Lund is considered the best student city in Sweden, located in the province of Scania in the South of the country. Lund University, founded in 1666, is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, the University has 42 000 students and 7 680 staff and 10 faculties based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. The University offers a rich cultural life alongside the academic experience, with music activities, libraries, museums, discovery centres and botanical gardens included in its campuses.
Location: Lund, Sweden
City Population: 82,800
University Population: 30,646
Climate: Lund, like the rest of southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern location, the climate is relatively mild compared to other locations in similar latitude, or even somewhat further south, mainly because of its proximity to the sea. Because of its northerly latitude, daylight lasts as long as 17 hours in midsummer, and only around 7 hours in midwinter.
Nearest airport: Malmö Airport
Why choose Lund University?
- The university's prominence and large student population have much impact on the city, effectively making it a university town
- Lund is 15 km away from central Malmö and 50 km from Copenhagen
- Lund University is among the most renowned institutions of higher learning in the Nordic countries and is commonly ranked within the top 100 in the world by the most influential ranking agencies