Lund University: Statistics



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#88 of 14,131 In the World
#17 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 39 In Sweden
#10 of 1,135 For Occupational Therapy
Top100 For 132 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Lund University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsEntry to Bachelor's studies requires completed upper secondary school education; entry to Master's studies requires a Bachelor's degree. English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no section less than 5.5) or TOEFL 90 (writing 20), or an accepted exemption from previous university or secondary school studies taught in English.
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)
Full time employee4,560
Student:staff ratio9:1

Research profile

Lund University is a world-class research university with 176,983 scientific papers published and 5,716,003 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Genetics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Computer Science.


Lund University majors

by publication & citation count

117,979 / 4,326,684
99,896 / 3,477,964
94,264 / 3,473,126
74,683 / 2,408,357
70,646 / 2,273,576
65,506 / 2,573,725
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
63,457 / 1,831,887
62,618 / 2,533,614
Environmental Science
61,263 / 2,072,213
Computer Science
60,618 / 1,877,158
48,669 / 1,887,532
45,540 / 1,531,980
Organic Chemistry
45,308 / 1,616,347
Quantum and Particle physics
43,457 / 1,332,794
34,687 / 1,274,419
Materials Science
33,469 / 1,074,432
33,409 / 1,178,032
32,239 / 1,056,492
29,909 / 927,662
28,600 / 980,385
Geography and Cartography
28,247 / 854,323
28,052 / 1,127,478
27,021 / 964,121
Political Science
26,359 / 604,756
25,922 / 618,499
24,615 / 588,363
24,469 / 914,042
24,395 / 939,628
Optical Engineering
22,781 / 713,488
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
20,485 / 656,636
20,235 / 739,154
19,250 / 500,870
Public Health
18,165 / 663,231
17,261 / 485,149
Anatomy and Physiology
16,784 / 624,231
16,660 / 647,856
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15,770 / 403,861
15,422 / 463,441
15,098 / 383,494
14,432 / 592,095

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2001 26788
1992 2021 28896
1993 2150 29566
1994 2226 32241
1995 2437 36780
1996 2734 38829
1997 2619 42642
1998 2730 46051
1999 2807 51682
2000 2827 58438
2001 2903 62525
2002 3544 71430
2003 3376 78396
2004 3493 90015
2005 3749 99275
2006 3870 112790
2007 4241 127145
2008 4434 138806
2009 4731 152934
2010 4614 169564
2011 4869 188091
2012 5404 204480
2013 5754 223723
2014 6046 238894
2015 6147 249812
2016 6539 257035
2017 6747 265347
2018 6880 288115
2019 7276 314321
2020 7796 363843
2021 8522 411597
2022 8137 416950
2023 8088 415915
Academic rankings


International studetns None EU/EEA citizens: 90.000-200.000 (SEK)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Lund University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Acting, Air Transport, Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, History, Hotel Management, Human Rights, Industrial Design, Information Technology, International Business, Japanese, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Regional Planning, Religious Music, Religious Studies, Retailing and Wholesaling, Service Trades, Singing, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theology, Tourism, Town Planning, Transport Management, Writing
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Biomedicine, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Railway Engineering, Road Engineering, Secondary Education, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Teacher Training, Transport Engineering
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Business Administration, Commercial Law, European Union Law, Finance, Information Technology, International Law, Leadership, Management, Marketing
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Botany, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Electronics and Automation, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Studies, European Union Law, Food Technology, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Hispanic American Studies, Human Rights, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Nordic Studies, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Phonetics, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Religious Studies, Retailing and Wholesaling, Service Trades, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Spanish, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Swedish, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management, Visual Arts, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services, Zoology
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Anaesthesiology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Technology, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Music Education, Nanotechnology, Nursing, Oncology, Physical Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Science Education, Secondary Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering
Licentiatexamen Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Food Science, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Religion, Rural Planning, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Soil Science, Technology, Theatre, Theology, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Tropical Agriculture, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services
Doktorsexamen Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Theology, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services

Lund University alumni

  1. Carl Linnaeus

    Carl Linnaeus
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1707-1778 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Lund University
    In 1727 studied medicine

    Carl Linnaeus, also known after ennoblement in 1761 as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish biologist and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin; his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus and, after his 1761 ennoblement, as Carolus a Linné.

  2. Björn Ulvaeus

    Björn Ulvaeus
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1945-.. (age 79)
    guitaristrecord producercomposerlibrettistscreenwriter

    Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as a member of the musical group ABBA. He is also the co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! He co-produced the films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. He is the oldest member of the group.

  3. Sofia Helin

    Sofia Helin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1972-.. (age 52)
    film actor

    Sofia Margareta Götschenhjelm-Helin is a Swedish actress. She was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for her role in Dalecarlians, and stars as Saga Norén in the Danish/Swedish co-produced TV series The Bridge (Danish: Broen; Swedish: Bron).

  4. Jimmie Åkesson

    Jimmie Åkesson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1979-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in Lund University
    Studied in 1998-2005

    Per Jimmie Åkesson is a Swedish politician and author, serving as leader of the Sweden Democrats since 2005. He has been a member of the Riksdag (SD) for Jönköping County since 2010. He previously served as leader of the Sweden Democratic Youth from 2000 until 2005.

All 100 notable alumni

Lund University faculties and divisions

Academy : Malmo Academy of Music Music, Music Education
Academy : Malmo Art Academy Fine Arts
Academy : Malmo Theatre Academy Acting, Theatre
Faculty : Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Safety Engineering
Faculty : Humanities and Theology Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine Biomedicine, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), International Studies, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
School : Aviation Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport
School : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences, International Business, Management, Marketing

General information

Alternative names LU
Lunds Universitet
Founded 1666
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Beredd till bådadera
Colors dark blue, bronze

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 117
Lund, Skane, SD-221 00
City population 94,000

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