A snapshot

Sweden has over 30,000 employees engaged in R&D and manufacturing and ranks 9th and 5th in Europe among 140 countries world-wide in the Global Competitiveness Index 2015-2016 ranking by World Economic Forum. Sweden also ranks 2nd per capita in the world when it comes to R&D investments. Life Science oriented universities and hospitals are to be found all over the nation, from north to south.

See map below.



  • Umeå University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural  Sciences
  • University Hospital of Umeå 


  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Stockholm University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,Headquarter in Uppsala
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala
  • Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge andSolna
  • Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm/Uppsala
  • Medical Products Agency, Uppsala
  • Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Uppsala (foundedby the WHO)
  • The European Centre of Disease Preventionand Control (ECDC), Stockholm
  • AstraZeneca’s manufacturing site, Södertälje


  • Örebro University
  • Örebro University Hospital


  • Linköping University
  • Linköping University Hospital


  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital
  • AstraZeneca’s research site, Mölndal

Region Skåne

  • Lund University
  • Skåne University Hospital, Lund and Malmö
  • Max IV and ESS, Lund