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Work at Lund University

Lund University offers an impressive range of high quality research and education, made possible by our 8,800 staff members and 47,000 students. In recent years, Lund University has consistently been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Working at Lund University means working at a truly world-class university.

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Lund University is an excellent choice

There are many reasons why applying for a position at Lund University is a great decision. Discover what Lund University has to offer you. 

An attractive working environment

At Lund University, you can expect to find – and will also be expected to contribute to – a supportive, stimulating and productive working environment. We want our employees to thrive at work, perhaps by daring to go beyond the familiar territory and exploring new paths. The working environment at Lund University is distinctly international – 37% of our employees and 57% of our researchers are international – and further internationalisation is one of the key goals on our agenda.

Interdisciplinary research and excellent research facilities

Much of the research conducted at Lund University is of an interdisciplinary nature. Because of our interdisciplinary collaborations across our broad disciplinary range, we are particularly well-equipped to tackle complex global challenges. Our state-of-the-art research facilities contribute to this. The world-leading MAX IV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) are two of many examples of outstanding research facilities that enable and enhance interdisciplinary research at Lund University and beyond.

More about MAX IV and ESS

Great opportunities for collaboration

At Lund University, we also collaborate with some 560 universities in 68 countries, as well as with the authorities, the private sector and wider society. The opportunities for networking and conditions for innovations are therefore excellent.   

Focus on your research and own it too

As an employed researcher at Lund University, you can focus on the research you are passionate about. You also have the unique right to own your research and findings, as well as the right to commercialise them, for example by starting your own company or in other ways.

Great benefits for employees

As an employee at Lund University, you are entitled to the favourable benefits regulated in Swedish law and agreements, as well as the benefits offered by Lund University, which even surpass the Swedish standard.

More about benefits for employees at LU

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Why work in Lund?

Lund is:

  • well-connected and easy to reach
  • compact
  • safe, green and clean
  • historic and picturesque
  • a hub for international companies
  • part of a dynamic, innovative region.

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Why work in Sweden?

In Sweden:

  • equality is key
  • residents are among the best at English as a second language
  • you can achieve a good work–life balance
  • workers have strong rights
  • there is a strong social safety net as well as an inclusive welfare system
  • living standards are high.

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