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Norway and Sweden join forces to save Arctic fox
One of two Arctic fox cubs released at Dovrefjell in 2007. Photo: Gorm Kallestad/Scanpix

Norway and Sweden join forces to save Arctic fox

3 days ago

Norway and Sweden are combining forces to save the Arctic fox, which is under threat from climate change and the incursion into its territory of the common red fox, which is almost twice the size.

Students face years in Swedish housing queue
Not all students will be moving into their own student room in Sweden this autumn. Photo: Jurek Holzer/SvD/SCANPIX

Students face years in Swedish housing queue

August 25, 2015

Swedish and foreign students are set to start university in the coming weeks. But the experience will be marred for many as a report suggests thousands face up to a two-year wait for student accommodation.

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'It gives you the guts to believe in yourself'
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'It gives you the guts to believe in yourself'

August 17, 2015

Sweden's entrepreneurs are flourishing, earning the country a place among the most innovative in the world. So what is Sweden doing right? The Local catches up with two expat alumni of the Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) to find out more.

20,000 students without housing in Sweden
Students at Uppsala university in Sweden. Photo: Magus Liam Karlsson/Image Bank Sweden

20,000 students without housing in Sweden

July 09, 2015

As Swedish and foreign students prepare to start university this autumn, a new report suggests 20,000 of them will struggle to find a place to live, despite a national push to tackle the housing shortage.

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

June 03, 2015

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.

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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

May 27, 2015

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.

Does Sweden mark down foreigners' children?

May 26, 2015

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.

Sweden told to invest in better teaching staff

May 04, 2015

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.

US student sues Swedish college for tuition fees

April 20, 2015

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.

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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'

April 15, 2015

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.

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Why Stockholm is the 'Boston of Europe'

Why Stockholm is the 'Boston of Europe'

March 23, 2015

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.

Swedish language class teacher in Holocaust row

February 26, 2015

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

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

January 25, 2015

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

Sweden wins lead role in Europe's Ebola fight

January 17, 2015

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

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

Introducing... Education in Stockholm

December 09, 2014

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?

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