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Kulturportal Lund

Guide to historical Lund and its cultural heritage

  The University

Lund University – A Brief History

Lund University has a long and vibrant history covering almost 350 years of teaching. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form, with around 47 000 students and a position of excellence in international teaching and research. Sweden has had, in the […]

The University Hall

The University Hall was built in 1878-82 and designed by architect Helgo Zettervall for the university management and rector magnificus. The main façade faces University Square formed by Palaestra et Odeum and the old academy building Kungshuset.   With symbolic decoration, the architecture is classical. Entering through the gates, the visitor is led into the atrium […]

The University Square / (Universitetsplatsen)

Where the current University Square broadens out was, in the late 17th century, the site of the former botanical gardens. In the mid-18th century plans were adopted by Carl Hårleman for new botanical gardens on the same site where they remained up until the 1860s. Best known was the cultivation of 50,000 mulberry trees for […]