39 participants from 33 higher education institutions participated in the 2019 Stockholm Partner Days. Photo: Marianne E Berggren

At Stockholm University, participants were introduced to the university’s international strategy and what it is like to study here. They were also given a guided tour of the campus and a chance to visit one of the university departments. The event at Stockholm University was hosted by the International Office at the Student Services Office.
“We are happy to host this meeting where our partners from around the world can meet and put a face to the people they have been in close contact with in their day-to-day work. We are also delighted to hold this partner meeting in cooperation with KI and KTH,” says Karin Granevi, Head of Student Services.

Important international cooperation

Participants were also given a lecture by Professor Kevin Noone at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), who spoke on the challenges that higher education is currently facing, especially considering humanity’s impact on the climate and the importance of international cooperation in this field.
Representatives of the international universities were also given good opportunities to get to know each other and to get acquainted with Stockholm, including a visit to the Stockholm City Hall and Gamla Stan.

Agreements with universities around the world

All in all, Stockholm University has over 500 agreements with universities around the world, allowing students at the university to study abroad for one or two semesters during their studies, and for foreign students to study at Stockholm University. The agreements are available at both central and departmental level. As part of the internationalisation efforts, one goal is to increase the number of Stockholm University students who choose to study abroad.