Karlstad University cooperates with universities in many other countries through visiting researchers and the exchange of teaching staff and students. We have agreements with about 100 universities and are involved in a number of international networks.
Our ambition is to increase understanding for other cultures and to strengthen the University’s role in the international knowledge community. We have a wide range of bilateral cooperation agreements with European universities both within the framework of the Erasmus programme and outside it. It is also involved in a number of projects in the Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus programmes and other European Union programmes and initiatives. Further, Karlstad University was one of the founding members of the Compostela Group of Universities, a network of over eighty universities throughout Europe centred on the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Cooperation with universities outside Europe is also of great importance and the University has agreements with institutions in many countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, South Africa, Korea, China and Latin America. For a number of years, the University has been an active member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and of the European University Association (EUA).
Although student and staff exchange are perhaps the major form of cooperation at the moment, there is also considerable international activity in the form of research and development work, symposia and conferences. Guest researchers arrive from several countries, such as USA, Germany, Finland or India.
Author: Maria Nilsson
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