Concentrated talent pool and world-class research

The Öresund region (Greater Copenhagen) has the largest concentration of highly educated people in northern Europe with 700 000 people having attained tertiary education level.

The region is home to 17 universities and higher education centers and 19 science parks with a total of some 190 000 students, 14 000 researchers, 8 500 PhD students and 15 000 academic staff. The most internationally reowned universities are Lund University, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark – all in one region. All of them rank among the top 150 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With almost 50 000 students, Lund University, including Campus Helsingborg, is the largest institute of higher education in the Greater Copenhagen region.

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Campus Helsingborg Lund University, is part of Lund University, which is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world.

Campus Helsingborg was established in 2000 and currently offers approximately 30 degree programmes and 20 free-standing courses. It has around 4 200 students and 200 employees within fields such as strategic communication, logistics, retail, sustainability and service management. Most programmes lead to a professional qualification and are run in collaboration with companies in the region. A hub of multi-disciplinary academic cooperation, Campus Helsingborg runs unique logistic and retail research and specialized education programmes that are characterised by close collaboration between different fields of knowledge.

Presentation: A WORLD CLASS TALENT HUB – 2016

Unique Research Centers

Specialized education programmes

  • Master logistics
  • Service management (logistics, retail and tourism)
  • Energy-effecient and environment building design

Access to world-class research within 30 min


MAX-lab is a national electron accelerator laboratory for synchrotron radiation research, nuclear physics and accelerator physics. The Laboratory is located in Lund, Sweden, and hosted by Lund University.

MAX-lab is now to be extended, and with MAX IV it will be 100 times more efficient than any existing comparable synchrotron radiation facility in the world. Close to 1000 scientists come to the MAX IV Laboratory every year from around the world to use the X-rays produced by the electron accelerators to do research in areas such as physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, medicine, materials science, structural biology and nanotechnology. Some 170 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory, which will attract many skilled and curious workers during the coming years.

European Spallation Source (ESS)

In an area of two square kilometres in north-west Lund, the European Spallation Source (ESS), a unique facility for materials research, will be built. The ESS will be a multidisciplinary scientific research centre harnessing the world’s most powerful neutron source. Researchers will be able to study the materials of everyday life, from plastics and proteins to medicines and molecules, in order to understand how they are built up and how they work.

The facility can be likened to a giant microscope, where neutrons are fired at different types of material so that they can be analysed in detail. ESS will be responsible for future research breakthroughs in medicine, environmental science, climate, communication and transport.

Along with the planned MAX IV facility, ESS will form a hub in the European research infrastructure. ESS is expected to be fully operational in 2020.

Also see:
– Science Village Scandinavia