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Why work at Lund University?

Lund University offers an impressive range of high-quality research and education, made possible by our 7 400 staff members and 42 000 students.
In recent years, Lund University has consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Working at Lund University means being employed at a truly top-notch university.

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 terrritory and exploring new paths. The working environment at Lund University is distinctly 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.

Learn more about MAX IV and ESS

Great opportunities for collaboration

At Lund University, we also collaborate with 600 universities in over 70 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.

Watch on YouTube: Linus Wibe, Director of Innovation at LU, explains this unique principle 

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.

Learn more about benefits for employees at LU

Additional useful links

Research at Lund University
Services for researchers at Lund University
Visit Lund University

Why work in Lund?


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

Additional useful links
The city of Lund website
Lund International Citizen Hub website
Business Region Skåne's website on moving to the region
Watch a short film about the innovative region on the Interreg Europe website

Why work in Sweden?


  • Is a country where equality is key
  • Is second best at English as a second language
  • Is a country where you can achieve a good work-life balance
  • Is a country where workers have strong rights
  • Is a country with a strong social safety net and an inclusive welfare system
  • Is a country where living standards are high

Additional useful links
Articles on the official website of Sweden:
Working in Sweden
Taxes and why Swedes are fine with them
The "average" Swedish family
Why Sweden is family-friendly
Information from the Swedish Public Employment Services:
Living and working in Sweden (PDF 1.5 MB)

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The Main University building on a bright and sunny day

Start planning your stay using the Plan your stay checklist (PDF 2.15 MB)