|University of Lund
(ready for both)
|Vice-Chancellor||Torbjörn from Schantz|
|Students||47,700 ( FTE , 2014)|
|including professors||558 (2007)|
|Annual budget||5.794 billion SEK (2008)|
|Networks||LERU , Universitas 21|
The University of Lund ( Swedish Lunds universitet , Latin Universitas Lundensis ) is a university in the southern Swedish city of Lund . It was founded in 1666, but the Studium generale already existed in 1425 , a predecessor of today's university. The university is nicknamed Academia Carolina and is one of the largest in Scandinavia . She is a member of the League of European Research Universities . There are branches on the Helsingborg campus with 3,000 students and with the Teaterhögskolan on the Malmö campus .
After the regions of Scania , Blekinge and Halland were ceded by Denmark to Sweden in accordance with the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 , planning began for the establishment of a university in Lund. This should serve the purpose of reducing the Danish influence in the region. This is also clear in the seal of the university: the expression ad utrumque (for example: “[ready] for both”) and the lion with sword and book symbolize the alternatives “education or battle”. Lund University's predecessor was a priestly college (founded in 1438), which was the first higher education institution in Scandinavia. After it was founded in 1666, the university was inaugurated in 1668. This makes Lund University the second oldest university in Sweden after Uppsala University (founded in 1477).
For a long time Lund University only had four faculties: medicine, law, theology and philosophy. From the end of the 19th century this changed through splits and additions. Today the university itself has a total of eight faculties:
- Natural sciences
- Social sciences
- Humaniora / theology
- the technical university (LTH)
- the business school
- the Faculty of Art with art, music and theater college in Malmö
The university also includes:
A specialty of the Swedish university life not only in Lund are the student associations (Swedish: " Studentnationer " or "Nationer"). These associations are not to be confused with the student associations known in Germany , since their real purpose since the founding years of the university was to provide students from different parts of Sweden with a familiar environment. The medieval traditions of the nation live on in the nations of Lund . Today there are 13 so-called "nations" in Lund: Östgöta , Västgöta , Smålands , Lunds , Malmö , Helsingkrona , Sydskånska , Krischansta , Blekingska , Göteborgs , Hallands , Kalmar and Wermlands Nation . The student nations occupy a large place in student Lund. They run their own cafes, restaurants and clubs (discos) and offer social and sporting activities. Membership in one of the nations was compulsory - also for exchange students - until July 2010. Membership has been voluntary since then.
With Radio AF , the university has had its own radio channel since 1982 - receivable via live stream on the Internet and via two VHF transmission frequencies (91.1 MHz and 99.1 MHz). The Swedish university radio station produces programs about student life in the city in the house of the Akademiska Föreningen , the “AF-Burg” (AF-borgen) in Lund's old town. The radio station, which has around 130 students, is the largest student station in Sweden and the second largest in Europe.
Well-known students (excerpt)
- Amelia Andersdotter (* 1987), politician
- Anders Arborelius OCD (* 1949), Bishop of Stockholm, cardinal
- Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (* 1972), politician, Mayor of Reykjavík
- Leif Erland Andersson (1943–1979), astronomer
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (* 1933), judge at the Supreme Court
- Ingvar Carlsson (* 1934), Prime Minister
- Vilhelm Ekelund (1880–1949), poet
- Tage Erlander (1901–1985), Prime Minister
- Elias Magnus Fries (1794–1878), botanist
- Hjalmar Gullberg (1898–1961), poet
- Ola Hansson (1860-1925), writer
- Lars Valter Hörmander (1931–2012), mathematician
- Gert Hummel (1933-2004), theologian
- Sverker Johansson (* 1961), physicist, linguist, specialist book author and Wikipedian
- Otto Lindblad (1809–1864), composer
- Carl von Linné (1707–1778), natural scientist, founder of modern taxonomy
- Anders Österling (1884–1981), poet
- Arvid Posse (1820–1901), Prime Minister
- Johannes Rydberg (1854–1919), physicist
- Henric Schartau (1757-1825), priest
- Karolina Skog (* 1976), Environment Minister
- Göran Sonnevi (* 1939), poet
- Carl Wilhelm August Strandberg (1818–1877), journalist
- Carl Jakob Sundevall (1801-1875), zoologist
- Esaias Tegnér (1782–1846), poet
- Östen Undén (1886–1974), Foreign Minister
- Jimmie Åkesson (* 1979), party chairman Sweden Democrats
Kungshuset ("Royal House"), the oldest building in the university
Building of the Helsingborg campus, formerly the production building of the Tretorn rubber factory
- Sverker Oredsson : Lunds universitet under andra världskriget. Motsättningar, debatter och hjälpinsatser. Lund 1996, ISBN 91-972850-0-5 .
- Official website (Chinese, English, Swedish)
- Regarding the seal. The lion holds a book in one hand and a sword in the other.
- Vice-Chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz. Retrieved September 28, 2019 .
-  , Lund University, September 12, 2014, accessed on February 12, 2015 (PDF; 6.7 MB)
-  , Lund University, September 12, 2014, accessed February 12, 2015
- Årsredovisning 2007 ( Memento of the original from January 31, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 830 kB)
- Information about training courses (Swedish) ( Memento of the original from December 9, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Faculties, institutes and centers (English)
- Nations in Lund (Swedish) ( Memento of the original from November 9, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Radio AF: Historia och bakgrund om Radio AF ( Memento of the original from November 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on November 21, 2010 (Swedish)