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Facts and figures

Lund University in numbers

Lund University has:

  • 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 campuses are located in the southern part of Sweden.

The figures on this page refer to the year 2023, unless otherwise stated.



  • Individuals, total: 47,000
  • Individuals, per semester: 34,000

International students

  • In total: 25%
  • At Master's level: 44%
  • Outgoing exchange students: 1,299
  • Incoming exchange students: 1,674
  • Other international students: 10,086

Our students come from over 130 different countries and Lund University has exchange agreements with some 560 universities in about 70 countries.

Programmes and courses

  • Programmes, total: 241
    • programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 83
    • programmes leading to a Master's degree: 158
    • of which professional qualifications: 29
  • Stand-alone courses: 1,450

Lund University offers 10 Bachelor's degree programmes and more than 130 Master's programmes in English.

Distribution of students

  • Undergraduate, programmes: 51%
  • Undergraduate, stand-alone courses: 22%
  • Master's, programmes: 25%
  • Master's, stand-alone courses: 2%

Degrees awarded

  • General Bachelor's degrees: 2,900
  • General Master's degrees: 2,800
  • Professional Bachelor's degrees: 700
  • Professional Master's degrees: 1,650

Funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU

The EU has established a temporary recovery instrument, NextGenerationEU (NGEU). The initiative will help repair the immediate economic and social damage brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also help build a greener, more digital and more resilient EU, better fit for current and future challenges.

Co-funding of our courses and study programmes has been made possible through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), which is part of NGEU.

For more detailed information about RRF, please refer to the Swedish government's recovery and resilience plan:

Sweden's recovery and resilience plan – (in Swedish)

The flag of Europe with the text: Funded by the European Union, NextGenerationEU. Illustration.


Research students

  • Individuals: 2,700
    • of whom international research students: 46%
    • of whom new students: 460
  • PhD degrees: 400

Research publications 

  • No of publications: 6,080 (2022)

Largest research funding bodies

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 1064 million/EUR 96 million
  • EU: SEK 511 million/EUR 46 million
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 192 million/EUR 17 million
  • Formas: SEK 157 million/EUR 14 million
  • Vinnova: SEK 141 million/EUR 13 million



  • Individuals: 8,800
    • of whom professors: 750
    • of whom other academic staff, researchers and employed research students:
    • of whom technical and administrative staff: 3,000



  • Total: SEK 10.4 billion/EUR 938 million
    • direct government funding: 51%
    • external funding: 49%


  • Total: SEK 10.4 billion/EUR 936 million
    • staff: 63%
    • premises: 13%
    • other: 24%