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Is this Swedish school kids' world map racist?
A picture of the controversial map. Photo: Peter Lööv Roos

Is this Swedish school kids' world map racist?
January 29, 2016

This map caused a stir in Sweden on Friday.

New 'hoax' threat at Stockholm expat school
The British International School of Stockholm. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

New 'hoax' threat at Stockholm expat school
January 26, 2016

Police were alerted after the British International School of Stockholm received its second threat in a week on Tuesday.

Swedish daycare worker jailed for child sex abuse
The assaults took place at eight of the daycares where the man worked from March 2014 until June 2015. Photo: Victor Lundberg / TT

Swedish daycare worker jailed for child sex abuse
December 12, 2015

A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a male daycare (dagis) worker to six and a half years in prison for four cases of rape and 20 cases of sexual assault against toddlers aged one to three in his charge.

Swedish pupils in uni admissions letter blunder
Are these Swedish children old enough for university? Photo: Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

Swedish pupils in uni admissions letter blunder
December 02, 2015

Sweden's oldest university was left red-faced after it accidentally sent out thousands of acceptance letters to children as young as six following a slip-up at the printers.

Stockholm ranked top Nordic student city
A student at Stockholm University Library. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Stockholm ranked top Nordic student city
December 01, 2015

Sweden's capital is the best city in the Nordics for students, according to a major global ranking that also placed it sixth overall in Europe.

Swedish school: 'We have not banned Lucia'
Children celebrating Lucia in Stockholm. Photo: Jack Mikrut/TT

Swedish school: 'We have not banned Lucia'
November 27, 2015

A Swedish nursery school has insisted it is not banning a beloved December tradition after a Facebook message posted by a furious parent went viral.

Swedish pools ban parents' smartphones
Should Swedish parents put away their smartphone while looking after their children? Photo: Erik Mårtensson/SCANPIX

Swedish pools ban parents' smartphones
November 03, 2015

A rising number of public swimming pools across Sweden are launching blanket bans on smartphones and tablets in a bid to make inattentive parents help protect their children from drowning accidents.

My Swedish Career
'When the kids have fun I've reached my goal'
German percussion teacher Joe Tyburn. Photo: Private

'When the kids have fun I've reached my goal'
November 02, 2015

In this week's My Swedish Career interview, The Local chats to Joe Tyburn, a music teacher from Germany whose drum school is hitting the right notes in Gothenburg.

Refugee crisis
Gothenburg university provides refugee 'haven'
Students at Gothenburg University, where the academics will be based. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Gothenburg university provides refugee 'haven'
October 29, 2015

Two academics from Syria and Pakistan have been given the first research posts in Sweden created specifically for threatened scholars. They'll be based at Gothenburg University which has told The Local it's working to expand the programme nationwide.

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