At the School of Global Studies, international collaboration is fundamental for the school. Researchers and teachers interact with a wide range of actors, mainly in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, but also in North America and Europe. We collaborate with universities and scientists worldwide, as well as with a variety of representatives from civil society, social movements, trade unions and various government agencies. An intense and complex global networking characterizes the daily work at the school. Our research projects are formulated and implemented often together with colleagues that are linked to overseas universities. This interaction in turn means that we often engage in various forms of teaching at universities around the world.
In Sweden, collaboration is conducted primarily with public authorities of various kinds such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Sida, the Swedish Migration Board, Environmental Protection Agency, the Delegation for Human Rights and others. We also collaborate with a variety of individual aid organizations, environmental organizations, etc.
Within the department's training activities, we have a wide range of opportunities for students to spend part of their education at other universities, and at internships at various international organizations. We also offer advanced level courses in Global Studies and Human Rights where incoming students from all over the world study together with Swedish students. Through our participation in exchange programs such as Erasmus Mundus, many of our teachers also experience teaching at foreign universities in Southeast Asia and Latin America.