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Facts and figures

Students sitting by the fountain in Lundagård

University overview

  • 8 faculties plus several specialised research centres and institutes
  • 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö (all in southern Sweden)

Students 2017

  • Individual students, total over year: 40,000
  • Individual students, per semester: 29,000

Study programmes and courses 2017

  • Free-standing courses: 2,080
  • Study programmes total: 240
  • ...programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 80
  • ...programmes leading to a Master's degree: 160

Lund University offers 7 Bachelor's degree programmes, over 100 Master's programmes and more than 1,000 free-standing courses taught in English.

International 2017

  • Students in total 20%
  • ...of whom students on Master's programmes: 60%
  • Research students in total 40%
  • Staff in total 30%
  • ...of whom researchers: 50%

Lund University has exchange agreements with 520 universities in over 70 countries.

Degrees awarded 2017

  • Bachelor's degrees: 2,900
  • Master's degrees: 3,700
  • Doctoral degrees: 440

Distribution of students by education cycle 2017

  • Undergraduate, programmes: 50%
  • Undergraduate, freestanding courses: 20%
  • Master's, programmes: 25%
  • Master's, freestanding courses: 5%

Research students 2017

  • Research students: 2,700
  • ...of whom new students: 440
  • No of PhDs awarded: 440

Research publications 2017

  • No of publications (prel.): 5,760

Largest research funding bodies 2017

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 1,070 million/EUR 109 million
  • EU: SEK 280 million/EUR 28.5 million
  • The Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 260 million/26.5 million
  • Vinnova: SEK 130 million/EUR 13 million
  • Formas: SEK 110 million/EUR 11 million

Employees 2017

  • Total average for the year: 7,400
  • ...professors: 800
  • ...other academic staff and research students: 4,100
  • ...technical and administrative staff: 2,500

Revenue 2017

  • Total: SEK 8.2 billion / EUR 835 million
  • ...direct government funding: 55%
  • ...external funding: 45%

Expenditure 2017

  • Total: SEK 8 billion/EUR 814 million
  • ...staff: 62%
  • ...premises: 12%
  • ...other: 26%
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