In 2016 approximately 27,000 students attended Linköping University, and the university employed approximately 4,000 people. Revenue for the year amounted to just over SEK 3.7 billion.
The annual report, which shows small differences from previous years, has been submitted to the Swedish government.
Not all students study full-time, of course, and the 27,000 individual students correspond to a full-time equivalent load of approximately 17,400 students. The number of staff expressed as full-time equivalents was 3,588.
Education at LiU is characterised, as previously, by study programmes with a clear vocational focus. Our students easily find employment after graduation – the number who had entered the labour market within 1-1.5 years after taking their degree continues to be the highest among Swedish universities and university colleges.
Research at the university continued to develop positively during 2016. The value of external research grants awarded increased from its 2015 value, as did the number of publications.
Sweden's innovation agency Vinnova evaluated in 2016 the activities within innovation carried out by Swedish universities and university colleges. LiU was one of the four institutions of higher education awarded the highest grade in this field.
Financial growth has continued, and the total revenue of the university was just over SEK 3.7 billion.