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Current activities

LU's africa cooperation

Aspects of academic freedom in Africa

A webinar on 28 April at 12:00-13:00

Academic freedom has been identified to find its way back to African universities after its complete roll-back during the post-independence era. At the same time, academic freedom is violated or challenged and cannot be taken for granted. To what extent are academic activities free in Africa today and how does this affect African universities, students and staff?

This webinar will discuss academic freedom in Africa before, during and after Covid-19 as well as militarisation and de-elitisation of academia in Rwanda. The webinar is arranged by the Lund University Africa Strategy Group.


  • Prof. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, School of Law, Univ of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
  • Dr. Noel Twagiramungu, Boston University, USA.

Link to programme and registration  

SANORD Conference 7-10 September 2021

The next SANORD conference (Southern African Nordic Center) will take place in Bergen, Norway on 7-10 September 2021.

More information is available on the conference website

Past events

LU Africa Webinar 2020

On 8 December 2020 Lund University Alumni discussed Covid-19 – Continental consequences and actions.

Read more about the LU Africa Webinar 2020

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

Lund University is exploring possibilities of collaboration with the ARUA network. If you are interested in collaborating with ARUA, please contact par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.

Link to the ARUA network website

Mapping of interest for collaboration - food systems, migration and innovation

Lund University is currently conducting a survey of the interest within the University for collaboration with African partners in the broad area of ​​"food systems".


Pär Svensson
International coordinator
+46 46 222 77 42
par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se