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The Academic Society

The cultural hub of student life in Lund

The Academic Society Building (AF-borgen)

The Academic Society (AF)

The Academic Society ('Akademiska Föreningen' or 'AF') and the big AF-building in the middle of Lundagård is one of the most famous landmarks in Lund. In Swedish, this bastion of student life is known as AF-borgen (the AF castle) – a name to remember. This building is the centre of operations for the Academic Society and other student associations, mainly within culture and media.

You are always welcome to AF-borgen to study, take a coffee break in Café Athen or buy tickets for events at the 'Studentinfo' information desk, located in the foyer of the building. Here, you can also ask questions concerning student life and purchase university merchandise.

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Activities hosted by the Academic Society

The Academic Society (AF) hosts a number of activities, such as 'Studentafton' (evening interviews with high profile guests), the student radio station (Scandinavia's largest student radio station), the student TV channel 'STEVE' (Sweden's first student TV channel), student theatre, costume hire, 'spex' comedy musicals, lectures, debates and art and cultural events. The Academic Society is also the owner of AF Bostäder accommodation and the AF Borgen building.


If you have registered with Studentlund then you automatically become a member of the Academic Society. Benefits to membership include:

  • being able to join the waiting list for student housing with AF Bostäder accommodation
  • the opportunity to apply for various scholarhips and grants 
  • discounts at Café Athen
  • free or reduced entry to various events at the Academic Society
  • the possibility to participate in the activities of the Academic Society

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