The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University
Faculty of Medicine at Lund University
– A faculty that works to understand, explain and improve our world and human health
Discoveries and Innovations
After over 300 years of medical research at Lund University, the Faculty of Medicine is now one of the most research-intensive university environments in Europe. Over the years our researchers have made many significant medical discoveries that have led to improved treatment methods, new drugs and better diagnostics.
Lund University is one of 12 universities in the the Öresund region. The Öresund region is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe, and is home to highly specialised healthcare and successful research, as well as a vibrant medical engineering industry and numerous science parks. The conditions are therefore optimal for developing, commercialising and applying the knowledge and ideas that our researchers develop.
Cutting Edge Research
The cutting edge research of today includes innovative forms of treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, identifying the genetic factors responsible for the development of diabetes, stem cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes, stroke and haematological diseases, as well as development of advanced brain-computer interfaces for neuroscience research and clinical applications.
Excellent Research Infrastructure
At Lund University we offer excellent research infrastructure to support research in medicine, biology and biomedical engineering. With the help of various forms of bioimaging, mass spectrometry, synchrotron light, protein production & labelling, and bioinformatics, our state of the art facilities provide opportunities to study protein structure, molecular probes and drug design, system biology and molecular interactions in cells and tissues.
Lund is in a period of rapid development. We are intensifying our efforts to provide answers to the major questions and challenges facing mankind. The European Spallation Source (ESS) – a multi-disciplinary research centre based on the world’s most powerful neutron source – and the MAX IV Laboratory are both currently under construction in the city. These research facilities will enable new opportunities for researchers in the fields of life science, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics. They will change how we see the world, and how the world sees us.
Lund University was founded in 1666. Today, the University is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 and is Sweden’s most international higher education institution. The University has 47 000 students and 7 200 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The university and the healthcare system in Region Skåne strive to work together
to formulate new methods to prevent and combat disease, and to educate the
healthcare professionals of tomorrow.
Lund University is behind a large number of significant medical discoveries
that have led to improved treatment methods, new drugs and better diagnostics.
In a number of cases the findings have resulted in the establishment of highly
successful biomedical companies.