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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 2018

  • Individual students, total over year: 40,000
  • Individual students, per semester: 28,000

Study programmes and courses 2018

  • Free-standing courses: 1,300
  • Study programmes total: 270
  • ... programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 80
  • ... programmes leading to a Master's degree: 190

Lund University offers 8 Bachelor's degree programmes, over 100 Master's programmes and more than 1,000 free-standing courses taught in English.

International 2018

  • 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 over 500 universities in 67 countries.

Degrees awarded 2018

  • Bachelor's degrees: 3,300
  • Master's degrees: 4,100
  • Doctoral degrees: 400

Distribution of students by education cycle 2018

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

Research students 2018

  • Research students: 2,580
  • ... of whom new students: 520
  • No of PhDs awarded: 400

Research publications 2018

  • No of publications (prel.): 4,870

Largest research funding bodies 2018

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 950 million/EUR 93 million
  • EU: SEK 265 million/EUR 26 million
  • The Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 190 million/18.5 million
  • Formas: SEK 140 million/EUR 13.5 million
  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: SEK 130 million/EUR 12.5 million

Employees 2018

  • Total average for the year: 7,600
  • ... professors: 840
  • ... other academic staff, researchers and employed research students: 4,200
  • ... technical and administrative staff: 2,600

Revenue 2018

  • Total: SEK 8.5 billion/EUR 830 million
  • ... direct government funding: 55%
  • ... external funding: 45%

Expenditure 2018

  • Total: SEK 8.5 billion/EUR 830 million
  • ... staff: 62%
  • ... premises: 12%
  • ... other: 26%
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