Lund University

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Template:Infobox Swedish University Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is a university in Lund in southernmost Sweden. The university was founded in 1666 and is the second oldest within Sweden's present borders.

Lund University has 7 faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with a total of over 34,000 people studying in 50 different programmes and 800 separate courses. It belongs to the global Universitas 21 network of universities.

The university traditionally centers on the Lundagård park adjacent to the Lund Cathedral, with various departments spread in different locations in town, but mostly concentrated in a belt stretching north from the park, through the university hospital area to the somewhat farther north and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Faculty of Technology, known as the Lund Institute of Technology.

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History

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Kungshuset, is the oldest building of the University, and is currently housing the Department of Philosophy.

Lund has a long history as a center for learning and was the ecclesiastical centre and seat of the archbishop of Denmark, who before the reformation was primate for all of Scandinavia. A cathedral school for the training of clergy was established in 1085 and still exists as a gymnasium (secondary school). A first university or studium generale was established in 1483 within the Franciscan friary, but seems to have left little trace.

The present university was established in 1666, as a part of the ultimately successful aspiration to assimilate the provinces recently (1658) acquired from Denmark. Although the second oldest university within the present borders of Sweden, at its foundation it was actually the fifth university under the Swedish king:

Faculties

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The main administrative building at Lund University, next to Kungshuset.

There are also departments located in Malmö and Helsingborg.

Notable people connected to Lund University

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The statue of the poet Esaias Tegnér in the Lundagård park
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The Lund University Historical Museum (Museum of Nordic Antiquities) in the Lundagård park.

Honorary doctorates

Partner Universities

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See also:

Template:Universitas 21da:Lund universitet de:Universität Lund es:Universidad de Lund sv:Lunds universitet

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