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Professional and careers development

Here you can learn more about the opportunities for professional development at Lund University.

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Professional development at Lund University

At Lund University, we offer professional development based on the needs of the organisation. Today’s fast-paced rate of change means that we need to actively support the development of both the organisation and the employee to become a world-class university and an attractive place to work.

As employees, we need to consider our own development, our strengths, skills, goals, networks and more in relation to our work situation. This is important to both the University’s activities and our own personal development in our work.

You and your manager will together decide on the suitable professional development based on the organisation’s current and future needs for development.

Internal training courses

Lund University offers a wide range of internal training courses. The courses are intended both for new employees and for those who have worked at the University for a long time.

Read more about internal training courses

Inspiration and ideas for different forms of professional development

There are many ways in which you can continue to develop your professional skills. Alongside the professional development courses listed in Kompetensportalen, there are a range of other forms of learning. 

Get inspiration and ideas for different forms of professional development

Management and leadership development

Professional development for those in management and leadership positions at Lund University is offered in the form of a number of courses and programmes.

Read more about management and leadership development

Professional development in digital tools for teaching staff

Transforming education in a digital world is a website for teachers and administrative staff at Lund University where the Unit for Educational Services has compiled materials, reading recommendations, and advice on digital tools and learning. Currently, we are particularly focusing on three themes: generative AI tools, accessibility, and video in teaching. You can find upcoming courses, seminars, and workshops in the calendar in both Swedish and English.

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Career development for academic staff

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it.

Read more about career development for academic staff

Career paths within research and teaching at Lund University

Good, clear career paths are contingent upon there being a need within the organisation and funding in the relevant organisation. 

Read more about career paths within research and teaching at Lund University

Kompetensportalen (Professional Development Portal) 

Search and apply for courses and careers development activities in Kompetensportalen. 

Log in to Kompetensportalen (Professional Development Portal)


If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.