That Swedish universities appear jointly in international contexts gives a strong signal of Sweden as a comprehensive knowledge nation, and it's important in the international work. Of course we compete against each other as universities, but we have above all a common interest in advancing the Swedish higher education and research abroad. Therefore, a signing ceremony like this is important as a visible manifestation, and collaborations like the STINT funded Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum, where six Swedish universities collaborate on seminars in six countries, are particularly important.