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Kick-off for new Thematic Collaboration Initiatives

On June 5, Lund University celebrated the launch of five new Thematic Collaboration Initiatives between the years 2018-2020.

Susanne Iwarsson

Professor Susanne Iwarsson, coordinator of CASE, is also the coordinator of one of the initiatives: A Social Rights and Social Policy Perspective on Housing for the Ageing Population – Addressing Complex Issues by Transdisciplinary Research.

Highly appreciated
- The University's kick-off was highly appreciated. Both by the researchers who lead the initiatives and the large number of invited external partners, Professor Susanne Iwarsson says and continues:

- It is a great success for the renewal of CASE that our Thematic Collaboration Initiative now, in a new constellation of applicants from the four participating faculties, is prioritized for funding.

At least ten external partners
During the three-year period each initiative is granted 500 000 SEK.  All faculties at the university are involved in at least one of the five new initiatives and all have at least ten external partners.

Solutions to social challenges
The purpose is to finance initiatives focusing on solutions to social challenges in areas where Lund University already has established research and where Lund University can contribute to future breakthroughs.

Interdisciplinary cooperation
To achieve this, extensive interdisciplinary cooperation within the academy is required in collaboration with non-university partners.

- The challenges facing society are different in their nature, and the initiatives to develop new knowledge and innovations are also very multifaceted. There is a great potential for learning, when we in the coming years will follow each other’s collaboration projects, Professor Susanne Iwarsson points out.

Text: Erik Skogh
Photo: Carin Nilsson

New collaborative initiatives 2018-2020
Intelligent Intelligence
The Future of Drones: Technologies, Applications, Risks and Ethics
Cultural heritage, migration and mobility in an open democratic society
LU Food Faculty - a multidisciplinary forum for future food research
A Social Rights and Social Policy Perspective on Housing for the Ageing Population

Read more about the Thematic Collaboration Initiatives at Lund University (Only in Swedish):  Våra tematiska samverkansinitiativ

Read article about the new initiative involving CASE (Only in Swedish):  Nytt tema för CASE forskare om samverkan

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