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Quality assurance in Sweden and at Lund University

The  Swedish Higher Education Authority recently hosted a meeting on the forthcoming period of evaluations of Swedish higher education in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles. This new type of evaluation will focus on how well the HEI:s contribute to secure and evolve education on all levels in a systematic way. Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher … Continue reading

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A Jubilee tour to Berkeley and UCLA

Lund University was in California last week to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of our exchange agreement with the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). It is Lund’s oldest exchange agreement, and largest in volume. During the years over 4000 have participated in the programme. The celebration was held Saturday evening (October 21) at the Fowler Museum at UCLA (University … Continue reading

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Rome and Lund in September

  A couple of weeks ago I attended a conference in Italy where I was one of the speakers at the XIII International Symposium entitled “Knowledge and Mercy. The Third Mission of the University” – a symposium that is part of the World Conference of University Rectors held at the  Università Tor Vergata in Rome during 7-11 September, followed by … Continue reading

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Dear students, welcome to Lund University and Sweden!

A week has passed since our Arrival Day and I hope it has been an exciting and interesting week for you. Lund University is very honored that you have chosen to study at our university, and now you are here! Congratulations! I hope that you will have a wonderful time here. This semester we have once again welcomed a large … Continue reading

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Summer is here – time to look back at spring activities!

I hope your spring semester has been as exciting and interesting as mine has been. May has been a busy month with several high-level meetings within the framework of our prioritized networks U21 and LERU. Together with Marianne Gullberg (Humanities Laboratory) Sanimir Resic (Faculties of Humanities and Theology), Anna Bruce and Gregor Noll (Faculty of Law) I participated at the … Continue reading

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We are proud to host the IDAHOT day at Lund University!

IDAHOT day at Lund University. We are proud to have the rainbow flag on top of our main building today! And in many other parts of the university. We are all humans, let us be kind to each other!

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Sweden Excellence Seminar in Indonesia

I have had the pleasure of leading the SACF delegation during the Indonesia-Sweden Excellence Seminar with activities taking place in Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta.  In Yogyakarta 32 colleagues from the Swedish universities of Uppsala, Stockholm, KTH, Chalmers, Linköping and Lund University  discussed around current issues with top Indonesian researchers, focusing on how Swedish and Indonesian researchers can collaborate in the … Continue reading

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The academic world urges publishers to enter a brave new world!

  Recently LERU, (League of European Research Universities) /published a statement on open access. Swedish and European universities pay significant parts of their budgets to publishers, in a European perspecitve, hundreds of millions of Euros. In the era of Open Science and  Open Data, Open Access to publications is one of the cornerstones of the new research paradigm, and the business … Continue reading

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Lund University welcomes new international students!

This semester some 650 international students arrived in Lund on 11 January. This is a great moment for Lund University, the arrival of you students from all over the world, most of you through an exchange programme! All in all you represent more than 50 different nationalities. We value the diversity this brings to our global classroom. Canada, China, the … Continue reading

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November 2015 – Paving the way for research collaborations in Asia

The Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum (SACF) has now taken two steps further in the series of jointly organised seminars. I have had the pleasure of leading two Lund University delegations to two separate seminars, one in Singapore 2-5 November and one in Shanghai, China, 16-19 November. All in all, thirteen researchers from seven faculties at Lund University took part in … Continue reading

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