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