Malmö is home to more than 300,000 people with roots in over 174 countries, speaking 150 different languages. Sweden's third largest city 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.
A university was established in 1998 which grew tremendously in the first year. Now, more than ten years on, Malmö University is Sweden´s eighth largest university with 25,000 students.
The population is not the only thing that is growing in Malmö, the city is too. New neighbourhoods are emerging and new residential construction is popping up all over the city.
Malmö is designated the world's fourth most interesting eco-city and one of the most sustainable cities in the world, inciting further efforts. Malmö already has a high number of companies in environmental technology, environmental products, services and manufacturing. By 2020, the City of Malmö will be climate neutral and by 2030 the entire municipality will run on 100% renewable energy.
The beautiful Western Harbour district (Västra Hamnen) is a fascinating place of varying architectural styles and is 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 construction is also visible from the Western Harbour - the Öresund Bridge!
Malmö offers proximity to Copenhagen and the Öresund Bridge spans between the two cities. It is one of the largest architectural structures in Europe and it takes less than 15 minutes to cross the 8 km long bridge. Communications are good, with train departures every 20 minutes, during the day, seven days a week. Take a day trip and visit Tivoli and do some shopping in the Danish "byen"(village). The proximity to Copenhagen is even apparent since the opening of the City tunnel in December 2010. Malmö also has an international harbour and the airports Kastrup and Sturup are only half an hour's journey from the centre of Malmö. The motorway reaches right into the city centre and there are excellent rail connections with the rest of Sweden and Europe.