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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 26-30 November 2018.

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

Read more on the ACCESS 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 26-30 November 2018
  • Seminar in Uppsala, 2019
  • Seminar in Santiago, Chile, 2020


Travel grant for participation in the ACCESS Seminar in Santiago, Chile 26-30 November 2018

External Relations now opens a call for applications for 5 travel grants of SEK 18,000 for junior and senior researchers with a PhD at Lund University with the purpose of participating in the ACCESS Seminar in Santiago, Chile, 26-30 November 2018.


The purpose of the travel shall be to participate in thematic groups in the ACCESS Seminar in Santiago, Chile, 26-30 November 2018 in Santiago. The seminar is organised under the project Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden. The ACCESS project was founded by Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Lund University and Uppsala University, but will include more partners from both Chile and Sweden in the November seminar.

Who can apply?

We welcome established and emerging researchers at Lund University to apply. This means that junior and senior researchers with a PhD who have ongoing or have interest in developing new research projects with researchers in Chile.  


The ACCESS project has identified 10 topics/challenges for the seminar in Santiago, Chile 26-30 November. In the application form one of the areas below must be chosen. An inter- and transdisciplinary approach is encouraged.

  1. Health Challenges of the Modern Society; Ageing
  2. Health Challenges of the Modern Society; Antibiotic resistance
  3. Health Challenges of the Modern Society; Cancer
  4. Cultures of Anticipation: Arts, Cultures, and Politics
  5. Contemporary Migrations: New Challenges and experiences of mobility in the Chilean and Swedish Contexts
  6. Global Challenges of Democracy
  7. From Disaster Management to Sustainable Transformation: Exploring the role of transdisciplinarity and citizen involvement in risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Chile and Sweden 
  8. Green Growth and Decarbonization: Assessing the performance of clean energy technology and behavioral policies fostering a green economy in Chile and Sweden  
  9. Exploring the Water Land Energy (WLE) Nexus: Towards Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Mining in Chile and Sweden
  10. Evidence-based Innovation Policies

How to apply?

Please complete the application form below with a brief description of your proposed research project and motivation why your research project/area is relevant to one of the 10 ACCESS thematic areas.

Link to application for travel grant - ACCESS Seminar in Chile - November 2018 (Word - 173 kB, new window)

Link to list of subject areas, keywords and contact persons (PDF - 297 kB, new window)

Please, email your application to ACCESS [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se by 29 June 2018 at the latest with subject “ACCESS grant application”.

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