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Lund University is Sweden's strongest comprehensive research university and in recent years has been awarded more research funding than any other Swedish full-scale university. In 2009 Lund University received strategic research funding of SEK 715 million from the Swedish Government in order to lead and develop world-leading research in nine different areas over a period of five years. Lund University is also involved as a partner with other Swedish universities in three other strategic projects
The aim is to promote national and international excellence in epidemiological research, including with regard to gene–environment interactions, databases, biobanks, quality in healthcare, patient databases and health economics.
The overall aim is to develop tools for prevention and successful treatment of diabetes and to create a national resource to stimulate diabetes research in Sweden. A prerequisite is a description of the underlying molecular events leading to the different forms of diabetes.
MultiPark is a translational programme that ranges from pre-clinical research to studies on the life situation of patients with Parkinson's disease. The programme not only aims to improve the patients' body function but also their activity and participation. This initiative relies on solid interactions between Lund University and Skåne University Hospital Lund with support from the University of Gothenburg.
The overall objectives within the next 10 years are to demonstrate in at least one disease, i.e. diabetes, that stem cell-based cell replacement therapy is effective and safe, to provide therapeutic candidates for stroke and haematological diseases, and to build a strong base of knowledge about stem cells and disease mechanisms to pave the way for future efforts to devise new clinically effective treatments.
The aim is to develop strategies to strengthen cancer research at our respective universities in order to achieve the highest possible international effectiveness and translational effect. The research programme that forms the basis for the grant approval focuses on biomarkers because the identification of biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, treatment aims, etc., was deemed to be currently the most effective way to achieve positive treatment results with subsequent cost savings for healthcare and society at large.
For some 20 years, Lund University has hosted a major interdisciplinary research environment in nanoscience, with more than 100 scientists covering research ranging from materials science and quantum physics to applications in the areas of electronics, photonics and the life sciences. This is a centre for the development of nanotechnology and fields of science and applications based on the unique properties and opportunities offered at the nanometre length scale.
The vision of MERGE is to establish and develop a major multidisciplinary climate/Earth system modelling node with world leading science and research education on climate/terrestrial biosphere interactions (including vegetation, land use, biogeochemical cycles and aerosols). This is accompanied by societal dialogue in the spirit of social learning by both scientists and stakeholders.
The vision of BECC is to evolve interdisciplinary research approaches that contribute to the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.
The research focuses on four research domains:
eLLIIT is a large network that brings together complementary research skills from Linköping and Lund universities, as well as from selected research groups at Halmstad University and the Blekinge Institute of Technology. The network has been put together in order to meet future challenges within IT and communications in a coordinated and broad manner. Three long-term research topics have been defined and six areas of application have been selected that cover a wide spectrum of future problems in industry and society:
The Sustainable Production Initiative is a concerted action by Chalmers University and Lund University to produce leading edge knowledge for sustainable production excellence. The strategy is to create a research organisation that addresses three parallel focus areas:
eSSENCE is a research cooperation in e-science between Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. The programme was created as a result of a governmental initiative to promote high-quality research in a range of areas of strategic societal and industrial importance.
Collaboration and cross-fertilisation in the eSSENCE programme thus have a dual focus: