Internationalisation of Swedish Higher Education and Research – A Strategic Agenda Reference No.: SOU 2018:3

Summary of the report of the Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher education institutions.

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The Swedish Government established the Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher education institutions (U2017:02) in March 2017. 

The Inquiry has been tasked to:

  • propose a new national strategy for the internationalisation of higher education institutions that include both education and research activities, as well as new objectives to be stated in the Higher Education Act;
  • propose how more students can gain an international perspective in their education through better internationalisation at home and through more students and faculty studying or working abroad; and
  • propose measures to increase Sweden's attractiveness as a study destination and knowledge nation through such means as a review of the system for application and tuition fees.

In this publication, a summary in English of the Inquiry's first report, with a focus on the two first tasks, is presented together with a translation of the proposed national strategy for increased internationalisation of higher education and research. The other parts will be presented by 31 October 2018.