The Academic Society
The Academic Society (AF)
The Academic Society (Akademiska Föreningen or AF) is a non-profit student organisation with the purpose to broaden the cultural aspects of student life at Lund University. Its main focus is on culture and media.
The large building in the picture above is one of the most famous landmarks in Lund and it is the centre of operations for the Academic Society and other student associations. In Swedish, this bastion of student life is known as AF-borgen. This literally means the AF-castle but the place is often referred to as the AF-building in English.
You are always welcome to AF-borgen to study, take a coffee break in Café Athen or buy tickets for events at the Studentinfo information desk, located in the building's foyer. Here, you can also ask questions concerning student life and purchase university merchandise.
Activities hosted by the Academic Society
The Academic Society (AF) hosts a number of activities, such as "Studentafton" (link to the Academic Society website), Scandinavia's largest student radio station, the student TV channel 'STEVE' (Sweden's first student TV channel), student theatre, costume rentals, "spex" student theatre, lectures, debates and art and cultural events. The Academic Society is also the owner of AF Bostäder accommodation and the AF-building.
If you have registered with Studentlund, you automatically become a member of the Academic Society. Benefits of the membership include:
- being able to join the waiting list for student housing offered by AF Bostäder accommodation
- the opportunity to apply for various scholarhips and grants
- discounts at Café Athen
- free or reduced entry to various events at the Academic Society
- the possibility to participate in the Academic Society's Activities