LiU maintains its structure as a campus-based university at which education is principally organised as programmes of study. Most students come from outside Östergötland. New study programmes that were started in the autumn of 2017 include a bachelor’s programme in urban and regional planning and a master’s programme in design.
The number of scientific publications from researchers at Linköping University continues to increase. And despite increasingly tough international competition, the university performs well in international ranking tables. For the first time, LiU reached the top 300 on the Shanghai list, a global ranking list that is weighted towards research prowess.
Collaboration and the translation of research results are well-developed at LiU. This could be seen in 2017 by, among other things, the production of several written and filmed impact case studies. One such case study that has had a broad impact is “Knäkontroll” (“Protect your knees”), an exercise programme for active young people to prevent knee injuries. LiU researchers have developed the programme in collaboration with the Folksam insurance company, the Swedish Football Association, and a large number of football clubs.
Linköping University continued in 2017 its work to strengthen and develop contacts beyond Europe’s borders, principally with the strategically selected countries and regions Brazil, south-east China and south-east Africa.
The university recorded a surplus of SEK 38 million in 2017.