Investments in research and development in universities and institutes of higher education increased by three percent between 2005 and 2007 (in constant prices). This corresponds to an increase of SEK 700 million. Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet increased the most.
Investments in R&D increased in scope during the end of the 1990s and beginning of the 2000s; since then investments were by and large unchanged between 2003 and 2005. In 2007 investments amounted to roughly SEK 22.6 billion, compared to SEK 21.9 billion in 2005 in constant prices (price level of 2007).
The large universities dominate
A large amount of the money goes to a few large universities. Lund University, Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University and University of Gothenburg together obtain nearly fifty percent of the money. Compared to 2005, Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet have increased their income the most, by seven and five percent, respectively.