The number of international doctoral students increases
One third of Sweden’s doctoral students are in Stockholm. And 43 percent of them are from countries other than Sweden. This according to a new report from Stockholms Akademiska Forum (Staf).
International doctoral students have increased in proportion and are coming to Sweden from over 100 different countries. SSE has seen the largest increase in the proportion of international doctoral students, according to Staf's report. Between 2008 and 2018, the number has more than doubled, going from 25 to 53 percent.
Ivika Jäger is one of the many PhD candidates who have chosen to come to Stockholm to do her research. She is currently at the Swedish House of Finance, a part of the Stockholm School of Economics. Ivika Jäger started as a bachelor student at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and went on to do her masters here in Stockholm, almost ten years ago. Today her main research interests are financial institutions and information with a special focus on how digitization and new technologies affect firms, financial markets and the financial system.
"Changed the nature of finance"
“I find it fascinating how the recent decades have changed the nature of finance bringing along new financial solutions for firms and investors, from crowdfunding to algorithmic trading, which have extensive consequences on the financial markets and the financial system overall,” she says.
Out of the thousands of international doctoral students who passed through Sweden between 1998 and 2012, only about 38 percent remained in Sweden three years after their doctoral degree, according to a recent study conducted by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). Women are more likely to stay in Sweden than men.
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