Lund University Main Building

Lund, Sweden

The city of Lund has a long history as a center for learning and was the ecclesiastical centre and seat of the archbishop of Denmark. A cathedral school for the training of clergy was established in 1085 and is today Scandinavia's oldest school. A studium generale (a medieval university education) was founded in 1425, although it was not until 1438 that education was started by the Franciscan order for a baccalaureus degree.

The curent main building of the Lund University was designed by architect Helgo Zettervall and inaugurated by King Oscar II in 1882. Construction began in 1874, when the old main building Kungshuset had become too small for the growing number of students.

The design is characterised by Helgo Zettervall's fascination with classical antiquity, and features columns and fancy copings. There were originally four sphinxes on the roof, but they had to be removed after some 30 years because of bad quality. In the 1990s four new sphinxes were located on the roof. Like many of Zettervall's buildings, it was criticized for a lack of uniformity and not being well thought out.

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Paradisgatan, Lund, Sweden
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Founded: 1882
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Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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sawan thakur (2 years ago)
It's very famous and no.of libraries here.# As i herd about this university it's amazing.
Sharif Imran (2 years ago)
The university was founded in 1666. University Motto "Prepared for Both". It is a public research university. University Nackname "LU". University former name " Royal Caroline Academy". University location Lund, Scania, Sweden. The university world top rank 78th. Any students for dream university. University campus looking so amazing. Academic buildings, foculty area, looking beautiful. Environment & transportation best level.
Elias D S Caballero (2 years ago)
Masters Degree at Lund University in Sweden. Archeological Theory and Practice. By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses.
Mehul Bansal (2 years ago)
I have done two exchange semesters at LTH. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Scandinavia with excellent research opportunities. The university buildings are very beautiful which are quite spread out in the city of Lund. They receive large numbers of exchange students from all over the world. There is something always happening in the university. I found that the international exchange students party and travel a lot while the domestic students are more focused and dedicated towards their university courses.
Nikita Paul (2 years ago)
This is the university where you can fulfill all your dreams or where your all dreams will come true. It has a beautiful campus with all the infrastructure that you want to have. Join this for your better future.
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