Lund University

Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

We tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. We provide education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama.

Our 42,000 students and 7,680 employees are based at our 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.

We are an international university with global recruitment. We 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.

Some research programmes of note:

MERGE: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth System

​The vision of MERGE is to establish and develop a major multidisciplinary climate/Earth system modelling node with world leading science and research education on climate/terrestrial biosphere interactions (including vegetation, land use, biogeochemical cycles and aerosols). This is accompanied by societal dialogue in the spirit of social learning by both scientists and stakeholders.  Website: MERGE

BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate

The vision of BECC is to evolve interdisciplinary research approaches that contribute to the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.  Website: BECC

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