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Here are the best and worst schools in Sweden
A file photo of a student in a Swedish school. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

A new study ranking Sweden's best and worst schools by municipality says that the gap between them is growing.

Three Swedish universities earn spots in top 100
Students at Lund University. Photo: Aline Lessner/imagebank.sweden.se

But some of them dropped from last year.

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Six tips for learning Swedish without even being in Sweden
A Swedish Midsummer party in New York. Photo: Johan Brunkvist/TT

The Local's intern, Jack Schofield, taught himself Swedish from his home in the UK. Here's how he did it.

Stockholm school segregates boys and girls in gym class
A gym class for first-graders. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

"Some of our girls want to be able to take off their veils and wear shorts and T-shirts in their classes," a teacher explained.

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.

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.

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