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The multicultural environment in Sweden adds an extra dimension to workplaces. The vast majority of Scandinavians speak English fluently and quality of life is enhanced by a social security system available to all.

General information

Lund – home to the MAX IV Laboratory – is located in the south of Sweden in the province of Skåne, and has a population of about 128 000 people. Known as the “City of Ideas” it is a place where academia, business, culture and nature thrive within cycling distance from each other. Approximately 18 km southwest of Lund you find Malmö, which is the capital of the province of Skåne and Sweden’s third largest city with a population of around 350 000 people. Along with Copenhagen, Skåne is part of the Öresund region – a highly dynamic area with short commutes to the rest of Europe. The labour market in Lund, Malmö and the Greater Copenhagen area offers a wide range of interesting jobs, in both the private and the public sector.

It is easy to commute to Lund and Malmö from the rest of Skåne, as well as from the Greater Copenhagen area. A variety of property types can be found in locations ranging from rural to suburban, depending on your preferences. International Citizen Hub Lund can help you navigate living in the region and has a wide knowledge of the Swedish society. Visit ICHL for helpful information, events and activities for you and your family to participate in.

Find more information on aspects of moving to Sweden as well as living and working here – including information about work permits, housing, health care, international schools, social security, taxes and pensions through the link on the right.