Lund University delegation in Hamburg for 2 daysDeepening the strategic partnership
21 March 2023, by Newsroom editorial office
Photo: Universität Hamburg / Esfandiari
Digitalization, sustainability, career paths in academia, diversity, and equal opportunity— these topics are the focus of the visit by the 10-person delegation from Lund University to Universität Hamburg on 20–21 March.
The entire management level of Lund University and representatives of the student body were present. The visit focused on exchanging ideas about the universities’ strategic goals and development, including the development of science parks and science cities—an area in which Lund University has gained a lot of experience following the 2011 opening of the Ideon Science Park.
Accordingly, the delegation started its visit at Science City Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, where it visited the Hamburg Advanced Research Centre for Bioorganic Chemistry (HARBOR), the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), and the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) and met the scientists working there.
Afterwards, thematic sessions were held on the main campus to examine the future of the partnership and joint projects and to exchange ideas on important future topics such as digitalization, sustainability, career paths in academia, diversity, and equal opportunity.
The universities joined forces in 2016 to form a strategic partnership. Since then, the partnership has led to even closer cooperation on the topics of research, education, and management. A number of research contacts and research collaborations exist between the institutions. Since 2022, both universities have also been members of the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH).