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Continued hybrid education for study period 2, Oct 27–Dec 15, 2020
11 September 2020
The Stockholm School of Economics has decided to continue the hybrid strategy currently in place through study period 2, that is until December 15. This decision is based on a presumption that no major changes in society at large will happen during the fall.
Long-term unemployment on its rise – a blow to the Swedish economy?
31 August 2020
"The longer a person is unemployed, the greater the probability that the individual will not return to work at all. And even if we recover from the pandemic, it is not certain that those people will return", Jesper Roine explains the risk of longterm-unemployment in a recent interview in Dagens industri.
Contagious insights – higher education in pandemic times
25 August 2020
What do we need universities for? What type of knowledge should universities be producing? What is the value of a degree from a higher education institution? Describing SSE’s educational mission FREE, President Strannegård advocates the importance of both the cognitive and the emotional aspects or as he states, “sense and sensibility” is the future of education.
Academic Pride flying the flag for digital festival
31 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic does not stop the fight for LGBTQ rights. This year’s Stockholm Pride will instead be broadcast live digitally under the name Stockholm Pride Summer Stream. As usual, several of Stockholm’s higher education institutions are participating under the joint Academic Pride banner, which this year brings together both students and employees from seven higher education institutions.
Sweden through the crisis: a new research report investigates the Swedish viewpoint in times of coronavirus
15 June 2020
Sweden’s outlier position in handling the coronavirus has put the country at the center of global public debate. How did Sweden end up with different policies than other comparable countries? This subject – and much more – is broached in a comprehensive new report from a group of researchers affiliated with the Stockholm School of Economics, titled Sweden through the crisis.
Torbjörn Becker in SVT Aktuellt
04 June 2020
Every week, the Swedish state pumps billions in support, grants and investments to keep Sweden in the roll. How can Sweden - which for many years saved money to reduce the central government debt - now offer a gigantic bill of money? Where does all this money come from? Torbjörn Becker explains in the latest episode of SVT Aktuellt.
Being European: The need for higher education leadership
03 June 2020
A joint statement on social sciences in a time of crisis, from the Presidents of the partner institutions of CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences.
Can mindfulness reduce stress at work?
29 May 2020
If you’re already feeling stressed at work – or even if you’re not – a pandemic definitely doesn’t help. Incorporating mindfulness into your workday can not only reduce stress but also improve task performance, new research suggests.
Nudging out the coronavirus with behavioral economics
20 May 2020
Human behavior is key in any pandemic. So how can a little nudge in the right direction change our behavior for the better? Researcher Nurit Nobel explains the science behind encouraging good behaviors – and how it can help us during the pandemic.
How corona is changing the retail industry
14 May 2020
Social distancing has fundamentally changed shopping behaviors and thereby the retail industry – but what will happen next? What opportunities may arise as the dust settles and we move towards a new normal?