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 Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project is to initiate an international development project in collaboration with several prominent universities on the American West Coast. The development project will lead to the exchange of best practice, contribute to strategic cooperation and strengthen Swedish universities in the renewal of higher education and academic leadership. Important focus areas are the need for sustainable development and lifelong learning. The goal of this initial project is an agreed-upon plan for the development project and for the application of funding to Vinnova.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to result in a preparatory study and an application for funding for the continued work as well as in mutual understanding of the development project in terms of purpose, focus areas, activities, time-frame and budget. This strengthens the prerequisites for a well-functioning cooperation between the Swedish and American parties.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is coordinated by Lund University and run by a full-time project manager. The work is led by a steering group consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors of Lund University (Chair), University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. At each university there is administrative staff responsible for the project. The project manager is responsible for developing the the project plan, the project application to Vinnova and for contacts with the universities in Sweden and the US.

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