Linköping in brief One of Sweden’s fastest growing cities with almost 150 000 inhabitants. High technology of world class. An innovative university. Vibrant commerce. Dynamic – 42% of the population are incomers. Low average age – 39.2 years. Close cooperation between business, municipality and university. Increasingly intensive collaboration with Norrköping and other neighbouring municipalities. Lowest tax rate in the region, 20,4%
Duties of a municipality Voluntary activities: Leisure and culture. Technical service. Energy provision. Street maintenance. Common, obligatory activities for municipalities and county councils Regional och local public transportation. Obligatory activities: Social care (care of the elderly as well as individual and family care.) Preschool, elementary- and high school. Planning and building affairs. Environmental and health protection. Sanitation and waste management. Water and sewage. Rescue services. Civil defence. Libraries.
Comprehensive services - 7 800 employees. Politically governed organisation. Carries out governmental, obligatory assignments and own, voluntary assignments. Tax funded for the most part. City of Linköping
Linköping University 27 000 students of whom 6 000 at Campus Norrköping. 3 800 employees. 300 professors, 1 500 researchers. Tradition of renewal and interdisciplinary cooperation. Sweden’s biggest for professional courses. World-leading research in materials science, bioelectronics and international migration. Linköping students among the fastest to get established in the labour market and have the highest average salary one year after graduation.
Mjärdevi Science Park Inaugurated in 1984. 250 companies. 34% spin-offs from Linköping University. 6 000 employees. Focus areas: Image processing and Communication . Automotive safety. Mobile broadband.
Events, culture and art Cloetta Center. Konsert och Kongress. Östgöta Theatre. Östergötland Museum. Swedish Air Force Museum. Gamla Linköping open-air museum. Passagen Art Museum. Galleries. Libraries and mobile library.
Sports and leisure Elite teams in ice hockey, football and volleyball. Youth sport. 80 football pitches. 43 ice rinks. 24 open-air pools. 35 fitness trails. 5 golf courses. 19 sport halls. 480 km pedestrian and cycle paths.
Good communications Car On the E4 motorway. Centrally located airport with daily flights to Copenhagen and Amsterdam. 30 daily departures to Stockholm. 26 daily departures to Malmö. Commuter trains to Norrköping and Jönköping with departures every 20 minutes.. Train Air
Stockholm Göteborg Köpenhamn Malmö The heart of Southern Sweden To Stockholm By train: 1,40 hrs. By car: 2,15 hrs. To Göteborg By train: 3,15 hrs. By car: 3 hrs. To Malmö By train: 2,45 hrs. By car: 4,15 hrs. To Copenhagen By air: 1,10 hrs.