Internationalisation – part of the Linnaeus culture
Internationalisation at Linnaeus University
From a global perspective, the internationalisation of higher education strengthens the international community and promotes democracy and diversity. What is more, internationalisation is a means to achieve the highest quality in the different parts of our activities and internationalisation is defined as the whole process that integrates an international dimension into the university's activities and environments. This means that the work with internationalisation is evident in the management, education and research as well as in the administration and in the physical and digital knowledge environment (Reg:no LNU 2015/129.1.1).
Linnaeus University Vision 2030 expresses that our activities should be characterised by successful ways of working for students’ and members of staff’s intercultural, interdisciplinary, and international learning and co-creation in creative learning environments.
Our academic activities integrate values like equal opportunity, equality, sustainable development, and internationalisation to achieve excellence.
Strategy and support in internationalisation work
In order to push internationalisation work forward, the vice-chancellor has established a Committee for internationalisation that will function as support and preparatory body. The committee makes up the university's management support in questions relating to internationalisation. The committee has representatives from the faculties and the board of teacher education and the members should be either each respective faculty's dean or a person from the faculty appointed by the dean. The committee is chaired by the deputy vice-chancellor, responsible for the field of internationalisation.
Each faculty has its own organisation for its internationalisation work and a person who is responsible for the international collaboration agreements at the faculty. More information about the agreements and the persons responsible for the agreements at the faculties can be found here.
International Relations (IR), at the Office of external relations, coordinates, administers, and quality-checks international collaboration agreements and funding programmes relating to education and research. IR is responsible for the university's process concerning international collaboration agreements and the common agreement database Interbas.
The commission includes support to the management, faculties, and the university administration as well as external monitoring, spreading information on conditions and opportunities for international collaborations, and finding funding sources.
You are more than welcome to join our group "Internationalisation" on Staff, which is meant to spread information about and promote commitment to questions concerning internationalisation.
If you have any questions regarding the international work at Linnaeus University, kindly email International Relations at the Office of external relations. We will make sure that your request is forwarded to the right person.
Office of student affairs
International office (IO), at the office of student affairs, is responsible for the mobility of outgoing and incoming exchange students to Linnaeus University's partner universities. Click the links below for more information.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
Linnaeus University has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the period 2014–2020 by the European Commission, which is a prerequisite for higher education institutions that want to take part in the Erasmus+ programme: Linnaeus University ECHE.
More information about Erasmus+ can be found on: utbyten.se and http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/