Internationalising MAX IV is a top priority.
Finland, Estonia and Denmark are already funding entire beamlines and are contributing to operations cost. Internationalisation is the way to exploit the full potential of the large initial Swedish investment and get a better and more complete facility. It will provide financial contributions to both future investment and operation. It is attractive to partner countries because it gives them access to a world leading facility for moderate cost and being partner will provide long-term stability for their research programs and influence on the future strategy. It will also create kickback by cooperation in education and instrument building as well as by in-kind contributions.
It is advantageous for the Swedish scientific community because it provides a more complete and better-equipped facility and more long-term stability. In addition it will attract top competence to Sweden. Internationalisation can and will be organised in a way that Swedish researchers also profit from it.
MAX IV will do whatever possible to support internationalisation, but the initiative resides with the Swedish Ministry for Education and Research, who has the authority and the means to drive the issue.