Linköping University


Linköping University

Infobox University
name =Linköping University
native_name =Linköpings universitet


motto =Expanding Reality| established =1965
type =Public university
Rector =Prof. Mille Millnert
students =
undergrad =26,500
doctoral =1,450
staff =3,400
city =Linköping
country =Sweden
campus =|3, Campus Valla, Campus US, Campus Norrköpingaffiliations =EUA, ECIU
website =http://www.liu.se/

. Approximately 25,000 students (20,000 in Linköping and 5,000 in Norrköping) were enrolled in 2002.

It is famous for its interdisciplinary approach, for example the university was the first university in Sweden to offer majors (programs), such as Industrial Engineering and Management, International Business Administration (including language studies), Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science and Information Technology and Engineering. Research across all the faculties spans over several different areas. Another specialty is problem-based learning which is adopted in several of the majors (programs) offered.

It is also acclaimed for its quality of education, particularly in Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science. The medical program (leading to the medical doctor profession) and the engineering education areas (leading to degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, among others) are ranked number one in the nation by both the government official Swedish National Agency for Higher Education and by the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (collecting over 3400 technology companies in Sweden). [ [http://www.teknikforetagen.se/templates/News____2643.aspx Press Release from the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries] ] . The university has one of the oldest and largest computer science departments in northern Europe and was the first university in Sweden to offer Computer Science as a major (program). The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education ranks the university's computer science department's graduate research education (leading to a Ph.D. in Computer Science) as among the very best in Sweden (together with Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University). [ [http://www.hsv.se/download/18.539a949110f3d5914ec800092830/643-1308-00.pdf#search=%27datalogi%27 Report from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education] ] .

University Campuses

The main campus, "Campus Valla", is located about three kilometers west of the Linköping city center, and three of the four faculties are based here. The bulk of the student body lives in the adjacent residential area Ryd. Just south of the city center, "Campus US" is located in connection with Linköping University Hospital (US for Universitetssjukhuset). Most of the medical education and research are done here, and it is the location of the faculty for Health sciences. "Campus Norrköping" is situated right in the city center of Norrköping, a city 28 miles to the northeast of Linköping. The campuses are connected by the 'Campus Bus', which is free for students.

Quality of Education

). [ [http://www.hsv.se/quality/qualityassurance/centreofexcellentqualityinhighereducation/awardedcentresofexcellentqualityin2007.4.47873ee11827f812de8000128757.html Swedish National Agency for Higher Education - Awarded Centres of Excellent Quality in Higher Education 2007] ]

Notable Faculty

* Lennart Ljung, Chair Professor in Control Theory, IEEE Fellow, Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Engineering, Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Honary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering Sciences, IEEE Control Systems Award 2007, Doctor honoris causa Baltic State Technical University, Uppsala University, Universite de Technologie de Troyes, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
* Ingemar Lundström, Chair Professor in Applied Physics, Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of the Engineering Sciences, Doctor honoris causa Royal Institute of Technology
* Erik Sandewall, Chair Professor in Computer Science, AAAI Fellow, Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Member and Vice President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Knight of the Legion of Honor, France, Doctor honoris causa Université Paul Sabatier
* Christer Svensson, Professor in Electrical Engineering, IEEE Fellow, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, co-founder of SwitchCore
* Ingemar Ingmarsson, Professor in Information Theory, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Co-founder of Sectra
* Robert Forchheimer, Professor in Image Compression, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Co-founder of Sectra
* Stig Hagström, Chair Professor Emeritus in Materials Science, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, now Director of Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning, Stanford University
* Olle Inganäs, Professor in Organic Electronics, Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences
* Sture Hägglund, Chair Professor in Computer Science, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, co-founder of Epitec that commercialized the Epitool expert system (Later acquired by Medeva PLC)
* Lars Hultman, Professor in Materials Science, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
* Fredrik Gustafsson, Professor in Control Theory, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
* Per Linell, Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor in Language and Culture, Member of the Advisory Board of Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Fellow of Columbia University Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall
* Mille Millnert, Professor in Control Theory, Rector of [Linköping University

