Early April proved to be a very rewarding period in the company of partners and friends from around the globe.
Global Week – an event for international coordinators, teachers and international directors at LU and our partner universities – started on Monday 3 April. Partners from Europe, North and South America, Australia and Japan came together with LU colleagues to discuss topics within internationalisation.Three themes during three days attracted some 150 colleagues interested in discussing:
Internationalisation of the Curriculum – sessions led by Jos Beelen, Senior Policy Adviser for Internationalisation and researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
The Students Experience – sessions led by David Wick, Assistant Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA.
Strategies for Partnerships – sessions led by Suzanne Alexander, Director International Office at the University of Leicester, UK, and Gunilla Carlecrantz, Senior Advisor for External Relations at Lund University.
The programme also included some cultural activities each evening in the spirit of the Lund University 350th anniversary.
50th Anniversary Celebration with UCEAP
The Lund University / University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is LU’s oldest and largest exchange programme. The first agreement was signed on 20 June 1966 and last year in October our 50-year long friendship was celebrated in California.
A celebration gives us the opportunity to put the spotlight on who we are, what we do and our achievements – be it 50 or 350 years! So, to reciprocate this wonderful occasion, Lund University had the opportunity to welcome alumni, students, staff from California and Lund, as well as friends of the programme to a few days of exciting events in Lund on 6-8 April! I enjoyed our festivities in California tremendously and I’m very glad that so many were able to come to Lund to continue the celebration. It was a joy to hear stories from alumni who studied on exchange in Lund decades ago and we are thrilled that our guests were smiling ear to ear with enjoyment at the various activities!
We value our partners and hope that this is only the beginning of more years to come of fruitful collaboration and exchange. To broaden our exchange and secure the students’ academic experience we welcome and support the exchange of academics and staff. And we look forward to the next 50 years!
International Master’s applications and admissions autumn 2017
In the latest application round Lund University did very well! Out of 74 584 applications, Lund University received 26 216 which is 23 % more than in the previous year. In Sweden as a whole, 19 587 were admitted of which LU admitted 4 033 students in total. 1 815 of these are fee paying students, which is an increase of more than 500 fee paying students from last year.
We continue to see a broad range of applications from many different countries of which China, Bangladesh, USA and India are at the very top. Lund University is also the university in Sweden with the highest number of international students with a scholarship from the Swedish Institute. Currently, the two most popular Master’s programmes among international students at Lund University are the Master’s Programme in Public Health and the Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law.