UPPSALA UNIVERSITY : SEC : Research projects

Uppsala universitet

Mikael Börjesson

Domestic Arenas of Internationalization:
Studies (in Swedish)


Domestic Arenas of Internationalization

Swedish Higher Education and International Students, 19452015

(Internationaliseringens nationella arenor. Svensk högre utbildning och utländska studenter, 19452015)

Financed by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, U)
Period Jan 2011-Dec 201

Directed by Mikael Börjesson, PhD in Education, Senior Lecturer and Docent in Sociology of Education, EDU, Co-director of SEC, Uppsala University.

    Associated Researchers



Dag Blanck, PhD in History, Associate Professor in History, The Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University.

Donald Broady, PhD in Education, Professor, EDU, Director of SEC, Uppsala University.

Tobias Dalberg, PhD-student in Sociology of Education, EDU, Uppsala University.

Ida Lidegran, PhD in Sociology of Education, Senior Lecturer, EDU, Uppsala University.

Josefine Krigh, PhD-student in Sociology of Education, EDU, Uppsala University.

Sofia Lindgren, PhD-student in Sociology of Education, EDU, Uppsala University

Christin Mays, PhD-student in Sociology of Education, EDU, Uppsala University. 

Mona Mårtensson, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor in Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm University.

Mikael Palme, PhD in Sociology of Education, Senior Lecturer, EDU, Uppsala University.

Andreas Åkerlund, PhD in History, the Department of History, Uppsala University.

Associated Researchers



In Sweden, the internationalization of higher education has traditionally implied sending Swedish students, teachers and scholars out into the world to acquire knowledge. Today, however, the tide has turned, and there is an increasing emphasis on attracting students from abroad. In the academic year 2005/06, the number of incoming students exceeded the number who went abroad for the first time, mainly due to a very sharp increase in influx. In view of the great interest in the internationalization of higher education, it is surprising that this phenomenon has generated so little systematic research. This project sets out to study the influx and its effect on Swedish higher education.

Three major studies are planned: The first one will focus on governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations, domestic and foreign, that have sought to promote the internationalization of Swedish higher education. The second study will examine the investments in internationalization made by Swedish institutions of higher education, with special attention given to Master's programs and language policies. The third one will study the incoming students, both in terms of overall flows and in terms of their presence in particular educational programs and institutions.

The project will be undertaken by scholars in History, Sociology and the Sociology of Education. It will draw on a wide range of materials, including national statistics, archive material, and interviews.



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