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The Swedish experience of international student mobility
International Office, Umeå universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7352-9971
2017 (English)In: Finnish universities of applied sciences on the verge of a new era: value, viability and visibility of international education / [ed] Riikka Vanhanen, Helli Kitinoja, Jyrki Holappa, Jyväskylä: JAMK University of Applied Sciences Library , 2017, p. 25-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The internationalisation of education started in the late 1970s when the wording in the Swedish Higher Education Act was changed, emphasising that higher education institutions (HEI) should promote understanding of other countries and of international circumstances. This also opened the door for other changes in Swedish regulations, such as the study aid system, allowing more students to study abroad. However, the greatest boost to international student mobility was when Sweden entered the Erasmus Programme in 1992 (Lundgren & Nilsson, 2009).

It is clear that there are political ambitions when it comes to international student mobility. Politicians set the roles for mobility through political decisions about studying in a foreign country, regulations for migration, student loans, recognition for foreign degrees, etc. There is also a global education market being developed outside Sweden. More countries have an interest in the business of international education and the commodification of education due to a decrease of public HEI funding (Knight, 2012). This means that market solutions have entered the global scene, which countries around the world have to adjust to, including Sweden. The aim with this article is to highlight some of the Swedish experiences in regard to international student mobility.

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Jyväskylä: JAMK University of Applied Sciences Library , 2017. p. 25-31
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Publications of JAMK University of Applied Sciences, ISSN 1456-2332 ; 236
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Human Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140734ISBN: 978-951-830-463-3 (print)ISBN: 978-951-830-464-0 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-140734DiVA, id: diva2:1150168
Available from: 2017-10-18 Created: 2017-10-18 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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