Lund University

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is one of Europe's most prestigious universities and Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research, frequently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia followed by studium generales in Uppsala in 1477 and Copenhagen in 1479. The current university was founded in 1666 after Sweden had won Scania in the 1658 peace agreement with Denmark. Lund University has eight faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 47,266 students in more than 274 different programmes and 2000 separate courses. It belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network.

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Paradisgatan 2, Lund, Skåne, Sweden
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Toothpaste fluorine formed in stars

The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun. This has been shown by astronomers at Lund University in Sweden, ...

Aug 21, 2014 3.7 / 5 (10) 3

Smart bacteria help each other survive

The body's assailants are cleverer than previously thought. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows for the first time how bacteria in the airways can help each other replenish vital iron. The bacteria thereby increase ...

Aug 05, 2014 not rated yet 0

Fish more inclined to crash than bees

Swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden that has compared how zebra fish and bumblebees avoid collisions. ...

May 28, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0

Video: Rudolph's glowing nose

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, goes the holiday classic. And now, a Lund University research team in Sweden has captured the phenomenon with a thermographic camera.

Dec 17, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Key mechanism behind herpes revealed

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time managed to measure the internal pressure that enables the herpes virus to infect cells in the human body. The discovery paves the way for the development of ...

Oct 02, 2013 5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

Existence of new element confirmed

Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The ...

Aug 27, 2013 4.8 / 5 (88) 14 | with audio podcast

Smartphones, drones, to save lives in Malawi

A mobile phone equipped to measure heart rate, body temperature and breathing, with a digital medical manual for health care staff. Unmanned drones that can drop medicine and collect blood samples in remote areas. Researchers ...

Jun 11, 2013 not rated yet 0

Hunting for meat impacts on rainforest

Hunting for meat in the African rainforests has halved the number of primates. However, the hunting also has other negative consequences. The decline in the number of primates causes a reduction in the dispersal ...

Mar 20, 2013 not rated yet 1

Fish migrate to safer environments

Research now reveals that fish can migrate to avoid the threat of being eaten. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that roach fish leave lakes and move into surrounding streams or wetlands, where ...

Mar 01, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast