posted by Mark Frederiks
on 06 November 2018

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Sweden publishes agenda for internationalisation

The Swedish Government established the Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher education institutions in March 2017. Dr Agneta Bladh was appointed Inquiry Chair and Maria Wilenius and Albin Gaunt were appointed secretaries of the Inquiry. The Inquiry has been tasked to:
• propose a new national strategy for the internationalisation of higher education institutions that include both education and research activities, as well as new objectives to be stated in the Higher Education Act;
• propose how more students can gain an international perspective in their education through better internationalisation at home and through more students and faculty studying or working abroad; and
• propose measures to increase Sweden’s attractiveness as a study destination and knowledge nation through such means as a review of the system for application and tuition fees.

A summary-in-english of the Inquiry’s reports together with a translation of the proposed national strategy for increased internationalisation of higher education and research has been published.