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University-wide partnerships

In recent years, university-wide partnerships have become a new way of cooperating on internationalisation of higher education and research, with an increasing trend towards closer partnerships. Today, Lund University is involved in several strategic partnerships.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham (UoN) is a public research-intensive university in Nottingham, UK, that also has campuses in Semenyih (Malaysia) and Ningbo (China). UoN is organised into five different faculties (Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences), including more than 50 schools, departments and research centres. UoN has approximately 44 000 students and 9 000 employees.

The University of Nottingham is a member of the U21 network, and is ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK and Europe, and is considered to be one of the top universities in the world. UoN became Lund University’s first strategic partner and the partnership agreement between our two universities was renewed in May 2017 for another five years.

Read more on the UoN website

Universität Hamburg

With more than 42 000 students, Universität Hamburg is one of Germany’s largest universities, combining versatile education with outstanding research. Universität Hamburg is comprised of eight faculties: Law; Business, Economics and Social Sciences; Medicine; Education; Humanities; Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences; Psychology and Human Movement; and Business Administration. Lund University and Universität Hamburg signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in 2016. 

Read more on the Universität Hamburg website

Call for applications for seed funding 2020 – decision

The call for seedfunding for collaboration in research and education with Universität Hamburg was closed on 15 January 2020.  Applications have been evaluated by an assessment group (four evaluators from LU and three from UHH) and decisions have been made for funding for six projects. 

Read more on the Universität Hamburg website

If you have any questions, please contact petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland (UMD) is a public, research-intensive university. UMD has two campuses: College Park, located close to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. 

UMD College Park has around 41 000 students studying 97 undergraduate programmes, 113 Master's Programmes and 84 Doctoral Programmes; 9 000 employees and 388 000 alumni. UMD College Park has 12 colleges and schools.

University of Maryland College Park is a member of the U21 network. According to Times Higher Education, UMD is ranked 75 in the USA (US College Rankings 2020) and 90th in the world (World University Rankings 2021). 

Collaboration with UMD

LU and UMD signed an agreement for student exchange in 2015 and have exchanged 50 students in the past 5 years.

To date, researchers have co-published 56 journal articles, created the Fire Safety Global Consortium (along with other U21 members), and participated in staff mobility exchange programmes, like the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme.

Read more about the Fire Safety Global Consortium on the U21 website

In 2016, LU and UMD also announced a call for seed funding which resulted in the funding of 4 joint projects.

Read more about the 4 joint projects on the UMD website

University of Maryland website

University of Toronto

University of Toronto (UoT) is a public, research-intensive university. UoT has three campuses located near downtown Toronto:: St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough.

UoT has around 93 000 students studying over 700 undergraduate programmes and over 300 graduate programmes; 22 200 employees and 607 000 alumni. In 2019, UoT was granted $1.38 billion in research funding. UoT has 16 colleges and divisions.

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

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.

University of Toronto website

Contact

University of Nottingham

Academic lead
Professor Tomas Brage

Administrative support
Christina Grossmann
International coordinator
christina [dot] grossmann [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Universität Hamburg

Academic lead
Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

Administrative support
Petra Moser-Nørgaard
International coordinator
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
 

University of Maryland College Park

Academic lead
Professor Martin Tunér

Administrative support
Richard Stenelo
International director
richard [dot] stenelo [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
 

University of Toronto

Academic lead
Professor Christofer Edling

Administrative support
Richard Stenelo
International director
richard [dot] stenelo [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se