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International collaborations

Extensive opportunities for research and development

The advantages of collaboration

Lund University collaborates in different parts of the world. At home through different groups focusing on different regions in the world. In addition, Lund University is a member of a number of international networks together with many renowned, research-intensive and influential universities.

Networks enable and facilitate collaboration in various forms, and offer exchanges on several levels of education. Networks provide a platform, but not always funding. 

Networks and partnerships



Lund University has been collaborating with African partners for a long time. We conduct research of relevance for Africa, and we send and welcome both staff and students to and from Africa. We also conduct commissioned education with African participants.

Read more about the University's research and collaborations in Africa

Read more about SASUF - South Africa Sweden University Forum


Lund University has extensive cooperation with Asia in the form of collaboration platforms, networks and ongoing projects. These contribute to raising Lund University's profile in the region and ensuring long-term sustainability in our collaboration with Asian universities.

Read more about the University's research and collaborations in Asia

Read more about MIRAI 2.0 – Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation


Lund University has many international partners in European countries, within both education and research. University-wide student exchange agreements, partnerships and networks in which LU is involved create opportunities for long-term collaborations. 

Read more about the University's research and collaborations in Europe

Read more about EUGLOH - European University Alliance for GLObal Health

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.

Read more about the University's research and collaborations in Latin America

Read more about ACCESS – Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden

Read more about FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation

North America

The USA and Canada are two important partner countries for Lund University in terms of research, education and student exchange. This is reflected, among other things, in several delegation trips and management visits to universities in the US. Currently, Lund University has student exchange agreements with 29 US universities, ten of which are university-wide and 21 Canadian universities, ten of which are university-wide. 

Read more about the University's research and collaborations in North America