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Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden
The number of foreign civil engineer degrees approved in Sweden has doubled in a year. Photo: Ulf Lundin/imagebank.sweden.se

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

Record numbers of doctors, engineers and teachers are among the tens of thousands of asylum seekers welcomed to Sweden over the past year, says the Swedish Council for Higher Education. READ  

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The millionaire teacher who leads by tough love
Barbara Bergström, founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan. File photo: IES

The millionaire teacher who leads by tough love

Barbara Bergström, founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, talks about what’s wrong with Swedish schools, international teacher recruitment, and why she's not above cleaning toilets. READ  

Does Sweden mark down foreigners' children?
A Swedish paper has compared pupils' national test scores to their individual grades. Photo: Annette Friberg/SCANPIX

Does Sweden mark down foreigners' children?

Children in Sweden with foreign-born parents appear to get lower scores in national exams than from their own class teachers, research by a major Swedish daily newspaper suggests. READ  

Sweden told to invest in better teaching staff
Pupils in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Sweden told to invest in better teaching staff

UPDATED: Swedish schools have been sharply criticized by experts from the OECD after a decade of slipping education results and told to invest in teacher training. READ  

US student sues Swedish college for tuition fees

An American mathematics student has sued a Swedish university for rejecting her calls to repay tuition fees after she slammed course organizers for low quality of teaching and such poor logistics that students had to sit on the floor. READ  

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'If you only do something once, do it 100 percent'
The Stockholm School of Economics. Photo: Lasse Lynchell

'If you only do something once, do it 100 percent'

The Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) isn’t for everyone – but for those with the courage to take the leap, it’s life-changing. The Local speaks with a recent graduate about his experience. READ  

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Why Stockholm is the 'Boston of Europe'

Why Stockholm is the 'Boston of Europe'

It’s no secret that Stockholm and Boston are premier cities for higher education on their respective sides of the Atlantic. But a closer look reveals that similarities between the two cities go well beyond academics. READ  

Swedish language class teacher in Holocaust row

A substitute teacher has been told off for challenging a Holocaust denier during a Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) class in southern Sweden. READ  

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

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  

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