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What about AI?

The prevalence of AI tools across different sectors has sparked numerous inquiries regarding their accessibility, usage, and the availability of pertinent information. As an initial measure, LUSEM offers a dedicated page for consolidating information, which undergoes continuous updates. Additionally, we encourage you to explore the Q&A section below for further insights.

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AI tools at Lund University

At present, there are no plans for central purchases of AI tools at Lund University due to high costs and the inability to guarantee information security. However, one AI tool is already being provided at Lund University; Microsoft Copilot. 

Microsoft Copilot

Lund University does not currently have an agreement with OpenAI for ChatGPT or GPT-4. Instead, it has access to Microsoft Copilot, a conversational chat interface. Copilot is the new name for Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise. However, Microsoft Copilot is limited to employees and not the full version. You can use Copilot, for example, to search for information, analyze data, create images, or improve text. Copilot utilizes ChatGPT-4 and has access to the internet. Below, through the Q & A:s, you can explore more about licensing, tools, and GDPR compliance.

Studies and education

Generative AI tools are increasingly used in studies and education, which presents new challenges for teachers and staff at Lund University. At the Unit for Educational Services there is information and guidance available like Guidance for teachers in five steps, Videos on GAI in education and Questions and answers on GAI tools.

Generative AI tools – 

Seminar series at Lund University on GAI-tools – Seminars spring 2024 –

Q & A: AI Tools

No, licenses for ChatGPT cannot be purchased by the University's contracted license broker Crayon (third party). That means the licenses must be purchased directly from OpenAI through direct procurement at the faculty or department level. As already mentioned, Lund University currently does not have an agreement with OpenAI for the use of ChatGPT or GPT-4.

The restriction on third-party purchases for ChatGPT also extends to other products, such as Scite, Iris, Elicit, etc. Faculties can make individual purchases but should always investigate whether they are information secure and GDPR compliant.

Lund University has access to Microsoft Copilot (previously known as Bing Chat) for AI services. For both tools the web browser Edge is needed and you have to log in using your LUCAT Id followed by ("dittlucatid [at] lu [dot] se"). Please note that Microsoft Copilot can only be used by employees, and it's not the full version.

Copilot –

At the Unit for Educational Services you can learn more about the AI assistant Copilot.

LU-employees can now use the AI assistant Copilot (previously known as Bing Chat) for free –

It's possible that a data processing agreement with OpenAI may be required for GDPR compliance, which is typically arranged by the department itself. A possible data processing agreement with OpenAI may also be required for GDPR compliance.

Open AI security –

Data processing agreements (PUBA) –


  • Questions about GAI tools in education
    digital [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se (digital[at]education[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • Questions about license agreement
    Servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se)
  • Questions about GDPR
    dataskyddsombud [at] lu [dot] se (dataskyddsombud[at]lu[dot]se)

Latest on AI

Would you like to learn more about for example generative AI tools in education and how to talk to your students about generative AI tools? 

Check out the interesting seminar programme for this autumn at Lund University on GAI-tools:

Seminars autumn 2024 –

Guidelines for the use of AI in research from European Research Area Platform.

Guidelines –