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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 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.


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 almost 70 countries.

Lund University has an annual turnover of more than EUR 880 million, of which two-thirds go to research in our nine faculties, enabling us to offer one of the strongest and broadest ranges of research in Scandinavia.

We provide education and research within the following areas:

  • Economics and management
  • Engineering and technology
  • Humanities
  • Theology
  • Law
  • Fine arts, music and theatre
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social sciences

World-leading research facilities

The establishment of the world-leading facilities MAX IV and European Spallation Source (ESS) will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science. MAX IV is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world while ESS will feature the world’s most powerful neutron source when it starts producing neutrons in 2023.

These facilities together with the new University campus in Science Village will constitute a science complex and an international hub for research, education and innovation in which Lund University plays a central role.

Read more about MAX IV and ESS

Relevant links

Contact information

Lund University
+46 (0)46 222 0000

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

Visiting address:
Wrangel
Biskopsgatan 5
Lund, Sweden