Växjö University is a young university characterized by pioneer spirit, creativity and openness to new challenges within research, postgraduate and undergraduate education. Its background as a regional university in combination with new ways of facing the tasks of a full-fledged university gives Växjö University a unique competitive advantage, encapsulated in terms of closeness, regional support and national and international cooperation. These favourable conditions will form the basis of the continued development of the university and the springboard for the university to reach a leading position in a number of education and research areas.
In Växjö an early decision was made to invest in a campus more along American lines. The then university college was built just outside the city centre, in a location that offered plenty of room for expansion.
Today, as a result, Växjö University boasts Sweden’s most complete campus. The 15,000 Växjö students have all the amenities necessary for a comfortable life. Modern housing, beautiful study halls, nature, entertainment – all within walking distance.
Everything close at hand
Teaching premises and accommodation stand side by side on the campus. There are also restaurants, cafés, bars, bookshops, a sports centre and a variety of service facilities. And for students needing a break from their studies there are various opportunities to engage in serious or more light-hearted leisure activities. The Videum Science Park, tasked with looking after and developing the intellectual capital in and around Växjö University, is also integrated into the site.
The campus offers a safe, relaxed environment despite the high level of activity. It is bordered by green meadows, a nature conservation area, a lake with a bird-watching tower and a castle. New buildings have been erected with due concern for the surroundings, which means that you will still see old trees and moss-covered boulders among the new architecture on campus. Cars have only limited access to the site, but cycle paths lead directly to the town centre and out into the beautiful countryside all around.