Faculty of Medicine

Lund University


How we are structured

The Faculty of Medicine is an organisational unit within Lund University. The faculty has ultimate responsibility for research and education in medicine, nursing and health sciences at Lund University.

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Below you can find information on our activities and how we are organised:

Where to find us

The Faculty of Medicine has operations in both Lund and Malmö. Much of our education and research take place at the Skåne University Hospital and other parts of the health care system in Region Skåne, as well as at our four faculty’s buildings.

  • Biomedical Centre in Lund
  • Clinical Research Centre in Malmö
  • Health Sciences Centre in Lund
  • Medicon Village in Lund

The houses are managed by a building board who is also responsible for the house's service organization.

We have a new building project, Forum Medicum.

Read more on Forum Medicum


organisation of the faculty of medicine

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board is the faculty’s highest decision-making body. The board has overall responsibility for education, research, innovation, and interaction with business and society at the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty Board comprises representatives of academic staff, students and other staff, as well as external members.

Faculty Board

Faculty management

The Dean represents the faculty within and outside the University. The Dean has a deputy who is known as the Pro-Dean. The Dean is the chair of the Faculty Board and the Pro-Dean is the vice-chair. The Dean and Pro-Dean are elected by the faculty. The Dean appoints the other members of the faculty management. The management includes vice-deans with specific areas of responsibility.

Faculty management

Other boards, committees and working groups

Some of the faculty’s areas of responsibility are dealt with in subject-specific committees which work on matters delegated from the Faculty Board. These are the Readership Appointments Committee, three health, safety and environment committees and the Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Committee. The board for research and infrastructure’s task is to ensure that financial and infrastructural resources for research are utilised effectively.

The role of the Academic Appointments Board is to process, announce and propose selections for appointments in all academic staff categories apart from lecturers and postdoctoral research fellows, and its work is regulated by a University Board decision.

The Dean sometimes appoints inquiries and working groups to draw up proposals on specific issues.

Read more on other boards, committees, and working groups on Intramed

Department boards

The highest decision-making body in each department is the department board, which is chaired by the head of department.

Department management

The head of department represents the department within and outside the University. The head of department appoints one assistant head of department to coordinate undergraduate and Master’s education, and one assistant head of department to coordinate research studies. Additional assistant heads of department may be appointed.

Our Heads of Department 


The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University is made up of six departments in Lund and Malmö, at which the faculty’s research, research studies, and commissioned education take place. In order to bring together research groups with similar specialisations, some departments have formed divisions with two or more groups. Staff involved in education at undergraduate and Master’s level are generally employed at departments, but the faculty’s three programme boards are in charge of all undergraduate and Master’s education.

Department of Experimental Medical Science

Department of Experimental Medical Science’s webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal

Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences encompasses education and research within the field of health science in close collaboration with general health care, regional authorities and the surrounding society.

Our department carries out research that covers all age groups – from the tiniest, yet unborn, babies to the oldest among the elderly. Health sciences research is all about improving people’s health and quality of life and takes as its starting point the very activity that is to be investigated. Our main areas of research are:

  • Prevention
  • Therapy
  • Health and social care
  • Rehabilitation

The research is essential not only from the point of view of the individual but also from a social perspective, since good research within this field can be expected to lead to better healthcare. 

Department of Health Sciences’ webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal

Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Clinical Sciences in Lund intimately cooperates with Skåne University Hospital Lund and the Medical Faculty in order to optimize the conditions for preclinical and clinical research, translational research, research strategies, as well as education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Clinical Sciences in Lund has 31 divisions, which are organized into four sections. At the moment it has 480 PhD students and about 60 dissertations are discussed every year. It constitutes Lund University's largest unit at this level.

Department of Clinical Science’s webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal

Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö strives to improve the lives and health of the population through research and education. It carries out broad research and incorporates many different fields within medicine. Some research groups conduct clinical research in public health and epidemiology. Others mainly use techniques from molecular medicine.

