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Facts and figures

University overview

  • 8 faculties plus several specialised research centres and institutes
  • 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö (all in southern Sweden)

Students (2013)

  • Individual students (total over year): 47,700
  • ...of whom 6,400 are international students
  • Individual students, autumn semester: 33,000

Degrees awarded (2013)

  • Undergraduate: 2,800
  • Master's: 3,600

Study programmes and courses (2013)

  • Free-standing courses: 2,200
  • Study programmes total: 286
  • ...programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 82
  • ...programmes leading to a Master's degree: 204
  • ...around 100 Master's degree programmes, 5 Bachelor's degree programmes and 500 free-standing courses are taught in English.

International exchange (2013)

  • Outgoing students: 1,150
  • Incoming students: 1,900
  • Incoming students, free movers: 3,700
  • Agreements with 680 universities in over 50 countries

Distribution of students by education cycle (2013)

  • Undergraduate programmes: 50%
  • Undergraduate freestanding courses: 25%
  • Master's programmes: 21%
  • Master's freestanding courses: 4%

Distribution of students by faculty (2013)

  • Faculty of Engineering: 24%
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: 21%
  • School of Economics and Management: 14%
  • Faculties of Humanities and Theology: 14%
  • Faculty of Medicine: 10%
  • Faculty of Law: 6%
  • Faculty of Science: 7%
  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: 2%
  • Specialised centres and MA/MSc in secondary education: 2%

Research students (2013)

  • Research students: 3,200
  • ...of whom new students: 500
  • No of PhDs awarded: 370

No. of publications (2012): 6,150

Largest research funding bodies (2013):

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 956 million (EUR 108 million)
  • EU: SEK 224 million (EUR 25 million)
  • Vinnova: SEK 140 million (EUR 16 million)
  • Formas: SEK 106 million (EUR 12 million)
  • Swedish Energy Agency: SEK 93 million (EUR 10 million)

Employees (2013):

  • Total average for the year: 7,500
  • ...of whom are professors: 840
  • ...of whom are lecturers/researchers and doctoral students: 4,350
  • ...of whom are technical and administrative staff: 2,350

Revenue (2013):

  • Total: SEK 7,475 million (EUR 844 million)
  • ..of which direct government funding: SEK 4,104 million (EUR 464 million)
  • ...of which grants (external revenue): SEK 2,412 million (EUR 272 million)
  • ...of which fees/other reimbursements: SEK 959 million (EUR  108 million)

Expenditure (2013):

  • Total: SEK 7,552 million (EUR 853 million)
  • ...of which staff: SEK 4,596 million (EUR 519 million)
  • ...of which premises: SEK 946 million (EUR 107 million)
  • ...of which other: SEK 2,010 million (EUR 227 million)

Innovation (2013):

  • New innovation ideas: 110
  • Projects: 56
  • Patent applications: 27
  • Companies formed: 14
  • ...with LUIS as a part-owner: 5
  • Lund University Innovation System (LUIS) has been involved in the creation of over 70 companies, over 2,500 jobs and over SEK 700 million (EUR 78 million) in tax revenue since 1999.