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The Academic Society (AF)

The cultural hub of student life in Lund

The AF Building in summertime with a cyclist passing by
The AF building – the home of the Academic Society.

The Academic Society ('Akademiska Föreningen' or AF) is a non-profit student organisation run by and for students, with the purpose of gathering and broadening the cultural aspects of student life at Lund University. AF provides the premises and the support functions that allow connected organisations, irrespective of their size, to go through with initiatives that enrich the student life in Lund and that make Lund an attractive place to study.        

The AF building (AF-borgen in Swedish), a castle in the middle of Lundagård, is the centre of operations for AF and other student associations. Here you’ll find a variety of activities ranging from sports, politics and music to radio, theatre and 'spex'. The building itself is one of the most famous landmarks in Lund.  

You are always welcome to the AF building to study, take a coffee break in Café Athen, and socialise. In the building's foyer, you will find the 'Studentinfo' information desk. Here you can ask questions about student life at Lund, as well as buy tickets for events and a selection of university merchandise.

A short video about the Academic Society that features some of its different activities.

Activities hosted by the Academic Society

The Academic Society hosts a number of activities, such as 'Studentafton' (interviews with high-profile guests), Scandinavia's largest student radio station, student theatre, costume rentals, 'spex' comic musicals, lectures, debates, art exhibitions and cultural events.

The Academic Society also owns AF Bostäder accommodation that offers a variety of housing options to students that are members of AF.


When you become a member of Studentlund, you automatically become a member of the Academic Society. Benefits of the membership include:

  • the possibility to sign up for the waiting list for student housing offered by AF Bostäder accommodation
  • the opportunity to apply for various scholarships and grants
  • free or reduced entry to various events at the Academic Society
  • the possibility to participate in the Academic Society's activities
  • the opportunity to join various committees and associations and participate in their activities

and more.