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The AF family stands for the best student life in Sweden

What is best for the students is the best for Lund. The students are our client and by continuing to strengthen our relationship with the AF family and Studentlund, we can continue to deliver good products and services.

When the students choose between the classical university cities of Uppsala, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Lund, the choice is obviously about studies, but also a lot about feeling. An important issue is "where is the best student life". Then Lund stands in a class by itself with a wealth and a community that is unique in Sweden, thanks to the AF family.

-Studying is so much more than reading their books and graduating, says Henrik Krantz, CEO of AF Bostäder. The student community is attractive and we know that friendships and networks from study time follow the students through life, both privately and professionally. Many find friends for life in the corridor housing, in the nations, in the spex, in choirs and orchestras.

Student life in Lund is organized around corporations protecting political interests as well as nations offering leisure and housing. In addition, the Academic Association offers a wide range of cultural activities. In Uppsala, the nations are strong, even stronger than in Lund, but student life is not as cohesive and relatively different from urban life. In Stockholm and Gothenburg there is a good range but no clear relation between the different parts of the student life. Furthermore, competition from the cities of cities is large, which complicates cohesion.

-In Lund there is a student life and a community that is unique in Sweden, says Henrik Krantz. Here the students are part of the AF family, a trinity that connects students from all institutions and directions with each other. The AF family consists of the Akademiska Foreningen, AF-borgen and AF Bostäder, which together with nations and parties form the cooperation Studentlund.

The Academic Association has 11 different committees that run activities ranging from sports and media to wardrobes, writing circles and stage activities - all started by students for students. The AF sponsor is the obvious meeting point of student life, a big castle in the best possible location in the middle of Lundagård. In the AF sponsor there are the Academic Association's activities but also cafés, restaurants, scenes, party arrangements, conferences and much more - a well-organized epicenter with great flexibility and 100% student focus. AF Bostäder is the student's own housing company with a long relationship with the Academic Association, which gives Lund students a strong housing business with an eye for the students' needs.

-The AF family offers the students fun, gathering and student accommodation in one and the same body, says Henrik Krantz. Studentlund gives students access to all of Lund's student life in one single membership. There is no other study place in Sweden that can match such an offer.

Lund is a small town with a large university. In Lund there are no secluded campus areas, here the whole city is a single major campus with the most important university buildings and institutions located in the center.

-In Lund, the students and live side by side in symbios with  the other residents of Lund, says Henrik Krantz. Student life is characterized by Lund, both purely academic and in city life and business, all the way from the student singers on April 30 to research-based activities such as Ideon, Max IV Laboratory and ESS. Every fourth year, we have Lundakarnevalen, a student-driven carnival of enormous measure that offers carnival trains, spex, musical performances and all sorts of indignation for several days. The carnival is not only aimed at students but engages all of Lund and the resorts around.

-Lund Student Life has a brand that is exceptionally strong, says Henrik Krantz. AF Bostäder has been developing side by side with AF, nations and corporations for 150 years - which today forms the collaboration Studentlund. That relationship is our engine and together we will continue to develop Lund as Sweden's best student city.

Latest update February 16, 2018

For students

The Marathon marathon becomes a new Lund-style tradition

In September 2019, the newly built Marathon housing area was inaugurated with its very own race. The Marathon marathon is Lund-style marathon of 42 195 decimetres with a finish line at Athen in the AF Borgen building. The first race was organised in cooperation with LUGI Motion.

For students

Students and caretakers fix social spaces

Every year, AF Bostäder strives to improve its customer satisfaction rating. A common wish from the students is more space for studies, activities and getting together. Now, AF Bostäder is focusing on providing more social spaces. In a collaboration between students and caretakers, nicely furnished spaces are emerging, intended for, among other things, lounge socialising, table tennis and studying.

For students

Lund offers Sweden’s best student life

AF Bostäder continuously monitors the student housing market in order to maintain a balanced rate of expansion. There are many actors involved and the student housing market is steered by supply, demand and the customers’ wishes. Lund attracts many people with its good housing and one of the world’s best universities. The sense of community in Studentlund – Sweden’s best student life – is equally important.

