A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia will be available for free digitally (Epub and pdf) from Wednesday, September 14, and in a limited print edition from Wednesday, October 19.

Young Academy of Sweden launches A Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Academia

As new to the Swedish research system, one is faced with a series of questions, about what applies to qualifications, what the networks look like, but also practical issues. To make things easier, YAS has developed a guide for international researchers, to help navigate Swedish academia and remove time-consuming obstacles. A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia is celebrated with a release party on October 19.

Release mingle A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia

A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia

Release mingle

Time: Wednesday 19 October, 16.30
Venue: Accelerator, art museum and café at Stockholm University External link, opens in new window..
Registration (mandatory). Refreshments are included. Warmly welcome!

All registered guests will receive a pre-release digital copy of the Beginner's Guide. A limited printed edition will be offered on site (first come, first served).

Ewa Machotka and Phlippe Tassin. Photo: Erik Thor/YAS, Sabina Johansson

Since we come from many different fields and universities in the country, and several of us have also had the experience of establishing ourselves as newcomers to the Swedish academic system, we have both insight and good qualifications. When we saw the guide developed by the young academy in the Netherlands, we felt that this is something we really wanted to do, say Ewa Machotka (researcher in Japanese art history, Stockholm University) and Philippe Tassin (physicist, Chalmers), two of the guide's authors.

The guidebook is a result of a collaborative work of several YAS members with diverse expertise and experiences. YAS has also obtained ideas and comments from reference persons with knowledge and insight into the research system.

A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia will be available for free digitally (Epub and pdf) from Wednesday, September 14 and in a limited print edition from Wednesday, October 19.


Linda Andersson Burnett, Researcher in the History of science at Uppsala University
Frida Bender, Associate professor of Meteorology at Stockholm University
Lucie Delemotte, Associate professor of Biophysics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mia Liinason, Academy Chair, Professor of Gender studies at Lund University
Sofia Lodén, Associate professor of French at Stockholm University
Ewa Machotka, Associate professor of Japanese art history at Stockholm University
Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed, Associate professor of Literary studies at Uppsala University
Janina Seubert, Associate professor of Psychology at Karolinska Institutet
Ylva Söderfeldt, Associate professor of History of science and ideas at Uppsala University
Philippe Tassin, Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology


Title: Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Academia
Author: Sveriges unga akademi
Pages: 54
Digital edition ISBN: 978-91-527-4383-6
Printed edition ISBN: 978-91-527-4384-3
Chapters: 1. Swedish academia in a nutshell, 2. Organisation of higher education and research in Sweden, 3. Teaching and degrees at Swedish universities, 4. Carrying out research projects, 5. Rights, benefits and practical information, 6. Language, + Glossary of Swedish words and abbreviations.

Design: Ateljé Grotesk
Illustrations: Maja Larsson/Maja på Näset
Font: Untitled
Printing house: Åtta45

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