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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.

ACCESS seminar 2-5 December 2019 in Uppsala/Stockholm is postponed indefinitely

Due to the deep social crisis that Chile is currently undergoing, where nationwide protests and recurrence of important infrastructure characterised the country in the past month, the ACCESS steering group* has decided to postpone the planned seminar in 2019. The steering committee's position is that it is not reasonable to hold a Swedish-Chilean research seminar in Sweden while Chile is undergoing one of its biggest societal crises in its modern history.

Notification of a new date will be decided by the steering committee when the situation permits, but our assessment is that it will be possible to conduct the seminar at the earliest in April. More than 200 researchers and management representatives from 16 different universities were registered.

More information on the topics for the seminar 2019 can be found on the project website 

*The steering group for ACCESS consists of:

  • Lund University (permanent member)
  • Uppsala University (permanent member)
  • Universidad de Chile (permanent member)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (permanent member)
  • Stockholm University (rotating member)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (rotating member)
  • Universidad de Magallanes (rotating member)

Are you interested in knowing more?

Please contact access [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se for more information.

What does ACCESS offer?

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 seminar is held (every second year in Sweden and every second year 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 15 universities in both Chile and Sweden.

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

Read more on the ACCESS website

Results from previous seminars

First ACCESS seminar in Lund on 17-18 August 2017 (PDF - 6,24 MB, new window)

Second ACCESS seminar in Santiago, Chile, 26-30 November 2018 are availble on the website under each research cluster

Video summary ACCESS seminar 2018

ACCESS seminars 2016-2021

  • 2016 Santiago, Chile (kick off)
  • 2017 Lund, Sweden (1)
  • 2018 Santiago, Chile (2)
  • 2019 Uppsala/Stockholm, Sweden (3) - Cancelled
  • 2020 Punta Arenas, Chile (4)
  • 2021 Göteborg, Sweden (5)
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Miguel Cornejo Herrera
International coordinator 
+46 46 222 93 83
miguel [dot] cornejo_herrera [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

ACCESS seminars 2016-2021

  • 2016 Santiago, Chile
  • 2017 Lund, Sweden
  • 2018 Santiago, Chile
  • Cancelled: 2019 Uppsala/Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2020 Punta Arenas, Chile
  • 2021 Göteborg, Sweden

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

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