New funds to KI for internationalization projects
Karolinska Institutet has been awarded SEK 1.98 million to develop a platform for integrated internationalisation regarding its collaboration with China. The model for the platform to be produced by KI is to be usable by other higher education institutions in Sweden and with countries other than China.
In the Spring of 2018, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) issued a call for funding for strategic internationalisation projects. KI has now been awarded SEK 1.98 million for “Developing an integrated platform for improved internationalisation – KI-China strategic platform”.
It is intended that the platform will structure and strengthen international collaboration – in this instance that with China – by fully integrating the internationalisation perspective with the university’s activities. A support system will also be produced for developing successful and sustainable researcher partnerships while creating more opportunities for strategic alliances in selected areas. It is important that initiatives from university as well as individual and group level can be more effectively integrated through, for one, an inventory of ongoing collaborations on all levels of academic education and research.
STINT justifies its investment thus: Academic freedom, openness and international collaboration are building blocks that support sustainable development. Internationalisation makes it possible to improve education, strengthen research and support innovation and collaboration.
Contact at KI: Nailin Li, academic coordinator for KI-China collaboration