News about the jubilee
"Universities have the potential to engage and connect people at all scales with the ‘everyday’ consequences of a warming world"
350th Jubilee Blog, 16 May 2017
To mark the ongoing Sustainability Week we feature a blog post from Emily Boyd, Director of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS.
Lund University Research Magazine
Theme: Sustainable Future
Ten Things You Perhaps Didn’t Know About Fossils
Lund University Research Magazine
Theme: Digital Society
Crossroads for the Digital Development350th Jubilee Blog, 5 April 2017
The Digital Society science week wants to create interaction between digital technology and different aspects of society. The public is invited to an exciting week to discuss where technology is headed, how it affects us and how we can control its development.
Five Things You Perhaps Didn’t Know About Water
In preparation of the World Water Day on 22 March 2017 we listed five things you perhaps did not know about water.
What Have Lund Students Looked Like Throughout History?
During the jubilee, there will be a travelling exhibition on what Lund students have looked like and what they have studied throughout history. They are fictional but largely represent the students who have attended Lund University.
Watch video from the symposium: Disasters Evermore
Researchers and decision makers came together to raise awareness about global and local disaster risk, the challenges and potential solutions in the symposium ”Disasters Evermore? Past, Present and Future Risk in an Uncertain World".
The symposium was a part of the science week 'Is the World Becoming a Better Place'.
Watch video from the symposium: Towards a Peaceful Global Order and Gender Justice in Diplomacy
Prominent guests speakers, such as the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, and the international researchers Joshua Goldstein, Thania Paffenholz and Ann Towns discussed gender and diplomacy in this symposium, that was a part of the science week 'Is the World Becoming a Better Place'.
The Female Pioneers – The Ones Who Paved the Way at Lund University
Imagine not daring to wear your student cap or to walk home alone after your public defence. Letters and diary entries show that for the first women in higher education, this was nothing unusual. Christina Sjöblad, professor emerita of comparative and Scandinavian literature, has conducted research on late 19th century women, and she herself was one of the pioneers in the 70s and 80s who wrote women into literary history.
Is the world becoming a better place? Checkpoint Sweden
The image of Sweden has become more polarised. In the light of the upcoming science week "Is the World Becoming a Better Place" we ask ourself the question "Is Sweden becoming a better place?" In this article researchers from different fields give us their views on Sweden today and where we are headed.
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’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.