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International networks

Lund University is a member of a number of Nordic, European and world-wide networks.

International students standing in a circle

Universitas 21 (U21)

Universitas 21 (U21) is a global network comprising 27 research-intensive, comprehensive and prominent universities in 17 countries.

The aim of the network is to promote and facilitate mobility between member universities and to provide a platform for collaboration and development projects in education, research and administration. The network also facilitates the exchange of information and the sharing of best practice and expertise.

Universitas 21 website

League of European Research Universities (LERU)

LERU was founded in 2002 by some of Europe’s leading universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Helsinki and Heidelberg. LERU’s aims are to strengthen European research, education and innovation and to develop best practice through the mutual exchange of experiences.

Membership of LERU is by invitation only. The criteria for membership are research volume, high quality of doctoral education, and peer-recognised academic excellence. Lund University became a member in 2006.

LERU website

Utrecht Network

The Utrecht Network is a European network comprising 31 universities in 28 countries. The aim of the network is to:

  • promote and facilitate mobility between member universities
  • provide a platform for collaboration and development projects in education, research and administration
  • facilitate the exchange of information and the spread of best practice and expertise

The network primarily deals with student exchange, as well as staff exchange, internationalisation of syllabi, joint courses, double degrees and joint doctorates, and summer schools.

Utrecht Network website

Nordlys

Nordlys is a cross-disciplinary network within the Nordplus programme, with participation by 36 universities in the Nordic countries. Nordlys is aimed at students and teaching staff who want to study or work in subjects in which their institution does not have agreements/networks with universities in the other Nordic countries.

Nordlys website

Southern African–Nordic Centre (SANORD)

SANORD is a member organisation that connects universities in the Nordic countries and southern Africa. The aim of the network is to facilitate, extend and strengthen collaboration and contact between higher education institutions in southern Africa and the Nordic countries. SANORD was formed in 2007 and has member universities in the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

SANORD is coordinated by the secretariat at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

There are three member universities in Sweden: Uppsala University (which is one of the founder members), Lund University and Karlstad University.

SANORD website

Baltic University Programme (BUP)

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is a network of about 225 universities and other institutes of higher learning throughout the Baltic Sea region. The network is coordinated by the Baltic University Programme Secretariat. The Programme focuses on questions of sustainable development, environmental protection, and democracy in the Baltic Sea region. The aim is to support the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development. This is achieved by developing university courses, and by participation in projects in cooperation with authorities, municipalities and others.

Baltic University Programme website

Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET)

SASNET is an interdisciplinary platform for research, education and information about southern Asia, which aims to encourage Swedish researchers to collaborate with researchers in southern Asia and worldwide.

SASNET is funded by Lund University, but is also accessible to researchers and students at other universities in Sweden and the other Nordic countries.

SASNET website

Scholars at Risk (SAR)

Lund University is a member of Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network of more than 250 member institutions in 30 countries that works to help threatened academics and promote academic freedom worldwide. This sits well with Lund University’s values of human rights, respect, tolerance and speaking out against injustice.

Lund University and the other Swedish SAR members (Gothenburg, Dalarna, Malmö, Stockholm and Uppsala universities) have started a Swedish SAR network.

Scholars at Risk website

Faculty specific networks

Since 2000, the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University is a member of T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) and MAGHALAES, offering student mobility in Latin America, Caribbean and Europe.

The School of Economics and Mangement at Lund University is a member of a number of networks. More information about these networks can be found at the School's website: Network affiliations at the School of Economics and Management

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Contact information

Universitas 21
Ulrika Qvist-Mathiesen
Ulrika.Qvist_Mathiesen [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 8312

LERU
Cecilia Gagné
Cecilia.Gagne [at] fsi.lu.se
+46 46 222 3032

Utrecht
Petra Moser Noergaard
petra.moser-norgaard [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 4753

Nordlys
Petra Moser Noergaard
petra.moser-norgaard [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 4753

SANORD
Pär Svensson
Par.Svensson [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 7742

SASNET
sasnet [at] sasnet.lu.se
+46 46 222 7340

Scholars at Risk
Pär Svensson
Par.Svensson [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 7742

Baltic University Programme
Petra Moser Noergaard
petra.moser-norgaard [at] er.lu.se
+46 46 222 4753

Faculty contacts

International Office at the Faculty of Engineering

International Office at the School of Economics and Management