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International opportunities

Professional development abroad

If you are a staff member at Lund University or a PhD student or have some other employment in which you teach LU students, you are able to apply for a grant for further training or continuing professional development abroad. By gaining international experience in your post, you can broaden your network, increase your intercultural skills and develop or deepen existing collaborations.

A desire for international mobility can be included in your individual professional development plan.

How to prepare

  1. Set up goals and think about expected results of your professional development in good time. This irrespective of whether it involves teaching abroad, taking a course or visiting an interesting department, division or research group.
  2. Talk to your manager in good time so that your workplace is also able to make preparations ahead of your absence.
  3. Do not forget to share your experience and knowledge after your professional development.

Click the tabs below and use the menu to get more information and tips about professional development abroad.

  • Why? What do I want to learn? How is it relevant to my post? What goals do I have? What result will I or my workplace achieve through my mobility? 
  • Where? Where can I learn this? What language skills are required? Contact the receiving department, communicate your goals and expectations and identify a contact person.
  • Who? Go by myself or with a colleague?
  • When? When is it suitable for me to be away from my workplace?
  • How? Is there funding for this? Can my division cover any course fees?


Maria Sjöström
International Coordinator
maria [dot] sjostrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 14 98