Lund University

Lund University

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is one of northern Europe’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities,consistently ranking among the world’s top 100 universities.The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral (with baccalaureates education started in 1438), making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia followed by studia generalia in Uppsala in 1477 and Copenhagen in 1479. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.

Lund University has eight faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 41,000 students in 302 different programmes and 2,046 freestanding courses. The University has some 600 partner universities in over 70 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network.

University highlights

  • Sweden’s top-ranked university and ranked 67th in the world
  • It home to 30 world-leading research and innovation environments
  • Offers Sweden’s broadest range of programmes taught in English
  • University Ranking by Academic Performance place it 69 in the world with qualification A++
  • # 1 choice for international students studying in Sweden for Hundred of years
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