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Why Sweden's teachers have no time for their students
A Swedish classroom. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Teachers in Sweden are drowning in paperwork and have insufficient time to properly plan lessons, a new report suggests.

How immigration is putting Swedish schools to the test
A Swedish classroom. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

What Sweden's already struggling schools are doing to cope with the challenge of record immigration.

Catalonia bus crash
Swedish student caught up in deadly Spanish bus crash
Emergency services at the scene on Sunday. Photo: AP/TT

UPDATED: At least one person from Sweden was on board a bus carrying foreign exchange students that crashed in north-eastern Spain, killing 14 people.

Lost forest language to be taught in Swedish preschool
Elfdalian is only spoken in Älvdalen in northern Sweden. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

UPDATED: A rare Viking language is getting a revival after local politicians agreed to build a new preschool in the forest community that still uses it.

Foreign born students 'weaken' school results
Pupils studying at a high school in Malmö. Photo: Tor Johnsson/SvD/SCANPIX/TT

Record immigration to Sweden has played a role in national school test scores tumbling.

Swedish unis 'punch above weight' in Europe
Students at Uppsala University. Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

Eleven of Sweden's top universities are among the 200 best in Europe, according to a prestigious ranking.

Swedes are among 'most literate' people on the planet
A Swede at a book fair in Gothenburg last year. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedes have the fifth best literacy in the world, but their Nordic neighbours are claiming the top four spots in a new ranking.

Swedish school starts elite training for gamers
E-sports is growing worldwide. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/SCANPIX

How would you like to spend your days playing computer games and getting paid for it? Just head to Umeå in northern Sweden.

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