Postal address: UCGS, Umeå universitet, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Visiting address: Samhällsvetarhuset, Hörsalstorget
Web page: http://www.ucgs.umu.se/english/?languageId=1
Contact person: Dr. Linda Sandberg, phone: +46 (0)90 786 69 40
UCGS is an interdisciplinary research centre that is responsible for gender research at Umeå University. UCGS offers courses in Gender Studies at undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate levels.
South Asia connections
UCGS has initiated a Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme with BRAC University in Bangladesh. Linda Sandberg is the coordinator.
The Linnaeus-Palme programme is an exchange programme for teachers and students at undergraduate and second cycle level in higher education, aiming at strengthening the co-operation between Swedish higher education institutions and universities in developing countries. The programme consists of two parts: Linnaeus – outward traveling teachers and students, and Palme – inward traveling teachers and students. Funds in form of scholarship for the students and in form of grants for teachers are disbursed. The programme is managed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education and is financed by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
In mid-March 2014, the Swedish International Programme Office for Education and Training decided upon the fourteenth round of Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme grants, for the period 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. UCGS was one of the successful applicants, and was awarded SEK 80 000 to launch the collaborative exchange of teachers and students with the Department of English and Humanities, and the Centre for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST), at BRAC University in Dhaka. During the coming year, this will fund planning trips aiming to establish important connections between the two partner universities. The planning journeys function as preparation for future exchanges and are expected to answer questions regarding opportunities for collaboration and possibilities for teachers and student exchanges. It gives an opportunity to meet and discuss practical issues, common goals and expectations.
More information about South Asia related Linnaeus Palme programme grants for 2014-15.
The project has received continued funding for 2015-16 with SEK 134 770. More information about South Asia related Linnaeus Palme programme grants for 2015-16