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Professional and career development

On Lund University’s Staff Pages you can read about what courses you can register for in order to continue developing in your profession. Always speak to your immediate supervisor before making a booking.

Professional development at Lund University (Staff Pages)

The Faculty´s Library & ICT unit offers courses, workshops and webinars on various subjects such as managing and analysing your research data, creating a data management plan, presenting your research in the LU Reserch Portal/LUCRIS, bibliometrics, EndNote, and creating an effective poster for PhDs. All courses are free of charge.

MedCUL is the Faculty of Medicine’s centre for teaching and learning. We cooperate with management, teachers and students for a needs-based and practice-centred support in work on developing study programmes.

We offer the training in higher education teaching methods you need for a post as lecturer, senior lecturer or professor. This also applies to doctoral students and other staff who participate in teaching.

MedCUL – educational development and training

Bibliometrics Workshop: Check your numbers and increase your visibility.

EndNote Introductory Course

LUCRIS Workshops:
Improve your profile page in Lund University Research Portal
Get an overview of LUCRIS and the Lund University Research Portal

NVivo Introductory Course

REDCap training

Workshop: Data management plans – why, how and when?

Open Science Webinars:
Funders’ requirements and publishing agreements
Which Creative Commons license should I choose?
The FAIR Principles: What’s in it for me as a researcher?
Publish your research data: Ways to describe and publish research data

Poster Workshop

Careers Centre

The Faculty of Medicine has a careers centre for doctoral students, postdocs and young researchers.

Careers Centre

Future Faculty

Future Faculty is a network for young researchers at the Faculty.

Future Faculty

Grants are available for participation in courses, conferences, congresses and the like. Applications for funding must be made in good time before the activity starts, after which an individual assessment is made regarding previous awards to the applicant. Funding cannot be awarded in two successive years. Grants are not awarded to persons who have been admitted to doctoral education or to research projects.

A grant application has to include the purpose, date and content of the planned activity, along with a calculation. The application also has to include a statement of reasons by the applicant and be approved by their head of department or equivalent. Since grants are awarded for up to half of the amount applied for, the application has to be accompanied by a certificate from the head of department stating that the remainder will be financed via the department. 

Where to send your application

Kommittén för kompetensutveckling av teknisk/administrativ personal (=Committee for Professional Development of technical/administrative staff)
Hämtställe 66


Christina Mihaly
christina [dot] mihaly [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

If you are a staff member at Lund University, or a doctoral student or have some other employment in which you teach LU students, you are able to apply for a grant for further training or continuing professional development abroad.

A desire for international mobility can be included in your individual professional development plan. There are good opportunities for staff members to apply for funding for their visits abroad.

International opportunities

The Action plan for teaching and research posts provides a framework for the recruitment and retention of teaching and research staff and for their transition to roles outside the University.

Action plan for teaching and research posts (in Swedish, PDF 370 kB, new tab)