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Collaboration in North and Latin America

Lund University collaborates and cooperates with top universities all over the world through international networks, programmes and platforms. Below we present some of our larger, university-wide collaborations with partners in North and Latin America.

Collaboration in North America

University-wide partnership with University of Maryland (UMD) College Park

University of Maryland (UMD) is a public, research-intensive university. UMD has two campuses: College Park, located close to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Lund University has entered into a strategic partnership with College Park Campus.

UMD College Park has around

  • 41 000 students
  • 9 000 employees and
  • 388 000 alumni

and offers

  • approximately 100 Bachelor's programmes
  • over 110 Master's programmes and
  • more than 80 programmes at the doctoral level.

The University is a member of the U21-network. In the World University Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education (THE), it is ranked as one of the foremost universities in the world (rank 90).   

University of Maryland website

University-wide partnership with University of Toronto (UoT)

University of Toronto (UoT) is a public, research-intensive university. UoT has three campuses near central Toronto:

  • St. George (UTSG) Campus
  • Scarborough (UTSC) Campus and
  • Mississauga (UTM) Campus. 

Lund University has entered into a university-wide partnership with all three campuses.

UoT has around 

  • 93 000 students
  • 22 000 employees
  • 607 000 alumni

and offers

  • over 700 Bachelor's programmes and
  • 200 Master's programmes.

In the World University Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education (THE), it is ranked as one of the foremost universities in the world (rank 18).

University of Toronto website

Special activities

Sweden–USA Project for Collaboration, Academic Leadership & Innovation in Higher Education (CALIE)

The CALIE project is a collaboration between four Swedish universities:

  • Lund University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Stockholm University and
  • Uppsala University.

Through joint seminars and workshops with the three American universities

  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley and
  • University of Washington,

member universities are given the opportunity to focus on the challenges higher education is facing in the long term.

CALIE website

Collaboration in Latin America

Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden (ACCESS)

The ACCESS platform was created by Lund University, Uppsala University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile to increase collaborations within higher education between Sweden and Chile. 

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Since 2015, Lund University has been involved in a collaboration with FAPESP. The aim is to strengthen the research cooperation between LU and researchers in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. 

Contact information

CALIE project

Teresia Rindefjäll
teresia [dot] rindefjall [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 62 40

Petra Moser-Nørgaard
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 47 53

Pouneh Eftekhari (leave of absence)
pouneh [dot] eftekhari [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 46 45

North America
Richard Stenelo,
International Director
richard [dot] stenelo [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 14 66

Latin America
Miguel Cornejo Herrera
miguel [dot] cornejo_herrera [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 93 83