Lund University (LU) is one of the largest and oldest universities in the Nordic countries. The university hosts one of the four Research Infrastructures in Science Link, namely the Max IV Laboratory. The laboratory employs approximately 7000 people and has a turnover of approximately 750 million Euros.

Research and training

Lund University is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries with 47000 students. The university provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. It is the only Swedish university that is a member of the strong international networks LERU (the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.


Lund University hosts leading faculties in several fields of research and education. The Faculty of Engineering (Lunds Tekniska Högskola) is one of the leading engineering faculties in Europe, with more than 9 000 undergraduates and 800 postgraduates.
The Faculty of Medicine, with nearly 4000 undergraduates postgraduates, include the Biomedical Centre, Lund University´s largest research center, in close proximity to one of the largest hospitals in Southern Sweden.


Lund University cooperates with 680 universities in more than 50 countries. The university also has close collaboration with the business sector including Lund based multinational corporations Tetra Pak, Gambro, Alfa Laval and Sony as well as research intensive companies at the business incubators: Ideon Science Park and Medicon Village.


Lund University was founded in 1666 and has a long and vibrant history covering almost 350 years of teaching. The university has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors into its present form - a position of excellence in international teaching and research.