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Exchange with developing countries - Linnaeus Palme

Employees at the University of Borås can enter into long-term partnerships with universities in developing countries. The main goal of the programme is to create long-term cooperation based on mutual benefit with universities in developing countries. The partnerships are in the form of projects and can continue for up to 8 years.

Each project includes four components; planning trips, teacher exchange, student exchange and evaluation trips. The exchange activities are financed with scholarships, Linneaus scholarships for outgoing Swedish participants and Palme scholarships for incoming international participants. The planning trips will be carried out during the first year and function as a preparation for upcoming exchange and aims to set up the goal and purpuse of the project. The purpose of the teacher exchange is that knowledge and experiences will be dissiminated and enrich the education at the participating universities. The student exchange will be given academic qualifications as well as international experience and understanding for different cultures. After three years of cooperation or in the end of the projekt period it is possible to do an evaluation trip in order to follow up an evaluate the cooperation from both a academic and administrative perspective.

Application and reporting

Application is made electronically to UHR (The Swedish Council for Higher Education) and is additionally sent to the Linnaeus Palme coordinator who administrates all applications from the university and send them to UHR after signature from the vice chancellor.

Each project will be reported to UHR electronically and is additionally sent to the Linnaeus Palme coordinator who administrates all reposrts from the university and send them to UHR after signature from the vice chancellor.

All project coordinators will receive an email reminding of the routines and dates for the applications and reports. More information and instructions about application and report can be found at UHR webpages