Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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Kulturnatt: in Stockholm, culture stays up all night

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK It is often hard to include a cultural outgoing when stuck in a routine between commuting to work, working, and sleeping, especially when you have a limited budget. To promote this, the city of Stockholm organises a kulturnatt (“night of culture”) each year. April 29th will be the […]

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Vasaloppet: More Than a Race

TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Every year, Sweden’s mythic cross-country ski race draws thrill-seekers from all over the world. But for locals, it represents a link between the past, present, and future. With skis attached and sticks in hand, Vasaloppet [“Vasa’s race”] participants set out for a true marathon each year. Determined to […]

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