Lund University collaborates and cooperates with top universities all over the world through international networks, programmes and platforms for research and education.
Among others, our international collaboration involves teacher and student exchanges, research collaborations, interdisciplinary platforms and capacity building projects.
Collaboration with top universities
Universitas 21 (U21)
U21 is a global network comprising 27 research-intensive, comprehensive and prominent universities in 18 countries.
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
LERU is an organisation consisting of 21 leading research universities in Europe.
Collaboration in different continents
Learn more about our university-wide international collaboration in the following regions:
International student exchanges
During 2021, 1335 international exchange students came to Lund University while 729 Lund University students left for exchange studies at one of our partner universities all over the world. In 2022, the numbers were 1891 and 1325, respectively.
We have collaboration and exchange agreements with some 680 universities in around 75 countries. On top of that, over 140 of our degree programmes are taught entirely in English.
We also collaborate in several exchange programmes, for example Erasmus+ and Nordplus.
Collaboration at all levels
At the university-wide level, the Division of External Relations works with network collaborations, agreements and programmes. In addition, our faculties and departments have their own specific international collaborations.
Guidance for academic collaborations – Global Dynamic Engagement Framework (GDE-F)
The GDE-Framework at Lund University highlights the full range of the University’s current global engagement activities. At the same time, it aims to find new ways to further develop academic collaborations in various regions.
In order to achieve this, we set priorities for each region both at the faculty- and university-wide level, based on a mapping of current research- and education collaborations as well as academic cooperation.
Collaborations at the faculty- and department level
The University's faculties and departments present their faculty- and department-specific collaborations on their own websites:
- Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
- Faculties of Humanities and Theology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Malmö Academy of Music (Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts)
- Malmö Art Academy (Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts)
- School of Economics and Management (LUSEM)
Contact information for universities and collaboration partners
Global Dynamic Engagement Framework (GDE-F)
teresia [dot] rindefjall [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 62 40
Internationalisation at Lund University
Internationalisation is a prioritised area at Lund University.
The primary aim is to increase the quality of the University's operations, among other things by giving our students and employees the best opportunities for international experience and intercultural competence.
This is, for example, done by:
- exchanges for students and staff
- recruitment of international students and staff
- joint study programmes with foreign universities and
- 'Collaborative Online International Learning' (COIL).
More about the University's work with internationalisation on the Staff Pages:
More about international opportunities for students and staff:
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