Lund University

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet), located in Lund in southernmost Sweden, is one of Sweden's most prestigious universitiesand Scandinavia's largest institution for education and research, frequently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The university was founded in 1666 and is the second oldest within Sweden's present borders, but can arguably trace its roots back to 1438, when a studium generale was founded in Lund.

Lund University has 7 faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with a total of over 42,500 students enrolled in more than 50 different programmes and 800 separate courses. It belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network.

The university traditionally centers on the Lundagård park adjacent to the Lund Cathedral, with various departments spread in different locations in town, but mostly concentrated in a belt stretching north from the park connecting to the university hospital area and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Lund Institute of Technology.

The university was founded in 1666. Today it is an international centre for research and education that has approximately 38 000 students. Lund University is respected as one of the best universities in Sweden.

Lund has an excellent academic reputation with a large number of visiting professors and international students.

Lund University is in the city of Lund, which is in Southern Sweden. This part of Sweden is close to Denmark and northern Germany

Lund University - Education in English

Lund University offers the following education in english:
300 Single subject courses
50 Master's Programmes
Ph.D. studies and post graduate research

Including the education given in Swedish, Lund University has:
137 Undergraduate and graduate degree programmes
1 600 single subject courses

A City of Students

Lund University is in Lund, a medieval city with the university at its heart. A thousand years of history and academic excellence have created a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. The city has striking architecture and, in a city of 100 000 people where approximately 38 000 of them are students, the atmosphere is vibrant and stimulating.

The University is situated in the far south of Sweden, close to the modern city of Malmö and within very easy reach of the rest of Europe. The region is internationally recognised for research and commericial activities with many world leading companies located in it.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Lund School of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Engineering (Lund Institute of Technology)
  • Academies of Performing and Visual Arts (the Academies of Music, Art, and Theatre)

There are also departments located in Malmö, including Malmö Academy of Music, and Helsingborg.

Lund University, Sweden Ranked 106th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

Lund University, Sweden Ranked 88th in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

Lund University, Sweden Ranked 67th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

Lund University, Sweden Ranked 72nd in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

Lund University, Sweden Ranked 86th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

No comments:

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits is sweet ~ Aristotle

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey
William Butler Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.