Together, Linköping and Norrköping are the driving force of the East Sweden region. Nearly half a million people live here. The region is located in the southern part of Sweden, about 150 kilometres south of Stockholm.
Linköping is the fifth largest city in Sweden. It has 145,000 inhabitants and is also known as the Swedish Aviation Capital. Other important sectors are retail, IT, food and environmental technology.
The majority of the university's education and research is located here: at Campus Valla, a few kilometres from the town centre, and the University Hospital Campus.
Next to Campus Valla you find Mjärdevi Science Park with high tech companies within telecom and IT.
Linköping is also home to research-heavy government agencies such as FOI (the Swedish Defence Research Agency), VTI (the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) and SKL (the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science).
The history of Linköping goes back to medieval times and it has retained its atmosphere of an old site of learning and culture. The city is verdant during the warm time of the year and bicycle is a popular means of transport for students, researchers and other Linköping inhabitants.
Retail, transport and logistics inform the industrial life of Norrköping. Other important sectors are paper and packaging, environmental technology and electronics. In Norrköping there are several government agencies: the Swedish Transport Agency, the Swedish Maritime Administration, LFV (the public enterprise for air navigation services), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, the Swedish Migration Board and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service. The city of Norrköping has about 130,000 inhabitants.
Campus Norrköping is located right in the city centre, in the unique Industrial Landscape by Motala River. The beautiful factory buildings have been restored and modernised. Today they house lecture halls, libraries, research laboratories and cafés.
Close to the campus, you find Norrköping Science Park and the new Visualization Center C.
Last updated: 2012-03-15