The Academic Forum of 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic the ACCESS Forum planned for June 2020 will be cancelled. Similar to the developments in Chile that lead to the postponement in december, the ACCESS Steering Committe have been following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic closely and decided that the only responsible option is to postpone the forum. A new date for the conference will be announced once the situation has stabilised.


The Academic Forum of 2019

The ACCESS Steering Committee have been following the latest developments in Chile with great concern. Each one of the universities have reflected and discussed the current situation. Our standpoint is that we must listen and respect the extraordinary situation that Chile is presently facing. Based on this we have determined that it is inappropriate to go forward with the Swedish-Chilean academic forum while Chile is living through one of the most severe crises in modern time.

The ACCESS Steering Committee have taken the decision to postpone the ACCESS-forum planned to be held in Uppsala and Stockholm 2-5 December 2019.
The forum will be held between 8-11 June, 2020 in Uppsala and Stockholm. More information about this will be posted in the homepage shortly.



So, what to do and see in the university city of Uppsala? Kick off with a visit to part medieval, part Gothic Uppsala Domkyrka, or Uppsala Cathedral. Inaugurated in 1435, Gothic re-styled in the 19th century, it is a must see/do in Uppsala.

Gamla (Old) Uppsala, just north of the city, boasts impressive 6th century burial mounds and in its museum you can learn about the legend of the Svea kings and gory human sacrifices (kids love this bit). Go here for Gamla Uppsala Museum, Odinsborg restaurant and Disagården open-air museum.



The beautiful Swedish capital prides itself on being open to anyone and everyone. A curious city, eager to try anything that is new, anything that’s different. So, welcome to Stockholm, whoever you are!

Credits: Visit Sweden


Forum 2017

In order to contribute to research excellence, long-term collaborations and increased academic mobility between the two countries, in 2017 five research areas were identifed 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.