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Swetaly University Collaboration aims to strengthen the academic relations between Sweden and Italy in research and higher education.

AI, ageing, and academic freedom

Swetaly University Collaboration was launched in 2019 with more than 30 universities from Sweden and Italy expressing their will to participate. Three themes are in focus for the collaboration: AI, ageing and academic freedom/scholars at risk.

Upcoming activities

Swetaly collaboration grant

Are you a junior researcher at the University of Gothenburg involved in subjects related to ageing or geriatrics? Apply for a grant to collaborate with partners in Italy! The grant can be used, for example, for publishing joint articles, conference fees, or travel expenses. You can receive a maximum of 20,000 SEK towards your expenses.

Read more and apply here
Deadline 26 February.


Swetaly University Collaboration is coordinated by University of Gothenburg and Örebro University in partnership. University of Padova coordinates the theme on scholars at risk.

Frequently asked questions:


  • What is the benefit of Swetaly?

    What is the benefit of Swetaly?

    The network is meant to stimulate collaboration between Swedish and Italian universities.
    Despite the reduction of activities during the pandemic, Swetaly managed to organize a digital seminar series in each theme. These seminars have provided the participants with opportunities to expand their individual networks, compare national strategies and discuss current research trends.
    The network aims to include and support early-career researchers and researchers at risk in its activities.

  • How do I get involved?

    How do I get involved?

    So far, the main way to engage was by participating in the digital Swetaly seminars.
    We are now planning on-site meetings that will provide further networking opportunities.
    Swetaly welcomes ideas and suggestions for activities from all its members.

    A decision at management level is required for a university to become member in Swetaly. Get in touch with Sarah Blichfeldt for more information.

  • How is Swetaly funded?

    How is Swetaly funded?

    There is no external funding source just yet.
    The network activities are funded by the members themselves, for example the planning and hosting of digital seminars and workshops.
    The three coordinating universities initially agreed to host an on-site event each. The other member universities agreed to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

  • Can I apply for Swetaly grants?

    Can I apply for Swetaly grants?

    Not yet.
    We do hope that member universities will consider providing small Swetaly seed grants to start collaboration projects.

  • What is a Swetaly contact person?

    What is a Swetaly contact person?

    Each member university has chosen contact persons for each Swetaly theme, and an overall contact person (typically from the international office).
    It is the responsibility of the contact persons to distribute invitations and other news from Swetaly within the university, and to facilitate participation in the network activities.

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Questions? Contact

International Centre
Sarah Blichfeldt
University of Gothenburg
Phone: +46 31 786 4311

Visiting address:
Rosenlundsgatan 4 (4th floor)

Exchange within Swetaly

Federica from Italy wrote her master's thesis in Sweden

Report from Sweit ageing conference june 2022

Page Manager: International Centre|Last update: 2/5/2024

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