Understand, explain and improve The world faces a range of challenges in areas such as the environment, health, sustainability, globalisation and human rights. We all need to do our part to help to find solutions to these challenges. At LundUniversity we contribute by generating new knowledge and passing it on to the next generation and to wider society, through research, education and interaction with society. We have been doing this since 1666, and our ambition is to continue to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. Our efforts over the years have paid off. LundUniversity is today ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities. Students and researchers come to Lund from all over the world. We attract more international students than any other university in Sweden and we collaborate with 680 partner universities around the world. We are also the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21 (U21). LundUniversity’s high standing can be attributed to a number of factors. With eight faculties, we have a breadth that encourages cross-disciplinary programmes, courses and research collaborations. More than 30 of our research fields are classed as world leading, and the close links between education and research inspire innovative thinking on an academic foundation. Many scientific break throughs and groundbreaking innovations originate from LundUniversity and efficient innovation systems reduce the distance from research to market. Student life in Lund is also a factor in the University’s attraction. This small yet dynamic city with medieval roots forms a meeting place for inquisitive individuals from near and far, who gain experiences and contacts for life. For almost 350 years, the University has been in a process of constant development – today more than ever. Huge investments are being made in the research facilities of the future – MAX IV and ESS. These are set to change our view of the world, and the world’s view of LundUniversity.
LundUniversity in brief Founded: 1666 Motto and seal: Ad utrumque (paratus), prepared for both No of students: 47 000 No of employees: 7 200 Faculties: Economics and Management, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities and Theology, Law, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences. Also linked to the University are the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), MAX IV and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights. Ranked: No 71 in the QS World University Rankings 2012; No 82 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012. Campuses: Lund, Helsingborg, Malmö and Ljungbyhed Vice-Chancellor: Per Eriksson Pro Vice-Chancellor: Eva Wiberg Assistant Vice-Chancellors: Sven Strömqvist, Nils Danielsen, Carl Borrebaeck, Kristina Eneroth