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Linköping University

With the power of 40,000 students and co-workers.

We all want to create a better world. At Linköping University, LiU, we use boundary-breaking research and innovative education to get there. To solve the challenges of the day, we are in continuous and close contact with industry and society. International rankings show that LiU is among the world’s top universities. Our students are sought after in the labour market, and we are one of the most attractive employers in Sweden. We believe that all this stems from our courage to think freely and innovate in contexts large and small.

LiU continues to give generations of curious individuals the opportunity to grow and contribute to a better world. We do this with the power of 37,600 students and 4,300 co-workers.



Artificial intelligence at LiU

Development has been rapid since LiU appointed Sweden’s first professor in computer science, Erik Sandewall, in 1975. He presented his doctoral thesis in 1969 in the new subject “artificial intelligence”. At the time, research was focused on expert systems and knowledge transfer. The focus today has shifted to machine learning, deep learning and systems that include reasoning and decision-making processes – AI-enabled systems.

At LiU, world-leading research is conducted in several important fields of AI. Computer Vision – deep learning in which computers, with the aid of advanced image processing and AI, can draw their own conclusions – is one strong field, while another is knowledge systems and advanced decision support, which requires logical reasoning. A third field is research into the role of humans in the systems, together with how we can maintain the knowledge required to take over if the systems fail.


Linköping University
58183 Linköping