Latin America is a dynamic region with a strong educational tradition and long-standing academic institutions. Lund University cooperates with several higher education institutions and organisations in the region, in the fields of education and research. Our collaborations are extensive and generate significant mobility to and from Latin America for students, teaching staff, researchers and other staff.

The Latin America Group

At Lund University, there is a Latin America group whose task is to promote and coordinate LU’s collaborations with organisations and higher education institutions in Latin America. The group meets four times a year, and offers support for university-wide initiatives by providing guidance to the University management in issues concerning strategic investments in the region.

The group is composed of the following members:
Stacey Sörensen – Pro Vice-Chancellor for research and research infrastructure – chair
Martin Tunér – Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
Patrik Olsson – Faculty of Social Sciences
Henrik Rahm – Faculties of Humanities and Theology
Carlos Rovira – Faculty of Medicine
Lars Andersson – Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
Markus Lahtinen – School of Economics and Management
Vacant – Faculty of Science
Vacant – Faculty of Law

Miguel Cornejo Herrera – External Relations – secretary

Action plan

In 2020/2021, the Latin America Group will draw up a plan of action regarding the region.

Special activities

ACCESS – Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden

Lund University, together with Uppsala University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, has created a platform aimed at increasing cooperation in higher education between Sweden and Chile.

Read more about the ACCESS project

FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation

Since 2015, Lund University has been involved in a collaboration with FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation). The aim is to strengthen the research cooperation between LU and researchers in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Every year, LU and FAPESP issue calls for applications for joint funding in order to promote contact trips and encourage collaboration.

Read more about FAPESP

Contact

Miguel Cornejo Herrera
International coordinator 
+46 46 222 93 83
miguel [dot] cornejo_herrera [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se