Sweden is highly ranked when it comes to quality of education. In the most recent U21 ranking of national higher education systems, Sweden ranked #5 in the world.
Sweden is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to innovation and entrepeneurship. Sweden tops the European Innovation Scoreboard, and also achieves high rankings in innovation surveys such as the Global Innovation Index. Many inventions and well known companies have originated in Sweden such as Skype, Spotify, the pacemaker, bluetooth, Minecraft and many more. Sweden’s long-term focus on education and research (along with a generous investment in research and development) plays an important role in supporting innovation, and there are many synergies between companies and universities.
Well known for it's inclusion and equality, Sweden is often cited as being at the forefront in terms of gender equality and LGBTI rights and is also highly culturally diverse and tolerant towards all religions and faiths. Sweden is one of the global sustainability leaders. Sustainability is at the heart of Swedish customs and values.
Sweden is known for being a safe, clean and beautiful country, covered with lakes and forestes. This is a country that is regularly cited as one of the top places to live in the world.
In Sweden, everyone speaks English, usually at a high level. The EF English Proficiency Index- the world's largest ranking of English skills- ranks Sweden #4 in the world among non-English speaking countries. As a student you'll find it easy to get around with English.
Jönköping is a beautifully situated city, surrounded by lakes with stunning waterfront views and a long beach in the city centre. It's a city with a lot to offer- stylish bars and restaurants, cosy cafes and shopping streets theatres and music venues, and even a large mall with shopping, restaurants and more. There are lakes where you can row, kayak and do other water sports, and many beautiful parks and nature close by where you can enjoy some leisure time.
The city is well placed in the southern part of Sweden with good connections to the major cities in northern Europe. JU's campus is located in the heart of the city, which makes it a perfect spot to set out and explore.
Dreamhack is one of the world's largest LAN parties, and is a great example of the young entrepreneurial spirit that has put Jönköping on the map. It's hosted twice a year in Jönköping, and has attracted over 300,000 visitors to the city since 2001.
Sport is a big deal here and there are a huge amount of sports associations and clubs to join, and year-round sporting events to enjoy!
JU was recently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world in student mobility (U-Multirank, 2021) and is one of the top universities in Scandinavia in terms of international student exchange- offering great possibilities to study abroad during a programme. We offer a truly multicultural environment with 2,400 international students from about 70 countries. Approximately 50% of the students and faculty at our business school are international.
Our education is research-based which means that we integrate the latest research into our teaching.Our business school, Jönköping International Business School, is ranked in the top 100 in the world by The Financial Times (Top 100 Masters in Management, FT 2021). We also belong to a select group of top business schools holding prestigeous double accreditation from both EQUIS and AACSB. Learn more about our rankings and accreditations.
There's an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the education at JU and students get the opportunity to practice what they're learning within most programmes through company projects, case competitions, internships, group work and much more. JU has 800 partner companies for collaboration purposes.
Approximately 90% of our students gain employment within two months after graduation, one of the highest rates among universities in Sweden.