Lund University

Introduction

Lund University is a prestigious university in Sweden and one of northern Europe’s oldest universities. Lund University is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It arguably traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan stadium general was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral. 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 stadium general next to Lund Cathedral.

Lund University has eight faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 40,000 students in 270 different programmers and 1,300 freestanding courses. The university has some 600 partner universities in nearly 70 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universities 21 network.

Two major facilities for materials research are in Lund University: MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory – inaugurated in June 2016, and European Spallation Source (ESS), a new European facility that will provide up to 100 times brighter neutron beams than existing facilities today, to be opened in 2023.

Campus

The university’s facilities are mainly located in the small city of Lund in Scania, about 15 km away from central Malmö and 50 km from Copenhagen. The large student- and staff population makes an impact on the city, effectively making it a university town. Over a hundred university buildings scatter around town, most of them in an area covering more than 1 km², stretching towards the north-east from Lundagård park in the very centre of town. Buildings in and around Lundagård include the main building, Kungshuset, the Historical Museum and the Academic Society’s headquarters. The main library building is located in a park 400 meters to the north, followed by the large hospital complex.

Programs

  • Accounting and Finance – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Applied Cultural Analysis – Master’s Programme
  • Archaeology – theory and practice – Master’s Programme
  • Architecture – Master’s Programme
  • Asian Studies – Master’s Programme
  • Astrophysics – Master Programme
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles – Master Programme
  • Bioinformatics – Master Programme
  • Biology, Animal Ecology – Master Programme
  • Biology, Aquatic Ecology – Master Programme
  • Biology, Conservation Biology – Master Programme
  • Biology, General – Master Programme
  • Biology, Plant Science – Master Programme
  • Biomedicine – Bachelor’s Programme
  • Biomedicine – Master Programme
  • Biotechnology – Master’s Programme
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry – Master Programme
  • Chemistry, Physical Chemistry – Master Programme
  • Chemistry, Synthetic and Analytical Chemistry – Master Programme
  • Church Music, Organ and Keyboard – Master Programme
  • Cultural Criminology – Master of Science programme
  • Development Studies – Bachelor of Science Programme
  • Development Studies – Master of Science programme
  • Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation – Master’s Programme
  • Economic Growth, Population and Development – Master’s Programme (Two Years)
  • Economics – Master’s Programme (Two Years)
  • Economy and Society – Bachelor’s Programme
  • Embedded Electronics Engineering – Master’s Programme
  • Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design – Master’s Programme
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Environmental Management and Policy – Master’s Programme
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
  • European Affairs – Master of Science programme
  • European Business Law – Master Programme
  • European Studies – Master of Arts
  • European and International Trade and Tax Law – Master’s Programme
  • Finance – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Fine Arts – Bachelor’s Programme
  • Fine Arts – Master Programme
  • Fine Arts in Artistic Research – Master Programme
  • Food Technology and Nutrition – Master’s Programme
  • Geographical Information Systems – Master’s Programme
  • Geology, Bedrock Geology – Master Programme
  • Geology, Biogeology – Master Programme
  • Geology, Quaternary Geology – Master Programme
  • Geomatics – Master Programme
  • Global Studies – Master of Science programme
  • Human Ecology – Culture, Power and Sustainability – Master of Science programme
  • Human Geography – Master of Science programme
  • Human Rights Studies – Master’s Programme
  • Industrial Design – Master’s Programme
  • Information Systems – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Innovation and Global Sustainable Development – Master’s Programme (Two Years)
  • International Business – Bachelor’s Programme
  • International Development and Management – Master of Science programme
  • International Human Rights Law – Master Programme
  • International Marketing & Brand Management – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • International Strategic Management – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Language and Linguistics, Arabic/Semitic Languages – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Chinese – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Cognitive semiotics – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, English – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, French – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Greek – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Italian – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Japanese – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Latin – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Modern Greek – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Phonetics – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Rhetoric – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Spanish – Master’s Programme
  • Language and Linguistics, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, English Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, French Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, General Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, German Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, Russian Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, Scandinavian Studies – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, Spanish Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Literature – Culture – Media, Yiddish Literature – Master’s Programme
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Master’s Programme
  • Machine Learning, Systems and Control – Master’s Programme
  • Management – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Managing People, Knowledge & Change – Master’s Programme (One Year)
  • Mathematical Statistics – Master Programme
  • Mathematics – Master Programme
  • Media and Communication Studies – Master of Science programme
  • Medical Science – Master’s Programme
  • Middle Eastern Studies – Master Programme
  • Molecular Biology, General – Master Programme
  • Molecular Biology, Medical Biology – Master Programme
  • Molecular Biology, Microbiology – Master Programme
  • Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology – Master Programme
  • Music, Composition – Master Programme
  • Music, Composition – Scoring for Film and Media – Master Programme
  • Music, Composition Diploma – Master Programme
  • Music, Guitar – Master Programme
  • Music, Harpsichord – Master Programme
  • Music, Interpretation Diploma – Master Programme
  • Music, Jazz Improvisation – Master Programme
  • Music, Music Drama – Répétiteur – Master Programme
  • Music, Piano – Master Programme
  • Music, Recorder – Master Programme
  • Music, Symphony Orchestra Instrument – Bachelor’s Programme
  • Music, Symphony Orchestra Instrument – Master Programme
  • Music, Vocal Studies – Master Programme
  • Music, Vocal and Drama Studies – Master Programme
  • Nanoscience – Master’s Programme
  • Pharmaceutical Technology: Discovery, Development and Production – Master’s Programme
  • Photonics – Master’s Programme
  • Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science – Master Programme
  • Physics, Biological Physics and Computational Biology – Master Programme
  • Physics, General – Master Programme
  • Physics, Materials science – Master Programme
  • Physics, Particle Physics – Master Programme
  • Physics, Theoretical Physics – Master Programme
  • Production and Materials Engineering – Master’s Programme
  • Psychology – Master of Science programme
  • Public Health – Master’s Programme
  • Religious Roots of Europe – Master’s Programme
  • Sciences, Mathematics
  • Sciences, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • Sciences, Physics
  • Service Management, Culture and Creativity Management – Master of Science programme
  • Service Management, Retail – Master of Science programme
  • Service Management, Supply Chain Management – Master of Science programme
  • Service Management, Sustainable Service Management – Master of Science programme
  • Service Management, Tourism – Master of Science programme
  • Social Anthropology – Master of Science programme
  • Social Studies of Gender – Master of Science programme
  • Sociology – Master of Science programme
  • Sociology of Law – Master of Science programme
  • Strategic Communication – Master of Science programme
  • Sustainable Urban Design – Master’s Programme
  • Visual Culture – Master’s Programme
  • Water Resources Engineering – Master’s Programme
  • Welfare Policies and Management – Master of Science programme
  • Wireless Communications – Master’s Programme

Campus life

Lund student life is based on three central structures: the student nations, the Academic Society (AF) and the student unions. Before July 1, 2010, students were required to enroll in a student union, nation and AF in order to receive grades at the university, but this is no longer compulsory. Students may still enroll in these organizations if they wish.

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