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Lund University’s archive consists of the public authority’s collected public records (documents). A public record can be created by, but also be consigned to, the University. In a large, decentralised organisation like ours, good archive management is necessary for efficient and legally secure access to our information. In addition, our archive is part of Sweden’s national cultural heritage.

What does archiving entail and why must we archive?

To archive means to care systematically for, preserve and file the University’s public documents so that they are searchable and accessible to us internally, as well as to the public.

The Swedish Archives Act specifies three main reasons for archiving within the public sector:

  • the right to access public documents,
  • information required for administration of justice and other administration, and
  • information required by research.

Internally, we also need to preserve and retrieve important information produced as part of our core activities and administration.

What information can be found on these pages?



University Archives
universitetsarkivet [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 16 70
Monday–Friday 09.00-11.30

Mailing address
Lund University
Records Management and Archives
Box 117
221 00 Lund

Internal mailing code: 62

Visiting address
Porfyrvägen 20
224 78 Lund