Some 20 Swedish universities or university-colleges are adding more spots for foreign-born students to receive the supplemental training needed to put their skills to use here.
- Pharmacist, architect, engineer and others.
- Dialogue has started.
Saturday marks one year since a masked man attacked the Kronan School in Trollhättan with a sword, killing three people, and school officials say that steps still need to be taken to ensure a safer environment in the classrooms.
- Isolation and restraints used against children.
Employees in secure psychiatric units no longer have to have higher- education qualifications, a decision that follows a surge of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Sweden that has made it "extraordinarily hard" to recruit staff, according to the National Board of Institutional Care.
- A total 91.2 percent of Swedish-born pupils qualify.
While the overall number of Swedish school pupils qualifying for high school is rising, newly arrived migrants are pulling down the average. According to Education Minister Gustav Fridolin, the system needs to be "restructured".
- Higher Education Minister: We should talk more respectfully about teachers and their profession(3:00 min)'Education at a Glance'
Sweden's teachers are getting grayer, while their salaries remain stagnant, and the vast majority feel their profession is undervalued in society, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
- Following the Macchiarini scandal.
With only 27 days until the winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine is announced, the scandal involving Dr. Paolo Macchiarini and the Karolinska Institute has raised questions about the prize’s integrity.
- Freeschool with Muslim profile.
The government will review the Schools Inspectorate’s decision to greenlight gender-segregated gym classes at a Stockholm school, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin tells Radio Sweden.
- More common than at festivals.
After a year of widespread reporting of sexual assaults at festivals, the Swedish National Agency for Education wants to increase action against it in schools, which is the physical place where most sexual assaults and harassment take place.
- Continuation of trend.
Less than half of people taking their driving test for the first time in Sweden pass, figures for the first half of 2016 show.
- Sees global tendency of threat to academic freedom.
As Turkey's government imprisons thousands of accused terrorists, Turkish academics are seeking safety abroad, and Radio Sweden hears how Swedish universities may offer a haven.
- Many lecturers lack teacher training.
Universities in Sweden must improve their standard of teaching, according to the Minister for Higher Education Helene Hellmark Knutsson.
- Currently have to wait.
Asylum seekers should be allowed to begin studying at university while they are still waiting for a decision from the Migration Agency about being allowed to stay in the country, the Swedish Higher Education Authority has argued.
- Two year ban.
The government has decided to institute stricter punishments and other provisions to deter students from cheating on the Swedish college entrance exam.
- Non-EU students.
Tuition and fees for foreign students in Sweden will be reviewed after it was discovered that some students have been paying 2x the actual cost of their education.