Malmö University

Year of foundation: 1998
Approx. number of students: 24,000
MCI partner since: 2019

The City

Malmö is the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia with a population of approximately 312,000 inhabitants. Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia. Since the construction of the Øresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998.

The University

Malmö University is a Swedish university located in Malmö, Sweden. With more than 24,000 students it is the ninth largest institute of learning in Sweden and about a third of the students have an international background. Education at Malmö University focuses on, among other things, migration, international relations, political science, sustainability, urban studies, and new media and technology. It often includes elements of internship and project work in close cooperation with external partners. Located in the centre of the city, the university has played an important role in the transformation of Malmö from an industrial town to a center of learning.