Oldest, largest and with bicycles everywhere.
Campus Valla is located about three kilometres from Linköping town centre. It is surrounded by a popular recreation area, a golf course, the innovative new district Vallastaden and Linköping Science Park, home to many of the university's spin-off companies. Nearby is also the town’s largest area of student housing: Ryd.
Valla is the oldest and largest of the university’s campuses with students from many programmes and research within a large number of fields. On campus there are several cafés, restaurants and shops.
Getting to Campus Valla
Tour of Campus Valla
Campus Valla’s backbone is the Corso, a combined pedestrian/bike path that runs from Märkesbacken in the north, where student associations paint their colourful emblems on the asphalt, to the indoor sports centre Campushallen in the south.
C Building contains the largest auditoriums on campus, and many classrooms. Students from many programmes come together here. Musicum in C Building is where the university choirs and orchestras rehearse; Colosseum hosts big events like career fairs.
A and B Building were the first to be completed in the early 1970s. Much of the teaching and research in technology and economics takes place here. The photo shows B Building spectacularly framed by the northern lights which appeared above campus in the spring of 2015.
Kårallen is the students’ own building, home to student unions, chapters and associations. The Baljan café is run by students and has supplied several generations with ”fika” (coffee and cakes).
The new Studenthuset is a place where students, researchers and teachers meet. Here you find the library, student services and many study areas. This is the university entrance, where the Info Centre is based to help you find your way.
One of the newer buildings on campus is the Key Building, where most of the teacher training takes place. The foyer has room for different activities such as the Handicrafts and Design student markets where they sell items they have made themselves.
Ångström Building is the first titanium building in Sweden. It contains the advanced electron microscope Arwen which is used in materials sciences.
Next to Campus Valla is Isovalen (the Ice Oval). In winter this artificially frozen ice rink is open to the general public, free of charge.