On this page you can see how the university is organised and how decisions are made within the organisation.
The University Board has the overall responsibility for all operations at Lund University. It consists of representatives of the University’s teaching staff and students, as well as representatives from society at large.
Vice-chancellor and University management
The vice-chancellor is responsible for the management of activities directly under the University Board.
The deputy vice-chancellor is the substitute vice-chancellor.
The vice-chancellor has also appointed five pro vice-chancellors.
The head of administration is responsible for the University’s administration, finances and the organisation of the central administration under the vice-chancellor.
Lund University includes the following faculties:
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
- Faculties of Humanities and Theology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- School of Economics and Management
The highest decision-making bodies of the faculties are the faculty boards.
Departments and equivalent units
Most of the University’s research and education takes place at the departments. The department’s activities are managed by the head of department.
According to the University’s rules of procedure, the Electoral College fulfils the University Board’s obligation to consult teaching staff, other staff and students in the process of appointing a vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. The representatives of teaching staff with research or artistic expertise and of other staff on the Electoral College appoint teaching staff representatives to the University Board through elections and are responsible for any by-elections.
The Electoral College, which shall consist of no more than 48 members, is composed of teaching staff with research or artistic expertise from all faculties, representatives of other staff members, as well as student representatives.
Read more about the Electoral College
The University-wide Education Board is responsible for cross-faculty strategic education issues in all cycles of study. The remit also includes quality assurance and quality enhancement. The Board, which includes representatives from all faculties, decides on educational matters delegated by the vice-chancellor.
Read more about the Education Board
The University-wide Research Board deals with cross-faculty strategic research issues, and has a special responsibility to facilitate and support the University’s boundary-crossing research. The Board, which includes representatives from all faculties and specialised centres, is mainly preparatory and advisory, but decides on specific matters delegated by the vice-chancellor.
Read more about the Research Board
Research Programmes Board
The University-wide Research Programmes Board is responsible for cross-faculty strategic issues in education at doctoral level. The remit also includes quality assurance and quality enhancement. The Board, which includes representatives from all faculties, decides on educational matters at doctoral level delegated by the vice-chancellor.
Read more about the Research Programmes Board
The University organisation also includes a number of University-wide boards that prepare and decide on specific issues, for example, the
- Disciplinary Board
- Research Misconduct Review Board
- Staff Disciplinary Board
- Admissions Board
- Degree Board
- Board of the MA/MSc in Secondary Education
The University administration
The University administration provides administrative services for students, departments, faculties, boards, etc.
Read more about the University administration at lu.se (in Swedish)
Internal Audit Office
The Internal Audit Office is an independent unit of objective assurance and consultancy that works to add value to and improve the University’s activities. The Internal Audit Office helps the organisation to achieve its objectives by assessing and increasing efficiency, risk management, governance, control and management processes, in a systematic and structured way. This is done by reviewing and analysing operational risks, but also through advice and support. The Internal Audit Office’s operations include all the activities that the University conducts and is responsible for. Its operations are regulated by the Internal Audit Ordinance, the Ordinance on Internal Governance and Control, and the Instructions for Internal Auditing at Lund University.
The Internal Audit Office at Lund University is an independent unit, administratively located under the vice-chancellor. The Internal Audit Office reports the results of its work directly to its client – the University Board.
Download our reports, audit plans and annual reports from the last few years, in Swedish (LU Box, new tab)
Lund University Libraries
Lund University Libraries is a network organisation that consists of a central University Library (UB) and the faculty libraries. The network’s main task is to support the University’s research and education through good access to academic literature and information. The operations are led by the University librarian and Library Board.
Read more on the Lund University Libraries website
The University’s specialised centres
The University’s specialised centres (USV) include research and education activities that, for special reasons, are organised at a University-wide level. It is the vice-chancellor who decides whether or not to launch or terminate activities within USV.
Read more about the University’s specialised centres at lu.se (in Swedish)
Finances at Lund university
See Assistant University Director Karin Ekborg-Persson talk about where the university gets it's money from and how it's spent. (English subtitles)