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Strategic partnerships

In recent years, university-wide strategic partnerships have become a new way of cooperating on internationalisation of higher education and research, with an increasing trend towards closer partnerships. Today, Lund University is involved in several strategic partnerships.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham (UoN) is a public research-intensive university in Nottingham, UK, that also has campuses in Semenyih (Malaysia) and Ningbo (China). UoN is organised into five different faculties (Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences), including more than 50 schools, departments and research centres. UoN has approximately 44 000 students and 9 000 employees.

The University of Nottingham is a member of the U21 network, and is ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK and Europe, and is considered to be one of the top universities in the world. UoN became Lund University’s first strategic partner and the partnership agreement between our two universities was renewed in May 2017 for another five years.

Read more on the UoN website
 

Special activities


English language course for administrative staff 21-25 May 2018

Administrative staff at Lund University is welcome to register for a 5-day English language course, to take place at the Centre for English Language Education at the University of Nottingham on 21- 25 May 2018.

The last date of registration for the English language course is 30 November 2017. Selected candidates will be informed by 10 December. The selection will be done by the Centre of Languages and Literature aiming to compose a group with similar level of English, different professional backgrounds and an even distribution over the faculties and central administration.

It will include job shadowing with University of Nottingham staff and networking opportunities as well as focused English instruction. The participation is free of charge.

To cover the expenses, staff can apply for Erasmus Staff Training

Application deadline: 28 February 2018.

For more information and registration please visit “Kompetensportalen”

Questions regarding the course content can be sent to:
Kimberly Chopin (kimberly [dot] chopin [at] englund [dot] lu [dot] se)

Questions regarding practical matters can be sent to:
Carina Holmberg Pousette (carina [dot] holmberg_pousette [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se)

 

Call for applications for seed funding 2017
The call for applications within the framework of the strategic partnership with the University of Nottingham was closed on 30 September 2017. The aim is to identify common or complementary strong research areas and to encourage collaboration which, in the long run, leads to long-term cooperation for the benefit of both universities. Applications have been evaluated by an assessment group (three assessors from LU and three from UoN) and decisions have been made for funding for seven projects. 

Link to decision (PDF - 66 kB, new window)

If you have any questions, please contact petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Universität Hamburg

With more than 42 000 students, Universität Hamburg is one of Germany’s largest universities, combining versatile education with outstanding research. Universität Hamburg is comprised of eight faculties: Law; Business, Economics and Social Sciences; Medicine; Education; Humanities; Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences; Psychology and Human Movement; and Business Administration. Lund University and Universität Hamburg signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in 2016. 

Read more on the Universität Hamburg website

Special activities


Call for applications for seed funding 2018

Universität Hamburg and Lund University in Sweden have been working closely together in the past years and have agreed to support promising collaborative initiatives with pump-priming funds with the aim of leading to externally funded research projects and joint papers. Researchers are invited to apply for funding up to a maximum of 10,000 Euro.

Application deadline: 16 March 2018

Link to application form (Word - 68 kB, new window)

For more information, please contact petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland (UMD) is a public, research-intensive university. UMD has two campuses: College Park, located close to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Lund University has entered into a strategic partnership with College Park Campus.

UMD College Park has around 39 000 students, 9 000 employees and 352 000 alumni, 92 undergraduate degree programmes, 107 Master’s programmes and 83 doctoral studies programmes.

College Park has 14 colleges and schools:

University of Maryland College Park is a member of the U21 network. According to the 2018 Times Higher Education ranking, UMD is 33rd in the USA, and among the best in the world at number 69.

University of Maryland website

Special activities

  • Agreement on student exchange and Memorandum of Understanding established in 2014.
  • In 2016, seed funding was announced for collaboration in the form of contact-generating workshops. The aim was to identify common or complementary strong research areas and to stimulate collaborations which would eventually lead to long-term cooperation to the benefit of both institutions. Four projects were awarded funding.
  • LTH has had ICM mobility with the A James Clark School of Engineering.

2018 call for applications for funding
Within the framework of the strategic partnership with UMD, a call for applications is planned for funding for research and education collaborations in spring 2018. The aim is to identify common or complementary strong education and/or research areas and stimulate collaborations which eventually lead to long-term cooperation to the benefit of both institutions. Interdisciplinary projects will be encouraged.

Calls for applications for ICM teacher and staff mobility are ongoing

Application deadline: 28 January 2018.

More information can be found on the web page for Erasmus+ mobility beyond Europe (ICM)

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Contact

University of Nottingham

Academic lead
Associate professor Sanimir Resic

Administrative support
Petra Moser-Nørgaard
International coordinator
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Universität Hamburg

Academic lead
Professor Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen

Administrative support
Petra Moser-Nørgaard
International coordinator
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
 

University of Maryland College Park

Academic lead
Professor Per Warfvinge

Administrative support
Anne Messeter
International coordinator
anne [dot] messeter [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

Site manager: staffpages [at] lu [dot] se

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