Some of the research is conducted as part of the Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC), one of the world’s foremost centres for diabetes research. Other relevant research areas are:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Dementia and memory disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Surgery
  • Social medicine and global health
  • Population studies / epidemiology 
  • General medicine and primary care

We also contribute to two study programmes offered by Lund University in Malmö: the Master’s programme in Public Health and the programme in Medicine. The department works in close collaboration with Region Skåne, which is responsible for health care in Skåne. Somatic, psychiatric and primary care are all important parts of the collaboration.

Department of Clinical Science’s webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal

Department of Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Laboratory Medicine conducts leading research that is specific yet broad within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on how diseases arise and how we can improve diagnosis and treatment of patients. Some of our strongest areas of world-class research are:

  • Cancer
  • Genetics
  • Blood 

Another focus area is occupational and environmental medicine, where we study how our environment affects our health.

In addition, we provide a comprehensive PhD programme and are active as teaching staff in undergraduate and Master’s education – particularly within the medical degree and biomedicine.

Department of Laboratory Medicine’s webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal

Department of Translational Medicine

At the Department of Translational Medicine we conduct experimental, clinical, and epidemiological research. We mainly research:

  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Blood, coagulation and immunology
  • Imaging diagnostics and radiation physics
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Hand surgery
  • Kidney diseases
  • TMA - Tissue micro array service

The Department of Translational Medicine is one of six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. The organisation covers experimental, epidemiological and point-of-care research. The department collaborates closely with public healthcare. Great importance is attached to the potential of research findings to be transferred to patient care and that there be an exchange between research and healthcare which facilitates the development of diagnostics, treatment, and new drugs.

The department is located at Skåne University Hospital in central Malmö and has a close collaboration with the hospital and Region Skåne’s laboratory activities. Parts of the organisation are located at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), a modern award-winning meeting place for medical training, research and healthcare. The Medeon research park and incubator for life science companies is also adjacent to the department, as well as Malmö University’s Faculty of Health and Society.

Department of Translational Medicine's webpage

Read more on the department's researchers, research outputs, and projects in our research portal


Research environments, centres and networks

Research groups may collaborate as a network or centre in order to tackle greater challenges. Many centres collaborate on cross-disciplinary or faculty-wide issues. The faculty has a number of strong research environments and centres made up of several research groups that have received external funding against national or international competition.

Research Excellence Areas


Undergraduate education

The faculty’s undergraduate education board has a financial and strategic responsibility for the faculty’s undergraduate programmes.

The programme boards are, by delegation from the undergraduate education board, in charge of development, planning and management of courses and programs.

All teaching staff are employed at a department but teach in degree programmes on behalf of the programme boards.

Research Studies Board

The Research Studies Board is responsible for the faculty’s third-cycle, or research, programmes.

Administration, support, and infrastructure


Faculty office

The Faculty Office, under the leadership of the Head of the Faculty Office, is responsible for preparing matters for the Faculty Board and the faculty management and ensuring that decisions are implemented. The Faculty Office also provides service, information and advice to departments, programme boards and other units within the faculty.

Read more on our faculty office

Department office

Each department has a departmental office. These are headed by an office manager who after the head of department is in charge of the department’s operations, finances and human resources.

The following links lead to the Faculty of Medicine's external website.


The Faculty of Medicine Centre for Teaching and Learning, MedCUL, is a unit that coordinates quality enhancement within the faculty’s education activities, and is also responsible for the faculty’s training in teaching and learning in higher education.

MedCUL - Centre for Teaching and Learning

Library & ICT

Library & ICT at the Faculty of Medicine provide service in three areas: teaching and learning, research and publication, and information provision. IT service is integrated into the library organisation.

Library & ICT

Biomedical service

Biomedical service is responsible for serving the faculty’s research operations with in vivo models.

Research infrastructures

Bioimaging Centre

The Bioimaging Centre, LBIC, is responsible for providing the University’s research operations with an infrastructure platform for imaging technology for use on humans and in animal experiments.

Lund University Bioimaging Center

LBIC is one example of the excellent infrastructures at the faculty. Read more about our infrastructures: www.med.lu.se/infrastructure

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