Linköping University, LiU, conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields that include materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, frequently with a clear professional focus and leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists, and engineers. LiU was granted university status in 1975 and today has 32,000 students and 4,000 employees. The students are among the most desirable in the labour market and international rankings consistently place LiU as a leading global university. LiU’s students come from Sweden and the entire world. 70% are from outside the region of Östergötland.
LiU has four faculties: The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Educational Sciences. The EGOV 2020 conference is hosted by the Division of Information Systems and Digitalization, at the Department of Management and Engineering at LiU. We are one of the most visible digital government research constellations in Europe and well-know also for extensive research collaborations with a focus on public sector organizations and their digitalization in Sweden and beyond.
The City of Linköping
Linköping is one of Sweden’s fastest-growing cities located between Stockholm and Gothenburg. We are currently Sweden’s fifth-largest city and a part of the expansive East Sweden Business Region. Linköping is easily reached by fast train connections from Stockholm, Malmö or Copenhagen. There is also a direct KLM operated a flight from Amsterdam to Linköping City Airport.
For decades the city has been characterized by world-class high technology in the fields of aviation, IT and the environment. A third of the city’s workforce is engaged in areas related to aviation and the region leads the way in cleantech with a well-developed industry focused on recycling and renewable fuels. In Linköping, there is a strong force of innovation especially in Science Park Mjärdevi, which is one of Europe’s leading technology parks with 6 000 employees in 300 companies. The focus areas in the park are visualization, modeling and simulation, connectivity and mobile broadband, vehicle safety and security systems.
Proud ancestors from the Middle Ages also hover over the city. Our history lives on in the form of the well-preserved city centre, where shops, cafés, and restaurants share space with the cathedral and other historic buildings. Around us, we enjoy the beautiful nature. We have unique oak woodlands with fascinating wildlife and vegetation. We can also offer swimming and boating along Kinda Canal and Göta Canal as well as many nearby beautiful lakes. Linköping is a rich city. History, nature, and development meet here.