Stockholm School of Economics is Stockholm’s most international university
The Stockholm School of Economics has the highest proportion of international students according to a new report from Stockholms Akademiska Forum (Stockholm Academic Forum). Of the total number of students, 30 percent come from countries other than Sweden, which is the highest proportion among the universities in Stockholm.
The Stockholm School of Economics is attractive for students seeking an international environment, whether they come from Sweden or other countries. All Master level programs and the Bachelor program in Retail Management at the School are international and, effective from 2020, the largest Bachelor program in Business and Economics will also be open to international students. Among current students, the German group is the largest, followed by students from China and India.
“This is a result of our purposeful strategy of being an international business school based in Sweden. The Stockholm School of Economics aims for a balance among its students, with half being Swedish and half coming from other countries. This will make our environment internationally attractive to Swedish students, while still being Swedish enough to attract international students,” says Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.
The Stockholm School of Economics also leads the field with regard to student exchanges according to the report. Fully 18 percent of its students took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad during their studies at the School, which can be compared with 2 percent of all students at all universities in Stockholm taking the opportunity to participate in an exchange.
The Stockholm School of Economics offers several opportunities to study abroad, including double degree programs, in which the student spends a year in Stockholm and a year abroad, resulting in a double degree. Students can choose between Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Sciences Po in Paris, France.