Lund, a city of 100,000 inhabitants, is located in southern Sweden, about 15 minutes by train from the major city of Malmö and less than an hour by train from Copenhagen, Denmark. Lund not only represents a thousand years of history: it is also very much an exciting city of youth and of bustling student life which explodes every fourth spring in a student carnival. For many centuries Lund was a cultural and religious centre in southern Scandinavia and its traditions of learning date back to the Middle Ages, when the divinity school was located there.
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The university was founded in 1666, partly in order to bind the provinces, which had been ceded by Denmark in 1658, closer to Sweden. Since then, Lund University has developed into a modern international centre for research and education. Today the university is one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in Sweden enrolling about 44.000 students annually. It is a very large university in a rather small town, which makes for an extremely rich and stimulating environment. The university is divided into eight faculties that work in a decentralised structure.
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The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies is the largest Centre for Asian studies in the Nordic countries. At the Centre and at other departments at Lund University, world-class research is currently conducted on issues such as the Chinese economy, development issues in South Asia and South-East Asia, religion and ethnicity, gender issues, law and human rights, governance and democracy in Asia. More about the Centre
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