Notable Alumni

* Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO, Ericsson
* Viiveke Fåk, Co-founder of Sectra
* Carl-Fredrik Westin (M.Sc. (first degree) 1988, Ph.D. 1994), Director of the Laboratory of Mathematics in Imaging at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School [ [http://lmi.bwh.harvard.edu/~westin/shortbio.html Carl-Fredrik Westin - Harvard Medical School ] ]
* Håkan Eriksson, Senior Vice President Research, Ericsson
* Jan-Eric Sundgren, former Rector of Chalmers Institute of Technology, now Senior Vice President, Volvo Group
* Anders Flodström, former Rector of Royal Institute of Technology, now Chancellor of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
* Åke Svensson, President and CEO, SAAB
* Zhong Zhihua (Ph.D. 1988), Rector of Hunan University, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
* Fredrik Hübinette, Inventor of the Pike Programming Language
* Bengt Nilsson, Co-founder and former CEO (now Vice Chair of the Board) of Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS)
* Björn Algkvist, Mikael Ageras, Göran Felldin and Rune Groppfelt, Founders of Intentia
* David Löwenbrand and Påhl Melin, Founders of Kreatel (Acquired by Motorola in 2006)
* Magnus Hall, CEO, Holmen
* Bo Wahlberg (M.Sc. (first degree) 1983, Ph.D. 1987), IEEE Fellow, Professor in Control Theory at Royal Institute of Technology
* Mats Viberg (Ph.D. 1989), IEEE Fellow, Professor in Control Theory at Chalmers Institute of Technology
* Håkan Valberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Europe), Advent Software
* Pär Boman, President and CEO, Svenska Handelsbanken
* Heikki Takanen, former CEO, Huhtamäki
* Bo Dankis, President and CEO, Perstorp [ [http://www.perstorp.com/News/Articles%20List/First%20Articles/2006-10-02%20Changes%20Board.aspx Perstorp ] ]
* Jan Carlson, (M.Sc.), CEO, Autoliv [ [http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=873132 Jan Carlson Profile - Forbes.com ] ]
* Björn Ottersten, (M.Sc. 1986), IEEE Fellow, Professor in Signal Processing at Royal Institute of Technology

Faculties

* Faculty of Arts and Sciences ("Filosofiska fakulteten")
* Faculty of Health Sciences ("Hälsouniversitetet") and Linköping University Hospital
* Linköping Institute of Technology ("Linköpings tekniska högskola")
* Faculty of Educational Sciences ("Utbildningsvetenskap")

Other Organizations within the University

* The National Supercomputer Centre in Sweden is located at Linköping University. It is an autonomous organization within the university that serves all universities and colleges in Sweden. It has one of the world's most powerful computer clusters.
* Sweden's computer museum IT-ceum is located at Linköping University. It was opened in 2004.
* Santa Anna IT Research Institute, an institute within the umbrella organization Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS).

Science Parks

* The university's Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping hosts more than 230 technology companies, primarily in the IT industry. It was established in 1983 and is the second-oldest science park in Sweden. It hosts hundreds of start-up companies as well as several large international ones, such as Ericsson, Autoliv, Intentia, Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS) and Sectra.
* The university's Norrköping Science Park in Norrköping hosts approximately 100 companies.

Popular Culture

* Mentioned in the Hollywood movie Agent Cody Banks. "...The most impressive tests on microsurgery were conducted at Sweden's Linköping University..." [ [http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/a/agent-cody-banks-script-transcript.html Script of Agent Cody Bank] ]

See also

*Lysator. The oldest computer society in Sweden. Founded in 1973.
*List of universities in Sweden

References

External links

* [http://www.liu.se/en/ Linköping University] - Official site
* [http://www.lith.se/ Linköping Institute of Technology] - Official site
* [http://www.lysator.liu.se/ Lysator] - Academic computer society
* [http://www.liu.se/basfakta/campus/valla/ Campus presentation] in Swedish, with QuickTime VR panoramas.


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