Geosciences building, Stockholm University. Photo: Hanna Hellzén Cramér

A new report from the Stockholm Academic Forum shows that the proportion of international PhD students in the Swedish capital has increased by 14 percentage points over the ten-year period 2008–2018. The biggest increases have been registered at the Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University.

Between 2008 and 2018, the proportion of international PhD students at Stockholm University rose from 19 to 42 per cent, which is second only to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In total, 43 per cent of Stockholm’s 5 440 doctoral students now come from another country.

“It is a testament to the great reputation of our higher education institutions. We know that Stockholm is highly valued by foreign researchers, and in international comparisons, we often see that higher ranked universities have a higher proportion of international doctoral students. The reason is, of course, that a reputable university is able to recruit the best in the world,” says Maria Fogelström Kylberg, CEO of the Stockholm Academic Forum, which represents the City of Stockholm and its 18 higher education institutions, in a press release.

You can read the full report and find more information about the Stockholm Academic Forum on their website

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