GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Invest in global talent!
– one of Europe’s foremost universities
Lund University is consistently ranked Internationally renowned research forefront of innovation with its mo-
among the top 10 in continental Europe is carried out at Lund University in a dern and dynamic approach. Innova-
and top 100 in the world. We combine number of fields, for example nanosci- tion and creativity remain the bedrock
tradition with dynamic development ence, climate change and stem cell of Lund University, where learning is
and cutting-edge qualifications. As a biology, automatic control engineering, about critical thinking and pushing
comprehensive university, our extensive physics, chemistry and philosophy. In- boundaries to reveal new thoughts
activities cover education, research and dependent external evaluators conclude and ideas. Ultrasound, dialysis and
innovation in the areas of engineering, that around 30 of our research areas are Bluetooth technology are all examp-
science, law, social sciences, economics, world-class or world-leading! les of revolutionary discoveries that
medicine, humanities, theology, art, Steeped in centuries of tradition, have their roots in research at Lund
music and theatre. Lund University has always been at the University.
We educate the leaders of the future
Our students are the researchers, en- We are now facing a new challenge
trepreneurs and leaders of the future. with the introduction of tuition fees
Our almost 350-year history and our for students from countries outside
reputation of excellence in education the EU/EEA. Competition for these
and research rest on the fact that we students is fierce, but we are well
are able to attract the most talented equipped to compete for the best stu-
students, both nationally and interna- dents. In order to enable talented and
tionally. highly motivated students to study at
Lund University was founded in Lund University, regardless of financial
1666 and is both traditional and circumstances, we are inviting you to
modern – it has developed into the invest in talent through scholarships.
most international higher education Get involved and contribute to
institution in Sweden and has coope- scholarships at Lund University – it will
ration with partners around the world give the best students the opportunity
and an international character to both to flourish in a global and complex
education and research. Internationa- society!
lisation is one of the key issues in Lund Per eriksson, Vice-chancellor
University’s strategic plan. & eVa Åkesson, Pro Vice-chancellor
Global exchanges and collaboration
Lund University has collaborative agreements with over 600 uni-
versities in 50 countries and boasts the best exchange programme
in Sweden. Lund University is a member of a number of prestigious
worldwide networks such as the League of European Research
Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21. With a strong international
profile, Lund University offers a rich and diverse student and acade-
mic body where you can meet people from all over the world.
Master’s programmes at Lund University Meet Xinyi Jiang
Lund University offers a wide selection of Master’s programmes, from Shanghai
of which around 80 are given in English. The Master’s program-
mes at Lund University offer an interdisciplinary environment in Xinyi comes from Shanghai and stu-
multicultural surroundings with exceptional academic expertise. All died languages and literature at her
education has close links to current research and many courses are home university. She grew up with
completely unique. International programmes give students good a positive image of Scandinavia and
opportunities to build a global network of professional contacts chose to come here for her Master’s
and establish local contacts in Sweden. The global classroom also degree.
enriches the swedish students. Within the framework of the
Master of Applied Cultural Ana-
lysis, Xinyi has undertaken a work
placement and project at VA SYD,
which is responsible for waste
management in the Malmö area.
Households were not recycling
Invest in talent!
sufficiently, so Xinyi and a fellow
student investigated household re-
cycling and conducted observations
and interviews. The result was a
development programme for better
Support our Global Scholarship Fund recycling, with proposals for how
VA SYD could get householders to
By giving a gift to the Lund University Scholarship Fund you help sort their waste correctly. The pro-
us to attract and foster talent. Above all, you make a life-chan- ject has already led to changes.
