Latin: Universitas Lundensis or Universitas Gothorum Carolina. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Also the older Academia Carolina lundensis, or Academia Carolina conciliatrix.
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Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet), located in Lund in southernmost Sweden, is one of Sweden's most prestigious universities and Scandinavia's largest institution for education and research, frequently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement (lɵnd is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town has 76188 inhabitants out of a muncipal total of 105000 Scania ( in Swedish and Danish) is a geographical region on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a traditional province ( "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Universitas 21 is an international network of Research -intensive universities, established as an "international reference point and resource for strategic thinking According to its Mission statement, the League of European Research Universities ( LERU) is "a group of European research-intensive universities See also EURODOC ESIB ENQA EAIE The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning ( ASAIHL) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the (lɵnd is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town has 76188 inhabitants out of a muncipal total of 105000 "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well The university was founded in 1666 and is the second oldest within Sweden's present borders, but can arguably trace its roots back to 1438, when a studium generale was founded in Lund. Studium Generale is the old name for a Medieval university which was registered as an institution of international excellence by the Holy Roman Empire. 
Lund University has 7 faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with a total of over 42,500 students enrolled in more than 50 different programmes and 800 separate courses. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had Helsingborg (between 1912 and 1971 spelled Hälsingborg) is a city in Scania in the southernmost part of Sweden, which has a population It belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network. According to its Mission statement, the League of European Research Universities ( LERU) is "a group of European research-intensive universities Universitas 21 is an international network of Research -intensive universities, established as an "international reference point and resource for strategic thinking
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 connecting to the university hospital area and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Lund Institute of Technology. The Lund Cathedral (Lunds Domkyrka Lund Domkirke is the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund, Scania, Sweden. LTH redirects here For the single by Lostprophets, see Last Train Home.
The city of Lund has a long history as a center for learning and was the ecclesiastical centre and seat of the archbishop of Denmark. (lɵnd is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town has 76188 inhabitants out of a muncipal total of 105000 The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe A cathedral school (the Katedralskolan) for the training of clergy was established in 1085 and is today one of Scandinavia's oldest schools. The first cathedral schools originated in the Early Middle Ages. Katedralskolan Lund (Lund Cathedral School is a school in Lund, Sweden.
A studium generale (a medieval university education) was founded in 1425, but had to close in 1536 in connection with the Danish reformation. Studium Generale is the old name for a Medieval university which was registered as an institution of international excellence by the Holy Roman Empire. This article is about Western European institutions See also Medieval university (Asia and Byzantine university Medieval university The Protestant Reformation was a reform movement in Europe that began in 1517 though its roots lie further back in time
After the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, the Scanian lands came under the possession of the Swedish Crown, which quickly founded the Lund University in 1666 as the means of Swedification. The Treaty of Roskilde was signed on February 26, 1658 in the Danish city of Roskilde. This region should not be confused with Skånland in Norway Official status When Skåneland was an official entity in its original Danish It was the fifth university under the Swedish king, after Uppsala University 1477, the Academia Gustaviana 1632, now in Estonia; the Academy of Åbo 1640, now in Finland; and the University of Greifswald, 1648, now in Germany. Uppsala University ( Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a world-class research University in Uppsala, Sweden. The University of Tartu (Tartu Ülikool Тартуский университет Universität Dorpat is a classical University in the city of Tartu, Estonia Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia ( Eesti or Eesti Vabariik) is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region The Royal Academy of Turku/Åbo (Regia Academia Aboensis Turun akatemia Åbo Kungliga Akademi was the name of the University of Helsinki until 1809 when it was Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. The University of Greifswald (full name Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald is located in Greifswald, Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
The university was named Academia Carolina after Charles X Gustav of Sweden. Charles X Gustav (Karl X Gustav (8 November 1622 – 13 February 1660 was King of Sweden from 1654 until his death The name was in some formal use until the late 19th century, when Lund University became the widespread denomination.
