Lund University is one of Europe’s oldest, largest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranking among the world’s top 100 universities.The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia.
Stockholm University is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. With over 70,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, the mathematical, and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia.
Umeå University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders.
The University of Gothenburg is a university in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg. The University is the third-oldest of the current Swedish universities and with 37,000 students and 6000 staff members it is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries.
Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation, founded in 1477. It ranks among the world’s 100 best universities in several high-profile international rankings.
Linnaeus University is a state university in the Småland region of Sweden. It has two campuses, one in Växjö and one in Kalmar.
Linköping University is a state university in Linköping, Sweden. Linköping University was granted full university status in 1975 and is now one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions. Education, research and PhD training are the mission of four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Institute of Technology.
Karlstad University is a state university in Karlstad, Sweden. The university, being a former university college (founded 1977) was granted university status in 1999 by the Government of Sweden. Originally it was a branch of the University of Gothenburg.
Aarhus University is a public research university located in Aarhus, Denmark. Founded in 1928, it is Denmark’s second oldest university. In most prestigious ranking lists of the world’s best universities, Aarhus University is placed in the top 100. The university belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities.
Copenhagen Business School, often abbreviated and referred to as CBS (also in Danish), is a public university situated in Copenhagen established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the 8 Danish universities.
The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University (1477). The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen.
The University of Eastern Finland is a university in Finland with three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna. It was formed in 2010 by a merger of two previously independent universities, the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio.
The University of Helsinki (abbreviated UH) is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire. It is the oldest and largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines available.
The University of Jyväskylä is a university in Jyväskylä, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College (the so-called Teacher Seminary), founded in 1863. It is ranked as the fourth largest university in Finland when measured according to the number of master’s degrees conferred.
The University of Tampere (UTA) is a public university in Tampere, Finland offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. Founded in 1925 in Helsinki as the Civic College (Finnish: Kansalaiskorkeakoulu) and from 1930 onwards known as the School of Social Sciences (Finnish: Yhteiskunnallinen korkeakoulu), the institution relocated to Tampere in 1960 and was re-named as the University of Tampere in 1966. The university is set to merge with Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2019.
The University of Iceland is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the country’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. Founded in 1911, it has grown steadily from a small civil servants’ school to a modern comprehensive university, providing instruction for about 14,000 students in twenty-five faculties. Teaching and research is conducted in social sciences, humanities, law, medicine, natural sciences, engineering and teacher education. It has a campus concentrated around Suðurgata street in central Reykjavík, with additional facilities located in nearby areas as well as in the countryside.
The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university located in Bergen, Norway. UiB is the most cited university in Norway. There are seven faculties at UiB and there are a total of 16 900 students at the university of which around 1 880 of are international students. PhD candidates are paid employees of staff, making the doctoral degree at UiB particularly attractive for rising talents. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.
The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries.
Oslo and Akershus University College (abbreviated HiOA) was the largest state university college in Norway from its establishment in 2011 until 2018, when it was transformed into OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University , the youngest of Norway’s new universities. OsloMet is Norway’s third-largest university, while Oslo becomes the first city in Norway to have two universities. The new university is also among the largest institutions in Norway whose graduates serve as practitioners in different sectors of the Norwegian welfare state.