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Education in Sweden is of the highest standard, in part due to the Swedish government's investment in education being amongst the highest in the world. An education from Lund University is internationally recognised.
The education system in Sweden is divided into three cycles:
The list below shows the degree types and the ECTS points they are worth.
Teaching and the commitment of the students to learn is taken extremely seriously but there is often a relatively informal relationship between the teacher and students. Attendance at lectures is required but students are also expected to work independently and develop an in-depth knowledge of their subject through independent study. The teaching methods used focus on the critical analysis of the course content with the use of real case studies wherever possible. There is often an emphasis on group work.
Education at Lund University is closely aligned to current research, often drawing on the interdisciplinary research approach that has helped secure Lund University’s place as Sweden’s strongest research university. International guest lecturers and speakers from business, government, NGOs and research regularly feature as part of the curriculum to further connect studies to the professional world. Students are encouraged to develop their critical and analytical thinking and leadership skills to prepare them for an international career.
When you study at Lund University your academic accomplishments will be measured in credits using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The qualifications you earn at Lund will be easily understandable throughout Europe and the world. The national system of higher education credits used in Sweden ('högskolepoäng', in Swedish) is equivalent to credits measured in ECTS.
"We have had a lot of visits from researchers at other universities and individuals from the business sector have participated in seminars."
"We place great focus on the students being active and participating in discussions. Some are surprised at the informal relationship between lecturers and students, however, we think this contributes to a more open climate which encourages students to think critically."
"We don't have to call the lecturers sir or madam, but can just use their first names. This creates such an open atmosphere and it is wonderful."