Lärosäten Syd (Universities in South Sweden) is a network bringing together Blekinge Institute of TechnologyHalmstad UniversityKristianstad UniversityLund UniversityMalmö Universityand the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. We have a have a long-standing collaboration within several areas of education, PhD programmes, research, administrative functions and external engagement. These collaborations provide increased quality, better utilisation of resources and improved contacts with industry and society, benefiting students and universities as well as society at large.

About Us

The universities that are part of the network have a total of approximately 55 500 full-time students, 10 600 employees and about SEK 14 billion in revenue (figures from 2016). This corresponds to about 20 % of the education sector in Sweden within these three areas. The universities’ students and employees are from all over the world. Their research has considerable breadth and many specialisations, and include major research facilities, a university hospital and several innovation clusters in which new and established companies develop. The six universities together account for approximately 20 % of all funding awarded to Swedish higher education institutions from the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (Horizon 2020).

Together, the universities create a dynamic whole and a knowledge environment for higher education and research in southern Sweden.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Leuven announced as European Capital of Innovation 2020

Leuven has been announced as the winner of the European Capital of Innovation 2020. The city will recieve €1,000,000 for its excellent innovation concepts, processes and governence models.

  • By Rickard Eksten

Lund University launches COVID Symptom Tracker app

Please write a short summary.Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have launched a free app to help map the spread of infection in Sweden and increase knowledge of the coronavirus. “Data from the app will give us a clearer picture of the development of the disease and why some people only experience mild symptoms while others get seriously ill and die”, says Paul Franks, professor of genetic epidemiology.

  • By Rickard Eksten

Malmö University spends 7 million on coronavirus research

Ten projects at Malmö University receive research funding related to the ongoing corona pandemic, according to a new Vice-Chancellor's decision. The projects cover everything from women's medical records and biomarkers to portable sensors that help diagnose Covid-19.

  • By Lars Ola Nilsson

MSCA-IF: Halmstad University Sweden - Chronic inflammatory diseases and exercise

The School of Business, Engineering and Science at Halmstad University invites one or several experienced researchers (has a Ph.D.) of any nationality to develop a collaborative MSCA Individual Fellowship application within the European Commission’s H2020 program. Applicants may not have resided, worked, or studied in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the call deadline.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

On 4 December, Lärosäten Syd – the network of Universities in South Sweden – together with the other south Swedish Brussels offices co-organised a policy event in Brussels to present the main wishes and expectations of south Swedish actors on the Horizon Europe mission on cities, as well as to discuss with European partners the main recommendations for the implementation of the mission.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Halmstad University, Sweden is looking for researchers interested in joint MSCA-IF-proposal within SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities)

Would you be interested in spending 1 – 2 years as a postdoc on a research project (of your choice) in a small but ambitious research environment in southwest Sweden?