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Faculty of Medicine at Lund University

The Faculty of Medicine, in close cooperation with agents within public healthcare and medicine, contributes to increasing knowledge of high relevance to human health. This is done through education and research of the highest quality in cooperation with wider society.


Our discoveries for a better tomorrow

Our faculty was established when Lund University was founded in 1666 and since then has had many considerable achievements. Did you know that at the Faculty of Medicine:

  • The first apparatus for artificial respiration was constructed
  • The world’s first clinically usable artificial kidney was developed
  • Sweden's first experimental MR imaging (MRI) unit was constructed
  • Nicorette – the world’s first nicotine medicine was developed
  • The first echo-cardiogram for ultrasound examination of the heart was developed.

Learn more about our history of innovations and pioneering ideas

Read more about personalities in our history

What do we do?

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to excellence in education and research, in cooperation with wider society. We conduct education and research within the field of health sciences, experimental basic research, and clinical research.

Facts and figures (2021)

Academic expenditure: The faculty’s turnover amounts to SEK 3 billion, of which about 80 percent go to research and 20 percent for education.

Employees and students:  The faculty has about 2000 employees and 2900 students in Lund, Malmö, and Helsingborg. About 380 of our employees are professors and lecturers, 1000 are other teachers/researchers and doctoral students, and 500 are technical and administrative staff.

Education: The faculty has 8 undergraduate programs. At the advanced level, there are 3 master's programs and about 10 specialist nursing specializations, as well as a midwifery program. The faculty also provides a base year in health sciences and a range of independent courses in medicine and health. The largest educations are the doctor and nurse program. We have about 1100 postgraduate research students and every year about 150 doctoral dissertations are presented.

Research: The faculty’s research activities are financed by 50 percent by government funds and contribution, the remaining part is financed by foundations.