Lund University 350 Years
Through the years, Lund University has grown from a small, rural academy to an internationally recognized university and has been consistently placed in the world’s top 100 universities. The university currently has 41,000 students and 7,500 employees in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö, all of whom are uni- ted in their efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human conditions.
Lund University has one of Scandinavia’s most comprehensive course offerings. One- third of its courses are offered in English, which attracts many international students. In addition to the education itself, the rich student life helps make Lund University one of the most popular universities among Swedish high school students.
More than SEK 5 billion is directed to research in the university’s nine faculties every year, thus giving Lund University one of Sweden’s strongest and most encompassing research resumes. More than thirty of the university’s research areas are considered to be among the best in the world, according to an independent assessor. The concentrated university environment stimulates networking, which in turn facilitates scientific breakthroughs and innovations (see the fact box).
The MAX IV Laboratory, which is hosted by Lund University, opened in the summer of 2016. It is the leading synchrotron light facility in the world. Thanks to this technology, resear- chers can study structures all the way down to their atoms.
Only a stone’s throw from MAX IV is the European research facility, ESS, which will open in 2019 and be the world’s most powerful neutron source. Both of these facilities will play a major role in the development of both mate- rials sciences and life sciences. The proximity to Lund University was a deciding factor in the decisions to locate the facilities in Lund.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 10.11.2016
Designer: Gustav Mårtensson
Illustrator: Photos for stamps: Kenneth Ruona and Petra Francke. Photos for minisheet: Gunnar Menander, Petra Francke and Gustav Mårtensson.
Size: 125 x 78.75 mm (minisheet), 31x37.25 mm (stamps)
Values: 13 KR x 2