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Facts and figures

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Lund University in figures (2020)

  • 9 faculties plus several specialised research centres and institutes
  • 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö and the Lund University School of Aviation is located in Ljungbyhed. All campus areas are located in southern Sweden. 

Education

Students

  • Individuals, total over year: 43 700
  • Individuals, per semester: 34 300
  • Full-time equivalents: 28 300

International students

  • Students in total: 23%
    ... of whom students on Master's programmes: 60%
  • Outgoing exchange students: 550
  • Incoming exchange students: 1 090
  • Other international students: 7 500
  • Research students in total: 47%

Lund University has exchange agreements with over 640 universities in almost 70 countries.

Study programmes and courses

  • Freestanding courses: 1 413
  • Study programmes total: 272
    ... programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 81
    ... programmes leading to a Master's degree: 189
        ... of which professional qualifications: 32

Lund University offers 9 Bachelor's degree programmes and over 100 Master's programmes.

Distribution of students

  • Undergraduate, programmes: 53%
  • Undergraduate, freestanding courses: 21%
  • Master's, programmes: 24%
  • Master's, freestanding courses: 2%

Degrees awarded

  • General Bachelor's degrees: 2 820
  • General Master's degrees: 2 480
  • Professional Bachelor's degrees: 680
  • Professional Master's degrees: 1 740
  • PhD degrees: 360

Research

Research students

  • Individuals: 2 790
    ... of whom international research students: 47%
    ... of whom new students: 500

Research publications

  • No of publications (2019): 5 270

Largest research funding bodies

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 963 million/EUR 95 million
  • EU: SEK 304 million/EUR 30 million
  • Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 256 million/25 million
  • Formas: SEK 159 million/EUR 16 million
  • The Swedish Cancer Society: SEK 128 million/EUR 13 million

Staff

Employees

  • Individuals: 8 380
    ... of whom professors: 860
    ... of whom other academic staff, researchers and employed research students: 4 730
    ... of whom technical and administrative staff: 2 840

International staff

  • Staff in total: 36%
  • Researchers: 50%

Finances

Revenue

  • Total: SEK 9 billion/EUR 880 million
    ... direct government funding: 55%
    ... external funding: 45%

Expenditure

  • Total: SEK 9 billion/EUR 880 million
    ... staff: 64%
    ... premises: 12%
    ... other: 24%