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Facts and figures

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Lund University in figures (2021)

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

Education

Students

  • Individuals, total over year: 46 000
  • Individuals, per semester: 35 000
  • Full-time equivalents: 29 000

International students

  • Students in total: 27%
  • At Master's level: 44%
  • Outgoing exchange students: 700
  • Incoming exchange students: 1 000
  • Other international students: 9 970
  • Research students in total: 46%

Lund University has exchange agreements with some 650 universities in around 70 countries.

Study programmes and courses

  • Freestanding courses: 1 444
  • Study programmes total: 275
    ... programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 88
    ... programmes leading to a Master's degree: 187
        ... of which professional qualifications: 32

Lund University offers 9 Bachelor's degree programmes and more than 130 Master's programmes in English.

Distribution of students

  • Undergraduate, programmes: 51%
  • Undergraduate, freestanding courses: 22%
  • Master's, programmes: 25%
  • Master's, freestanding courses: 2%

Degrees awarded

  • General Bachelor's degrees: 2 870
  • General Master's degrees: 2 600
  • Professional Bachelor's degrees: 750
  • Professional Master's degrees: 1 800
  • PhD degrees: 400

Research

Research students

  • Individuals: 2 800
    ... of whom international research students: 46%
    ... of whom new students: 450

Research publications

  • No of publications (2020): 5 770

Largest research funding bodies

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 1060 million/EUR 103 million
  • EU: SEK 257 million/EUR 25 million
  • Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 225 million/22 million
  • Formas: SEK 162 million/EUR 16 million
  • The Swedish Cancer Society: SEK 147 million/EUR 14 million

Staff

Employees

  • Individuals: 8 400
    ... of whom professors: 840
    ... of whom other academic staff, researchers and employed research students: 4 780
    ... of whom technical and administrative staff: 2 890

International staff

  • Researchers: 54%
  • Staff in total: 35%

Finances

Revenue

  • Total: SEK 9.4 billion/EUR 912 million
    ... direct government funding: 55%
    ... external funding: 45%

Expenditure

  • Total: SEK 9.3 billion/EUR 902 million
    ... staff: 69%
    ... premises: 12%
    ... other: 19%