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Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Swedish researchers may have found a solution to the growing resistance to antibiotics in the most unlikely of places — breastmilk. READ  

Sweden wins lead role in Europe's Ebola fight
Health workers wearing Ebola protective gear remove the body of a man suspected to have died of the virus in Liberia. AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh

Sweden wins lead role in Europe's Ebola fight

Swedish researchers are spearheading two out of eight Ebola research projects launched on Friday by the European Union’s Innovative Medicines Initiative. READ  

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Introducing... Education in Stockholm
There are many opportunities in Stockholm for education. Photo: Imagebank Sweden

Introducing... Education in Stockholm

They say you can never be too educated - and there's more to life than meatballs and cinnamon buns. So where do you start after relocating to Stockholm? READ  

My Swedish Career
Foreign students scrub their way to success
The green cleaners. Photo: Private

Foreign students scrub their way to success

Four international students who share a passion for sustainable development have filled a gap in the Swedish market for eco-friendly cleaning. For this week's My Swedish Career, we meet the founders of a new green business designed to make a lasting difference. READ  

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SIS: the thinking behind globalised learning
Stockholm International School director Marta Krajnovic. Photo: SIS

SIS: the thinking behind globalised learning

International Education Week drew to a close last week and, the Stockholm International School (SIS) held an event looking at study abroad, multilingual education, and what really makes a school “good”. READ  

Education

Three Swedish unis in world's top 100

Three Swedish universities were ranked among the top 100 in the world in the new Times Higher Education ranking, with another two featured in the top 200. READ  

Opinion

Should Sweden's school age be raised?

After the new coalition announced plans to extend Sweden's compulsory schooling until the age of 18, The Local asked two Swedes at high school if they agreed with the idea. READ  

Politics

New government to make school compulsory to 18

The new Red-Green government came to its first agreement on Sunday, announcing a two-year extension to Sweden's mandatory schooling. READ  

National

Fine for pre-school shooting threat man

A man has been ordered to pay damages after he told teachers that he was going to get a gun and "shoot everyone" at his son's pre-school. READ  

Swedish schools hit 'grim' new low: report

A new study by the Swedish National Agency for Education has revealed that a record number of students are failing to get the grades required to enter upper secondary school READ  

Elections 2014

Löfven promises jobs to 50,000 young Swedes

Social Democrat party leader Stefan Löfven announced on Friday his "most important election promise", a 90-day job guarantee programme for young Swedes. READ  

Gothenburg preschools end school photography

Preschool managers in Gothenburg have decided to ban class photos at preschools in their municipality, citing the different financial situations of families as one reason for the change. READ  

Swedish teacher rapped for 'Facebook favourites'

A Swedish teacher has irked parents after befriending certain students on Facebook and Instagram - but not others. Officials are now revising the school's social media policy. READ  

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination

The Swedish government has asked a new commission to create school materials based on a white paper documenting Swedish discrimination of Roma. READ  

Elections 2014

Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries

The Social Democrats want to make teaching a more attractive profession by increasing funding by 3.5 billion kronor ($511 million), the majority of which will go into the teachers' own pockets. READ  

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