Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden
The ACCESS platform was initiated by Lund University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and Uppsala University. The framework of the platform was collectively agreed upon in November 2016 when the four parties signed a Letter of Intent.
The ACCESS platform aims to facilitate and deepen the academic relations between Chile and Sweden as well as to enable researchers, staff and students to become more connected to each other. For this purpose, Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Lund University and Uppsala University have decided to create research seminars in Chile and Sweden, the first at Lund University 17-18 August 2017.
In order to contribute to research excellence, long-term collaborations and increased academic mobility between the two countries, ten research areas were identified for the first seminar as common challenges for both countries. These challenges were the starting point of the discussions in separate workshops, followed by a general interdisciplinary discussion.
ACCESS laid the foundation for a strong Chilean-Swedish academic partnership, and the first joint seminar in Lund highlighted our great potential. The combination of creative, talented researchers and joint activities to enhance mobility between our countries will pave the way to long-standing collaboration. We look forward to deeper cultural and scientific understanding!