Linköping University, Institute of TechnologyBy Asian Correspondent Mar 21, 2013 4:29PM UTC
Linköping University’s Institute of Technology is a Swedish pioneer in higher learning. It hosts more than 9,000 students and thrives on an annual budget in excess of US$155 million. The institute’s master’s-level engineering programs are taught in English and attract a large and diverse body of international students.
The university on the whole continues to climb in international rankings. Currently, it is classified in the world’s top 350 universities according to Times Higher Education. This alone is impressive when considering that there are more than 17,000 universities around the world. However, narrow the selection down to the world’s younger universities – those that are less than 50 years old – and it climbs to the top 60. Engineering students accepted for the upcoming academic year stand to inherit prestige and networking benefits from LiU’s fast-growing recognition and achievements.
- Pic: Students on the stairs at Linköping University.
A strong interdisciplinary spirit pervades LiU. Programs bridge areas of specialization, bringing unrelated fields such as engineering and medicine together under a single course of study. In fact, Linköping University was stepping out into interdisciplinary fields of study long before most universities were willing to take such risks.
One of the most talked-about graduate-level courses at Liu is a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management. Started by Linköping University, this program has sparked widespread interest in Sweden and has since been imitated by many other institutes and universities in the country. This willingness to lead and take chances is a clear example of LiU’s innovative and pioneering spirit.
- Pic: Linköping University campus.
A satisfying university experience
Perhaps one of the strongest indicators of the value of an LiU education is the high level of student satisfaction it engenders. According to the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey, Linköping University is one of the most satisfying places to study – and especially for international students. The online survey is the largest undertaking of its kind, and regularly gives Linköping a high ranking (1st in 2011).
There is no question that engineering students at LiU are happy to be part of the program, and it’s easy to see why. State-of-the-art facilities, open dialogue with industry players and one of the highest rates of post-graduation employment in Sweden (some 85 percent of students land employment within a year of graduating) combine to foster a challenging and enriching environment in which soon-to-be engineers can thrive and develop.
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