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Spring network meetings proudly representing Lund University

Visit to Japan in April In light of the ongoing Swedish–Japanese research collaboration project – MIRAI, I together with Professors Viktor Öwall (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering) and Olov Sterner (Dean of the Faculty of Science) and International Director, Mr Richard Stenelo visited Tokyo on 20-24 April. We met with some of the Japanese universities already on board with … Continue reading

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April at Lund University

Global Week 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 … Continue reading

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Visit to Lund University by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

On March 24 the Croatian President Kalinda Grabar-Kitarović visited Lund University. The visit began at the Max IV followed by a meeting with Vice-chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz. The president and her advisors were given a presentation about Lund University and an informal discussion then followed. Before the president’s lecture in the university main hall she was presented by the Deputy Dean … Continue reading

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The University of Nottingham – Lund University’s first strategic partnership

On 9-10 March I had the opportunity to discuss together with Assoc. Prof. Sanimir Resic (LU), Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nick Miles and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Stockwell (both University of Nottingham – UoN) how we will move forward with the strategic partnership between our universities. A partnership agreement between UoN and LU will be signed during the Universitas 21 … Continue reading

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I am proud of Lund University’s strong relations with Canada

On 22 February, we had the honour of welcoming a State Visit from Canada, including the Governor General and the King of Sweden to Lund University. Our guests attended a presentation of the MAX IV and the ESS research facilities, and a declaration of intent for future research collaborations was signed. There was also time for a round-table discussion on the theme … Continue reading

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SACF – final Excellence Seminar in Stockholm and Lund

On 14 February, close to a hundred participants from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Sweden met in Stockholm for one final seminar. The Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum – SACF – series of seminars were summarised, followed by keynote speech made by Ms Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research. The SACF project has reached the … Continue reading

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Staying true to our core values

United States President Donald Trump’s executive order severely restricting entry into the U.S. for people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is against the principles of an open society and stands against values that universities hold at their core and rely on to flourish. I would like to express Lund University’s deep concern, support and sympathy for those affected, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lund University!

Spring semester has just started and I would like to welcome all new international partner university students that have arrived at Lund University. You have made an excellent choice in choosing Lund University for your education and especially during this year when we celebrate our 350th anniversary! Tuesday 10 January almost 600 international students from all over the world came … Continue reading

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December 19 2016: 350th Anniversary Jubilee Celebrations start!

Lund University is celebrating its 350th anniversary for 13 months – from 19 December 2016 until 28 January 2018. With an extensive jubilee programme, we will highlight our education, research and role in society over the years, and discuss important issues for the future. The celebrations will be possible to follow on our website For the special occasion Jubilee stamps … Continue reading

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University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin – new members in LERU!

Last week I attended the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Rectors’ Assembly in Heidelberg. At the meeting we decided to admit two new members, the University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin. The highly ranked universities are strong in research and education and will be of great value to our network. I look forward to closer collaboration with them. … Continue reading

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