The Academic Collaboration Chile - Sweden (ACCESS) is a platform initiated in 2016 with the aim to strengthen academic collaboration through activities in research, education and innovation within the framework of ‘a sustainable society’.

What does ACCESS offer?

Through the ACCESS platform, a possibility is given to identify and collectively discuss solutions on common challenges for both Chile and Sweden. Every year a bilateral research seminar is held (every second year in Sweden and every second year in Chile) where a broad spectrum of societal challenges is discussed in workshops (please find the list below). The goal is to facilitate a creative dialogue between researchers from both countries

Application process for 2020

The forum planned last year was postponed by ACCESS steering committee, due to the dramatic events taking place during the autumn in Chile. We are therefore pleased to announce the third academic forum between universities in Chile and Sweden will take place 8-11 June 2020 in Uppsala and Stockholm. The forum is jointly organized by Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agriculture.

Challenges of Natural Resources:

  • Sustainable food production systems
  • Biodiversity and Forestry
  • Sustainable Mining
  • Renewable Energy

Health Challenges

  • Cancer
  • Aging
  • Antibiotic resistance and diagnostics

Societal Challenges

  • Urban Inequality
  • Education for sustainability
  • Cultures, arts, languages and politics for sustainability
  • Heritage and Museums
  • Contemporary Migration

More information about the themes

Uppsala University can nominate researchers to the forum in June. Therefore, if you are interested in initiating or further developing a collaboration with Chilean researchers and would like participate in one of the groups/themes listed above, please send an email to no later than 15 February 2020 containing:

(1) a short motivation to why your research area is relevant to one of the themes,

(2) any ongoing collaboration with Chile

(3) a short CV

For more information about ACCESS, please visit or contact project coordinator Fanny Jonsson at

Fanny Jonsson