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Facts and figures

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Lund University in figures (2019)

  • 9 faculties plus several specialised research centres and institutes
  • 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö (all in southern Sweden)

Students

  • Individuals, total over year: 40 000
  • Individuals, per semester: 29 000

International students

  • Students in total: 20%
    ... of whom students on Master's programmes: 60%
  • Outgoing exchange students: 1 340
  • Incoming exchange students: 1 680
  • Fee-paying students: 1 530
  • Other international students: 5 280
  • Research students in total: 40%

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

Study programmes and courses

  • Freestanding courses: 1 380
  • Study programmes total: 270
    ... programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 84
    ... programmes leading to a Master's degree: 186
        ... of which leading to a vocational degree: 34

Lund University offers 9 Bachelor's degree programmes, over 100 Master's programmes and more than 200 freestanding courses taught in English.

Distribution of students

  • Undergraduate, programmes: 53%
  • Undergraduate, freestanding courses: 20%
  • Master's, programmes: 24%
  • Master's, freestanding courses: 3%

Degrees awarded

  • General Bachelor's degrees: 2 800
  • General Master's degrees: 2 300
  • Vocational Bachelor's degrees: 680
  • Vocational Master's degrees: 1 650
  • PhD degrees: 390

Research students

  • Individuals: 2 720
    ... of whom international research students: 40%
    ... of whom new students: 480
  • No of PhDs awarded: 390

Research publications

  • No of publications (2018): 5 360

Largest research funding bodies

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 926 million/EUR 87 million
  • EU: SEK 315 million/EUR 30 million
  • Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 252 million/24 million
  • Formas: SEK 182 million/EUR 17 million
  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: SEK 116 million/EUR 11 million

Employees

  • Individuals: 8 160
    ... of whom professors: 840
    ... of whom other academic staff, researchers and employed research students: 4 560
    ... of whom technical and administrative staff: 2 780

International employees

  • Staff in total: 30%
  • Researchers: 50%

Revenue

  • Total: SEK 8.8 billion/EUR 831 million
    ... direct government funding: 54%
    ... external funding: 46%

Expenditure

  • Total: SEK 8.8 billion/EUR 831 million
    ... staff: 62%
    ... premises: 12%
    ... other: 26%