Perspectives and Insights

A message from STINT’s Executive Director

October, 2019

Andreas Göthenberg writes about STINT’s 25-year anniversary with its sibling foundations and the related interview with STINT’s founding father, Bjarne Kirsebom.
He also reflects on the changes that have taken place in the internationalisation of higher education and research during his ten years at STINT, as well as on STINT’s current and future role in the internationalisation of higher education and research.

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Strategic grants develop university collaborations

Eva Åkesson is the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, a university that has been granted funding through the programme Strategic Grants for Internationalisation several times. Among others, a collaboration between South African and Swedish universities through the South Africa – Sweden University Forum has been initiated.

Something that is particularly exciting right now, Eva Åkesson says, is that Swedish institutions have started to collaborate more, together with international partners. The interview is in Swedish.

Great benefits of double degree programmes

A few years ago, the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University received funding from STINT for a double degree programme.

“Launching such a programme takes a lot of planning, but there are great benefits to the university and the students,” says Per Warfvinge, professor at LTH.

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