Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is a prestigious research university in Sweden and one of northern Europe’s oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.
Lund University is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44000 students and more than 8000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund is considered one of the most popular study locations in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research.
We provide education and research within the following areas:
Economics and management, Engineering and technology, Humanities, Theology, Law, Fine arts, music and theatre, Medicine, Science, Social sciences
World-leading research facilities
The establishment of the world-leading facilities MAX IV and European Spallation Source (ESS) will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science. MAX IV is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world while ESS will feature the world’s most powerful neutron source when it starts producing neutrons in 2023.
These facilities together with the new University campus in Science Village will constitute a science complex and an international hub for research, education and innovation in which Lund University plays a central role.