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Lund University – A top 100 university
Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education institutions and has been consistently placed in the world's top 100 universities in recent years (among the top 0.4% of the world's universities).

Lund University's main building and fountain under a cloudy sky

Lund University in world rankings

Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Ranking 2020. It is also consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities in world university rankings.

A top 100 university:

  • 92nd place in the QS Ranking 2020
  • 96th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020
  • 88th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019

Top 101–150 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2019)

See the full ranking information at the world university ranking websites:

Employability

  • Top 100 University: 82nd in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2018

Go to the Global University Employability Ranking 2018

University rankings by subject

Lund University achieves high world rankings for several subject areas. The University is a:

Top 50 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • development studies (27th)
  • geography (29th)
  • environmental sciences (41st)
  • social policy and administration (47th)
  • finance (47th)* **
  • nursing (49th)
  • anatomy and physiology (50th)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

*QS Master's in Finance Ranking 2018 (separate ranking)

**The Master's in Finance is also ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times Business Education ranking 2017

Top 50 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • life sciences (46th)

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Top 100 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • anthropology
  • archaeology
  • architecture/built environment
  • biological sciences
  • communication and media studies
  • engineering – electrical and electronic
  • engineering – mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing
  • linguistics
  • medicine
  • physics and astronomy
  • politics and international studies
  • sociology
  • theology, divinity and religious studies 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Top 100 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • physical sciences (60th)
  • social sciences (71st)
  • arts & humanities (84th)
  • clinical, pre-clinical and health (89th)
  • engineering and technology (96th)

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Top 150 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • business and management
  • chemistry 
  • earth and marine sciences
  • engineering – civil and structural
  • history
  • law
  • modern languages
  • statistics and operational research 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Top 200 university in the following subject (QS):

  • accounting and finance
  • computer science and information systems
  • economics and econometrics
  • English language and literature
  • mathematics
  • psychology

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Lund University is...

  • consistently the most popular Swedish university for international students applying to Swedish universities (national admissions statistics)
  • consistently the most popular higher education institute in Sweden – as ranked by Swedish secondary school students (Statistics Sweden, 2017/18)

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