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About LTH


LTH - Faculty of Engineering contributes to increasing knowledge of high relevance in engineering, architecture and industrial design. For more than 50 years, education, research and innovations with their roots in LTH have made a significant and lasting impression on society. Today, we are home to some of Sweden’s most attractive study programmes and have a broad research base.

LTH is one of Sweden’s largest engineering faculties and is the biggest faculty at Lund University. Our researchers and PhD students conduct research within both traditional engineering disciplines and newer ones with links to medicine, natural sciences, environment and design. Our research leads the world in a number of areas. These include nanotechnology, combustion physics as well as medical technology.

LTH's strategies are based on diversity and cross-boundary cooperation and are characterised by gender equality, participation, quality and renewal. 

LTH is home to almost 10,000 students and 1,500 employees from all over the world. Most of our programmes are taught in Lund, but a few are housed at the campus in Helsingborg and the School of Aviation is located in Ljungbyhed.

One of the top 100 in the world

Lund University and the Faculty of Engineering are consistently ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world. These rankings measure the quality of education, research, innovation and internationalisation, among other things.

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Home of unique opportunities

At LTH, there are many unique opportunities for the development of research, education, and innovation. We are among the leading faculties in the world in a number of areas, with dedicated students and experts in a wide range of disciplines, factors which contribute to a progressive and vibrant environment.

Innovations that support the development of society

At LTH we foster groundbreaking research and inspire the development of technologies, architecture, and design that are useful to the world. Did you know that at LTH:

  • The continuous inkjet technology was developed, making it possible to produce quality colour images.
  • The first echo-cardiogram for ultrasound examination of the heart, a revolutionary technology for diagnostics, was developed.
  • The world’s first clinically usable artificial kidney was developed.
  • The tetrahedron - milk packaging, that requires minimum material and grants maximum hygiene, was developed.
  • In a project initiated by Ericsson Mobile, the Bluetooth was developed, opening a whole new world for the electronics sector.

World-class research facilities

LTH is part of a unique infrastructure — an interdisciplinary ecosystem in which LTH is a driving force. Two of the world’s leading material research facilities are currently being built in Lund: MAX IV, which will be the world’s brightest synchrotron light source, and ESS, which will be home to the world’s most powerful neutron source. Both of these research facilities will have a significant impact on scientific and industrial developments in the future.

We are favourably located in the Öresund region, the largest transnational collaborative area in the Nordic region in terms of population. In this area, there are prominent higher education institutions and a high demand for education and research from all parts of society.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Academic expenditure: The faculty’s turnover amounts to SEK 1.8 billion, of which about SEK 1.2 billion go on research.

Employees: The faculty has more than 1600 employees and 9800 students in Lund, Campus Helsingborg, and Ljungbyhed. Approximately 750 of our employees are researchers, professors, and lecturers, 500 are doctoral students, and 430 are technical and administrative staff.

Education: the faculty offers programmes in Engineering, Architecture, and Industrial Design. LTH offers 16 five-year engineering programmes, 5 three-year engineering programmes, and 13 international Master's programmes.

Research: Engineering research at Lund University makes up 15-20 percent of all engineering research at Swedish universities.

ANNUAL REPORT

Our annual report contains all the facts and figures pertaining to LTH and its operations. You will also read about our continuous efforts to develop our educational programmes, in order to meet the demands of students, industry and society.

Consult our Annual report archive (2004-2015)