Linköping University

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.

In collaboration with the international development platform InGenious, Linköping University arranges a cross disciplinary course that is unique for the Swedish educational system: InGenious - Cross Disciplinary Project (799G52)

Challenge conditions for Linköping University

Pace of study: One-quarter-time during a spring semester (Jan. to May) or autumn semester (Aug./Sep. to Dec.). 200-220 hours per person

Specific requirements: At least 90 passed credits of undergraduate studies (or similar) are required. Documented knowledge in English at the level of English B/English 6 is required. Exemption is Swedish 3/B. Nota Bene that an applicant can only be accepted to the course if he or she has been given a project by InGenious. Before a project is provided the acceptance is conditional. 

Tuition fees: SEK 9328 (2021) - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA, and Switzerland.

Apply for the course (799G52) at https://www.antagning.se/se/start  (Swedish) / https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start (English)

Albert Rudholm
Facilitator
Phone:
+46 (0) 702 96 96 13

Challenges of the Linköping University

Smart Transport in Rurban Regions
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
'Rurban' Regions appear to be underserved when it comes to leveraging modern technology to cope with typical challenges these regions are facing. In Rurban Regions typically more densely populated settlements and cities are 'loosely' dispersed in rural areas.

Many of these challenges are directly related to declining social, economic, and environmental well-being in combination with socio-demographic developments like a greying society and wishes of youngsters to move to larger cities.
Soil bags for urban farmers
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Repackage our soil bags into smaller volumes and maybe a different design that suits urban gardening and storage. We also need to package this in a 100% recyclable packaging material.
Monitoring water consumption and costs
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
We believe that people would engage more in their consumption and in the long term become more sustainable against the environment and their wallet if there was a more stimulating, simpler and more efficient way to measure and monitor their consumption and costs. Therefore, we ask ourselves how to use the technology of tomorrow to visualize, invoice, quotes and the consumption process. Can there be any type of tool that both we and the customer can use?
Ligna Energy battery
Affordable and Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
The Ligna Energy battery solution is relatively bulky, since the energy density in Wh/kg is a factor 10 less than competing technologies like Li-Ion. Cheap materials enables cost efficiency but customers must accept higher weight and volume in the storage system.
The Next generation Solar Household System
Affordable and Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
The unit needs to be placed indoors, inside of people’s homes. It therefore needs to fit in and preferably be an appreciated part of the furnishings. Now, it is a practical unit with useful features. Can it be improved? Can it be more than just a power source? Can it have several positive impacts and applications?
Circular transformation for the resource efficient society
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
In less than two hundred years, exploitation of the earth’s resources has increased dramatically, as have emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly from use of fossil fuels. This exploitation has led to that the humans consume more resources than the earth can regenerate and that the climate change is a fact. The greatest challenge for the future is to re-create a resource-efficient society. We must move from linear to a circular economy.
Agtech 2030
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Zero Hunger
Today, the vast majority of people in our country live in cities and because of this, they have lost their connection to the countryside and agriculture. The knowledge of modern agriculture is also scarce and therefore many people cannot understand how food is produced and how different aspects are connected and dependent upon each other within the agrifood system. We would like to change this.

A project at Linköping University.
Region Östergötland
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Region Östergötland is responsible for offering the residents of Östergötland healthcare of high quality and responsible for providing highly specialized care in the southeastern healthcare region and nationally, within certain areas.
Region Östergötland has ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from single-use products by 2025. Replacing single-use products with better alternatives and increase recycling of single-use products is the challenge.

A project at Linköping University.
Finess Hygiene
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Finess Hygiene is located in south of Östergötland. We are now in the process of developing a 100% biobased and biodegradable airlaid nonwoven. We are using airlad today as a raw material to produce some of our finished products.
The products we have today with that type of raw material are mainly wipes and protective sheets.

We would like to get ideas to what type of usage that could be for our new material in the home and healthcare sectors.

A project at Linköping University.
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