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The cooperation between society, industry and academia is both extensive and deep. Exchanging experience benefits all parties.

The School of Business, Economics and Law maintains broad links with trade and industry, and we have gathered together a number of forms of cooperation within External Relations. Here you will find the Partnership Programme, Communications, Events, Alumni and Career Service.


To develop knowledge, educate, and foster independent thinking for the advancement of organizations, policy and a sustainable world.


To be internationally respected as an excellent and progressive academic institution.

Our roots are in local business, which has an international focus and recognizes the importance of high-level research and education - just as was the case when the School was founded. This creates unique cooperation and lays the groundwork for future ompetitiveness in Sweden. Our business cooperation is also reflected in the School's international work, which is developed in intimate dialogue with our partners. As we form strategic partnerships with leading universities in China and India, we make sure we do so in areas where our partner companies are increasing their presence.

The School of Business, Economics and Law has set lofty goals. We aim to educate internationally attractive students who have adopted a responsible attitude towards societal development and to perform top-quality research that helps identify solutions to complex global problems. The prerequisites already exist; some examples are breadth of disciplines, motivated and committed researchers, close cooperation and constant dialogue with the business and public sectors, ambitious and creative students and an international focus that has existed for 85 years.

A global perspective

A very limited domestic market has meant that Swedish industry has looked beyond its own borders for centuries. It is still primarily focused on export, and the School of Business, Economics and Law's close collaboration with the business world has promoted the School's international profile. Languages and other cultures are integrated into the School's Programme in Business and Economics, but internationalization is much more extensive than that.

The School of Business, Economics and Law has just over 150 partner universities around the globe. Many of the School's students spend part of their study time abroad, and an even larger number of international students are choosing to study at the School of Business, Economics and Law, which promotes an international atmosphere at home as well. For the past several decades, the School has an international exchange with universities in Asia - an exchange that has grown as economic focus has shifted towards India and China. In recent years, strategic cooperation agreements have been reached, for example, with the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and the Antai College of Economics and Management in Shanghai.

In addition to student exchange and research collaboration, cooperation with international academies is made more tangible via the School's visiting professor programme. The programme entails around twenty international and well-merited professors performing research and teaching at the School's master programmes and executive education courses for about three months a year.

Through partner universities, the School is able to stay abreast of and support its partner companies as they expand internationally. The School's Executive MBA programme has teachers from all over the globe. The School has also developed specific executive education courses for companies that operate globally and that require training at different international locations.

Page Manager: Daniel Karlsson|Last update: 9/25/2017

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