News about the jubilee
Lund University Jubilee Medals
As a part of the Lund University 350th jubilee, a new medal has been produced. Learn what designer Ernst Nordin says the symbols on these unique medals represent.
Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art to open in a new guise
On 28 January, after extensive renovation work, the Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund, Sweden will open its doors once again. The inauguration will coincide with the opening of four temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists and architects: Swoon, Charlotte von Poehl, Andreas Eriksson and Elding Oscarson.
Film clip: Why are we celebrating for 13 months?
Why does Lund University celebrate its 350th anniversary over 13 months? Watch this short film clip to find out why.
Well-attended jubilee frenzy kicks-off the jubilee
Hundreds of interested guests attended the opening celebrations inside the main University building on the day of the inauguration. See pictures and read more about the jubilee frenzy on the jubilee blog.
Film clip: The founding document
See the original founding document of Lund University, signed by Queen Hedvig Eleonora in 1666.
Film clip: Lund University celebrates 350 years!
This film clip was posted on Facebook on the inauguration day of the 350th jubilee.
Press release: Lund University celebrates 350 years
With a ceremony inside the main University building, Lund University’s 350th anniversary has now officially begun, and the extensive jubilee programme packed with more than 250 public events over the next 13 months has been released. The jubilee will last from 19 December 2016 until 28 January 2018, and these dates are based on the founding and inauguration of the University.
A jubilee journey through time and space
Join us on a journey through the centuries, a hunt for the point where the present and the past merge. The history of the University is alive and well among us. After all, it is the same city, the same streets and buildings now as then. The only thing that distinguishes us from our colleagues from the 1600s, from a purely geographical point of view, is a measurable stretch in space: 350 years of University history is 350 orbits around the sun. Neither more nor less. So let’s take a walk in the December gloom and land our time machine where everything started.
Unknowing researchers became a stamp
One of the two recent Lund University jubilee stamps depicts the young diabetes researchers Anna Edlund and Jones Ofori. They are pleased to be featured on the stamps – but it was a complete surprise to them both.
The economist for whom the world was not prepared
He advocated family planning and contraceptives already four decades before Elise Ottesen-Jensen. He was in a common-law marriage, was interested in social problems, and supported the women’s suffrage movement – and today his theories control the design of monetary policy in the West. Knut Wicksell, pioneering Professor of Economics in Lund 1901–1916, was a man ahead of his time.
Jubilee book highlights the history of Lund University in popular form
In preparing for the University’s jubilee year which starts on 19 December, Lund University is now publishing a popular science book entitled “Lund University over 350 Years – History and Stories”. The book is about the University’s journey from a small provincial academy with 14 professors and 80 students to the major international university that it is today, recurrently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
An open meeting place for you and your bike during the jubilee
Industrial Design students at Lund University creates a open meeting place during the jubilee.
Lund University is honoured with jubilee stamps
Lund University main website, 18 November 2016
Lund University’s 350th anniversary is highlighted with two stamps produced by PostNord, Sweden’s postal authority. Although the stamps were first released on 10 November in Stockholm, today was the official ceremonial launch in Lund.