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We harmed Sweden's teachers and should apologize: prof
A tired pupil at a school in Stockholm. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

"The situation is very worrying," says Professor Jonas Linderoth.

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Six money-saving hacks for students in Sweden
Make the most of university life in Sweden. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Worried about having a tight budget as a student in Sweden? The Local rounds up six of our favourite things you can save money on while studying there.

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Foreign postgrads caught in the middle of poor legislation
A university student in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden should make it easier for foreign PhD students to apply for residency, argue three representatives from two of Sweden's biggest academic associations.

Global list ranks Karolinska university best in Sweden
Karolinska Institute. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT

Karolinska is one of 11 Swedish universities in the top 500.

'Let refugees go to uni while they wait': demand
A student at Stockholm University. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Asylum seekers in Sweden should be allowed to start university studies while they are waiting for decisions on their cases, it has been proposed.

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Six easy ways to boost your Swedish skills now
Books are great, but how do I learn Swedish in the real world? Photo: Kristen Lidell/imagebank.sweden.se

When your Swedish For Immigrants (SFI) classes just don't cut it.

Why Swedes are so relaxed about taking gap years
Anna Tybrandt and her friends in Malaysia/Photo: Private

But the French aren't so keen.

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Five things that make Uppsala a superb university city
Relaxing by the river in Uppsala. Photo: Niklas Lundengård / Destination Uppsala

Still wondering about the best place in Sweden to study? Ponder no more: Uppsala is just perfect, argues exchange student Marie Zafimehy.

Joy in Malmö as city gets its first university
Malmö Högskola's dean, Kerstin Tham, could not be happier. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Twenty year after its foundation, Malmö Högskola is about to become a fully fledged university.

US student wins three-year battle against Swedish college
Connie Askerbäck was surprised but delighted after winning the case. Photo: Private

An American mathematics student will have her fees refunded after winning her case against a Swedish university that offered sub-standard tuition.

Sweden's lost forest language gets international recognition
Älvdalen: No elves, but plenty of Elfdalian. Photo: Ulf Palm/TT

Elfdalian isn't the stuff of fantasy, it's a real language, and now the tongue has reached an important international benchmark.

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.

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