Sweden develops plans to increase its international recruitment

Increased collaboration between government agencies to promote Sweden abroad, simplified visa processes and a boost to international scholarship funds are some of the recommendations contained in a report on Swedish higher education internationalisation. “Creating favourable conditions for higher education, research and innovation policy neither begins nor ends at our national borders,” the report reads. “The international partnerships of higher education institutions strengthen the links between countries, and can therefore also have an important, positive diplomatic impact.” To foster the country’s attractiveness to international talent, the report recommends increasing its promotion abroad. A number of changes to the visa process are also suggested to attract more international students – as well as an accent on ensuring students have real employment opportunities at the end of their studies. - The Pie News -



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