Lund University has been collaborating with African partners for a long time. We conduct research of relevance for Africa and send as well as welcome both staff and students. We also conduct commissioned education with African participants.
External reference group Africa
An external reference group has been formed to advice and make recommendations for implementing the LU's strategy for cooperation with Africa. The group meets about once per semester. The group includes the following members:
- Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General of African Research Universities Alliance and previous Vice-Chancellor at the University of Ghana,
- Ms Marika Griehsel, journalist with long-standing experience from Africa.
- Professor Göran Hydén, University of Florida.
Africa Strategy Group
Lund University has an Africa Strategy Group with the task of promoting cooperation with Africa and supporting the implementation of the strategy. The group convenes approximately once a month. The group has the following members:
- Professor Anette Agardh
- Professor Björn Bergenståhl
- Professor Ellen Hillbom
- Professor Petter Pilesjö
- Associate senior lecturer Vasna Ramasar
- Sophie Snellman, student representative
- Pär Svensson, regional coordinator
Collaborations and networks
SASUF – South Africa Sweden University Forum
Lund University is a member of the SASUF project (South Africa Sweden University Forum), together with 13 other Swedish and 24 South African universities. SASUF is coordinated by Uppsala University and is a cooperation project between universities, organisations and authorities in Sweden and South Africa. Funding comes from STINT, South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Swedish universities co-finance the project.
Southern African–Nordic Centre – SANORD
SANORD is a membership organisation consisting of universities in the Nordic region and southern Africa. The aim of the network is to facilitate, expand and strengthen collaborations and contacts between higher education institutions in southern Africa and the Nordic region. The network was formed in 2007 and consists of partner universities in the following countries:
- South Africa
SANORD is coordinated by a secretariat at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
SANORD has six Swedish member universities: Uppsala University, Lund University, Malmö University, Gothenburg University, Karlstad University, Högskolan Väst, Linköping University and the Nordic Africa Institute.
Student exchange agreements
University-wide bilateral student exchange agreements have been established with:
Seed funding for collaboration with southern Africa
Host a MSc student from southern Africa
SANORD Conference 7-10 September 2021