ging contribution to an international student. The scholarship Studies in Lund changed Xinyi’s
life. She sees her time at Lund
fund will be used to pay the scholarship holders’ tuition fees,
University as being of decisive
partly or wholly. The tuition fee for a Master’s student is on importance to her. She has met fan-
average SEK 125 000. The Master’s programmes are two years tastic students and lecturers, gained
long. There are many different ways you can contribute. new opportunities and greater self-
All contributions, large or small, are welcome! confidence, and she now knows ex-
actly what she wants to work with
As a donor you can choose to have your scholarship named
in her career. Soon Xinyi will be go-
after you, for example “the NN Global Scholarship at Lund ing back home to Shanghai and she
University”. Your scholarship could also be combined with already has a job in cultural analysis
mutual knowledge exchange in the form of a work placement waiting for her. Cultural analysis is a
or mentorship. As a donor you also become a member of the relatively new area of work and Xi-
nyi wants to pass on her knowledge
exclusive Thanks For Giving network at Lund University. And of
to others in China. Cultural analysis
course you get the gratitude of a talented student. can be applied to private finance,
fast food, the exercise of authority
Contact Fundraising – anything, says Xinyi.
• Ulrika Nilsson
+46 46 222 34 39, firstname.lastname@example.org Create opportunities
• Helena Perhag and open the world to
+46 46 222 30 68, email@example.com more students like Xinyi!
• Lund University, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/giving-to-lund Invest in talent!
“i want to start my own
biotech consulting firm in india”
Venkatachalam nacayanan, india
It was a former course-mate from
Madras who inspired Venkatachalam to
apply to Lund.
“I did some research and realised that “i am very impressed
”everything works so well here” Lund University, besides having a high with the lecturers in lund”
international ranking, was also at the
artur iskandaryan, armenia forefront in biotech research. This was Marissa Frayer, Usa
Just over a year ago, Artur Iskandaryan the crucial factor that made me apply.” Marissa Frayer already had a degree in
had never left Armenia, except to go to After a year on the Master’s pro- Journalism behind her when she landed
Russia. Coming to Lund was a pleasant gramme in Biotechnology, Venkatacha- in Sweden to study Visual Culture.
surprise. lam says that he has developed and “I had worked as a journalist for a
“Everything works so well here. You learnt a tremendous amount. In his few years and wanted to deepen my
can cycle everywhere and, if you want view, one very positive aspect of the knowledge of visual communication,
to travel a longer distance, public trans- programme in Lund is the close coope- with the aim of working with art and
port functions perfectly. ration with industry. design in some capacity in the future.
Artur’s decision to study in Sweden ”When we study a subject, our lectu- The Visual Culture programme appealed
was entirely down to Lund University’s rers always use examples from industry. to me because it was so broad and inter-
high international ranking and the fact This means that the students get a clear disciplinary. I found a similar programme
that it is an old, traditional institution. link between theory and practice.” in New York but it just wasn’t as good.”
“I had read about the University’s Two modules were taught exclusively Marissa is impressed by the
research in a number of international by lecturers from industry. programme’s breadth and international
journals and was impressed by what “In the future I want to start my own perspectives. She thinks it is good that
was published”, he says. consulting firm, so these experiences emphasis is placed on analysing, formu-
His choice to study the Master of mean a lot for me.” lating one’s own ideas in writing and
Science in Economic Growth, Innovation When the time came for the summer arguing one’s own position.
and Spatial Dynamics was clear. “You really learn to think critically
Produktion: Fundraising, Lund University. Photography: Kennet Ruona, Charlotte Carlberg Bärg. Print: Holmbergs tryckeri, 500 copies.
vacation Venkatachalam was recruited
“There are not many universities of- by a professor to a project that is deve- and analytically. And I am very impres-
fering this type of programme that are loping functional foods. sed by the lecturers. In the US I met
also on the cutting edge when it comes “I work in the lab, developing cho- lecturers who were not very keen on
to research. I want to improve my know- lesterol reducing fibre from agricultural teaching and would rather spend all
ledge so that in the long term I can waste. The project is a collaboration their time on their own research. Here
contribute to my country’s economic between the University and industry and the lecturers are so passionate about
development. My studies here prepare has been a fantastic opportunity for me their subjects and passing on their
me for this.” to learn something new.” knowledge.”