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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.

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. Our vision is to be a faculty of medicine that works to understand, explain, and improve our world and human health.

Equal treatment and diversity

We work actively towards full equality of opportunity in all aspects of our faculty life. Did you know that:

  • The first female medical student, Hedda Andersson, enrolled in our Faculty in 1880. She was also the first female student at Lund University.
  • In 1912, Gertrud Gussander was the first woman to be awarded a PhD in medicine after presenting her thesis in surgery.
  • In 1964, Dora Jacobson became the Faculty's first female professor.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Academic expenditure: The faculty’s turnover amounts to SEK 2.6 billion, of which about 80% go on research and 20% on education.

Employees and students: The faculty has about 1800 employees and 2800 students in Lund, Malmö, and Helsingborg. 316 of our employees are professors and lecturers, 932 are other teachers/researchers and doctoral students, and 584 are technical and administrative staff.

Education: The faculty offers 8 undergraduate programmes and 14 Master’s programmes, including 10 specialised programmes for nurses and midwives. In addition, the faculty offers postgraduate education in 5 subjects. 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 more than 50% by government funds and contribution, the remaining part is financed by foundations.

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