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About us

The Department of Sociology

The Sociology department's yellow building.

Welcome to Paradiset, our beautiful campus area in the heart of Lund

The Department of Sociology is located right in the heart of Lund, a few minutes away from the magnificent Lund Cathedral and also close to the central station.

The campus area, filled with beautiful trees and architecture is called "Paradiset", meaning paradise. Walking or biking through the area you will find plenty of study areas, cafés and restaurants, as well as a number of other social science departments, the main University Library (new window) and the Social Sciences Faculty Library (new window).

The Department of Sociology was founded in 1947 and is today one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences, with about 80 employees and over 580 full-time students. The subject of social anthropology was established at the department in 1973.

Research is conducted in a variety of fields, which is also reflected in our wide range of courses given both on campus in Lund and online. The department offers courses and programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and also a PhD-programme in both sociology and social anthropology.

Our research revolves around explaining how people organize themselves in a social, cultural and historical context.

Find your building in the area "Paradiset"

What does "hus" mean?

Hus is Swedish for House. And "rum" means "room". Look for these words on your schedule to find your way to class!

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