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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

Academic expenditure: The faculty’s turnover amounts to SEK 2.8 billion, of which about 80% go on research and 20% on education.

Employees and students:  The faculty has about 2000 employees and 2800 students in Lund, Malmö, and Helsingborg. 364 of our employees are professors and lecturers, 1004 are other teachers/researchers and doctoral students, and 609 are technical and administrative staff.

Education:The faculty offers 8 undergraduate programmes. In addition, the faculty offers postgraduate education: 3 Master’s programmes and 10 specialised programmes for nurses and midwives. We have about 1000 postgraduate research students and every year about 150 doctoral dissertations are presented.

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