The project officially started on 24 November when the ambassadors of Brazil, Indonesia, China, Singapore and the Republic of Korea will meet representatives from Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Linköping University, KTH, Chalmers and Lund University, at a launch reception at the Scheffler Palace in Stockholm.
The project officially started on 24 November when the ambassadors of Brazil, Indonesia, China, Singapore and the Republic of Korea will meet representatives from Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Linköping University, KTH, Chalmers and Lund University, at a launch reception at the Scheffler Palace in Stockholm.

Educating the next generation

When it comes to meeting current and future global challenges, universities play a critical role in educating and moulding the next generation of leading researchers and decision-makers. Experience has shown that by working multilaterally as opposed to unilaterally, more can be achieved in research, teaching, knowledge transfer and innovation.

As universities attempt to provide students and staff with a truly global experience through internationalisation, strategic and structured networking and cooperation is becoming increasingly important.

Six Swedish Universities. Six Countries.

In an effort to facilitate international academic collaborations and enable researchers and research students to become more connected with the global research community, six leading Swedish universities will carry out research and higher education seminars in a select group of countries. Between 2015 and 2016, seminars will be held in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea, with a final meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Strengthening and establishing new collaborations

The project aims to develop and strengthen existing research collaborations, establish new relationships and initiatives between researchers in Sweden and around the world, create opportunities for joint exploration of critical global issues, and connect enterprises and research through innovation.

Seminars will focus on topics of common interest, such as sustainability, life science, and innovation, and will be organised in conjunction with universities, authorities and relevant stakeholders in the host countries. All seminars will follow the same basic format, alternating research presentations with round table discussions and topical workshops.

Additional events such as student recruitment fairs, alumni events, scholarship competitions, and target-meetings with funding agencies and local and regional authorities will be carried out in combination with seminars.

More information

For more information about the project, please contact Elisabet Idermark, Senior Advisor International Relations and SACF Project Leader at Stockholm University: elisabet.idermark@su.se