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Public Diplomacy and Academic Mobility in Sweden: The Swedish Institute and Scholarship Programs for Foreign Academics, 1938–2010

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Academic exchange is one of the cornerstones of public diplomacy. Receiving foreign academics is one way of influencing foreign elites in an attempt to build goodwill and stable international networks. The result is that academic mobility and the internationalization of higher education and research have always been directly affected by foreign policy decisions and diplomatic considerations—and still are. In Public Diplomacy and Academic Mobility in Sweden, Andreas Åkerlund analyses Sweden's scholarship programs for foreign academics in a long-term perspective.

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