International recruitment and exchange possibilities for staff abroad

International cooperation, a profound ability to attract researchers and students from abroad and internationally competitive education; this is what internationalization means to us. We are convinced that it is a key factor to success at Linköping University.

Photo credit: David EinarAn international campus

The staff at Linköping University come from a multitude of backgrounds. The possibility for university staff to gain international experience and different perspectives is a most important factor for the university to function in the best possible way and to maintain high quality. The international experiences and perspectives that the teachers bring into their teaching and presence of international students in the classroom enhances our education, the university a dynamic workplace and bring an intercultural character to our campuses. We advertise all academic recruitment in the framework of international competition.

An international environment in a research group is an important factor of successful research and science. The international nature strengthens competitiveness and the ability to attract staff, resources and students. Linköping University boasts a vigorous international research environment that leads to excellent results, fully able to compete with the best in the world.

The competition between universities in the world is extremely hard. Good quality and a sustainable development in everything we do are some of our strong assets.

Vice-chancellor Helen Dannetun, LiU's annual report 2016

Collaboration

Professional staff training abroad

All staff at Linköping University can apply for professional development and further training abroad to broaden their teaching skills, teach, take language courses, arrange study visits or attend an Erasmus staff week with prearranged programmes on different topics. There are great opportunities for staff members to apply for funding to undertake international visits through the Linköping University partner exchange agreements. The University has 400 partner such agreements with universities in 50 countries.

Lotta Kåvemark, Coordinator, International Office:
- Staff at Linköping University are given the opportunity to apply for funding for training, teaching and work shadowing abroad. They have great opportunities to acquire international perspectives and experiences.


On-site - support to international staff 

We offer support to all international staff. The support includes help to find accommodation and information about schools for accompanying children and information regarding visas, residence/work permits and insurance.

Researcher mobility

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers regardless of their career stage. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, the programme supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

EURAXESS web portal

The web portal is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other on a global scale. The portal proposes registered users with matching collaboration, job and hosting opportunities and introduces a funding database, where research funding agencies are invited to enter national research funding opportunities.

Platforms and more information about EURAXESS

 

Online-guide and practical hints and tips

Linköping University is a EURAXESS Service Center. The online-guide “Welcome to Linköping and our university” one provides information in English regarding accommodation, visas/residence/work permits, population registration, insurance, social security, national health and more. Moreover, it contains information about language courses, schools, nursery daycare and other useful and important links to information about Linköping, Norrköping and Sweden.

 

Jessica Gidby, Coordinator, International Office:

- International staff can receive support and advice regarding their move to Sweden. Linköping University’s scientific departments and International Office cooperates in topics related to migration, social security, accommodation etc.

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