The Swedish network consists of universities and research institutes working actively with support for researcher mobility. The members of the network meet two-three times a year and exchange useful information, discuss study visits, participation in conferences etc. Read more about the Swedish network here.
There are eleven 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. The ESC are located at universities and/or institutes. Below you will find information about each university/institute 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.
Universities or research institutes interested in becoming part of the EURAXESS network can read about the Swedish network here.
EURAXESS SERVICE CENTRES IN SWEDEN
Karlstad University – Challenging the established and exploring the unknown
We are one of the youngest universities in Sweden – dynamic, brave and innovative. We can also offer one of the most inspiring university environments in the country with a friendly and open atmosphere. All forms of cultural expression are essential aspects of our university.
The close link between research, education an cooperation is a foundational feature of the whole university, and social commitment is part of our university culture. Extensive education and research centre on important issues. We want to contribute to regional, national and global progress aimed at enhancing sustainability, democracy and health through socially engaged education and research.
Karolinska Institutet – a medical university
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
The research covers a broad field, from basic molecular biological research to clinical epidemiology and nursing science. KI also conducts clinic-based research, which provides an excellent environment for quickly passing on the benefits of experimental findings to patients, and where clinical observations provide the basis for new research ideas.
A significant share of the research conducted at Karolinska Institutet is done in partnership with Swedish and international companies. To encourage the practical application of ideas and research results in the interest of human health, actors in Karolinska Institutet’s innovation system offer practical advice and support to students and researchers wishing to turn their ideas into innovations or services.
Linköping University will never rest on its laurels
Linköping University conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in close collaboration with the business world and society, in fields that include materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers.
The university has 27,000 students and 4,000 employees on four campuses. Together we seek answers to the complex questions facing us today. Our students are among the most desirable in the labour market and international rankings consistently place LiU as a leading global university.
LiU achieved university status in 1975 and innovation is our only tradition.
Luleå University of Technology – World-class Research and Education
Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1,6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.
The vision 2020 says that Luleå University of Technology is developing an attractive, sustainable society through research results that change, courses that challenge and individuals who cooperate.
Lund University – research and education since 1666
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The compact university campus encourages networking and creates the conditions for scientific breakthroughs and innovations. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.
Lund University has an annual turnover of SEK 8 billion, of which two-thirds go to research. Our research is characterised by both breadth and strength and, according to independent evaluations, over 30 of our research fields are world-leading.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Stockholm University – A leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals
Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. More than 64,000 students, 1,700 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within the areas of science and human science.
Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.
Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.
Umeå University – a university that makes things possible
Umeå University is home to research and education on a high international level, which contributes to innovation, research advances and enhanced understanding – in Sweden and across the globe.
Its 35,000 students and 4,000 employees make Umeå University one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions. Having flourished for a mere 50 years means that the University has avoided stagnation and instead finds itself in constant progress. Thanks to its moderate size, but despite its international atmosphere, everything is close by at Umeå University. Here, you find prosperous research environments and cosy accommodation close by. And there are no borders between students, researchers and the management. Campus Umeå is also in close proximity to the town centre and right next door to one of Sweden’s biggest and well-reputed university hospitals. Umeå Arts Campus is a stone’s throw away and another two campuses can be found in neighbouring towns, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik.
The University also consists of the highly-ranked Umeå Institute of Design, the Umeå School of Architecture – Sweden’s only such school specialising on the arts –, and a School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts with the most modern research restaurant in Sweden, as well as an environmentally certified Umeå School of Business and Economics. Umeå University is also one of three national sports universities in Sweden and has the nation’s only Arctic Research Centre.
The University of Gothenburg – Open minds, open doors
The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.
Throughout the organisation, there is a strong sense of openness. The University actively participates in the public debate and interacts with the surrounding society through continuous dialogues and knowledge exchange, nationally and internationally.
Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. They offer new perspectives and help solve the major challenges facing the world.
The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
Uppsala University – Quality, knowledge and creativity since 1477
World-class research and first-rate education of global benefit to society, business and culture.
Uppsala University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. The University is characterised by diversity and quality, with international frontline research across nine faculties and education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels. Uppsala University’s research helps us understand our society, makes the world a better place and improves lives. It offers new perspectives on fundamental scientific questions and contributes to a sustainable environment, human health and the advancement of society.
Uppsala University is well placed to tackle the challenges faced by society today and tomorrow. The breadth of our research gives strength and opportunities. Uppsala University is a key collaborative partner for business and society and strives to facilitate the interplay between entrepreneurship and research and forge links between students and business.
Örebro University has developed a wide range of attractive programmes professional education for physicians, psychologists, lawyers and engineers. The University is now investing strategically to develop its teacher education, with the aim of becoming best in Sweden.
The university has strong research in the areas of medicine, psychology, environmental science, and computer science. Food and health is an extensive area that brings together researchers from different disciplines. Interdisciplinary research also distinguishes research here into lifelong health and wellbeing.
A close link between education, research and collaboration is a point of departure for the entire university.
At Örebro University there are 15,000 students, 400 doctoral students and 110 professors.
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.
Who can use the EURAXESS portal?
Register at the EURAXESS portal for free. Fill out your profile/CV to be found by recruiters. Or become a research buddy for refugee researchers through Science4Refugees. Search for new job & funding opportunities in the database. Use of the databases is free of charge.
Register your institution at the EURAXESS portal. Publish vacancies, fellowships and hosting opportunities through the EURAXESS Jobs Database. As an organization registered with the EURAXESS portal you also gain access to the database of researcher CVs and can search for a suitable candidate for your position. Join the Science4Refugees initiative to advertise refugee friendly research internships and job offers. Check out the Partnering tool and search for researchers for your recruitment panels or explore other collaboration possibilities.
HR Strategy for Researchers
EURAXESS supports organisations that decide to implement the HR Strategy for Researchers. Review your HR policies, take the necessary steps to align them with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and get a HRS4R logo to let researchers know about it.