Lund University (LU)


Founded in 1666, LU is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. LU provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. LU has 41,000 students and 7,500 employees; the activities are based in three campuses. LU has a turnover of around EUR 800 million, of which two thirds is in research and one third in education.

LU is an international university, cooperating with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries and are the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.

Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life sciences are established in Lund – the synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) which will feature the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023.

LU has participated in EU programs since its inception, both in education and research, including Erasmus, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus Action 2, Erasmus + Capacity Building and Erasmus + International Credit Mobility. Several projects have involved universities in Kazakhstan. Today the Center for Middle East Studies (CMS) exchanges students, PhDs and staff with two Kazakh universities in the framework of E + ICM and the Bolashak program in Kazakstan. The CMS has participated in a project on modernization and capacity building that is carried out with the participation of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan and the World Bank. CMS experts have advised the Karaganda State Medical University on issues of university governance with a focus on modernization of academic (education and research) and administrative (strategy, structure, management) structures, and recommended in the report to the Ministry the implementation of a greater degree of autonomy for achievment of the goal of excellence in education and research.


Ronny Berndtsson

Professor Ronny Berndtsson has previously collaborated with several universities in Kazakhstan and has long experience in leading research and educational collaboration with Kazakhstan. He was instrumental for the planned World Bank project by supplying the KSMU assessment and recommendations and its connection with the identified need of increased self governance as basis for excellence in education and research. He will participate in the detailed execution of research and pedagogical collaboration.

Torsten Janson

Dr. Torsten Janson has long experience in building and executing international master programs at LU. He is the acting director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He will be instrumental in developing and educational programs in the collaboration.

Thomas Johansson (Rector’s office)

Expert at Planning Department. Works with the allocation of resources, financial statements, risk management and rankings. The Planning Department provides support to the university management on matters related to business planning, management, monitoring, collaboration, and business intelligence. In addition Tomas has more then 10 years experience as head of Student Affairs Office and Admission Office at Blekinge Institute of Technology. That also included responsibility for making the University accredited according to the ECTS.


WP4 leader
Support to analysis of the state of play of UA in RK
Development of recommendations/suggestions for governance model

WP 2
Knowledge about how the Swedish model of University Autonomy (UA) influences the university.
Expertise on current state of play of UA in EU (current trends, different models). Expertise about university governance policy in Sweden and its impact on the institutions.
Participate in subtask WP 2.1
Participate as expert and moderator in subtask WP 2.2
Act as a consultant in subtasks 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5
Participate in subtask WP 2.6
Participate in elaboration and activities of WP3 QAP
WP 4
Contribute to the dissemination activities.
Participate in subtask WP 4.1 Presentations in the National Conference.
Contribute to the effective management of the project. Perform the activities in the operational work package for LU. Deliver annual report. Manage the grant allocated to LU. Member of the MT, take part in the overall management and decision-making processes.