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.
- Higher Education Minister: We should talk more respectfully about teachers and their profession(3:00 min)'Education at a Glance'
- 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.
- First-of-its-kind case.
The Västmanland District Court ruled in favor of of an American woman who sued a Swedish university for the tuition she had paid because the quality of the program she was attending was so poor.
- Professor Dag Blanck: Want to examine the ways in which Sweden and the US have interacted(7:14 min)From contemporary politics to cookbooks.
Swedish-American ties span centuries and a group of academics from both countries are gathering at Uppsala University to examine the many links between both countries.
- Student Union President: More people apply for higher education, but housing has not increased at all(4:29 min)Lack of accomodation.
Swedish universities are about to let out for the summer, but administrators and student unions are already discussing how to house students when school starts again in the fall.
- Swedish for Immigrants.
Refugees who have completed state-financed Swedish courses do considerably better in the labor market and earn more than those who do not, regardless of their previous education level.