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Welcome to Lund University

Here you will find information about our Welcome days and a welcome package with information about Sweden, Lund and Lund University. A comprehensive guide will help you when settling in as a new citizen. We have also compiled information about the practical things you will need in order to start working.

Welcome days

The University organises welcome days twice a year for all the new employees at Lund University.

Read more and register in Kompetensportalen

Welcome package for new employees

The welcome package gives you an introduction to your new country, your new city and your new employer.

Welcome package (PDF 206 kB, new window)

Getting settled – Step by step

There are a number of things to think about when you arrive here and it is not always easy to know how to prioritise. A step by step guide will point you to some things you really need to know and some things that are good to know.

Getting settled – Quick guide (PDF 36 kB, new window)

The complete guide including all contact information, links to various websites, and other relevant information as a PDF below, but is also available in print.

Getting settled – Step by step, the complete guide (PDF 401 kB, new window)


Administrative systems at Lund University

The most important ones are SSC PRIMULA (HR-system, reporting sickness, getting your pay-slip, filling in travel expenses), LUPIN (an order system: you place orders and pay the invoices in the same system), LUCAT (A staff directory), LUCRIS, Lund University’s research information system (information on researchers, research groups, projects or research-related activities within, for example, external engagement), Kompetensportalen (system for professional development for staff).

Administrative systems at Lund University


Payment of salary – paying bank

You will probably need a Swedish personal identity number in order to open a bank account.

If you do not have a bank account at Nordea, you must submit a transfer order to Nordea so that your salary gets paid into the right bank.

If you have an account at Nordea, you do not need to send in a form. Nordea will automatically pay your salary into your account.

Read more about salary payment


Submitting a tax registration certificate

When you start working, you must send an "A Tax" registration certificate to the SSC salary services so that the correct amount of tax is deducted from your salary. This only applies if you have a Swedish personal identity number.

Order an "A Tax" registration certificate on the Swedish Tax Agency website (in Swedish)

Log in to SSC service portal (in Swedish)


Access card

You need an access card, known as an LU card, with a photograph in order to gain entry to University premises.

Read more about how to obtain an LU card


Internal mailing codes, cost centres

To send a letter to someone via internal mail, you need to know the internal mailing code for the person or the organisational unit. This code refers to a physical mail room to which your letter will be sent. It is sometimes abbreviated to HS ("hämtställe" in Swedish).

The internal mailing code is indicated by a number, e.g. HS 31. You can find out which internal mailing code to use for a particular person in the online staff directory, LUCAT. You can also see which internal mailing code someone has by using the search field here on the staff pages.

Read more about internal mail

In order to do certain things, like book premises or buy something on invoice, you need to know the cost centre of your organisation. This is a six-figure code. Ask your manager what your cost centre is.


Page Manager:


Åsa Thormählen
International HR-coordinator
+46 46 222 70 15
asa [dot] thormahlen [at] hr [dot] lu [dot] se

Julia Edgerton
International HR-coordinator
+46 46 222 06 53
julia [dot] edgerton [at] hr [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

Site manager: staffpages [at] lu [dot] se

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