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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

Guidance for Academic Collaborations in North America

Through the Global Dynamic Engagement Framework (GDE-F) work, a roadmap has been developed for the University's involvement in the region, which – on an annual basis – will show the way forward in research, education and collaboration at both faculty and university-wide level.

More about the Global Dynamic Engagement Framework, GDE-F

Educational agreements

Today, Lund University has 32 student exchange agreements with Canadian universities, 11 of which are university-wide, and 40 student exchange agreements with American universities, of which 21 are university-wide. The University also has Study Abroad agreements with American universities, both at university-wide and faculty/department level.

Network activities

University 21 (U21)

U21 is a leading global network of research-intensive universities that encourages its members to share good examples and to collaborate across borders.

U21 has four members in North America:

  • McMaster University (Canada)
  • University of California, Davis (USA)
  • University of Connecticut (USA)
  • University of Maryland (USA)

For all higher education institutions, there are university-wide declarations of intent, so-called 'Memorandum of Understanding), and student mobility agreements.

More about Universitas 21, U21

University-wide partnerships

Of the many strong partnerships that Lund University has been involved in over the years, extra focus and resources have been allocated to the university-wide partnership with the University of Toronto in Canada.


SIREUS is a recently started three-year collaboration project between

  • the Swedish–American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA)
  • Lund University and
  • 11 other Swedish universities.

SIREUS focuses on knowledge exchange in innovation, science and entrepreneurship as well as talent mobility for students and researchers between Sweden and the USA.

More about collaboration in North America – Staff Pages

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. 

ACCESS website

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. 

FAPESP website

More about collaboration in Latin America – Staff Pages

Contact information

North America
Pouneh Eftekhari
pouneh [dot] eftekhari [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

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

The CALIE project

A Swedish–American collaboration project regarding academic leadership and strategic innovation of education that ran from 2019 to 2021.

Participating universities:

  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Uppsala University
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Washington

Project results and documentation can be found on the project website: 

CALIE project website

Contact information

Teresia Rindefjäll, project manager
teresia [dot] rindefjall [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

+46 (0)46 222 62 40