The campaign follows on from a long tradition of giving, in which patrons, foundations and businesses have supported the activities of the University since 1666.
Over the run-up to the University’s 350th anniversary, the University will be placing special focus on donations.
The work now starting is a long-term and important project. The aim is to expand contact with the private sector in order to generate a greater in-flow of additional resources for research, education, equipment and premises.
In order to celebrate the start of the campaign, a launch event will be held on 24 January in the atrium of Universitetshuset.
Both staff and students are welcome to attend the launch of the fundraising campaign and find out about the fundraising work that takes place at the University.
Chair of the University Board Margot Wallström and Vice-Chancellor Per Eriksson will officially launch the campaign at 14:00 with Ulrika Nilsson, Head of the Development Office.
Representatives of the Development Office will be there to present the campaign and the tools available for researchers and students to attract their own philanthropic capital.
Research Services will also be present to demonstrate how to find external funding through traditional research applications, and the alumni network will be talking about methods for effective networking.
Take the opportunity to come to Universitetshuset and be inspired by how our fundraising works.
What: Open house in conjunction with the launch of the fundraising campaign
When: 24 January 2014, 13:00–16:00, launch 14:00–14:30
Where: Atrium, Universitetshuset, Paradisgatan 2, Lund.
Light refreshments will be served.