The Östgöta Nation
, or locally ÖG's
, is a student union
of Lund University
. It is the oldest of the university's nations
. The name Östgöta refers to the Swedish Östergötland
The nation was founded in the same year as the University was established - 1668. Around 40 students who had transferred from Uppsala University enrolled at the nation. With the Scanian War in 1676, the university was forced to close temporarily, as was the nation.
The nation reopened in 1681, and has since 1686 maintained written details of all meetings; these full details still exist to this day.
Today the nation is located in central Lund at a house named Ostrolocus, not far from the city centre where Lund Cathedral, the Kungshuset and the Lund University main building are to be found.
Östgöta nation is widely regarded as the hot spot for foreign students in Lund. Östgöta especially welcomes foreign students with nightclubs Thursday and Saturday opening at 10 pm.