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1 S C A N D I N A V I A N E X C E L L E N C E F R O M L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y

2 2 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y On the map

3 3 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Scandinavia’s Largest University Founded in ,500 students 3,000 postgraduate students 6,000 employees (46 % women) 554 professors (14 % women) Eight faculties Several specialised schools 5,000 SEK million turnover

4 4 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Representation

5 5 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Values A democratic attitude Critical thinking Academic integrity Ethnic and social diversity Proactive action against discrimination Strong humanism A creative academic environment

6 6 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Faculties Natural Sciences Law Social Sciences Economy Medicine Engineering Humanities and Theology Performing Arts

7 7 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Lund University in the Region Malmö Malmö Academy of Music Malmö Art Academy Malmö Theatre Academy Malmö University Hospital Helsingborg Campus Helsingborg Ljungbyhed School of Aviation

8 8 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Research Lund University is research- intensive with areas of cutting-edge research and profile areas. This ensures that up to date research characterizes all education at the university.

9 9 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Learning Students Individuals42,500 Full-time students28,205 New admissions12,437 Degrees granted4,117 Education Education programmes100 Single subject coursesover 1,000

10 10 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Learning Exchange students per year outbound800 incoming1,600 International Masters Programmes21 Courses in English

11 11 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Learning - the Swedish way "Interesting subjects, different way of teaching. This was an enrichment in my education. In Lund I did more presentations, wrote more reports and did more group work than I have done in 3 years of study before.“ (quote from former exchange student) Typical instruction: lectures to groups of 25 to 30 students One course at a time. Essay and project work, individually or in a group. Informal communicative relationship between teachers and students Typical study: Individual reading of set course literature & essay/project work resembling research. Assessment: Essay/project-work is assessed at the students’ presentation of the results which are discussed. Examination may be written and/or oral, individually or in groups.

12 12 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y What Exchange students got at Lund University The professors were really helpful in talking with me individually." "Interesting subjects, different way of teaching. This was an enrichment in my education. In Lund I did more presentations, wrote more reports and did more group work than I have done in 3 years of study before.“ "The student life. Everything is made to favourise the contact between students." "The candidness of the Swedish people. Its not that formal, you call the professors by their first name and use "du" for talking to someone, even if you not know him. This makes life a less complicated and makes you feel welcome everywhere. The door of the professors or teachers was always open for questions or anything else.“ "Good non-Swedish course offerings. Lovely, compact town - with a bike you can spend the year without ever using a car! Lots of other international students."

13 13 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y What Exchange students got at Lund University "The course content was always interesting. Coming to Sweden from as far away as NZ gives a totally different perspective on ecology and law." "People here are unbelievably friendly. Even at the presentation of the design project no one tries to critcise you harshly.“ "Getting to meet not only Swedes, but people from around the world. I also enjoyed travelling throughout Europe. I was able to travel throughout Scandinavia, as well as visiting many of the other major cities and cultural centers of Europe." "The teaching, a lot of discussions, field trips and study trips, seminars...“ "Helpful corridor-mates. Labs designed for learning. Courses taught entirely in English. Planned activities through the school or nations.“ "An amazing study abroad period. I can't sum up just one thing that I appreciated most other than the whole experience :) I was able to make so much personal growth because of my new surroundings and new international friends. Lund was an amazing place to be. I loved it all!"

14 14 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Looking after our international students Assistance with housing Arrival Day Introduction weeks Swedish Language and Orientation Programme Mentor (Buddy) system International Desk

15 15 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Student life

16 16 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Lund – the City a creative crossroads with a down- town area dominated by history founded in the late 10th century a leading religious, academic and cultural centre in all of Scandinavia in the 12th century became Swedish in ,000 inhabitants – half of them with ties to the University

17 17 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y University - in the centre

18 18 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Lund, Sweden, Europe, the World… Lund is just a 13-minute train ride to the city of Malmö where a bridge ties Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark - and the rest of Europe. A train ride all the way to Copenhagen can take less than an hour.

19 19 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Sweden Facts Capital: Stockholm ( inhabitants) Language: Swedish Population: 9 million. More than a third of the population lives in the three large cities, Stockholm, Göteborg, and Malmö. Political system: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Religion: 80% belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden although society is largely secularized. Currency: 1 krona (SEK) =100 öre. 1 Euro = appr 9 SEK; 1 USD = appr 8 SEK Area: 450,000 km 2 (174,000 mi 2 ), larger than California and nearly as large as France or Spain. Distance from north to south is 1,600 km - incorporating wide spectrum of climatic zones. Climate – Lund:JANUARYJULY Mean temperature -0.2° C (+31.6° F) ° C (62.2° F) Daylight 7 hours17 hours

20 20 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Constitutional Monarchy King Carl XVI Gustaf is the Head of State. He exerts no political power, performing only ceremonial duties as the official representative of Sweden. Political power rests with the Prime Minister (Statsminister) and his Cabinet (Regering). The royal family at the opening of the annual Nobel Prize ceremony

21 21 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Brief Swedish History 20,000 BC – 800 AD Prehistoric times The Viking era Middle Ages – Reformation Sweden is, as previously, known for its constant wars for neighbouring territory : Peace since enabling later development of the modern Swedish welfare state. The great emigration : Sweden evolves from a poor agrarian country to one of the world's strongest industrial nations 2000 – today: A sophisticated, internationalized society

22 22 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y Famous Swedes, brands… Alfred Nobel- dynamite, Nobel Prize IKEA, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, Gambro, Volvo, Saab, Electrolux, H&M Music ABBA, Roxette, Cardigans, Jussi Björling Sports Björn Borg, Zlatan, Henke Larsson, Annika Sörenstam, Carolina Klüft, Peter Forsberg, Film, literature Greta Garbo Ingrid Bergman, Ingmar Bergman, August Strindberg, Astrid Lindgren Politics Olof Palme, Dag Hammarskjöld

23 23 L U N D U N I V E R S I T Y … and inventions steam turbine, ball bearing, adjustable spanner, Zipper, respirator, pace-maker, artificial kidney, GPS-system…

24 S C A N D I N A V I A N E X C E L L E N C E D E F I N E D I N L U N D


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