We are a global university embracing diversity and inclusion as a quality dimension in our research and education. We are actively working to engage students and staff in international activities on campus. Research, education and innovation are integrated to contribute to sustainable development.

Internationalisation at home

Students and staff have the opportunity to acquire intercultural competence and global understanding right here on campus, both in the formal learning environment and through extracurricular activities. Internationalisation at home is integrated in the university on many different ways.

Certificate of international merits

The Certificate of International Merits gives students credentials for international experiences gained while studying at Malmö University. It’s a verification of the academic, personal and professional progress related to international and intercultural competences. Malmö University aims to offer the certificate to all its students. At present students at the Faculty of Health and Society and the Faculty of Odontology can gain the certificate. 

Certificate of international merits (Student web)

The Buddy programme

As a way to make the integration process for new international programme students easier, the International Office runs a Buddy programme together with student workers. Incoming students are matched with a group of local students to help students settle into their new home and study environment. The Malmö University Buddy programme offers students to expand their local and international network, make new friends and develop language and leadership skills.

Buddy programme (Student web)

Global Corner

Global Corner is a meeting place for the University's staff members where important questions, best practices and challenges related to global engagement are highlighted. It is a forum that strengthens and supports knowledge, ideas and interest across disciplinary and organisational structures.

Once a month, staff members are invited to an inspiring and informative hour on Zoom, where a relevant theme is presented and discussed. Examples of prior Global Corner themes are how to use the University’s international networks in teaching, research and exchange; how to find financial support for international collaboration; and how digitalisation can support global engagement.

Virtual Collaboration

Malmö University embraces virtual elements in diverse forms. The Master's Programme Communication for Development merges live seminars with web-based learning, allowing overseas students to participate in compulsory seminars online. Since 2000, this approach has successfully combined traditional and on-campus education through a 'convergence pedagogy', fostering a 'glocal' classroom that connects global learning with local realities.

As part of UNIC – the European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition, the university community has access to the UNIC Virtual Campus. This platform provides details on available courses, joint programmes, and additional modules across UNIC universities, along with a meta-repository of research outputs from the UNIC alliance.

Furthermore, Malmö University participates in Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP) within Erasmus+, enhancing education with virtual components, and engages in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) across various disciplines. To support the growing importance of virtual engagement, a Virtual Exchange Network for university staff facilitates the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices.

Global campus numbers

  • 1800 international students on campus
  • 25 English-taught master's programmes
  • 7 English-taught bachelor's programmes

Visiting researchers and staff

To nourish our global community we welcome international colleagues from near and far. Together we shape, and contribute to, the University and the community.

With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research, there is a keen focus on collaboration. The collective aim is to conduct research of high quality in line with Malmö University's vision and strategy. We encourage international collaboration to generate new knowledge.

Interested in coming here?

Please contact a research centre, research programme, faculty or department relevant to your field of research.

We have five research centres and four programmes, which between them span fields in life sciences, humanities, health and technology. 

Organisational support structure for global engagement

Global engagement and internationalisation are present throughout the organisation. An advisory board for global engagement together with international committees at all faculties secure quality, reciprocity and inclusion.

Advisory Board for Global Engagement

The Advisory Board for Global Engagement's main role is to plan, coordinate and follow up university-wide questions related to internationalisation and global engagement, as well as contribute to increasing the University's visibility in a global context. The work is based on Malmö University Strategy 2025, the national agenda for internationalisation and Agenda 2030. The council is a preparatory body before Vice-Chancellor decisions and decisions in the University Board.

The board has the following composition: the Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Global Engagement and Human Rights is the chair of the board, a representative from each of the five faculties, a representative from the university library, the head of the International Office, the head of the Communications Department, a representative from the Centre for Teaching and Learning, a representative for research centres and two student representatives, appointed by the student bodies. The faculty delegate reports to the Dean and is the link between the Advisory Board and the Faculty’s own International Council.

International Councils on the faculty level

Each of our five faculties has an International Council consisting of academic and administrative staff with responsibility for internationalisation and global engagement on the faculty level. One staff member from the International Office is linked to each council. The faculty's representative on the Advisory board is invited to council meetings.

  • Chair of the International Council Faculty of Health and Society: Marianne Kisthinios
  • Chair of the International Council Faculty of Education and Society: Mats Lundström
  • Chair of the International Council Faculty of Culture and Society: Gunnhildur Magnusdottir
  • Chair of the International Council Faculty of Odontology: Annika Björkner
  • Chair of the International Council Faculty of Technology and Society: Katja Frid

Contact International Office

Want to find out more about how we work? Please contact International Office.