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The University at a glance

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

A two-minute video about Lund University that provides an overview with basic facts and unique characteristics.

Education and research

Lund is considered one of the most popular study locations in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research.

The unique disciplinary range encourages boundary-crossing collaborations both within academia and with wider society, creating great conditions for scientific breakthroughs and innovations. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in around 70 countries.

Lund University has an annual turnover of EUR 912 million, of which two-thirds go to research in our nine faculties and one-thirds to education.

We provide education and research within the following areas:

  • economics and management
  • engineering and technology
  • fine arts, music and theatre
  • humanities and theology
  • law
  • medicine
  • science
  • social sciences

World-leading research facilities

Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life sciences are established in Lund – the synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV and the European Spallation Source (ESS), the world’s most powerful neutron source, which will be fully operational by the end of 2027.

These facilities together with the new Lund University campus in Science Village will constitute a highly visible, world-leading center for research in materials and life sciences, cultural heritage and environmental science.

The development of this science complex will create an international hub for research, education and innovation in which Lund University plays a central role.

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Contact information

Lund University
Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 00 00 (switchboard)
Email: lu [at] lu [dot] se

Postal address:
Box 117, SE-221 00
Lund, Sweden

Visiting address:
Wrangel
Biskopsgatan 5
Lund, Sweden