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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 40 US universities, 21 of which are university-wide and 33 Canadian universities, 11 of which are university-wide. 

Action plan

In 2022, Lund University will present a plan of action regarding the collaboration with North America describing how the university works with marketing making LU visible in the USA and Canada. Once key stakeholders and members of the University’s leadership have reviewed and approved the plan, it will be available for viewing on this website.

University-wide partnerships

University of Maryland College Park, USA

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.

University of Toronto, Canada

University of Toronto (UoT) is a public, research-intensive university. UoT has three campuses: St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough located in Toronto, Canada. Lund University has entered into a university-wide partnership with all three campuses.

Read more about university-wide partnerships at LU

Special Activities

CALIE – Sweden-USA Project for Collaboration, Academic Leadership & Innovation in Higher Education

The need for universities to respond to pressing societal challenges and so-called ‘wicked problems’ is clear. Rapidly changing societies, economies and labour markets put increasing demands on individuals to continuously develop their skills and knowledge.

In order to strengthen the potential for higher education and research to respond to long-term challenges, the university leadership of four Swedish universities—Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and Uppsala University—have joined together to explore the topics of academic leadership and renewal of education in the collaborative project CALIE.

Through joint workshops and seminars with Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and University of Washington, they will share experience, best practices and strategies in order to inspire change in the participating institutions and to develop a platform for further academic collaboration.

The primary target group is university leadership. Through joint workshops and open seminars, the participants will have the opportunity to focus on long-term challenges facing higher education. 

Read more about CALIE on the project website

University of Denver (DU)

LU has a collaboration with the University of Denver (DU), which includes an agreement for ordered education (so-called Study Abroad), a bilateral agreement for student exchange, and an agreement for cooperation with 3+1+1. 

Read more about 3+1+1 with the University of Denver

The collaboration also offers opportunities for mobility for teachers and administrative staff.


Richard Stenelo
International director
+46 46 222 14 66
richard [dot] stenelo [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se