Faculty of Medicine

Lund University


Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

IKVM kollage/Clinical Sciences, Malmö collage

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö has a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research. We also conduct extensive preclinical laboratory research.

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
  • surgery
  • osteoporosis
  • social medicine and global health

Parts of the research are included in Lund University’s Diabetes Centre (LUDC) – one of the world’s most outstanding centres in diabetes research.

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).

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.

We are present in point-of-care environments at Skåne University Hospital in central Malmö and also in some other locations in Malmö and Lund. Large parts of our organisation are to be found at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), a modern prize-winning facility for research, education and healthcare on the hospital campus in Malmö. Environments nearby are home to Malmö University and the Medeon research park.


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.


(Figures from 31 December 2017)

Employees: 280
Professors: 39
Doctoral students: 270 (full-time and part-time)
Research teams: 41
Doctoral theses defended: 49

Research publications: approx. 860

Revenue from direct government funding: approx. SEK 100 million
Revenue from external grants: approx. SEK 230 million
Turnover: approx. SEK 330 million


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