The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Semester at Uppsala University, Sweden

Our international partnership between the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, offers a unique opportunity for cross-program academic exchanges and research opportunities. The Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University offers both bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in Peace and Conflict Studies. The exchange program is undertaken in the fall semester of year two, as part of the practicum.

Exchange program: COEX and Uppsala University, Sweden

This special exchange program with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University will allow COEX students to study for a semester in Sweden during the fall of their second year (as they write their master’s paper or thesis) or during the spring of year two as part of an enrichment semester with the possibility of conducting their practicum in Sweden while taking research methods courses, independent studies with faculty, and PhD coursework at Uppsala University. COEX students will benefit from cutting-edge peace research of the Uppsala researchers and faculty, who can lend guidance in the writing of their master’s paper and thesis. This exchange program is limited in spots available per year and may require an additional application process. Students may also need to extend their time in the COEX program in order to undertake this program.

About Uppsala University

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is the oldest university in Sweden and Scandinavia and ranks as one of the top 100 universities in the world and as one of the top institutions for conflict studies. The university produced eight Nobel Prize winners and is famous for its professional and pedagogical approach, its academic standards, and its real world research. The Department of Peace and Conflict Research offers undergraduate, master’s and PhD academic programs with strong focus on collaboration internationally between scholars and students. The prestigious program also has its own data collection system – the internationally renowned Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) used by conflict researchers across the world, with faculty conducting research on the causes and dynamics of conflict, peace processes and sustainable peace.