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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 many US and Canadian universities, university-wide as well as faculty specific.


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

In order to strengthen the potential for higher education and research to respond to long-term challenges, topics within academic leadership and renewal of education were explored in the collaborative project CALIE during 2019-2021.

Participating universities:

  • Lund University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Stockholm University
  • Uppsala University
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Washington

Results and documentation are available on the CALIE project's website

University of Toronto

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.

According to Times Higher Education, UMD is ranked 18th in the world (World University Rankings 2021).

University of Toronto website

Collaboration with UoT

LU and UoT signed an agreement for student exchange in 2000 and have exchanged 152 students in the past 5 years.

To date, researchers have co-published 277 joint articles, participated in staff mobility exchange programmes, like the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme, and launched projects funded by the EU and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Contact at LU

  • Academic lead – Professor Christofer Edling
  • Administrative support – Pouneh Eftekhari pouneh [dot] eftekhari [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

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.


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