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Collaboration in Asia

Lund University collaborates and cooperates with top universities all over the world through international networks, programmes and platforms.

Global Dynamic Engagement (GDE) is Lund University's approach to enhance our international impact in research, education, innovation and cooperation. In this work, democracy, human rights, academic freedom, and accountability are core values.

Through GDE, we aim to strengthen and develop our collaborations in Asia. Our priority activities here are outlined in an annual roadmap.

Nordic Centre India (NCI)

NCI is a consortium of 18 Nordic universities, aiming to promote research and education collaboration between the Nordic countries and India. 

The NCI is administered by a Nordic secretariat, currently at Tampere University, and has a liaison office/manager’s residence in New Delhi. 

The NCI offers different kinds of support to

  • researchers
  • teachers
  • and students

and offers

  • summer courses
  • regular courses lasting one semester
  • and internships

for students at NCI's partner universities in India.

Nordic Centre India website

Nordic Centre Fudan, China

The Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai is a consortium of 20 Nordic universities. Through joint research projects and education programmes, it aims to increase mutual understanding and forge closer ties between the Nordic countries and China.  

The following main activities are conducted at the Nordic Centre:

  • teaching for Chinese students about the Nordic countries
  • teaching for Nordic students about China
  • collaboration with Nordic businesses in Shanghai and China supported by the Nordic embassies and consulates.

Nordic Centre Fudan website

David C. Lam Institute for East–West Studies (LEWI), Hong Kong

LEWI is an international research institute that Lund University is a member of.

LEWI is located in Hong Kong, where Lund University also has its own office, but has members from and operations in several continents. LEWI offers a Resident Graduate Scholarship Programme. The Lund office is primarily available to our researchers and teaching staff.

LEWI website

MIRAI 2.0, Japan

MIRAI 2.0 is a collaborative project between Swedish and Japanese universities. 

The project aims to strengthen academic cooperation between Sweden and Japan through:

  • research seminars
  • short PhD courses
  • joint activities on innovation processes.

MIRAI 2.0 website

Contact information

Henrik Hofvendahl
henrik [dot] hofvendahl [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (henrik[dot]hofvendahl[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 (0)46 222 30 15