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Top 10 best things about the LUMES programme

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More than 900 students has graduated from the LUMES programme since it started in 1997. We asked some of our current students what they think about the programme, and list the top 10 best things about LUMES.

Testimonials from LUMES students (2020)

  1. You learn a lot about sustainability, society, human relationships and the environment.
  2. You find friends with the same drive and passion towards making a change.
  3. The programme and your classmates inspire and encourage you to be yourself, work really hard, but also to enjoy life.
  4. You make friends for life – from all over  the world.
  5. You learn a lot from your professors, but also from your classmates who bring in different experiences and perspectives into the classroom.
  6. Lund is a beautiful, walkable, safe and livable city and you can go everywhere with a bike.
  7. The LUMES community – the “lumeesians” – provides a global family that you can reach out to no matter where you go in the world.
  8. The lecturers are amazing!
  9. You are inspired and challenged to think outside the box, to look at structures and power relations, and you learn to think critically.
  10. Lund has a great student culture, there are always things to do and get engaged in, and everyone loves fika!

Listen to some voices about the programme and why you should study the LUMES programme.

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Top reasons to study at Lund University:

  • A top 100 university in the world.
  • Sweden’s top-ranked comprehensive university.
  • A top 100 university for graduate employability.
  • The #1 choice for international students studying in Sweden, offering a choice of over 100 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and PhD studies.
  • The University was ranked 40th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2021. We attract students from approximately 150 different countries, creating a truly international campus.
  • Founded in 1666 – one of the oldest and broadest universities in northern Europe.
  • A non-profit, public university with 40 000 students.
  • Global class environments where students gain cultural perspectives and develop international networks that are highly valued by employers worldwide.
  • The breadth of the University creates excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.
  • Lund University is a member of international research-intensive university networks such as LERU and U21.
  • Lund is home to many world-leading research environments and is the location for two of Europe’s largest research facilities: MAX IV and ESS (opening 2023).
  • Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

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