Perspectives and Insights

A message from STINT’s Executive Director

October 2020

We are delighted that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry, particularly since STINT funded their research partnership in an early phase, when Charpentier worked at Umeå University.

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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