University world rankings

Lund University – A top 100 university

Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education institutions 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).

The Main University Building in late summer


Lund University in world rankings

Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Rankings 2021. It is also consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities in world university rankings.

A top 100 university:

  • 97th place in the QS Rankings 2021
  • 91st place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020

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Lund University is ranked in the top 150 and 200 in the THE and ARWU rankings, respectively.

  • 103rd place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021
  • Top 151–200 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2020)

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Reputation

  • 91–100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020

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Employability

  • 82nd in the Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking 2018

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University rankings by subject

Lund University achieves high world rankings for several subject areas. The University is a:

Top 50 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • development studies (24th)
  • geography (24th)
  • environmental sciences (39th)
  • nursing (47th)
  • finance (47th)* **
  • social policy and administration (49th)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

*QS Master's in Finance Ranking 2020 (separate ranking)
***The Master's in Finance is also ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2018

Top 50 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • law (50th)

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 100 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • anatomy and physiology
  • anthropology
  • archaeology
  • architecture/built environment
  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • communication and media studies
  • engineering – electrical and electronic
  • history
  • linguistics
  • medicine
  • physics and astronomy
  • politics and international studies
  • sociology
  • theology, divinity and religious studies 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 100 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • life sciences (64th)
  • physical sciences (74th)
  • business and economics (75th)
  • social sciences (81st)
  • clinical, pre-clinical and health (90th)

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 150 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • business and management
  • earth and marine sciences
  • economics and econometrics
  • engineering – mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing
  • law
  • modern languages
  • statistics and operational research 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 150 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • arts and humanities
  • engineering and technology

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 200 university in the following subject (QS):

  • accounting and finance
  • computer science and information systems
  • engineering – civil and structural
  • English language and literature
  • mathematics
  • psychology

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 200 university in the following subject (THE):

  • Computer science

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020

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