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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.

Sweden-Korea Education, Research and Innovation Collaboration (SKERIC)

SKERIC is a collaborative project during 2024–2026 between 

  • Lund University (coordinator)
  • University of Gothenburg
  • KTH
  • Umeå University
  • Uppsala University
  • Korea University
  • POSTECH and 
  • Seoul National University.

It is primarily a collaboration to promote research and innovation, which also aims to prepare for South Korea's entry into Horizon Europe. Three activities will run throughout the duration of the project:

  • Future Laureates Societal Challenges Programme – for young/emerging researchers
  • Science Diplomacy Academy – for future academic leaders, and 
  • Research-based Start-ups/Spin-offs Forum – for representatives of research-based start-ups and university spin-offs.

SKERIC website

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 provides various types 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

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