The Swedish network consists of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who work actively with support for researcher mobility. The members of the network meet two-three times a year and exchange useful information, share reports from study visits, conferences etc. and get the latest new from the Swedish BHO.

There are twelve EURAXESS Service Centres (ESC) in Sweden. They all follow the EURAXESS Declaration of Commitment (DoC), which means providing free personalised assistance in matters related to mobility.  Below you will find information about each ESC and contact information.

The Bridge Head Organisation (BHO) of EURAXESS Sweden is Vinnova; a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the national contact authority for the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Vinnova stimulates collaborations between companies, universities and other higher education institutions, public services, civil society and other actors. The activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation.





Is your university or institute interested in becoming part of the EURAXESS network?

Read more about the Swedish network (in Swedish).





Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg coordinates the EURAXESS Network Projects 2018-2022. The project is funded by Vinnova.

The purpose of the EURAXESS Network Project is to make relevant and present issues within the European EURAXESS network visible in Sweden, and to broaden, expand and develop the Swedish network.

The activities in the project are expected to increase the visibility of Sweden as a research nation and improve the support for researcher mobility.

Welcome Services will be in charge of the Swedish EURAXESS portal; a central source of information about Sweden as a research nation. Active universities and other actors will be presented on the portal as well as available services, research positions and funding opportunities.

The BHO function in Sweden is shared, and Welcome Services will attend meetings, conferences and study visits at the European level, in order to cover the interest in current issues.

Welcome Services coordinated the previous EURAXESS Activity Projects, also supported by Vinnova, for the period 2015-2017.


Network Meeting in Lund, 19-20 March 2018

During two days 26 participants from 15 universities discussed mobility for researchers.

Are you interested in the presentations from the network meeting? Please contact


Information meeting with focus on the Report on Internationalization in Swedish HEI as well as researcher mobility and career development.

The meeting will be in Swedish. More information on the Swedish website.

Day and time: Wednesday 13 June at 10-16

Location: Ängsö, Klara Strand, Klarabergsviadukten 90, Stockholm


Nordic Staff mobility Conference, 2-3 October 2018

Information and programme

Sweden will take part in the upcoming TOP IV.

More information will be published later....


Within the EURAXESS initiative, the Swedish network is engaged in European projects that aim to strengthen the network and services that EURAXESS offers to researchers and research managers.


EURAXIND – lncreasing industry engagement with the EURAXESS Network

EURAXESS Sweden (project managers at Welcome Services, University of Gothenburg) has been involved as a third project partner in EURAXIND. The project began in May 2016 and will finish in May 2018.

A key part of the EURAXIND project focused on identifying specific stakeholder needs around the transition researchers make from academic to other employment sectors. The information was gathered through four audience specific-surveys:

  • Survey of researchers in research performing organisations
  • Survey of intersectorally mobile researchers
  • Survey of institutional practice
  • Survey of employers’ needs

The results from the surveys as well as a project report will be published her shortly. Read more at EURAXIND website

Contact Welcome Services, University of Gothenburg for more information.


Career Development Centres pilot program

A large pool of very strong applicants applied for the Career Development Centres pilot program showing that the Euraxess Network is relevant and ready to take on the challenges of career development in our current era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

Fourteen organizations will be participating in the program and Sweden will be represented by Karolinska Institutet. The practical results and documentation that will come out of the pilot program will be available and disseminated to all the network members.

Contact Welcome Services, University of Gothenburg for more information.