Lund University

Lund University
Lunds universitet
Lunds universitet.svg
Latin: Universitas Lundensis /
Universitas Gothorum Carolina
Former name
Royal Caroline Academy
Latin: Regia Academia Carolina
MottoAd utrumque
Motto in English
Prepared for both[Note a]
TypePublic research university
Established1666 (1666)[1]
BudgetSEK 9 billion [2]
Vice ChancellorErik Renström [3]
Academic staff
4,780 (2022) (academic staff, researchers and employed research students) [4]
Administrative staff
2,890 (2022) [4]
Students46 000 (29 000 full-time equivalents)[2]
Location, ,
ColorsDark blue and bronze
AffiliationsUniversitas 21

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is a public research 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,[5] with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with around 46,000 students[2] in 270 different programmes and 1,400 freestanding courses. The university has 640 partner universities in approximately 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.[7][8][9][10] Among those associated with the university are four Nobel Prize winners, a Fields Medal winner, Prime Ministers, scores of business leaders and an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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 fully operational by the end of 2027.[11]

The university centres 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.

  1. ^ "LUND UNIVERSITY AT LUND AND HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN". Retrieved 31 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Facts and figures Archived 2018-08-20 at the Wayback Machine Lund University web site.
  3. ^ Mar 2022, Page manager: editorskommunikationluse | 9. "Vice-Chancellor Erik Renström".
  4. ^ a b Jun 2022, Page manager: editorskommunikationluse | 22. "Facts and figures".
  5. ^ "Management and leadership". Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  6. ^ "About Lund University - Lund University". Lund University. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  7. ^ "University world rankings - LUND UNIVERSITY – A TOP 100 UNIVERSITY". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings - 2015". Top Universities. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities
  10. ^ "The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016". 30 September 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  11. ^ ESS Mandate Archived 2017-01-03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 21 May 2017.

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