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Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The compact university campus encourages networking and creates the conditions for scientific breakthroughs and innovations. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.

Lund University has an annual turnover of SEK 8 billion, of which two-thirds go to research. Our research is characterised by both breadth and strength and, according to independent evaluations, over 30 of our research fields are world-leading.

The establishment of the world-leading facilities MAX IV and ESS will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science. MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016, is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world, while the European research facility ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023. Adjacent to these facilities, Science Village Scandinavia is also being developed into a meeting place and testing environment for research, education and entrepreneurship.


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International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

It’s getting harder for scientists to collaborate across borders – that’s bad when the world faces global problems like pandemics and climate change

Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
El tramo de los Campos Elíseos que rodea el Arco del Triunfo en París será peatonal en 2030. Ioan Panaite / Shutterstock

Las 12 mejores formas de sacar los coches de las ciudades

Un reciente estudio concluye que las tasas de circulación y la creación de calles sin coches y carriles bici separados han sido las medidas más eficaces para reducir el uso del coche en las ciudades europeas.
David Bowie como Ziggy Stardust en 1972: “Una estrella de rock andrógina del espacio exterior”. Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Bowie y el nacimiento del ecologismo: cómo Ziggy Stardust y la primera cumbre del clima cambiaron nuestra visión del futuro

En junio de 1972, la primera conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el medio ambiente coincidió con el lanzamiento del emblemático álbum ‘Ziggy Stardust’ de David Bowie. Los problemas del clima y los mensajes que contiene ese disco siguen siendo inquietantemente relevantes hoy en día.
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in 1972: ‘an androgynous rockstar from outer space’. Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

David Bowie and the birth of environmentalism: 50 years on, how Ziggy Stardust and the first UN climate summit changed our vision of the future

In June 1972, the first United Nations conference on the human environment coincided with the release of David Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust album. Both still feel disturbingly relevant today
Sri Lankan students march during a protest over the economic crisis outside the residence of prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, April 24, 2022. AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

Sri Lanka’s protests show a fragile unity – for now

The country has a long history of ethnic and religious conflict, but the worst economic crisis in decades has brought protesters together.


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