Lund, as the cultural center of southern Sweden, is called as the oldest city in Sweden. Around the world, it is known for Lund Cathedral and Lund University. Moreover, Lund perfectly combines ancient with modern. Despite the fact, that this city is quite small, here you can find great museums, market squares, shops and restaurants. Furthermore, Lund is only in 10 minutes by train from Malmö and 47 minutes from Copenhagen.
oldest university in Sweden
If you plan to stay in Sweden for more than 12 months you need to have a personal identification number for being entitled to access public medical services. In Lund you are free to choose a doctor. Moreover, you can also choose a place where to get the treatment. Here you can check the list of available hospitals/medical providers.
Medications are provided by pharmacies in Lund. Furthermore, the maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 (EUR 210) for a year.
Public insurance is compulsory in Sweden for providing equal access to healthcare services. Private insurance is quite low in the country with 10% of the population covered. But this percent is becoming higher every year, because the average waiting time for specialist treatment (due to public insurance) is near 35 days.
Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels:
Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Moreover, the most famous university in this city is Lund University.
Lund, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with quite mild weather (warm pleasant summers and cold winters). The average temperature in summer is 23°C (73°F) and in winter -1°C (30 °F). Furthermore, Lund is almost free of snow during winter months.
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average winter temperature
Lund is a very safe city according to international standards. Lund has a safety level of 59% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. Crimes rates are very low here and police work very responsibly.
Lund, as a city with the youngest population in the country, is considered as a regional centre for high tech companies. Furthermore, a lot of research-based global industries are connected to Lund University. That`s why this city attracts a lot of students and expats from different countries.
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