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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.

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:
Olov Sterner – Faculty of Science – chair
Per Warfvinge – Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
Matthias Baier – 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
Miguel Cornejo Herrera – External Relations – secretary

Action plan

In 2018, 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. The platform provides an opportunity to identify and jointly discuss solutions to challenges which both countries have in common. Together, the four universities form a strong quartet composed of the two largest, and most important, cross-disciplinary institutions in each country.

A Letter of Intent was signed by all four universities during a kick-off event in Chile in November 2016. At least four seminars will be held in both Sweden and Chile. The first was held in Lund on 17–18 August 2017. The second seminar will be held in Santiago, Chile, in November 2018.

Link to the Letter of Intent within the ACCESS project (PDF - 1.57 MB, new window)

Read more on the project website

Timetable for the seminar series within the ACCESS project

  • Seminar in Lund, 17–18 August 2017
    138 people from 21 different organisations participated in the seminar.
  • Seminar in Santiago, Chile, in November 2018
  • Seminar in Uppsala, 2019
  • Seminar in Santiago, Chile, in 2020
     

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 on the FAPESP website

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

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