The RISE institutes Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner.
Through our international collaboration programmes with academia, industry, and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society.
Our 2,200 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes, and our roughly 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities are instrumental in developing the future-proofing of products, technologies, and services. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is fully owned by the Swedish state.
Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
A world top 100 university
The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. We tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. We provide education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama.
Our 42,000 students and 7,400 employees are based at our campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around SEK 8 billion (EUR 800 million), of which two thirds is in research and one third in education.
An international university
We are an international university with global recruitment. We cooperate with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries and are the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks LERU (the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.
World-leading research facilities
Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life sciences are established in Lund – the synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) which will feature the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023. These will be of decisive importance for materials and life sciences and for industrial development.
In Lund, Medicon Village has also been established and offers a unique environment for life sciences; integrating research, innovation and enterprise creates the conditions for improved health and quality of life.
Region Skåne is responsible for healthcare and public transport, business development, culture, infrastructure, social planning and environmental and climate-related issues in Skåne.
With 34,000 employees, Region Skåne is one of Sweden’s biggest employers. The overarching vision for Region Skåne is “World Class Quality of Life”.
Creating a sustainable region
Together with the municipalities in Skåne, institutes of higher education, organisations and trade and industry, Region Skåne operates on a broad front to create health, development and sustainable growth in Skåne.
Collaboration and sharing across boundaries are a prerequisite for the creation of a successful, sustainable region.
Skåne’s geographical location and proximity to Copenhagen has naturally led to intensive collaboration across the Öresund, and the labour markets in Skåne and on Zealand are becoming increasingly integrated.
Region Skåne also has wide-ranging involvements with other regions, both near and far. There are partnerships in various areas with places including Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Western Pomerania in Poland and the Guangdong region and the metropolis of Tianjin in China.