for its creativity, cutting-edge research andindependent thinking. Technologically advanced and bold enough toexperiment with new concepts and ideas, Sweden is regarded as anation of early adopters and trend setters.
But it is not only in technology that Sweden excels. Swedishcampuses are among the most progressive worldwide, with an emphasison equality, democracy and cultural awareness. There is a modernapproach to learning, where student-teacher relations are informal andeasygoing. Professors are on a first-name basis with students and oftenaccessible outside lecture hours. You have the ability to influence yourown studies, and your ideas and opinions count.
High standards are guaranteed:
Swedish universities have areputation for rigorous quality control, with nationally certifieddegrees. Sweden has one of the most ambitious educationalevaluation programs in Europe aimed at maintaining this competitiveedge globally.
Theory is easily turned into practice:
Cooperation betweenacademia and industry forms an integral part of many Swedishmaster’s degree programs, giving you a distinct advantage over yourpeers when entering the job market.
You’re in good company:
Sweden attracts more and moreinternational students, and universities have extensive experience indealing with the specific needs of foreign students. Internationaloffices strive to make your stay as rewarding as possible, from themoment your application is accepted.
English is Swedes’ second language:
English is widely spokenand understood by Swedes. Swedish universities offer 500 master’sdegree programs taught in English aimed at international students.For more information, see
The world’stop democracy
The Economist Intelli-gence Unit report ranksSweden in first placeamong 167 countries.Sweden scored 9.88out of 10 from 60 indi-cators spread acrossthe following areas:electoral process, func-tioning of government,political participation,political culture and civilliberties. (EIU, 2006)
Why study in Sweden?