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University-wide partnerships

In recent years, university-wide 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

Language course in English for administrative staff 20-24 May 2019
A language course in English for administrative staff will be given at the Center for English Language Education at the University of Nottingham on 20-24 May 2019 and 15 LU employees will attend the course.

Link to decision (PDF - 48 kB, new tab) - in Swedish

The course includes job shadowing with Nottingham's university staff and networking opportunities as well as focused English teaching.

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 tab)

Link to project descriptions (PDF - 234 kB, new tab)

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 2020
The call for seedfunding for collaboration in research and education with Universität Hamburg is closed. The selection results will be published in the beginning of March.

Link to information about funding opportunities between Sweden and Germany (PDF - 586 kB, new tab)

If you have any questions, 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.
  • Spring 2018, LU received six ICM Staff Mobility from UMD.
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University of Nottingham

Academic lead
Professor Tomas Brage

Administrative support
Christina Grossmann
International coordinator
christina [dot] grossmann [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Universität Hamburg

Academic lead
Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

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 Martin Tunér

Administrative support
Pouneh Eftekhari
International coordinator
pouneh [dot] eftekhari [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

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