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International collaborations

Linnaeus University strives to be one of the leaders nationally when it comes to internationalisation and it offers teachers, researchers and students rich opportunities to gain international experience.

All co-workers and students should have the opportunity to establish lasting international contacts with the aim of maintaining diversity and contributing to sustainable development. Our knowledge environment stimulates openness and promotes exchanges of knowledge between different countries, cultures, ages and scientific disciplines.

Our goal is that all our educational programmes will include the opportunity to study abroad and that more of our courses will be taught in English. Many courses are open to both foreign and Swedish students. Teaching will be carried out by both Swedish and foreign lecturers and researchers. This means that all our students have an increased international awareness and are well equipped for the future job market.

Linnaeus University strives to be an international university, a springboard to worldwide knowledge for both students and employees. All students are to be offered the opportunity to get international experience through, for instance, studies abroad or internship abroad.

The Office of External Relations coordinates, administrates, and quality-assures international university wide exchange agreements and programmes such as Erasmus+. The mission involves competitive intelligence and the spreading of information on opportunities and conditions for international mobility, various types of collaborations, and funding sources.

The International Office within the Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the mobility of outgoing and incoming exchange students, coming from or going to the university's partner universities. The slightly more than 1,000 incoming exchange students that study at Linnaeus University each year also receive support and guidance during their studies.

The Committee for Internationalisation

EUniWell (The European University for Well-Being)

EUniWell consists of seven European universities that have entered into a strategic university-wide collaboration. Through collaboration within high-quality education and research, we want to contribute to an environment for the people of Europe and their global neighbours that creates opportunities for good education, social responsibility, health, inclusion, and diversity – all important factors to create well-being.

Read more about EUniWell here. 

SBHSS - Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden

Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden is the joint Brussels Office for the three regions and the higher education institutions there. It aims to promote members' interest in different EU institutions. In 2022, the office will monitor the following areas on behalf of its members: Bioenergy, sustainable construction, health and health innovation, sustainable mobility, forestry and forest raw materials.

The members of the network are the regions Jönköping County, Kronoberg County, the Kalmar county, Halland, and Blekinge, as well as Linnaeus University and Jönköping University. Elected representatives from regions and the vice-chancellors from the two universities are forming the steering group, and a management group and a contact man group are coordinating the work and communicating information in each organization.

Contact at LNU: Valdete Hashani

Read more about SBHSS 

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Brussels office for the Universities in South Sweden

The Brussels office supports seven of Sweden's higher education institutions with the aim to increase their profile at EU level and create closer international partnerships. In this way, the Brussels office is a good complement to GIO´s support for research, collaboration and innovation at Lnu.

The members of the network are Blekinge Institute of Technology, Halmstad University, Kristianstad University, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Malmö University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the work is coordinated through a working group with members from each university and the Brussels office’s staff.

As a researcher, you can either contact the Brussels office directly or your contact at the university.

Contact at LNU: Kjärstin Hagman Boström

If you want to know more, feel free to visit the Brussels office's website. Click here! If you want to follow Lnu’s information feel free to join the staff group EU funding and information.

New European Bauhaus, NEB

Linnaeus University is an official partner in the New European Bauhaus, which is an interdisciplinary meeting place where we together shape our future sustainable and inclusive living environments. As a partner in NEB, LNU gets new opportunities to collaborate with other actors, both regionally and in Europe. As parts of EU funding will be channelled through dedicated Bauhaus calls, the partnership will pave the way for new collaborative projects.

Contact persons: Annett Wolf, Valdete Hashani, Åsa Blom.

Do you want to know more about LNU's work within NEB? Click here!

If you want to receive regular updates and information on NEB and related calls, feel free to join the staff group New European Bauhaus.

Read more  about  New European Bauhaus

Linnaeus University has agreements/cooperation with universities around the world. The agreements can include a wide range of activities, such as teacher exchange, student exchange, and research cooperation. Many of the agreements only include cooperation within specific subject areas.

For information about existing agreements at Linnaeus University, please email
intrel@lnu.se