Vision and strategy

Our vision Show/Hide content

LiU - with the courage to think freely and innovate

By thinking freely and innovating, we take on the challenges of the day. Resolute on our path, we know that together our actions, large and small, contribute to a better world.

Our best time is soon

Innovation is Linköping University’s only tradition. Since becoming Sweden’s sixth university in 1975, we have conducted world-leading research and boundary-crossing education in close and productive collaboration with society and industry. For almost five decades we have guided curious, innovative students towards influential roles and successful careers, while our researchers have tirelessly investigated the world around us and published groundbreaking findings about its complex nature and functions.

With our new strategic plan for 2030, Linköping University continues its conviction that innovation is our only tradition. I very much look forward to implementing the strategy, and together with you carrying out and experiencing the innovation we are aiming for together.

Jan-Ingvar Jönsson
Vice-chancellor at Linköping University

Jan-Ingvar Jönsson

Jan-Ingvar Jönsson Photo credit Charlotte Perhammar

Strategic paths forward Show/Hide content

Target areas

It’s not through a single strategy but through the combined strength of several linked strategies that the education and research of the future will be created. Therefore, each target area is introduced by a section describing what LiU is expected to have achieved in that area by 2030. This section is then explained concretely by way of three strategies for future changes.

To achieve our targets, we must be an innovative, flexible and fast-footed organisation, but also demonstrate a great deal of engagement, empathy, co-determination and generous leadership. Those are big and ambitious words, but they are completely necessary. By meeting the aims from every target area, our co-workers and students will be better positioned to advance LiU as a bold, innovative university.

The following information describes six target areas that we feel are paramount for Linköping University to focus on in the coming years. 

Open and inclusive

Learning and knowledge creation

The students shape the future

Excellence and benefit

Sustainable societal transition

Collaboration with the surrounding society

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From strategy to reality

In order to implement the strategy within the planned time frame, the conditions must be in place for co-workers and students to work and study in a well-functioning organisation with continual access to different types of facilities and aids. These conditions are highly reliant on six fundamental enablers and the dynamic collaboration that emerges between them. The enablers consist of both internal and external factors: people, campuses, digitalisation, infrastructure, funding and organisation.