The university was at its founding granted four faculties: law, theological, medicine and philosophy. Legal education is the education of individuals who intend to become legal professionals or those who simply intend to use their law degree to some end either related to law Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language They were the corner stones, and for more than 200 years this system was in effect. Towards the end of the 17th century, the number of students hovered around 100. Some notable professors in the early days were Samuel Pufendorf, a juridical historian; and Canutus Hahn and Kristian Papke in philosophy. Baron Samuel von Pufendorf ( January 8, 1632 &ndash October 13, 1694) was a German Jurist, political Philosopher Canutus Hahn (1633-1687 was a Swedish clergyman who served as Bishop of Lund 1680-1687
The Scanian War in 1676 led to a shut-down, which lasted until 1682. Scanian War ( Danish: Skånske Krig Swedish: Skånska kriget) was a war fought between the union of Denmark-Norway and Sweden The university was re-opened largely due to regional patriots, but the university was not to enjoy a high status until well into the 19th century. Lecturing rooms were few, and lectures were held in the Lund Cathedral and its adjacent chapel. The Lund Cathedral (Lunds Domkyrka Lund Domkirke is the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund, Scania, Sweden. The professors were underpaid.
In 1713, Charles XII of Sweden entered Lund. He stayed in Lund for three years, in between his warlike expeditions. The town of Lund and the university attracted a temporary attention boost. The most notable lecturer during this time was Andreas Rydelius.
Peace was finally restored with the death of Charles XII in 1718, and during the first half of the 18th century the university was granted added funds. The number of students was now well around 500. Despite not being on par with Uppsala University, it had still built a solid reputation and managed to attract prominent professors.
Around 1760 the university reputation dropped as the number of students fell below 200, most of whom hailed from around the province. However, by 1780 its reputation was largely restored, and continued to rise through the 1820s. This was largely owing to popular and well-educated lecturers particularly in philology; the prominent professor Esaias Tegnér was a particularly notable character with widespread authority. Esaias Tegnér ( 13 November 1782 in Kyrkerud, Värmland &ndash 2 November 1846) was a Swedish Writer He, in turn, attracted others towards Lund. One of these was the young theological student C. G. Brunius, who studied ancient languages under Tegnér and were later to become professor of Greek. With time he was to devote himself to architectures and he redesigned several of Lund's buildings, as well as churches of the province.
The first woman to study in Lund was the medical student Hedda Andersson who entered the university in 1880 (two years before the next woman to do so). Hilma Borelius was the first woman who finish a doctorate in Lund, in 1910. The first woman to be appointed to a professor's chair was the historian Birgitta Odén (1965). In 1992 Boel Flodgren, Professor of Business Law, was appointed rector magnificus (or, strictly speaking, rectrix magnifica) of Lund University. The word rector ("ruler" from the Latin regere and Rector meaning "Teacher" In Latin has a number of different meanings but all of them indicate an academic As such, she was the first woman to be a head of a European university.
Lund University is internationally known as Scandinavia's largest research university. The university has eight faculties and many research centres and specialized institutes. Approximately 42,500 students study within one of the 100 educational programs, the eighteen international masters programmes or the 1,400 courses. Almost three hundred courses are, or can be, held in English for the benefit of our international exchange students. There are several programs allowing foreign students to study abroad at the University. Notable exchangees include United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who spent time at Lund University in the 1960s conducting research. Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15 1933 Brooklyn New York) is an Associate Justice on the U 
There are also departments located in Malmö, including Malmö Academy of Music, and Helsingborg. The Lund School of Economics and Management or Ekonomihögskolan is a Business school at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. LTH redirects here For the single by Lostprophets, see Last Train Home. Malmö Academy of Music is a music conservatory located in Malmö in southern Sweden, and is a part of Lund University. Helsingborg (between 1912 and 1971 spelled Hälsingborg) is a city in Scania in the southernmost part of Sweden, which has a population
Lund University library was established in 1666 at the same time as the university and is one of Sweden's oldest and largest. Since 1698 it has received legal deposit copies of everything printed in the country. Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their Publications to a repository usually a library. Today six Swedish libraries receive legal deposit copies, but only Lund and the Royal Library in Stockholm are required to keep everything for posterity. The National Library of Sweden Sweden has had a legal deposit law since 1661 and the National Library has been collecting and preserving everything printed in Swedish imprints make up half of the collections, which amount to 170,000 linear metres of shelving (2006). The library serves 620,000 loans per year, the staff is 200 full-time equivalents, and the 33 branch libraries house 2600 reading room desks. 
