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Lund named Sweden's best university in prestigious global ranking

Lund named Sweden's best university in prestigious global ranking

Sweden's best university is in Lund, according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds global rankings for 2020, although no Swedish university was among the top 50 ranked institutions in the world.

Climate-smart airports by 2020? Only in Sweden

Climate-smart airports by 2020? Only in Sweden

Sweden’s biggest airport operator has set an ambitious goal to eliminate fossil carbon emissions from its on-the-ground operations by the end of 2020. With less than 20 months to go, will Swedavia meet its own deadline?

 
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Pride 2019: How to celebrate in Sweden

Pride 2019: How to celebrate in Sweden

These five points will give you great insights into the Pride celebrations and how to properly navigate them.

How to make a health scare in Sweden less scary

How to make a health scare in Sweden less scary

There’s nothing scarier than a health scare. It’s even scarier if you’re living abroad and don’t speak the local language or understand how the healthcare system works.

 
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10 things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

10 things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.

Why esports in Malmö are far from child’s play

Why esports in Malmö are far from child’s play

Esports are becoming increasingly mainstream and Malmö is leading the way with the appointment of Sweden’s first ever esports project manager and a health-based approach to gaming. The Local finds out more.

 
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Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Here's our latest Europe & You newsletter covering everything from a French warning for Boris Johnson, an interesting new Brexit poll and a look at Switzerland's problem with the EU.

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.

 
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Malmö sees third explosion attack in 24 hours

Malmö sees third explosion attack in 24 hours

An explosion shook an apartment block in Malmö early on Wednesday morning -- the third unexplained blast in the city in just 24 hours.

'Stockholm University provides so much support for researchers'

'Stockholm University provides so much support for researchers'

Researchers explain why they chose Stockholm University and how their decision has panned out.

 
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Swedish word of the day: semester

Swedish word of the day: semester

This word might mean the exact opposite of what you'd expect.

The ball's in your court: Six sporty ways to make a difference

The ball's in your court: Six sporty ways to make a difference

A career in sports doesn’t necessarily mean training to become the next Olympic champion, Eye Of The Tiger style. Sport is much more than competitive entertainment, athletic prowess, or school yard keepie uppie challenges - it has the power to bridge divides and to create a more sustainable, equal society.

 
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Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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#MySweden: 'I have found a little Budapest here – in terms of culture and art'

#MySweden: 'I have found a little Budapest here – in terms of culture and art'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today, Barbara Majsa shows us her Sweden.

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.

 
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Obama is in Stockholm – but good luck getting a chance to meet him

Obama is in Stockholm – but good luck getting a chance to meet him

Former US President Barack Obama is in Stockholm to speak to entrepreneurs at an invite-only conference.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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Head of Sweden’s employment agency loses job

Head of Sweden’s employment agency loses job

The head of the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) will not be offered an extension when his contract ends in March, the agency said on Wednesday.

Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer

Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer

If you’re going to visit one Swedish city this summer, make it Uppsala.

 
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Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.

What to do if you get sick in Sweden

What to do if you get sick in Sweden

When you get sick or injured in a new country it’s not always obvious where to go first. Find out how healthcare apps fit into Sweden's healthcare system and under what circumstances you can turn to your smartphone instead of your local vårdcentral.

 
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Sweden is one of the world's best places to raise a family: Unicef

Sweden is one of the world's best places to raise a family: Unicef

Sweden was ranked the best place to raise a family out of 31 wealthy countries in a new report from Unicef which rated how family-friendly different countries' policies were.

Where to find the best of Swedish design in Sweden

Where to find the best of Swedish design in Sweden

Chances are you already encounter Swedish design on a near-daily basis - even if you don’t realise it. From IKEA’s ubiquitous furniture to Hövding helmets and Tetra Pak packets, there’s a little bit of Sweden all over the world.

 
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ROAD TRIP: These are Sweden's best rest stops
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ROAD TRIP: These are Sweden's best rest stops

Sweden's size and generally well-maintained roads make it ideal for car journeys. But where are the best places to stop for a rest and toilet break along the way?

10 uniquely Swedish workplace quirks and perks

10 uniquely Swedish workplace quirks and perks

Get in the know so you don't risk a serious fadäs (Swedish for faux-pas) at work!

 
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What does Sweden's withdrawal of EU-Cuba bill mean?

What does Sweden's withdrawal of EU-Cuba bill mean?

Could Sweden put the EU's landmark Cuba deal on ice?

'We don't want to be an island. We are all Swedish people'

'We don't want to be an island. We are all Swedish people'

Järvaveckan, a political festival held in the suburbs of Stockholm, attracts people from across the country but still maintains its local roots.

Stockholm International School embraces Sweden's surprising graduation ritual

Stockholm International School embraces Sweden's surprising graduation ritual

Graduating from high school is an important milestone in any student’s life. Some countries embrace the celebration more than others. Sweden, in particular, has its own unique -- and uncharacteristically rowdy -- way of honouring the accomplishment.

 
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Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson has passed away aged 83. Let's take a look at some of her best-known work, which doesn't just include Ingmar Bergman movies.

European election ANALYSIS: Six key takeaways from Sweden's vote
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European election ANALYSIS: Six key takeaways from Sweden's vote

Here are six takeaways from the European elections in Sweden.

How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden
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How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden

More and more people who live in second-hand rentals in Sweden are claiming they have been illegally overcharged by landlord.

Meet the Swedish over-90s who are regulars at the gym

Meet the Swedish over-90s who are regulars at the gym

As Sweden's population ages, interest in social activities for the older age groups has soared. The Body Joy gym in Värmdö, outer Stockholm, is one of many where pensioners regularly meet to train together.

IN PICTURES: Swedish royals celebrate National Day

IN PICTURES: Swedish royals celebrate National Day

How King Carl XVI Gustaf and his family celebrated the National Day of Sweden in Stockholm.

Here's where Germany's top universities are in global ranking

Here's where Germany's top universities are in global ranking

Is your university on the list of the best places to study in Germany?

 

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