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About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Education and research

Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.

Lund University has an annual turnover of SEK 8 billion, of which two-thirds go to research. Our research is characterised by both breadth and strength. Over 30 of our research fields are world-leading according to independent evaluations.

We provide education and research within the following areas:

  • Economics and management
  • Engineering and technology
  • Humanitites and theology
  • Law
  • Fine arts, music and theatre
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social sciences

World-leading research facilities

Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life science are established in Lund. MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016, is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world.

The European research facility ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023.

MAX IV and ESS will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science.

Ideon Science Park, Medicon Village and Science Village Scandinavia are closely linked to Lund University, integrating reserach, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Contact information

Lund University
+46 (0)46 222 0000 (tel)
+46 (0)46 222 4720 (fax)

Postal address:
Box 117, SE-221 00
Lund, Sweden 

Visiting address:
Paradisgatan 2
Lund, Sweden