Lund University

Lund University

About University

Lund University (LU) is a comprehensive university with 47 000 students. The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. LU has internationalization as one of her four strategies to achieve the vision of becoming a world-class university. As part of this strategy LU cooperates with universities all over theworld through bilateral agreements, educational and research programmes, networks and research collaboration. The university has about 680 student exchange partner universities in over 50 countries and welcomes about 3100 international Master’s and 1500 exchange students to Lund University. The numbers of courses and programmes taught in English are 90 Masters programmes and about 500 single subject courses. In EMA 1, LU participates in 7 programmes. In Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window/Action 2, LU has a long track record from being one of the first universities coordinating and participating as partner up till today. LU is coordinating 11 projects (Jordan/Syria/Lebanon, India, China, Asia regional, Iran/Iraq/Yemen) and has been partner in over 30 projects. LU also participates in three EM3 projects. In addition, LU has participated in almost all major European, Nordic and Swedish international educational cooperation programs such as LLP (Erasmus Structural Network JOIMAN and JOI.CON, Socrates, Erasmus, Minerva etc), Leonardo, Linnaeus-Palme, Nordplus, SIDA-projects as well as Jean Monnet besides other activities within the EU Research Framework programmes. In FP7 LU is participating in 240 projects and coordinates 14. LU is also currently coordinating GeoNetC, an Erasmus+ project funded 2015. LU with its Lund University GIS Centre, Department of physical geography and ecosystem science, and Division of Risk Management and Society Safety has a strong research and education backbone in spatial information science and technologies (geographic information system, remote sensing, and spatial data infrastructures), environmental management and protection, and disaster risk management. Close collaboration between these three sectors opens new doors for multidisciplinary and innovative research and education activities.

Role In The Project

LU will be the coordinator of the project. So all coordination activities, such as organizing the meetings including steering committee meetings, financial management, dividing of tasks, progress and quality control, and reporting, will be conducted by LU. The university also participates in the development of courses, training of trainers (ToT) and dissemination activities. LU will lead setting up of e-learning systems in partner universities and will lead the development of a Web based system for environmental protection and disaster risk management which will be used by stakeholders. LU will train experts from partner countries on how to use and support the system and also will help/guide them with data collection for the practical use of the system.

Project Members

Ali Mansourian

Petter Pilesjö

Per Becker

Micael Runnström

Irma Habermann

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