The official list of colleges and universities in Sweden is based on the Higher Education Ordinance, which outlines requirements, admissions and responsibilities of its institutions. With a few exceptions, all higher education in Sweden is publicly funded with money taken from taxes. Sweden's health care and education system are envied worldwide for their government funding. However, Sweden has some of the world's highest tax rates. Most schools offer a variety of areas of study, but a few provide vocational and technological training.
Lund University is located in Lund but has some facilities in the towns of Helsingborg and Skane. One of Scandinavia's premier research universities and its largest, Lund offers 315 different programs as well as bachelor's, master's and post graduate degrees. The school also offers web-based courses. Lund's programs and courses are similar to a large university in the United States, offering a full range of studies throughout the sciences, social sciences, humanities, liberal arts and history.
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Lulea University of Technology
Lulea University of Technology conducts research in the disciplines of science, humanities and the social sciences. The university offers a full range of summer courses as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. Lulea offers Sweden's only master's degree in space technology. Programs also focus on technology in the media, such as video game development, studio musicianship and sound engineering. Lulea University offers a wide range of traditional courses of study such as education.
Luela University of Technology
971 87 Lulea
Located in the Oresund region, Kristianstad University is mid-size with about 12,000 students. The college has a full campus and guarantees student housing. Partnered with 30 different schools, Kristianstad offers various study abroad opportunities. Its 35 programs include IT and data work, finance, technology, education and health care.
291 88 Kristianstad
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