Facts and the region around Malmö


Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the home of over 300 000 people with roots in over 174 countries, speaking 150 different languages.

Here you’ll find some of Europe’s best infrastructure, brightest brains and unparalleled investment opportunities. The major industrial sectors are based on R & D supported by private services, retail, construction and property.

It is a breeding ground for strong corporate activity, university research and innovative technologies in our key sectors: cleantech, digital media, life sciences, logistics and tourism. Co-operation between Lund University, Malmö University, science parks and companies provides a sound basis for entrepreneurs and creative development.

Malmö has undergone a tremendous change over the past 20 years, especially in the business sector. Large industries have given way to small and medium-sized enterprises in a wide range of fields. The Malmö University was established in 1998 and grew explosivly during the first year. It has around 25 000 students now.

The population isn’t the only thing growing in Malmö – the city does as well. New neighborhoods are emerging and new residential construction pops up all over the city. The beautiful Western Harbour district (Västra Hamnen) is a fascinating place of different architectural styles and a pioneer in environmentally friendly housing. Sweden’s second tallest building, architect Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso, is just one example of the diversity you will find there. Sweden’s tallest building is also visible from the Western Harbour – the Öresund Bridge! More about Malmö’s offerings and opportunities can be found through links on the right!