International Cooperation

Internationalisation at Umeå University is conducted on many levels and includes both employees and students. Through networking, cooperation programs and platforms for education and research, we are creating an international environment at the university.

More information about international programmes and collaborations, and proceudres regarding mobility, can be found at:
International

Baltic University Programme (BUP)

BUP is a network of over 200 higher education insitutions in the Baltic Sea area. The programme creates and coordinates courses at the undergraduate and master level at its participating institutions, and sponsors joint research projects with a focus on sustainable development in the region. In addition to courses, conferences are held annually for students and university teachers. BUP is coordinated by Uppsala University.

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014–2020. The programme offers opportunities in learning mobility for students and staff, innovation and good practices, and support for policy reform.

Linnaeus-Palme

Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme for teachers and students at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) who teach or study at first-cycle or second cycle level. The programme aims to stimulate cooperation between Swedish Higher Education Institutions' (HEI) and HEI's in low and middle income countries, to raise internationalisation.

Nordplus

The Nordplus higher education programme is the exchange programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers for students and teachers at universities and university colleges in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The programme is based on a number of networks and projects between higher education institutions in the different countries.

North2North

The North2North exchange programme is a network within the University of the Arctic, which is designed for students who have an "Arctic theme" in their degree programme. It aims to increase cooperation between a number of participating universities in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Iceland and the northern parts of the USA and Canada.

Nordic Center in Shanghai, China

The Nordic Centre in Shanghai, China is located at Fudan University. For researchers at member universities the centre offer:

  • funding for research stays.
  • services for visiting scholars (for exampleoffice spaces, practical help on relocating temporarily, access to academic resources of Fudan University).
  • funding for seminars, workshops and conferences.

Students from Umeå University have the opportunity to study summer courses at the centre to study Chinese society.

Nordic Centre in India

The Nordic Centre provides its member universities with help to:

  • find partners in India,
  • organise workshops and conferences,
  • apply for research visas,
  • arrange visits to Indian universities.

Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network that works to protect threatened scholars and to promote academic freedom around the world. Read more at:
Scholars at Risk

Mirai

"Mirai" - future! is a project to strengthen academic cooperation in education, research and innovation between Swedish and Japanese universities. The project is specifically directed towards researchers who are in the early stages of their career. The topic and focus is sustainability, materials science and aging. Read more at:
Mirai

South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF)

A collaborative STINT-project between universities, organizations and authorities in Sweden and South Africa. In the years 2017-2020, researchers, students, companies, research funding and authorities from Sweden and South Africa will offer opportunities for different forms of cooperation to strengthen existing relations between the two countries and establish new forms of sustainable cooperation with a focus on younger researchers.

Uppsala University is coordinating the project. Umeå University participates along with Lund University, Karlstad University, KI – Karolinska institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Malmö University, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, University West and Örebro University.
Sasuf

Study in Sweden in South Korea

Study in Sweden in South Korea is a unique project to recognize Sweden as a knowledge nation where one of the sub goals is to increase the number of students from this region to the higher education institutions. The project also includes collaboration with industry for internships for Korean and Swedish students, making Swedish research more known and developing a strong alumni network. The project is a collaboration between the Swedish Embassy in Seoul and Umeå University, University of Gothenburg, KTH and Lund University. It is supported by the Swedish Institute and the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. In 2019, Sweden and South Korea celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations.

The Arctic University of Norway

Umeå University has a partnership agreement with the Arctic University of Norway. This aims to enhance the quality of research, education and collaboration at both universities. The agreement regulates both general strategic areas and sub-areas for cooperation.

Strategy for internationalisation

Umeå University's internationalisation strategy for education

The university is currently in the process of establishing a new steering document, and action plan, for internationalisation at the university. This work is led by the International Office.

The current strategy for education is valid until the year-end 2019.

contact

Baltic University Programme

Ingrid Svensson
International Office

Erasmus+

Jenny Ahlinder Hagberg
International Office

Linnaeus-Palme and Nordplus

Monika Larsson
International Office

North2North

Emma Akgöz
International Office

Nordic Centre in Shanghai, China and Nordic Centre in India

Heidi Hansson
University Management

Sara Franke-Wikberg (Contact person for summer courses)
International Office

Mirai

Greg Neely (scientific committee)
Department of Psychology

Jenny Ahlinder Hagberg (project leader)
International Office

South Africa – Sweden Forum

Per A. Nilsson
Planning Office

Study in Sweden in South Korea

Petra Käck
International Office

Scholars at Risk

Ingrid Svensson
International Office

The Arctic University of Norway

Daniel Andersson
Planning Office

Sandra Lundström
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