Study, live, enjoy… at Uppsala University


How would it be studying at Uppsala University as an international student?

Here‘s a short video with an insight into the students’ life.

Study, live, enjoy!


If you are an Italian or Swedish student, apply for a scholarship by January 31st. C.M. Lerici Foundation supports cultural exchanges between Italy and Sweden.

Milan is booming!


“Milan is booming”, according to The Economist (and we trust The Economist!).

The city of Milan, in North Italy, has been growing exponentially. Would you like to be a “Milanese” student for a while?

Milan hosts many universities, such as Università Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Iulm Università, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.

Apply to C.M. Lerici Foundation by 31st of January 2020.

Paolo Cognetti, Utan att någonsin nå toppen (Contempo)

Cognetti Senza mai arrivare in cima

After the great success of “De åtta bergen” (“Le otto montagne“, Einaudi editore) – that was awarded Italy’s most prestigious literary prize Premio Strega and French Prix Médicis étranger -, the Swedish publishing house Contempo has finally translated the second novel written by Paolo Cognetti, “Utan att någonsin nå toppen” (“Senza mai arrivare in cima“, Einaudi editore).

The book is a biographical depiction of a challenging hike on the Himalaya, exploring – in a deeply philosophical way – the coexistence of man and nature.

Utan att någonsin nå toppen” has been funded with a contribution from the C.M. Lerici Foundation.

Be the next Indiana Jones!

Udine university
Would you like to be the next “Indiana Jones“?
A group of Italian archaeologists from the University of Udine in Italy has made “extraordinary” progress at an ancient site in the Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province.
Ten new rock inscriptions that show “the Assyrian ruler Sargon in the presence of divinity” (705-720 BC) have been discovered near to an ancient irrigation canal – approximately 7 kilometres long in the Faida district, 20 kilometres south of Duhok.
Apply before 31 January 2020 to C.M. Lerici Foundation‘s Call for Applications 2020.
You could have the opportunity to spend a research period in an Italian or Swedish University and then you could be part of one of the next international expeditions around the world that are going to make great discovers!
* For info, mail to

C.M. Lerici Foundation goes to the radio


The scholarships provided by C.M. Lerici Foundation allow students to be able to face educational experiences from a cultural and human point of view.

The call 2020 is now open until 31 January 2020 for Italian and Swedish students who are involved in different cultural fields.

Elisa Privitera received a scholarships in 2018 in order to spend a research period at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

She recently spoke to Radio Zammù‘s microphones telling about her experience in Sweden and the work of our Foundation.

Thank you Radio Zammù and Elisa Privitera!

You can listen to the interview here.

25 best book of 2019

At the end of the year, it is time for evaluations and considerations. Even in the cultural field.
Among the 25 best books of the decade – that is going to end soon- , we can find only one Italian book (even if it is actually a series of four book).
Can you guess the book(s)?
Here’s a clue: in Sweden this famous “quartet” was published by Norstedts and translated by Johanna Hedenberg. the publication also received the C.M. Lerici Foundation‘s literary support.
Find out all the 25 best books of the 2019 here!

Dylan Dog: Ur djupaste mörker


December 13th, 2019 is the release date of the Italian horror graphic novel “Dylan Dog: Profondo Nero” in a Swedish edition with the title “Dylan Dog: Ur djupaste mörker“.

The story is written by non other than Dario Argento, who is most famous as a movie director of classic giallo horror films like Suspiria, Profondo Rosso and Tenebre. This is his first graphic novel, and it was originally released in Italy last year.

The Swedish edition is published by Ades Media with support from the C.M. Lerici Foundation. Ades Media has published Dylan Dog albums since 2013, and another Italian classic – Tex Willer – since 2018.

If you want to obtain a copy of the Swedish edition of Argento’s story (and other Dylan Dog or Tex Willer books) you can send an email to: