About Lund University
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities and is consistently ranked as one the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programs and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in 70 countries.
Lund University provides education and research within the following areas:
- Economics and management
- Engineering and technology
- Fine arts, music and theatre
- Social sciences
Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life science are established in Lund. MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016, is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world.
The European research facility ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023.
MAX IV and ESS will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science.
Ideon Science Park, Medicon Village and Science Village Scandinavia are closely linked to Lund University, integrating research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
This three-year program consists of one introductory year and two years of specialization. During the first year a solid foundation is laid in natural science, focusing on environmental science. After this, courses are taken in subjects such as climatology, geographical information science, programming and environmental modelling. Theory and practice are integrated on different scales (local to global) as well as in different locations (e.g. both industrial and non-industrial countries). Close contact with private and governmental bodies and field-work within Sweden as well as to Asia or Africa are natural ingredients of the program.
After graduation you can either start work as an environmental specialist or continue with Master’s studies at Lund (or another university). Examples of Master’s programs taught at Lund include Geomatics, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences, and the highly prestigious Erasmus Mundus GEM (Geo-information and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management).
- Full Time