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Lund University

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Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Public

Type

26,800

Students

1666

Founded

Overview: Rankings 2022, Acceptance Rate, Tuition Fees, and Publications

Lund University (LU) is one of the world’s top 100 universities and the most popular university in Sweden for international students. In addition to academic and research excellence, LU is famous for its unique student life that includes the historic student ‘nations’ offering social activities all year round. The charming city of Lund is cute and compact and just 40 minutes from Copenhagen. In Lund, 1,000 years of history is blended with the country’s youngest population, global companies and world-class research facilities.

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is a public university in Sweden and one of northern Europe's oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. 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 studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.

Lund University has nine faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 40,000 students in 270 different programmes 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 Universitas 21 network.[6] Lund University is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities.

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.

The university 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 Faculty of Engineering.

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