Lund University is a public research university in Sweden and one of northern Europe's oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.
Lund University has nine faculties,with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with around 46,000 students in 270 different programmes and 1,400 freestanding courses. The university has 640 partner universities in approximately 70 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas network.Lund University is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. Among those associated with the university are four Nobel Prize winners, a Fields Medal winner, Prime Ministers, scores of business leaders and an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.