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 thirteen EURAXESS Centres (ESC) in Sweden. They all follow the EURAXESS Declaration of Commitment (DoC), which means providing free personalised assistance in matters related to mobility. Find your nearest ESC in Sweden.  Below you will find information about each university that has a ESC.

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.



We make the world a better place

SLU is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life.

Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden.

We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.




Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan
Göteborgs universitet
Högskolan i Borås
Högskolan i Gävle
Högskolan i Halmstad
Högskolan i Skövde
Högskolan Kristianstad
Högskolan Väst
Jönköping University
Karlstads universitet
Karolinska Institutet
Kungliga tekniska högskolan
Linköpings universitet
Luleå tekniska universitet
Lunds universitet
Malmö universitet
Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
Röda Korsets Högskola
Stockholm School of Economics
Stockholms universitet
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Södertörns högskola
Umeå universitet
Uppsala universitet
World Maritime University
Örebro universitet


Are you and your university/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 Project 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 is in charge of the Swedish EURAXESS portal; a central source of information about Sweden as a research nation. For more information please contact Birgitta Karlén, Welcome Services (

The BHO function in Sweden is shared, and, together with Vinnova, Welcome Services attends meetings, conferences and study visits at the European level, in order to cover the interest in current issues. For more information please contact Karin Hellqvist, Welcome Services (

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


Network activities in 2020


Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions at our universities, this autumn's first meeting will be via the web. We hope that as many as possible can participate to get information and discuss current issues.


  1. Presentation round and report from each higher education institution 
  2. Information from EURAXESS
  3. Brief reporting from working groups
    • Migration issues - updating the situation, rules and recommendations
    • Digital information - presentation of the new film about EURAXESS Sweden 
    • European researchers on scholarships and difficulties with social insurance 
    • HRS4R group in Teams and shared information  
  4. Other



Network activities that took place in 2019

Wednesday, November 20

Introduction and presentation of participants

Linköping University

- Maria Engelmark, Director of International Affairs

- Therese Lindkvist and Priya Eklund talk about welcoming international researchers / staff

Current information from EURAXESS

Report from study visits

- Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Report from the EURAXESS conference in Prague

Study visit to LiU Robot team (The robots who danced in “Talent” and played in the robotics World Cup)

Networking dinner


Thursday, November 21

Visit from the Swedish Migration Board

- Students and Researchers Directive - what happens now?

Working groups, presentations

- Migration issues

- Employment packages

- Career Services

- Onboarding and pre-onboarding

- Report from newly formed external group for recruitment

New working groups



Network activities that took place in 2018



Are you interested in the presentations from the meetings? Please contact


Open EURAXESS – To strengthen the effectiveness and optimize the services of all partners in an innovative and open EURAXESS network

General information

Project coordinator: CERTH


  • All 40 EURAXESS countries (BHOs) are represented in the project consortium, through 34 beneficiaries and 7 Linked Third Parties resulting in a wide coverage of the EURAXESS network.
  • 9 Work packages, 38 Tasks
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 1st September 2018
  • Budget: 3.350.000 Euro, funded under the call HORIZON 2020 SwafS-24-2017: Transnational operation of the EURAXESS Service network


Objectives of the EURAXESS TOP IV project:

  • To support the set-up of the EURAXESS Career Development services;
  • To expand the Dual Careers (DC) services over a wider geographical range of the network;
  • To support the EURAXESS Network to develop new services oriented to a better connection between academia and industry;
  • To target non-academic sectors to be regular EURAXESS services clients;
  • To further intensify the services provided by the EURAXESS network and to expand new services through activities such as trainings, seminars, networking, study visits;
  • To enhance the attractiveness of the EURAXESS network and to collaborate with other networks;
  • To provide a technical platform for integrating EURAXESS portal with existing useful and relevant data and tools;
  • To bridge the EURAXESSWorldwide representatives with EURAXESS Service Centres;
  • To bridge more researchers from third countries and diaspora researchers with ERA;
  • To provide a technical platform for integrating EURAXESS portal with existing useful and relevant data and tools;
  • To facilitate the further evolution of the EURAXESS network dealing with challenges arising from the current and future development in ERA.


Sweden takes part in TOP IV by participation of University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Welcome Services, and will be engaged in the two following Work Packages:
  • WP3: Social Integration Initiatives
    Apart from UGOT, several HEI:s from Sweden will be involved in the task Task 3.1: Dual Career Services for the partners of mobile researchers. This Task is focused on the development and dissemination of Dual Career services and a Dual Career guidebook will be published.
  • WP9: Future of the EURAXESS Network. Task 9.5: EURAXESS after 2020.

Expected Impacts of EURAXESS TOP IV project

  • To train enough researchers and to strengthen the skills development and careers of researchers across borders;
  • To promote attractive employment conditions and gender balance in research careers; enhance mobility of researchers;
  • To ensure that leading academics, researchers and innovators reside and work in Europe and to attract a sufficient number of highly skilled third country nationals to stay in Europe”;
  • To create a better match of existing talent and R&I needs and capacity in European research institutions and businesses;
  • To contribute directly to the Horizon 2020 objective of cross-national and international circulation of researchers.
  • 48 Bridgehead Organisations (BHOs) and more than 500 Service Centres (ESCs) and Local Contact Points (LoCPs) with around 1.100 EURAXESS staff at European level providing targeted information and qualified hands-on assistance to mobile researchers;
  • At least 20 major stakeholder organisations and networks outside EURAXESS, involved in the researchers’ career and mobility issues in Europe as well as abroad: researchers’ associations, employers (HR departments of universities, research centres and industry), research funding agencies and scientific;
  • Diaspora organisations;
  • Around 1 million incoming and outgoing researchers from Europe as well as stakeholders (academia, private sector, industry) visiting the EURAXESS Portal each year seeking information for the new or enhanced services.


EURAXESS TOP – Advice for Researchers and Networking Opportunities in Europe
TOP is the acronym for "Enhancing The Outreach and effectiveness of the EURAXESS network Partners". The objective of the EURAXESS TOP projects is to strengthen the EURAXESS Network.



Read more about the ongoing work in Sweden with implementing the Charter & Code principles.