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Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö is one of the six departments at Lund University's medical faculty. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research, and we also conduct extensive preclinical laboratory research.

Images representing clinical practice, laboratory facilities, health care and DNA-section. Photo collage.

About the department

Our operations are located in a patient-friendly environment at Skåne University Hospital in central Malmö, and in other premises in Malmö and Lund. Large parts are located in Malmö at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), a modern and award-winning building for research, education, health and medical care.

We have a longstanding and thoroughly established presence in the university healthcare of Region Skåne and a close collaboration with other parts of Region Skåne (which is responsible for all public healthcare in Skåne). Also nearby are Malmö University and Medeon Research Park.

A large number of doctoral students do their research studies with us. On the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, we have a prominent role in the faculty’s medical degree programme and the international Master’s programme in public health.

We cooperate with wider society through networks and collaborations, often with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional focus. Public authorities, county councils/regions, municipalities, the pharmaceutical industry and other private stakeholders in Sweden and internationally are part of our collaborative network.

Current research areas

The research covers a large number of medical fields, in which the most common diseases play a prominent role. Strong research environments exist in areas including:

  • general medicine and primary healthcare research
  • population studies/epidemiology
  • dementia and memory disorders
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • geriatrics
  • surgery
  • osteoporosis
  • social medicine and global health


The departmental board is the highest decision-making body, and is led by the head of the department. The head of department is also the manager of the department, supported by a management group.

The department’s research teams are organised directly under the head of department, with no intermediary levels.

The departmental office is a support and service function for the departmental management and for the organisation, with regard to human resources, finance and communication. The office works operationally on behalf of the head of department and the management group, which includes the head of the office.

Department facts

Figures from December 2023

Research groups: 46
Employees: 292
Postdocs/researchers/teachers/: 112
Professors: 45
PhD students full time: 40
PhD students halftime: 175
Dissertations: 25
Research publications: 1 095
Government funding: 119 million SEK
External granst: 275 million SEK
Revenue: 396 million SEK

Department board

The deparment board and protocols (the Faculty of Medicine's internal website)

Annual reports

The department's annual reports in Swedish. Institutionens verksamhetsberättelser på svenska. The reports are in PDF format and will be opened in a new tab.


Department's management group and the departmental office

Visiting address to the departmental office:
Clinical Research Centre, CRC, floor 11,
Jan Waldenströms gata 35, Malmö