About Lund

Lund is a charming city, located in the southernmost part of Sweden, that combines ancient with modern and it is dominated by the student life and the University.

Lund Cathedrall

Lund Cathedral

The history of Lund dates back the 400s from which settlements have been found in the area. However, the city of Lund was founded in 990 and the Cathedral that now stands in the center of the city was constructed in the 10th century.

Today the city is inhabits well over 100.000 people of which many are connected to the University. Lund is located in one of the most densely populated areas i Scandinavia. The regional capital Malmö (pop. 310.000) is just 15 min away with train and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen (pop. 1.300.000) another 30 min.

You can read more about Lund, things to do and places to visit on visitLund.

Lund University

The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world and provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama.

Lund University was founded in 1666 as a step in the process of making Scania (the most southern part of todays Sweden) Swedish and to demonstrate the re-establishment of Swedish control after several years of Danish ruling. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors to a University with 42 000 students 7,680 employees.

AF Borgen

AF-borgen, the “Student Castle” in the heart of Lund.

Today the students and employees are based at campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around SEK 7 869 million (EUR 834 million), of which two thirds is in research and one third in education.

Lund University is a international university with global recruitment. The university cooperate with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries and are the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks LERU (the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.

Two major facilities for materials research are currently under construction in Lund: the MAX IV Laboratory, which will be a world-leading synchrotron radiation laboratory and ESS, a European facility that will be home to the world’s most powerful neutron source

The Division of Fire Safety Engineering

The Division of Fire Safety Engineering is responsible for education and research in Fire Safety Engineering. The scope of what is done is to a large extent interdisciplinary, and the division is responsible for essential parts of the Fire Protection Engineering program on bachelor level, the Risk Management and Safety Engineering program, and the Fire Safety Engineering program on masters level. In addition, the division is responsible for the education of PhD students in the research field of fire safety engineering. Co-operation with other universities and colleges are carried out regarding both education and research.

You can read more about the Division of Fire Safety Engineering on the official home page.