Uppsala University Team

Uppsala University was founded in 1477, making it the oldest university in the Nordic countries with a living cultural environment and fantastic student life. There are 53,000 students at Uppsala University and 6,500 employees. The University has a strong research focus, to which all nine faculties contribute within both pure research as well as within innovations. The internationalization policy of Uppsala University actively promotes an international perspective in all activities but strives to strengthen the connection between researchers, educators and students. Uppsala University is a member of several different international networks around the world. We formed the U4 network along with Ghent University, The University of Göttingen and The University of Groningen in 2008, a strategic partnership between the four universities. We are also a part of The Matariki Network of Universities, Coimbra Group, The Guild as well as Sanord and The Baltic University Programme. We value international collaborations and are active in international student exchange. The International Office at UU has been the responsible division for the organization and implementation of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 and Erasmus+ KA2 projects since 2009. In total the university is a partner in 25 EMA2 projects and the coordinator of three EMA2 projects. Within Erasmus+, UU is coordinating three KA2 CBHE-project (EMISHA, EVENT, LISTO) and is partnered in a seven project with a focus on South Africa, the Caucasus and Asia. Asia is one of the strategically important regions for UU. We have a Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, the International Office coordinates the EMA2 network LOTUS+ and we are coordinating a structural capacity building project in Vietnam (EVENT: employability of graduate students). We also have Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility projects with University of Mandalay, Royal University of Phnom Penh and Hanoi University of Science and Technology. In addition to that we have active university-wide student exchange agreements with 29 Asian universities. UU will contribute to TOOLKIT project with its team for externally funded projects (EXFI) which is in charge of project development and management for Erasmus+ KA 1 and 2.

ULRICA OULINE, Toolkit Local Team. Ulrica Ouline works at the International Office as Regional Manager for projects in Asia and Africa. She is also the Project Manager for SACF (Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum) and the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project LOTUS+. Ms Ouline has a background in History of Religions, History and Chinese (Master of Arts and Master of Education for the Upper Secondary School). In addition, she is the main coordinator for Erasmus+ ICM applications.