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Lund University’s campus is growing and developing

A photo of Forum Medicum growing up.
The new Forum Medicum springing up like a mushroom after the rain.

It is impressive to see how Forum Medicum is springing up like a mushroom after the rain. This major project is just one of many exciting construction projects that are planned or underway. We are rapidly developing such extensive parts of the campus that the entire University will be affected. This not only applies to our campus in Lund, but also in Malmö, Helsingborg and Ljungbyhed.

It is not only new premises that are being built, as our outdoor areas are also being developed. The aim is to create the best conceivable conditions for teaching, research and external engagement. We also want to develop a campus that enables good digitalisation and also facilitates meetings for professional and social purposes for staff and students. Ultimately, we must also think about the financial aspect: how much rent will we pay and how many teaching staff and other personnel will we employ?

In order to obtain a good overall picture, share knowledge and learn from each other, the vice-chancellor decided on 9 September to set up a Campus Development Council and a Campus Development Office. Their first major assignment will be to draw up a new campus development plan for the whole of Lund University in cooperation with important external partners. The present plan dates from 2012.

The Campus Development Council will include representatives from all the faculties as well as student representatives. The council members will also include deputy vice-chancellor Lena Eskilsson, university director Susanne Kristensson and estates manager Åsa Bergenudd and I will act as the chair. As campus development affects us all, there will be opportunities for everyone to be involved and put forward views on how we are to make Lund University’s future campus as good as possible.

I would like to conclude with a reminder that the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) have established a joint project office for Science Village at IKDC, and everyone is welcome there.

Follow the latest updates as Lund University sets up activities in Science Village: The Science Village Office English blog

/Per Mickwitz

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This text is published in LU News No 2 | 2021