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Professional development and career options

To us at Lund University, it is important to be able to offer you professional development from day one of your employment. Career opportunities are numerous and varied within the University and academia at large, but also outside of academia.


The introduction you receive at your new workplace is the most important step in terms of getting a good start as a new employee at Lund University. However, to us, there is much more to onboarding than just getting the practical matters sorted. We urge you to find out what Lund University is all about by moving beyond your own lab, office, or corridor. Working at Lund University for example entails knowing what's happening next door, attending guest lectures at other faculties and reading up on the University's news. Working life becomes easier and more enjoyable this way.   

Introductory information for new employees on our Staff Pages

Professional development

Management and leadership development

According to the University's vision and core values, responsible leadership is a key factor in helping the University evolve in times of change. In order to ensure that our managers and team leaders have the required skills, we offer several management training courses that all have a different focus depending on whether you are just curious about management, new in your role as a manager, or (much) more experienced.  

Internal training courses

As a Lund University employee, you can apply for most of the internal and university-specific courses that are offered as part of the staff training. Over one thousand participants participate in these courses each year. The courses are usually intended for specific groups of employees, but some of the courses are of a more general nature and focus on areas such as project- or process management.

Swedish for university staff – SFU

Learning the Swedish language will be highly beneficial to you both in your personal and your professional life in Sweden. We therefore offer Swedish language courses to our international employees. There are courses for beginners as well as for intermediate and advanced learners. 

About the Swedish courses at our Staff Pages

International exchanges for staff

International exchanges provide new, valuable perspectives and often lay the foundation for long-term collaborations around the world. An exchange is valuable for your personal and professional development as well as for the development of the University. Staff exchange scholarships are available for different types of staff.

About international staff exchanges at our Staff Pages

Training for higher education teaching staff

Lund University's Division for Higher Education Development (AHU) has as its main objective to support academic development at the University by offering pedagogical courses to academic teachers and doctoral students and by contributing to the educational development of courses and programmes. Moreover, AHU conducts research on topics relevant to the development of higher education and it also supports the development of e-learning.  

About professional development at our Staff Pages

Career development for academic staff

We offer a broad range of activities that in one way or another contribute to career development for academic staff, either within or outside academia.
All activities are offered in English, and are adapted to the relevant target group, i.e. doctoral students, postdocs or research team leaders.

Human resources contacts

Division of Human Resources
webbansvarig [at] hr [dot] lu [dot] se (webbansvarig[at]hr[dot]lu[dot]se)

Postal address:
Lund University
Box 117
221 00 Lund


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