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Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to a tech startup community that could easily rival Silicon Valley. In fact, Stockholm is rapidly becoming one of the largest IT hubs in the world. Home to successful tech startups such as Candy Crush and Spotify, Stockholm clearly has what it takes to launch companies with potential. Given that IKEA, Saab and Volvo came from Sweden, it really shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the Swedes know how to launch a company into the stratosphere.


 
New rules to attract non-EU students, researchers and interns to the EU

Harmonised EU entry and residence rules to make it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities were approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The new rules clarify and improve conditions for non-EU interns, volunteers, school pupils and au pairs.

 




Europe 2020: the importance of higher education for Europe’s smart, sustainable and inclusive economy

In June, the European Council formally adopted the new economic strategy of the European Union: Europe 2020; A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

 
Going places

The unpredictable world economy and a more diversity-oriented world today has led Indian students to consider countries other than the US, UK, Canada and Australia to study abroad.

 




Calls in Sweden and Denmark to slash red tape for foreigners

There have been simultaneous calls in Sweden and Denmark to reduce bureaucracy that is bogging down the recruitment by universities of international students and academics.

 
Sweden to boost foreign student scholarships

In a bid to encourage diversity at Swedish universities, the government wants to double the resources available for scholarships to help students from developing countries study in Sweden.

 




Germany: Universities set for huge surge of students

Universities in Germany are expecting an enormous increase in first-year students next semester. This is due not only to studying becoming more popular in recent years, but also to double cohorts of higher secondary school-leavers and the country ending conscription.

 
The Higher education Modernization Agenda

Higher education, with its links with research and innovation, plays a crucial role in personal development and economic growth, providing the highly qualified people and the articulate citizens that Europe needs to create jobs and prosperity.

 




BBC News: Germany top for foreign students

Is Germany better at teaching university courses in English than universities in English-speaking countries?

Germany has been named as the most supportive country for overseas students, in an international league table

 
Germany tops higher education survey by British Council

According to a British Council survey, Germany comes first in an international league table of higher education, ahead of Australia, the United Kingdom and China.

 




The Hindu: Kickstart your career in the Nobel land

Bonn, 11.3.2011. Germany comes first in the internationalisation of higher education, ahead of Australia, the United Kingdom and China, according to a British Council survey. The USA is only in sixth position, behind Malaysia. 

 
International recognition of French Business schools

For the second year in succession, French business schools dominate the "Financial Times" business school ranking, published on 11 September. Seven of the ten best schools are French. 

 




French varsities to enroll more Indian students

HYDERABAD: With a target to triple the number of Indian students in its universities, France has been adapting its courses to requirements of international students and offers over 80 percent courses in English.

 
Students flock to free universities in Norway

Norwegian colleges and universities are reporting an increased application rate from foreign students, as Norway has become the only country in Europe to continue offering tuition-free higher education to all, regardless of country of origin.

 




British Council: German Higher education institutions are the most internationalized ones

Bonn, 11.3.2011. Germany comes first in the internationalisation of higher education, ahead of Australia, the United Kingdom and China, according to a British Council survey. The USA is only in sixth position, behind Malaysia.

 
68,000 jobs created in Belgium in 2010

Volumes of essays, English tests with formidable acronyms like TOEFL and IELTS and endless sessions with bank managers. It is a grind that swathes of students in India experience every summer to enter foreign educational institutes.

 




Indo- Finnish research partnerships bloom

The Academy of Finland is increasingly backing scientific research partnerships involving expert Finnish and Indian researchers in fields including green chemistry and biotechnology.

 
Chalmers University of Technology- The most renowned schools of entrepreneurship

Chalmers University of Technology is quite unlike any other institute in Sweden. Run by its own foundation, it is one of the most renowned schools of entrepreneurship in Europe. President Karin Markides highlights how it is working to provide solutions to the burgeoning societal issues of tomorrow

 




Chalmers University of Technology- Asian Correspondent

Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology is home to two campuses, 17 departments, 2,500 employees, 200 research groups and 11,000 students. With a large number of these students drawn from countries around the world, Chalmers is reputed for its extensive research and education efforts in the fields of environment and sustainable development.

 
The Economic Times: France, Germany & Canada: New overseas education destinations for Indians

Volumes of essays, English tests with formidable acronyms like TOEFL and IELTS and endless sessions with bank managers. It is a grind that swathes of students in India experience every summer to enter foreign educational institutes.

 




The Hindu: Demand for Overseas education rising again

Kolkata, June 6: There is a 10-15 per cent rise in Indian students going overseas for education during the current session, according to senior officials in the industry.

 
Higher education and research: Getting smarter in Sweden

More and more people want to pursue higher education in Sweden. The number of applicants for full-time studies has increased by almost 85,000 over the past five years. In terms of research, Sweden’s aim is to be one of the most R&D-intensive countries in the world. 

 




Percentage of International students in The Netherlands continues to rise

The percentage of international students in the Netherlands continues to rise. In the past academic year, one in ten students at research universities came from abroad. Five years ago this was only 7%, or one in fourteen.