Lund University

Black Pearl

Black Pearl is a physical space that provides an opportunity for students to experiment, bring ideas into reality, meet other passionate students from different educational disciplines, and apply skills outside of the ”University bubble”. It contains various meeting spaces, a conference room with capacity of 100 people, kitchen and lounges. Black Pearl also holds a small makerspace with tools and three 3D-printers - free to use for all students at Lund University.

NOTE: Black Pearl will move to new facilities by the end of 2015.
More information will follow soon.

LU Open believes that students hold the power to change the world. Students have a new view on the world and are dynamic in a way that is needed in society. This is even more relevant today when application of knowledge moves really fast. What you learn in school today, might be outdated in just a couple of years. Also, LU Open believes that in order to solve challenges in society today, students must work across faculties.

The challenges are complex, and the solution can not be found in one discipline alone, collaboration between different faculties are a must. This believe in the power of students and the need for cross-faculty work is the starting point for Student Innovation Centre and Black Pearl at LU Open. The aim is to empower students and give an opportunity to try new ideas, experiment and discuss solutions to challenges in society across the faculty’s borders.


A space for students

Black Pearl is a space for students, and it is the students who define the content. It is a space for collaborative work – workshops, meetings, study groups, large events and hackathons. There is a small makerspace with tools and three 3D-printers, and everything is free to use for all students at Lund University.

The role of LU Open is to engage students in the work at LU Open and to find solutions to the Grand Challenges in society together. LU Open enable for students to host events in Black Pearl.


Black Pearl is located at:

Scheelevägen 15A, Ideon Alfa 2
Lund, Sweden

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Project Information

Full Name:
Black Pearl

2013-01-01 - 2015-12-31

LU Open


LU Open Contact:
Peter Løvschall