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Where does the University stand in the world?

Photo taken from above on the street Sandgatan.

The competitive intelligence report for 2021 has now been completed. It is divided into different sections. Outlook covers special challenges and opportunities that the Risk Advisory Committee and University management have deemed relevant to the University’s future.

The focus areas section covers trends and processes that may affect the University. The aim of competitive intelligence is to be a source of inspiration for the board’s strategic discussions and to stimulate a discussion on the University’s different remits, activities and role in a larger context.

This year’s competitive intelligence report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected society as a whole and how it increased the demand for digitalisation and entailed reduced international exchanges. Other important developments are new education and research programmes in the EU. One trend discerned for the future is increased tension globally through former superpower rivalry, technological competition, protectionism, increased nationalism and polarisation.

The report also shows where Lund University stands in comparison with others on different matters. Regarding widening participation for students from non-academic backgrounds, the University is at the bottom compared with the major higher education institutions. However, regarding student mobility, students who pursue exchange studies abroad, we had the highest percentage among the major higher education institutions.

Download the competitive intelligence report from the Staff Pages (in Swedish)