Sweden-USA Project for Collaboration, Academic Leadership & Innovation in Higher Education (CALIE)

Reference number 2018-04448
Coordinator Lunds universitet - Lunds universitet, Externa relationer
Funding from Vinnova SEK 470 000
Project duration November 2018 - February 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project aimed to initiate an international development project in collaboration with Stanford, Berkeley and the University of Washington in the United States, as well as Lund, Uppsala, Stockholm and Gothenburg University in Sweden. The project has led to a proposal for a larger project with exchange of experience, strategic cooperation to strengthen universities and colleges in terms of renewal of higher education and academic leadership. The project has produced an agreed plan for the development project´s future activities and for an application to Vinnova for funding.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in a feasibility study where areas for exchange of experience have been identified, key people and good examples of renewal of education for Swedish universities have been identified. Bibliometric analyzes of collaborations between the universities involved have been made and information about partners has been developed. An application for funding for the continued work has been submitted and a mutual understanding of the continued development project in terms of purpose, focus areas, activities, timetable and budget has been established.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was coordinated by Lund University and was handled by a full-time project manager: The work was led by a steering group consisting of the pro-rectors at Lund, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Uppsala University. At each institution, there were administratively responsible persons. The project manager has developed a project plan and application to Vinnova. Dialogue was held with the American universities at a trip in november 2018 and in January 2019 to the west coast and a meeting with all project partners in Washington DC in February 2019.

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