Based on frequently asked questions relevant information is listed beneath.
Introduction days / Welcome days
The University organises welcome days twice a year for all the new employees at Lund University. The events are offered in Swedish and English.
Read more and register in Kompetensportalen
LU access card
In order to enter the University premises, you need an access card, also known as an LU card.
Learn more about the access card
There is a lot you need to know at the start of your new employment.
Learn more about the most common things about your new workplace Lund University
LUSEM has its own document about pension, like a guide or manual with everything you need to know about your pension, benefits and so on. You will also find all the forms you need.
For further information about government occupational pensions, partial pensions, insurance, disability pensions and emeriti, please turn to the LU Staff Pages.
Vacation and leave
- The official academic year at Lund University is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring), each lasting 20 weeks. Check out the public holidays when you don't have to work.
- Learn more about your working hours.
- "Squeeze days" between a public holiday and a weekend
- Submit your vacation preferences in Primula web and await the approval by your unit responsible.
Working for a public authority
Working for a public authority means conducting activities which apply the laws and regulations decided by the Swedish government and its parliament, the Riksdag. Each public authority works on the basis of a public service agreement.
In the annual public service agreement, the government defines Lund University’s remit and the funding allocated to activities for the coming year.