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Latin America

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.

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 Latin America

In the roadmap for Latin America for 2024, 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.

  • Further developing research and education cooperation with Chile within the framework of the global sustainability goals, including through ACCESS (Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden). Developing collaborative work with innovation-related actors and broadening Lund University's involvement to more subject areas within the University
  • Further developing research cooperation with FAPESP (the São Paulo Research Foundation), CISB (the Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre) and other innovation-related networks and organisations in Brazil
  • Establishing anchor universities in Chile
  • Establishing student exchange agreements with universities in Costa Rica and Uruguay
  • Developing collaboration with more scholarship organisations
  • Investigating the possibility of developing a MOOC on sustainability issues for a Spanish-speaking target audience

Read more about support and tools for responsible engagement

Read more about support and tools for sustainable engagement

ACCESS – Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden

Lund University, together with Uppsala University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, has created a platform aimed at increasing cooperation in higher education between Sweden and Chile. Through the ACCESS platform, a possibility is given to identify and collectively discuss solutions on common challenges for both Chile and Sweden.

Every year, a bilateral research Forum is held (every 18 months in Sweden and every 18 months in Chile) where a broad spectrum of societal challenges is discussed in workshops. The goal is to facilitate a creative dialogue between researchers from both countries.

Until now, researchers from all faculties of Lund University have been engaged and it has resulted in new collaborations and mobility between Lund and Chilean higher education institutions. The target group is researchers who are interested in initiating new collaborations or strengthen ongoing actions with Chile. Today, ACCESS is a consortium of 17 universities in both Chile and Sweden.

Upcoming ACCESS Forums 

  • 2024: 10-14 June in Stockholm, Sweden 
  • 2025: December in Concepción, Chile 

Read more about ACCESS on the project website

FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation

Lund University (LU) is since 2015 collaborating with FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation). The aim is to strengthen the collaboration between LU researchers and researchers from the state of São Paulo, Brazil.  

Read more about FAPESP on the website

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 – chair
  • Martin Tunér – Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
  • Patrik Olsson – Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Henrik Rahm – Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Karin Broberg – Faculty of Medicine
  • Lars Andersson – Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Andrés Palacio – School of Economics and Management
  • Vacant – Faculty of Science
  • Vacant – Faculty of Law
  • Miguel Cornejo Herrera – External Relations – secretary


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

GDE Fact Sheet

The purpose, the process and the roadmap

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