flourished for a mere 50 years means that the University has avoided stagnation and instead finds itself in constant progress. Thanks to its moderate size, but despite its international atmosphere, everything is close by at Umeå University. Here, you find prosperous research environments and cosy accommodation close by. And there are no borders between students, researchers and the management. Campus Umeå is also in close proximity to the town centre and right next door to one of Sweden’s biggest and well-reputed university hospitals. Umeå Arts Campus is a stone’s throw away and another two campuses can be found in neighbouring towns, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik.
The University also consists of the highly-ranked Umeå Institute of Design, the Umeå School of Architecture – Sweden’s only such school specialising on the arts –, and a School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts with the most modern research restaurant in Sweden, as well as an environmentally certified Umeå School of Business and Economics. Umeå University is also one of three national sports universities in Sweden and has the nation’s only Arctic Research Centre.
The University of Gothenburg – Open minds, open doors
The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.
Throughout the organisation, there is a strong sense of openness. The University actively participates in the public debate and interacts with the surrounding society through continuous dialogues and knowledge exchange, nationally and internationally.
Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. They offer new perspectives and help solve the major challenges facing the world.
The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
Uppsala University – Quality, knowledge and creativity since 1477
World-class research and first-rate education of global benefit to society, business and culture.
Uppsala University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. The University is characterised by diversity and quality, with international frontline research across nine faculties and education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels. Uppsala University’s research helps us understand our society, makes the world a better place and improves lives. It offers new perspectives on fundamental scientific questions and contributes to a sustainable environment, human health and the advancement of society.
Uppsala University is well placed to tackle the challenges faced by society today and tomorrow. The breadth of our research gives strength and opportunities. Uppsala University is a key collaborative partner for business and society and strives to facilitate the interplay between entrepreneurship and research and forge links between students and business.
Örebro University has developed a wide range of attractive programmes professional education for physicians, psychologists, lawyers and engineers. The University is now investing strategically to develop its teacher education, with the aim of becoming best in Sweden.
The university has strong research in the areas of medicine, psychology, environmental science, and computer science. Food and health is an extensive area that brings together researchers from different disciplines. Interdisciplinary research also distinguishes research here into lifelong health and wellbeing.
A close link between education, research and collaboration is a point of departure for the entire university.
At Örebro University there are 15,000 students, 400 doctoral students and 110 professors.
The Swedish EURAXESS network includes 32 HEI
|Blekinge Tekniska Högskola|
|Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan|
|Högskolan i Borås|
|Högskolan i Gävle|
|Högskolan i Halmstad|
|Högskolan i Skövde|
|Kungliga tekniska högskolan|
|Luleå tekniska universitet|
|Röda Korsets Högskola|
|Stockholm School of Economics|
|World Maritime University|
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Read more about the Swedish network (in Swedish).