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Facts and figures

Students sitting by the fountain in Lundagård

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 (2015)

  • Individual students, total over year: 41,000
  • Individual students, per semester: 30,000

Study programmes and courses (2015)

  • Free-standing courses: 2,046
  • Study programmes total: 302
  • ...programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 79
  • ...programmes leading to a Master's degree: 223

Lund University offers around 100 Master's degree programmes, 5 Bachelor's degree programmes and 700 free-standing courses taught in English.

International (2015)

  • Students in total 15%
  • ....of whom students on Master's programmes: 50%
  • Research students in total 40%
  • Staff in total 20%
  • ...of whom .researchers: 40%

Lund University has exchange agreements with 600 universities in over 70 countries.

Degrees awarded (2015)

  • Undergraduate: 3,900
  • Master's: 4,500

Distribution of students by education cycle (2015)

  • Undergraduate programmes: 50%
  • Undergraduate freestanding courses: 23%
  • Master's programmes: 23%
  • Master's freestanding courses: 4%

Distribution of students by faculty (2015)

  • Faculty of Engineering: 23%
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: 21%
  • Faculties of Humanities and Theology: 14%
  • School of Economics and Management: 14%
  • Faculty of Medicine: 10%
  • Faculty of Science: 7%
  • Faculty of Law: 7%
  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: 2%
  • Specialised centres and MA/MSc in secondary education: 2%

Research students (2015)

  • Research students: 3,000
  • ...of whom new students: 480
  • No of PhDs awarded: 380
  • No of publications (prelim): 6,385

Largest research funding bodies (2015):

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 1,008 million / EUR 109 million
  • The Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation SEK 165 million / 18 million
  • EU: SEK 155 million / EUR 17 million
  • Formas: SEK 107 million / EUR 11 million
  • Vinnova: SEK 102 million / EUR 11 million

Employees (2015):

  • Total average for the year: 7,500
  • ...professors: 800
  • ...other academic staff and research students: 4,200
  • ...technical and administrative staff: 2,500

Revenue (2015):

  • Total: SEK 7,501 million / EUR 808 million
  • ...direct government funding: 53%
  • ...external grants (external revenue): 37%
  • ...fees and other charges: 10%

2/3 of revenues go to research and PhD programmes, while 1/3 goes to undergraduate and Master’s education.

Expenditure (2015):

  • Total: SEK 7,792 million / EUR 840 million
  • ...staff: 62%
  • ...premises: 13%
  • ...other: 25%

Innovation (2015):

  • New innovation ideas: 104
  • Projects: 81
  • Patent applications: 23
  • Companies formed: 10
  • ...with holding company as part-owner: 6

Since 1999, the innovation organisation has invested in around 80 new research companies, which together have generated just over 3 000 work-years and around SEK 900 million in tax revenues.

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