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Universities in Sweden
« on: August 19, 2008, 03:43:38 PM »
Universities in Sweden

The order of precedence is based on their year of creation as universities. Only Uppsala University (est. 1477) and Lund University (est. 1666) where actually founded as universities, whereas all the other universities were first founded as a högskola (college), and then later raised to university status.

The University of Helsinki (est. 1640 in what is today Finland) and the University of Tartu (est. 1632 in what is today Estonia) were founded as universities when those cities were part of the Kingdom of Sweden, but are now located outside of Sweden. The University of Greifswald (est. 1456 in the Holy Roman Empire) was a Swedish university from 1631 to 1815, and during that time it was the oldest Swedish university.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences was formed during the Higher Education Reform of 1977 with the aim of raising its reputation. However, because it is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, it is traditionally placed last in the list.

Private institutions of higher education take no special place in the order of precedence.

It is worth mentioning that the order of precedence does not correspond to academic ranking of the institutions, to which both Chalmers University of Technology and the Stockholm School of Economics bear excellent testimony.

University  ↓    Established as a university  ↓    Student population  ↓    Location  ↓
Uppsala University    1477    40,000    Uppsala
Lund University    1666    38,000    Lund
Chalmers University of Technology    1937    10,500    Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg    1954    50,000    Gothenburg
Stockholm University    1960    50,000    Stockholm
Karolinska Institutet    1965    9,000    Solna
Umeå University    1965    28,000    Umeå
Royal Institute of Technology    1970    13,100    Stockholm
Linköping University    1975    26,700    Linköping
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences    1977    4,200    Uppsala and other
Luleå University of Technology    1997    14,300    Luleå
Karlstad University    1999    10,300    Karlstad
Växjö University    1999    14,300    Växjö
Örebro University    1999    14,500    Örebro
Mid Sweden University    2005    15,500    Östersund, Sundsvall, Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik
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