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Student barometer survey and other investigations

Lund University carries out different evaluations, investigations and studies that contribute empirical evidence for the systematic quality assurance work. The results often lead to measures taken by, for example, the Education Board or the faculties.

The university-wide investigations are carried out and coordinated by the Quality and Evaluation Office in collaboration with the faculties and the students’ unions. Investigations are also carried out at the faculties, which are specifically aimed at their respective students. Read more about the faculties’ quality assurance work on their own websites. 

Please get in touch with one of the contact persons below if you would like to read a report that is not available online. 

First year student surveys

The university-wide investigations of first year students are carried out through surveys and are aimed at students at all faculties. The students are asked to answer a number of general questions and a number of faculty-specific questions. The results are presented at the university-wide level and at the faculty level.   

The most recent new entrant investigations are detailed in the report:

Contact: Ola Holmström.

The student barometer survey

The aim of the student barometer survey is to capture the students’ experiences of Lund University from different perspectives. The latest student barometer survey was carried out in 2017-2018:

The International Student Barometer (ISB) survey is carried out regularly in collaboration with over 200 higher education institutions around the world. The ISB focuses on international students’ experiences from application to graduation. The latest report for Lund University is from 2014 and a new report from ISB 2016 is to be published here shortly. 

Contact: Ola Holmström, Monica Wendel, Mattias Renehed.

Doctoral student and third-cycle education evaluations

Since autumn 2019, a survey has been sent out to all doctoral students in conjunction with their public defences. In the survey, the doctoral students have the opportunity to answer questions on their experiences of third-cycle education at Lund University. The results from the survey are reported annually to the Research Programmes Board.

The most recent interview study with doctoral students was completed in 2016:

Prior to this, an investigation of third cycle education was carried out in 2014:

Contact: Martin Nykvist and Ola Holmström

Alumni and professional life evaluations

Alumni evaluations at Lund University aim to provide an idea of how former students experience professional life in relation to their education as well as their experiences of their studies. The most recent alumni survey was carried out in 2016 with the help of an online questionnaire. Selected parts of the results can be found in Kuben.

Read about selected results in Kuben

An investigation of employer experiences of educational collaboration with Lund University was carried out in 2018:

Contact: Mattias Renehed and Monica Wendel

Other university-wide investigations

Other investigations related to the quality of education take place when needed. 

Topics include library and study support, study environment, training for teaching staff in teaching and learning in higher education, internationalisation, quality assurance of education, leadership, equal opportunities, and broadened recruitment. Also individual education components have been investigated, e.g. thesis writing 2015:

Contact: Mattias Renehed and Monica Wendel

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Quality and Evaluation
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5 B, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund

Åsa Ekberg
asa [dot] ekberg [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 91 68

Ola Holmström
ola [dot] holmstrom [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 34 32

Martin Nykvist
martin [dot] nykvist [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 70 62

Mattias Renehed
mattias [dot] renehed [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 79 04

Monica Wendel
monica [dot] wendel [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 92 96

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

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