Lund University has many international partners in European countries, within both education and research. University-wide student exchange agreements, university-wide in-depth partner-ships and networks/alliances in which LU is involved create opportunities for long-term collaborations.
Global Dynamic Engagement (GDE) is an approach on which Lund University bases its work to strengthen and further develop its international impact regarding research, education and innovation. Democracy, academic freedom and taking responsibility are the cornerstones of this work.
GDE for Europe
In the road map for Europe for 2023, prioritised activities are presented for the university-wide work during the year but does not exclude other issues that may become relevant for prioritisation. This is in accordance with the method used for the platform for strategic work, which Lund University is working to regarding 2023–2024.
- Strengthen collaborations with a number of selected HEIs in the UK
- Strengthen bilateral collaborations with universities in LU’s prioritised networks
- Strengthen collaborations in Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Ukraine
- More active engagement in development at the EU level, e.g. via LERU, U21 and EUGLOH: Global health
UIP aims to develop long-term collaborations that will lead to increased quality in research and education. This contributes to the fulfilment of the goals in the strategic plan to develop Lund University as an international university.
University of Hamburg
With over 42 000 students, the University of Hamburg (UHH) is one of the largest universities in Germany that combines diverse teaching with outstanding research. UHH is comprised of eight faculties: law, economics and social sciences, medicine, educational sciences, psychology and exercise sciences, humanities and mathematics, informatics and natural sciences. Lund University and UHH signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in 2016.
To further strengthen the collaboration between LU and UHH, three calls for proposals for joint projects in research and education have been launched (2018, 2020 and 2023).
Contact at LU
- Academic lead – Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa
- Administrative support – Petra Moser-Nørgaard petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (petra[dot]moser-norgaard[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)
EUGLOH – European University Alliance for Global Health
Lund University is part of the alliance EUGLOH, a European collaboration between nine universities – 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 many universities in Europe.
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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petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se