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Lund University – A top 100 university
Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education and has been consistently placed in the world's top 100 universities in recent years (among the top 0.4% of the world's universities).

Lund University's main building and fountain under a cloudy sky

Lund University in world rankings

Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Ranking 2016/2017. It is also consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities in world university rankings.

A top 100 university:

  • 73rd place in the QS Ranking 2016/2017
  • 96th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016/17
  • 91-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2016
  • 97th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2015

Top 101-150 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2015)

See the full ranking information at the world university ranking websites:


  • Top 100 University: 78th in the Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2016

Go to the Global Employability Ranking 2016

University rankings by subject

Lund University achieves very high world rankings for several subject areas:

Top 50 university in the following subjects*:

  • geography (16th)
  • archaeology (38th)
  • environmental sciences (44th)
  • development studies (43th)
  • nursing (47th)

Top 100 university in the following subjects**:

  • physical sciences (65th)
  • life sciences (42nd)
  • social sciences (93rd)
  • clinical and pre-clinical health (66th)
  • engineering and technology (86th)

Top 100 university in the following subjects*:

  • anthropology
  • architecture / built environment
  • business and management studies
  • engineering - civil & structural
  • engineering - electrical & electronic
  • engineering - mechanical, aeronautical & manufacturing
  • biological sciences
  • medicine
  • earth & marine sciences
  • physics & astronomy
  • history
  • linguistics
  • politics & international studies
  • sociology

Top 150 university in the following subjects*:

  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • statistics & operational research
  • modern languages
  • economics & econometrics
  • accounting & finance
  • law

Top 200 university in the following subject*:

  • computer engineering & information systems
  • communication & media studies
  • english language and literature
  • psychology

Lund University is...

  • consistently the most popular Swedish university for international students applying to and accepting places at Swedish universities.
  • consistently the most popular higher education institute in Sweden – as ranked by Swedish secondary school students (1)
  • awarded the safest campus in Sweden (4)


  • among the top 5 countries in the world at providing higher education (2)
  • has one of the highest proficiency levels in English as a second language in the world (3)

*QS World University Rankings by subject 2016
**Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2016/17
1)Statistics Sweden 2016: Utbildning Gymnasieungdomars studieintresse läsåret 2015/16
2)Universitas 21 Ranking 2016
3)2016 Education First English Proficiency Index

4) Security Awards 2015, given by the safety industry magazine Skydd och Säkerhet. See all the winners on the Security Awards website (Swedish website)

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