Lund University has many international partners in European countries, within both education and research. University-wide student exchange agreements, partnerships and networks in which LU is involved create opportunities for long-term collaborations.
Internal European reference group
An internal reference group has been created with the aim to support and promote the development of LU’s partnerships in the region. The group will primarily implement the action plan for LU’s cooperation with the United Kingdom. The reference group’s main task is to ensure participation, input and support from faculties/equivalent for this work.
- Barbara Törnquist-Plewa – Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
- Emily Boyd – Faculty of Social Sciences
- Erik Swietlicki (chair) – Faculty of Engineering, LTH
- Karolina Boyoli – Lund University Students’ Unions
- Kristina Eneroth – School of Economics and Management
- Olga Göransson – Faculty of Medicine
- Xavier Groussot – Faculty of Law
Partnerships and networks
Universität Hamburg in Germany and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom are two of Lund University’s partnerships. The aim is to develop long-term collaboration that will lead to increased quality in education and research. University-wide partnerships (UP) with carefully selected universities can contribute to achieving the goals set in the strategic plan to develop Lund University as an international university.
EUGLOH – European University Alliance for Global Health
Lund University has joined forces with Ludwig-Maximilian Universität of Munich (Germany), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Szeged (Hungary) and the Université Paris-Saclay in France to create a European collaboration, an “alliance for global health”.
Since 2004, Lund University has been a member of the League of European Research Universities, LERU. LERU’s two main aims focus on policy development and lobbying on matters concerning research and higher education as well as exchanging experience and good practice.
Student exchange agreements
There are university-wide bilateral student exchange agreements with:
- University of Birmingham
- University of Nottingham
- University of Edinburgh
Action plan for cooperation with the United Kingdom
The UK is a major and important partner for Lund University. There is great interest in maintaining and strengthening Lund University’s relations with leading British higher education institutions and to increase the visibility of LU as a research and study destination. The action plan is a tool for the University’s strategic internationalisation work. It outlines the direction for education and research cooperation with British higher education institutions and organisations during 2019-2021 and constitutes a basis for strategic choices and prioritisations.
There are a number of tools that can be used for European cooperation in education and the Erasmus+ programme is one of the most important.
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