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Facts and figures

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Lund University in figures (2021)

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 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

  • Stand-alone 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, stand-alone courses: 22%
  • Master's, programmes: 25%
  • Master's, stand-alone 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

    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 – regeringen.se (in Swedish)

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

    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%