SIREUS  Affiliation of American

Universities

SIREUS AFFILIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

​​​​​​​With enhanced global competition and an accelerating pace of innovation, attracting skilled talent is increasingly important to secure long-term economic growth. Conversely, the lack of relevant skills is one of the biggest obstacles to growth. A skilled workforce can be achieved through domestic education, by attracting foreign talent, or by individuals studying abroad or gaining experience in another country.

SIREUS(Students, Innovators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs between the US and Sweden), is a collaboration project between The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA) and initially, 13 Swedish universities, focused on knowledge exchange in innovation, science, and entrepreneurship, as well as talent mobility for students and researchers between Sweden and the U.S.
​​​​​​​With increased global competition and an accelerating pace of innovation, attracting skilled talent, becomes ever more important to secure long-term economic growth. Conversely, the lack of relevant skills is one of the biggest obstacles to growth. A skilled workforce can be achieved through domestic education, by attracting foreign talent, or by individuals studying abroad or gaining knowledge in another country.

The project is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., and the Swedish Institute. It builds on SACC-USA’s bilateral business and talent network and addresses needs identified in collaboration with the Swedish universities. As SIREUS has gained notability within academic circles, numerous American universities have shown strong interest in participating in the initiative. The Swedish stakeholders in the program are very supportive and have encouraged the launch of an Affiliation of American Universities.

The SIREUS Affiliation of American Universities is envisioned to be a voluntary association of American universities interested in participating in the SIREUS project and potentially cooperating with Swedish universities. As American universities affiliate, members will have the opportunity to participate in strategic academic initiatives with many Swedish universities and possible Swedish government/industry. The initiative has the potential to evolve multiple partnerships between Sweden, US, and EU projects.The members will get first-hand information about and the possibility to participate in programs, events and initiatives with Swedish academia. There will be opportunity for members to participate in workshops and academic delegations in the US and in Sweden. Members are encouraged to be engaged in bilateral cooperation agreement and like activities with Swedish universities.

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Find out which Swedish universities are SIREUS members:
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Participating Universities 
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Facts for potential affiliated American universities

  • Connection the 13 top universities in Sweden
  • Network through ​​​​​​​Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce
  • It is free!

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SIREUS AFFILIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

American universities desiring to work with the SIREUS University Members are eligible to apply for membership in the affiliation. To qualify for membership the university should be willing and able to;

•Explore possibilities of "balanced" student and research exchange
•Potentially host a workshop for Swedishuniversities exploring mutual beneficial opportunities
•Potentially travel to Sweden for bilateral and mutually beneficial projects
​​​​​​​•Being interested in exchange of operational management best practices / foster lessons learned.

Membership in the SIREUS Affiliation of American Universities is free of charge and is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between SIREUS and the American university.The Affiliateswill consist of designated representatives of every affiliated member of the American universities and shall meet in virtual session at least twice a year. Membership in the SIREUS Affiliation of American Universities is free of charge and is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between SIREUS and the American university. The Affiliates will consist of designated representatives of every affiliated member of the American universities and shall meet in virtual session at least twice a year.