Education and research

Greater Copenhagen has northern Europe’s highest concentration of highly educated inhabitants. Within a one hour travel time from Helsingborg, one has access to 17 higher academic institutions and 19 science parks with a total of 240,000 students and 14,000 researchers.

The Universities in Lund and Copenhagen are ranked as two of the world’s best universities and both are the biggest in their respective countries. Campus Helsingborg is a part of Lund University and holds 10 % of its students.

Lund University Campus Helsingborg

The University has grown steadily and interest in its programmes is high in both Sweden and the rest of the world. There are over 4000 students studying here and a staff of 250.

In pace with Campus growing, the city ensures that residential areas are built for the students. Over the last few years, over 500 new student homes have been built and a new student hub has been developed in the southern part of the city. In Helsingborg, the future’s fashionistas, socio-economists, service sector leaders, engineers and communications strategists are all being educated. Campus Helsingborg also has a clear focus on research, and carries out unique research within logistics, future commerce, fashion and new media, working in close co-operation with the business world.

Utbildning och forskning

Two new world-class research facilities

30 minutes from Helsingborg, in Lund, ESS and Max IV are under construction, two massive research facilities that will be world leaders in particle physics. They will contribute to unique and exciting research and employment opportunities as well as growth in the region.

Max IV belongs to Lund University and ESS is a European project. Together they create new possibilities for materials research at the particle level.

The Max IV Laboratory is a Swedish lab for accelerator physics, nuclear physics and for research with the assistance of synchrotron-lighting. 2000 researchers from all over the world are expected to use the facility every year.

ESS (European Spallation Source) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), a purely scientific research facility based on the world’s most potent neutron source.

The vision is to power the world’s most potent neutron source and facilitate scientific breakthroughs within research around matter, energy, health and environment while addressing some of our time’s most important societal challenges. When the ESS user programme starts in 2023, they will receive anywhere between 2000-3000 guest researchers each year.