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To the left: a demonstration in Lund in 1950. (Photo: Firma Hagblom-Foto, from the Lund University archives.) To the right: Erik Bengtsson.

How Sweden went from ‘least democratic’ to welfare state

14 June 2019
In a new study, Lund University economic historian Erik Bengtsson debunks the myth that Sweden was destined to become a social democratic country....
Three female students looking at a computer on a bench outside

Apply now for spring 2020 studies

4 June 2019
The application period is open for a selection of study programmes at Lund University starting in spring (January) 2020. The deadline to apply is 15...
Photo: Istock

Super-fast broadband may have negative side effects for companies

27 May 2019
Optic fiber broadband expansion could be reducing companies’ performance and turnover, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The...
Anna Persson (Photo: Anna Maria Erling)

Gardening tips: Five easy ways to contribute to biodiversity

24 May 2019
The greatest threat to biodiversity today is different species losing their habitats. To reverse this trend will require action on many societal...
Henrik Jörntell (Photo: Ingemar Hultquist)

An additional SEK 50 million to research on the brain’s mechanisms

22 May 2019
A European consortium, led from Lund University, is to receive SEK 50 million from the EU for research which is to develop our understanding of the...
Tomas Deierborg and Antonio Boza-Serrano (Photo: Tove Smeds)

Researchers block protein that plays a key role in Alzheimer’s disease

15 May 2019
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. A...
Photo: Niklas Björling

Ruth Bader Ginsburg receives jubilee honorary doctorate

8 May 2019
During a brief visit to Sweden, the renowned US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received a jubilee honorary doctorate from the Faculty of...
Butterfly on vegetation

Lead author on IPBES global assessment: loss of biodiversity is as crucial as climate change

6 May 2019
The UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) global assessment on nature highlights that one...
Photo: Johan Persson

Hunting jeopardizes forest carbon storage, yet is overlooked in climate mitigation efforts

6 May 2019
The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is...
Henrik Jörntell and Jonas Enander

New view on the mechanisms of how the brain works

29 April 2019
After a series of studies, researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues in Italy, have shown that not only one part, but most...