Lund University

Lund University, located in Sweden in the Greater Copenhagen region, is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia and is consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world. Their programs in education and research include engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. The university tackles complex problems and global challenges and works to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The 42,000 students and 7,400 employees are based at the campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around EUR 800 million, of which two thirds is in research and one third in education. Lund University is an international university with global recruitment attracting more international students than any other university in Sweden. Lund University cooperates with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries and is the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks LERU (the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.

Lund University hosts 20 Linnaeus Centres and 12 government strategic research areas in a wide variety of research fields. They are world leading in many of these areas including diabetes research, nanoscience, embedded systems, ultrafast laser science, climate and sustainability studies, neurosciences, linguistics and soft-matter research. Lund University recently established Medicon Village which offers a unique environment for life sciences; integrating research, innovation and enterprise creates the conditions for improved health and quality of life.

Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life sciences are established in Lund – the synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016 with Lund University as the host organization, and the European Spallation Source (ESS), a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, which will feature the world’s most powerful neutron source when it produces its first neutrons in 2023. The MAX IV facility is the result of more than 30 years of synchrotron research and development and Lund University is proud to be the host of the facility. The Science Village Scandinavia science park is being developed as a new university campus for the intersection of research, education, innovation and society.