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The City of Lund

The city itself is compact and charming, with picturesque old houses, romantic cobbled streets and beautiful green surroundings. Student cafes, nightlife, a vibrant and intellectually stimulating atmosphere, rich culture and wide assortment of leisure activities all contribute to its unique culture.

  • 01 Key facts

    01 Key facts

    • Population of around 110,000
    • English is spoken by 90% of the population
    • Sweden is ranked second best country in the world at providing higher education (Universitas 21 Ranking 2014)
    • 130 nationalities represent students studying in Lund
    • From Lund, Copenhagen (the largest Scandinavian city) is less than an hour away by train or by car.
    • In Lund, everything is close at hand and within easy reach on foot or by bicycle which means your class is typically no more than 5-20 minutes form your accommodation.

    For an insight into studying in Sweden watch this film clip, produced by the Swedish Institute.

  • 02 Museums and Galleries
    Palaestra, Lund

    02 Museums and Galleries

    Lund University boasts several museums and collections as well as the Faculty of Performing Arts' Malmo Art Academy, Malmo Academy of Music and Malmo Theatre Academy(in Swedish).  These cultural centres and academies regularly arrange concerts, public lectures and special exhibitions as well as provide a meeting place for students. 

    The University is also home to a number of historical and cultural highlights located around the Lund campus. 

    • Lund University Museum located in Lindforska huset at Kulturen and depicts the history of the University from its beginnings to the modern day..

    • Pictura/Skane Art Museum - A student-run art association that puts on exhibitions in Universitetshuset several times each semester.

    • Odeum - Odeum is Lund University’s central music centre for music making, concerts and lectures.

    • Vattenhallen Science Center - Vattenhallen Science Center opened in autumn 2009. offers the  public and school children the opportunity to do experiments  and try various construction kits that engage them in the world of science.

  • 03 Music and Events

    03 Music and Events

    Mejeriet is a music and cultural venue in Lund which features music concerts with well known bands and singers, club days/nights (Cubana Club, jazz lunches), film nights (including outdoor screenings in summer), Doc Lounge (modern documentaries are shown) and more.

    Lunds Konsthall (in Swedish) - this art gallery features international contemporary art

    Cinemas include Filmstaden (SF) and Kino (indie films)

    Theatres include Lunds Stadsteater,  Månteatern (in Swedish) and Lilla teatern (in Swedish)

    You can find information in English about upcoming festivals, theatre productions and stage art, cinemas, galleries and more from the Lund City website.

  • 04 Transport
    Copenhagen Airport

    04 Transport

    Copenhagen Airport (also known as "Kastrup"), in Denmark is a major hub for Northern Europe with over 26 million people using the airport in 2015. It is the closest international airport to Lund and the journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden and via Malmö central station where you may need to change trains.

    Train tickets can be purchased from the Skånetrafiken ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport, near the escalators going down to the train platform. You can pay using a debit/credit card, and if you buy a ticket all the way to Lund, the ticket will be valid even if you change trains at Malmö central station. You can also use the Danish DSB ticket machines when travelling with Skanetrafiken, or make your purchase at the DSB ticket office; however, a DSB ticket will be slightly more expensive.

    The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Sturup. It has some international flights from destinations within Europe and flights from other Swedish airports including Stockholm. There are bus connections to Sturup airport ('flygbus') or you can get a taxi to Lund.

    Cycling is probably the most popular form of transport for journeys in Lund. The flat terrain and miles of dedicated cycle lanes mean the city is ideally suited to cycling.There are many rental shops throughout the city (see, for instance, http://www.begcykel.com/cyklar/city-bikes).

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