For students

All-inclusive debuts at Studentlyckan

Broadband, heating and water are already included in AF Bostäder’s rents. Including electricity as well is both on the students’ wish list – and advantageous. Now the switch is being made, one area at a time, and Studentlyckan has become the first area where green electricity is included.

For students

Better information on mental health problems

Mental health problems are increasing among students. For this reason, AF Bostäder has started an information project called "Help". The aim is to provide both staff and students with more information on mental health and better tools for helping those who are affected.

For students

New rent-setting model for fair rents 

AF Bostäder has developed a new rent model based on the customers’ appraisals of their housing. The switch to the new rents began in 2019, after an agreement with the Swedish Union of Tenants (Hyresgästföreningen) and will take several years to complete. Due to a sensitive approach and thorough preparations, the change can be implemented with no hassle for customers.  

For students

Ten years of certification gives our customers security

AF Bostäder started to certificate its contractors in 2008, in order to give students the calmest possible environment for studying in their homes and better conditions for the contractors.

For students

Beloved corridor?

Most corridors tenants really enjoy corridor life, but new students would prefer to live in apartments – if they had the choice. AF Bostäder is testing new ways to increase the feeling of home on corridors.

For students

It is time to upgrade the AF Borgen building – the heart of Lund’s student life!

After many years of increasing activities in AF Borgen, it is now time for much longed-for and locally financed rebuilding work. AF Bostäder, of course, is involved and one of the financiers.

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Corridor life with an international touch

Lund University has a relatively high proportion of international students. One-fifth of AF Bostäder’s tenants come from other countries and the international students like to live – and thrive – on corridors.

For students

Proud sponsor of Lundapride!

Everyone is to feel equally welcome at AF Bostäder. The company has a clear position concerning everybody’s equal value and rights, and therefore participates in Lundapride.

For students

500 students were invited to take part in Lundaloppet 2018

AF Bostäder would like to play a part in reducing sedentary time and spreading the joys of exercise. In May 2018, a total of 500 students were invited to take part in the Lundaloppet fun run with AF Bostäder.

For students

New maintenance plan focuses on customer satisfaction

AF Bostäder has developed a new maintenance plan during 2017 to be used to predict, simulate, cost-calculate and plan forthcoming maintenance. Most important – carrying out the projects with retained customer satisfaction.

For students

Lund – Sweden’s best student city

The AF Family and Studentlund offer student life that is unique in Sweden. The strong relationship with student life is a success factor and the sense of commitment is considerable.

For students

How rents are set

The rents are set in two stages. The first consideration is that rental income is to cover AF Bostäder’s costs. The second consideration is how the costs are to be divided between the individual properties.

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Clean, tidy and secure!

For many of the students, their AF Bostäder apartment is the first home of their own. Feeling secure is crucial for the experience of student housing – and a top priority for AF Bostäder.

For students

The student housing ombudsman – the students’ voice at AF Bostäder

AF Bostäder has its own student housing ombudsman, nicknamed “Bomben” in Swedish. The ombudsman is responsible for student influence on housing matters.

For students

Everyone is equal on our housing list

To be eligible for our housing list, you have to be admitted at Lund University, and study actively (and preferably diligently). The annual study checks release a large number of housing places to active students.

For students

Carnival's main sponsor - a company in the middle of student life

In 2014, AF Bostäder received the honor of standing behind the carnival in the role of main sponsor. A pure pleasure for a housing company in the middle of student life.

For students

New improved waste sorting in the corridors

Since 2005, AF Bostäder has been running the project Clean and Tidy - an ambitious effort to keep the well-being of the tenants in corridor housing at a top level.

For students

New website for super-mobile customers

We are something of a pioneer regarding housing rentals online and for many years the company’s rental activities and range of services has been close to 100 % digital. In 2015, the website received a welcome boost.

For students

The customer system: our design, tailored for students

Every year, the tenants change at 3 000 apartments and corridor rooms. Such major and intensive administration requires the market’s best technology in order to offer the students the best possible service.

For students

7 500 tenants got the world’s fastest broadband

One important reason why students like to live in AF Bostäder housing is the high-quality IT infrastructure that has been in place for many years. That is why in 2013 we started to offer 1 Gbit per second – at no extra cost!