Press and news
If you need help getting a good piece of news out to the media, you can contact the press officers at the faculties or Corporate Communications’ Media and Branding office, one of whose tasks is to communicate research and other University news to the media.
Press support at the University
Media training is offered from time to time at several faculties. For more information, please contact the press manager at your faculty.
Tips concerning contacts with the media
Researchers and other staff at Lund University are often contacted by the media. There are a few things to consider when being interviewed to ensure the best possible outcome.
Principles for research communication
As a researcher or communications officer, when you are to convey information about research via the media, social media, events or in other public contexts, you should strive to observe the University’s seven principles for good public research communication.
Research news on film
If you are working on a research or innovation press release where video could add to and enhance the release, please contact the University’s production team.
Lund University is a member of the UK news site The Conversation, which gives international exposure to research. Here, researchers can write about, and comment on, current events and participate in discussions. The articles are free for international media to republish.
When you write for The Conversation you:
- Are given editorial support from a science journalist who helps with the entire process, from honing an idea to editing the text
- Get popular science writing tips
- Can access statistics on number of reads, comments, and where the article is republished
- For more information please contact Lotte Billing at Corporate Communications: lotte [dot] billing [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
Other ways to communicate your research
The calendar on lu.se
Are you running an event or some other activity which you wish to market, but which is not suitable for a press release? All employees can enter events in the University’s shared calendar, which is visible on the start page of lu.se. All events organised in the name of Lund University which are open to the general public can be entered in the calendar.
The University does not have a common supplier of newsletter solutions; therefore, each unit may use direct procurement or choose free alternatives. If you need help designing graphic templates for your newsletter, please contact one of the University’s procured communications agencies.
According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), public authorities are required to inform newsletter subscribers of a number of matters. Meanwhile, newsletters that only target internal target groups are considered part of the information that employees may need to be able to perform their work, which means that consent is not required. However, if you collect contact information to people outside the University to send newsletters, you must obtain consent from the recipient.
Tips on formulating, structuring and working with newsletters:
See a list of university-wide newsletters from the University administration on the page below:
Other research communication
Business intelligence support
Lund University has an agreement with Retriever for monitoring both traditional media (in print and digital format, including broadcast media), and social media. If you wish to set up your own monitoring for your activity or subscribe to the University’s general monitoring, please contact Corporate Communications via press [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
The University has a framework agreement with Kantar Sifo for services in media and reputation analysis. Through the framework agreement, Kantar Sifo is directly engaged without the need for any competitive procurement process. The agreement also means that all organisations within LU must engage Kantar Sifo if the service they wish to purchase falls within the agreement. In other cases, direct procurement applies:
The agreement covers the implementation of media and reputation analyses including reports, conclusions and recommendations. Media and reputation analyses are understood as broad analyses regarding the general public.
Please contact lars [dot] uhlin [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se for more information on the agreement, or Kantar SIFO directly: martin [dot] ahlqvist [at] kantarsifo [dot] com, +46 709 732 520.
The agreement does not cover media monitoring as Lund University has a separate agreement concerning this service with Retriever Sverige AB.
press [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
Press Manager, University Management
+46 46 222 70 18
anna [dot] johansson [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 07 69
kristina [dot] lindgarde [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 70 17
jonas [dot] andersson [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 727 07 45 46
lotte [dot] billing [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se