The current main building at Helgonabacken opened in 1907. Before that, the old building was Liberiet close to the city's cathedral. Liberiet is a building in central Lund, south of Lund Cathedral. Liberiet was built as a library in the 15th century, but now serves as a cafe.
Lund is known for its particularly active student life, revolving around three central structures: the student nations, Akademiska Föreningen and the student unions.
The nations in Lund are a central part of the university's history, initially serving as residential colleges for students, organized by geographic origin. List of Student nations at Lund University in Sweden The tradition of nations at the university is practically as old as the university itself The student nations or nationer at the two ancient universities in Uppsala and Lund, of which there are now thirteen at each university are the oldest student A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a University that places academic activity in a Community setting of students and faculty usually Östgöta Nation, the oldest nation, was established in 1668, two years after the university was founded. The Östgöta Nation, or locally ÖG's, is a student union of Lund University in Sweden. While the nations still offer limited housing, today they are best described as student societies. A student society or student organization is an Organization, operated by Students at a University, whose membership normally consists only of It is required to enroll in a nation to receive grades at the university.
Today students may enroll in any nation, although the nations still preserve their geographic names. In most cases it does not matter what nation one enrolls in, but different nations offer different activities for interested students. The fee of around 350 Swedish krona per semester (which also includes student union membership fees), is the closest thing to a tuition requirement found in Sweden. Tuition means instruction or teaching. In American English, the term tuition is often used to refer to a fee charged for educational instruction
Each nation has student housing, but the accommodations in no way meet demand, and they are usually appointed according to a queue system. Each nation has at least one pub evening per week, with a following night club. The solemn peak event in the course of an activity year is the organization of student balls once a year. Most well known of the nation balls (as opposed to balls organized by fraternities or student unions) is the ball hosted by Göteborgs Nation - called the "Gustaf II Adolf Ball" (also known as the "GA-Ball"). Most nations also host at least one banquet per week, where a three course dinner is served. A banquet is a large public meal or feast complete with main courses and desserts Each nation also has different activities for students interested in sports, arts, or partying. All activities within the nations are voluntary, and most students are not active in them.
In 1830, Professor Carl Adolph Agardh formed Akademiska Föreningen (The Academic Society), commonly referred to as AF, with the goal of "developing and cultivating the academic life" by bringing students and faculty from all departments and student nations together in one organization. Carl Adolph Agardh ( January 13, 1785, Båstad, Sweden - January 28, 1859, Karlstad) was a Swedish Botanist Prince Oscar I, then Sweden's Chancellor of Education, donated 2000 Kronor to help found the society. Oscar I, born Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte ( July 4, 1799, Paris &ndash July 8, 1859, Stockholm In 1848, construction began on AF-Borgen (the AF Fortress), which is located opposite the Main Building in Lundagård. The main building of the Swedish Lund University was designed by architect Helgo Zettervall and inaugurated by King Oscar II in 1882 Lundagård is a park located in Lund, Sweden It is situated between the Lund University main building in the North and Lund Cathedral in the South with To this day, AF is the center of student life in Lund, featuring many theater companies, a prize-winning student radio (Radio AF), and organizing the enormous Lundakarnevalen (the Lund Carnival) every four years. Radio AF in Lund, Sweden, is the largest Student radio station in Scandinavia, and the second largest in Europe.
Currently each faculty has its own student union. Since 1995, a central organization known as LUS (Lund University's Student Unions ) negotiates with the university administration, while most work is done at the faculty level. The student unions that are members of LUS are:
The student unions that have chosen not to belong to LUS are:
The following is a select list of some of the most notable people who have been affiliated with Lund University as students or academics, please refer to the main article for more information. Malmö Academy of Music is a music conservatory located in Malmö in southern Sweden, and is a part of Lund University. This is a list of notable people affiliated with Lund University, either as students or as researchers and academic teachers (or both