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Why study at Lund University

An education from Lund University is internationally recognised. We are consistently ranked as one of the world's top 100 universities, placing us among the world's top 0.4% universities.

Top reasons to study at Lund University:

  • A top 100 university in the world (ranked 78th).
  • Sweden’s top-ranked comprehensive university.
  • A top 100 university for graduate employability (Global Employability University Ranking)
  • The #1 choice for international students studying in Sweden, offering a choice of over 100 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and PhD studies.
  • Founded in 1666 (currently celebrating our 350th jubilee) – one of the oldest and broadest universities in northern Europe.
  • A non-profit, public university with 42,000 students.
  • We attract students from 130 different nationalities, creating a truly international campus.
  • Global class environments where students gain cultural perspectives and develop international networks - highly valued by employers worldwide.
  • The breadth of the University creates excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.
  • Lund University is a member of international research-intensive university networks such as LERU and U21.
  • Lund is home to over 30 world-leading research environments and is the location for two of Europe’s largest research facilities: MAX IV (now open) and ESS (being built).
  • Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

Top reasons to study in Sweden:

  • Swedes have the second highest proficiency in English as a second language in the world – English is spoken by 90% of the population, allowing students to have a unique European experience without language barriers.
  • Sweden ranks fifth best in the world at providing higher education by the Universitas 21 ranking.
  • Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world and ranked as one of the best in which to live.
  • Sweden is ranked as one of the most creative countries in the world, has one of the highest levels of gender equality and is well known for its eco-friendly culture.
  • Sweden is ranked second most innovative economy in the world by the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index.

Film clip about studying in Sweden

Film clip about studying in Sweden, produced by the Swedish Institute.

Watch on YouTube: Study in Sweden from A to Z

Top reasons to study in Lund:

  • Lund is considered the best student city in Sweden with the unique combination of traditional student nations (social clubs), an academic society and student unions organising events and activities year round.
  • The Malmö region (including Lund) is the 4th most inventive in the world (Forbes 2013)
  • In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and at the same time be a part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff.
  • Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden’s third largest city and 40 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

Film clip about the city of Lund

Video clip about life in Lund, produced by the city of Lund.

Watch on Vimeo: Lund, Sweden – Cute and Smart

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