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Lund University

4.4 out of 5 (245 reviews) Lund, Sweden
In Lund, higher education has been taking place ever since the foundation of a studium generale in 1438, which trained future pastors. However, Lund University was not founded until 1666. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form, with around 40,000 students and a position of excellence in international research.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (35)
Humanities (25)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (25)
Arts, Design & Architecture (20)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (15)
Business & Management (14)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Medicine & Health (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Law (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40,000 students and 7,400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Education

Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.

Research

Lund University has one of Sweden’s strongest and broadest research environments and is recognised as one of the world's top research-led comprehensive universities.

Career

All students at Lund University can register with the Careers Services’ career portal MyCareer through which more than 1 000 companies and organisations advertise their jobs, internships, thesis projects and postdoctoral positions to Lund University students.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
85
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
92 -14
2018
78 -5
2017
73
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
98 -5
2018
93 3
2017
96
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The main contact for most international students at Lund University are the international coordinators, Master's coordinators and/or study advisors at the faculties and departments. If you have any questions related to your studies at Lund University, these coordinators and advisors will be able to help you or refer you to the right person.

Housing services

LU Accommodation is part of Student Services at Lund University and offers housing for international students. LU Accommodation manages a limited number of rooms and flats in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.

Library services

Lund University has 26 libraries which cooperate in a network. Our main task is to support the University’s education and research through good access to quality-controlled information.

ICT services

Please contact LU ServiceDesk if you experience any IT-related problems. You can contact LU ServiceDesk through the self-service portal, phone or email (there is no walk-in desk available). The self-service portal also provides the latest operating information, as well as user guides for the majority of Lund University's systems.

Medical services

For general medical issues, you can turn to health centres in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg. It's up to you to decide which health centre (Vårdcentral) you wish to turn to – you can health centres close to you in the link below.

Student Life

Campus life

Lund University's main campus is located in the city of Lund, which is 15 minutes by train from Malmö (the third largest city in Sweden) and less than an hour from Copenhagen (Scandinavia’s largest city and the capital of Denmark). The city is famous for its bustling student life and academic traditions, its charming and historical city centre, and for being in an innovative and entrepreneurial region.

Sports facilities

There are many opportunities for students to keep fit or participate in sport. The student nations, student associations, local sports clubs and community sport facilities offer a range of sport and exercise activities in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Student clubs

Lund University has a wide range of student associations. They are run by students, for students and they revolve around music, drama, "spex" student theatre, politics, religion and much more.

The associations often have information evenings and kick-off meetings at the start of the autumn and spring semesters. If it is your first semester in Lund, you can meet a number of the societies at the student associations' fair (called Hälsningsgillet in Swedish) which is held at the AF building at the start of each semester. Some of the societies are affiliated to the Academic Society (AF) that organises a number of cultural activities for students.

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Student Reviews

Sweden
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Difficult, less lectures more papers
Life long impact
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It is awesome experience changing whole life attitude and everyone considering study in Sweden, must visit Lund for at least a semester.
Meetting one's needs and aspirations
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars
International standard and well tailored to the learners' needs and aspirations