The discipline of anthropology has a strong international profile with research contacts and agreements established with partners across the globe. Since early 2000s special efforts have been invested in moving into staff and student exchange programmes and research collaborative arrangements.
In 2003-2006, a project with the aim of promoting international collaboration between universities and within the faculty of art was supported by the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. Sten Hagberg, Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, and Maria Ågren, Professor at the Department of History were leading the project.
The purpose was to strengthen participation in international networks and fora with foreign departments, researchers and PhD-students, as well as increasing the interaction between the disciplines of the Faculty of Arts and within the university as a whole. The project supported arrangements of international research seminars with guest lecturers and promotes contacts between different disciplines and between PhD-students, researchers and lecturers from various countries.
Important results of the project were the establishment of bilateral staff and student mobility agreements, joint-doctoral seminars with European partners, increased exchange within the university, guest lectures, and the organisation of a doctoral course.