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Current activities

LU's africa cooperation

Seed funding for cooperation with Southern Africa

SANORD now invites seed funding application of ZAR 60 000 for cooperation with Southern Africa.

Last day to apply is 15 August 2021.

More information is available on the SANORD website 

Host an MSc student from Southern Africa

SANORD invites applications from MSc students in Southern Africa for a study period of 3-5 months at a Nordic university.

The last day to apply is 15 August 2021.

The scholarship sum is ZAR 84 000 and should be seen as co-funding, and it is therefore advantageous if the student comes to LU within the framework of an exchange agreement so as not to have to pay tuition fees.

At the university-wide level, Lund University has exchange agreements with Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg. 

More information is available on the SANORD website 

SANORD Conference 7-10 September 2021

The next SANORD conference (Southern African Nordic Center) will take place in Bergen, Norway on 7-10 September 2021.

More information is available on the conference website

Past events

LU Africa Webinar 2020

On 8 December 2020 Lund University Alumni discussed Covid-19 – Continental consequences and actions.

Read more about the LU Africa Webinar 2020

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

Lund University is exploring possibilities of collaboration with the ARUA network. If you are interested in collaborating with ARUA, please contact par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.

Link to the ARUA network website

Mapping of interest for collaboration - food systems, migration and innovation

Lund University is currently conducting a survey of the interest within the University for collaboration with African partners in the broad area of ​​"food systems".


Pär Svensson
International coordinator
+46 46 222 77 42
par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se