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Questions tagged [sweden]

On standards or conventions specific to the Swedish higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or elsewhere in Europe.

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Proposing research as Ph.D. thesis in Sweden

I am a geography M.Sc. and I want to study Ph.D. in Sweden. I wrote a research proposal about a computer program which simulates some spatiotemporal situations. I have done some underlying logic and ...
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Sweden admission deadlines

I have researched a few Swedish universities such as Uppsala, Lund, and Stockholm, and the Ph.D. admission deadlines vary a lot. When I go to ScholarshipDb.net and search for positions each has ...
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Two masters simultaneously?

I am from Germany and about to finish my second bachelors degree (two different fields). And am now considering options for masters studies. Now i know that in Germany i can study two masters ...
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Supervised a PhD to 90% of completion; take credit for 100%; what could go wrong?

Let's say you had a doctoral student who you were main supervisor for {~advisor) throughout their data collection and most of their write-up, but just before they finished they changed to another main ...
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Admission for a PhD position in a Sweden university

I am a first year BSc student in pure mathematics. I like to continue my PhD studies in Sweden, directly after BSc or otherwise after having MSc. Unfortunately, not only free education for ...
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How is a tenure-track appointment in Sweden?

I have been offered a tenure-track position in Sweden starting this September. I am very excited. Due to both cultural and working system differences, many things are unclear to me. I do not want to ...
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Difference between postdoc and researcher in Sweden?

At Uppsala universitet there are currently open positions as mathematics postdoc and as researchers. The announcement texts are identical, aside from this part (and clarification on it) that is ...
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Should I do my maser's degree in Sweden or Germany or stay at EPFL? [closed]

I am currently doing my 3rd year of a physics bachelor at EPFL. I am not sure I want to be a researcher, but I probably want to get a master's degree in theoretical physics, as it is easier I guess to ...
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How much teaching in Sweden is done in an intensive block mode?

According to somebody at my university, the entire higher education system in Sweden is taught using an intensive "block mode": instead of students enrolled in multiple courses/subjects over a ...
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Academic Job Mobility in the European Context

In the United States it is not uncommon to apply to academic jobs all over the country. Personally, I do not know a single person who limited his or her search to just one state (i.e. Massachusetts). ...
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Do PhD students get the 3 year contract in the beginning in Germany like they do in Sweden? [closed]

I am about to finish my masters from Sweden and have a PhD offer from Germany and in Sweden. I recognise the pros and cons of each offer, but I would like to have a more generalistic view on doing a ...
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How does the quality of a PhD differ in Germany, Denmark, Sweden?

I am planning to apply for a PhD position in Computer Science but haven't decided yet which country to study in. So far I found interesting universities / research groups in Germany (where I am ...
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Are Masters' degrees in Sweden and Denmark free?

Information on the internet is not clear, hence my question. I have read that masters in Denmark and Sweden are free for Europeans. I am from Spain, so I could potentially apply. My questions: is ...
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Does one have the right or just the privilege to extend the PhD study period due to parental leave? [closed]

Assuming somebody is employed as a PhD student, I found several references to PhD study period and parental leave, but the wording is rather weak. The study period may only be extended if there are ...
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Why are most universities reluctant to offer open-ended contracts to research-funded-staff (such as postdocs)?

In some countries, labour law requires that if an individual has been employed on temporary contracts for a certain amount of time, the employer must offer them a permanent contract (or let them go). ...
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Why do Swedish postdoc ads typically have a requirement that PhD date must not be more than 5 years ago?

Ads for postdocs in Sweden appear to always have a rule like PhD degree obtained preferable not longer than three-five years ago: Example 1, 2. I've seen it many times in the past but job opening ...
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What can I do when my e-mails to professors go unanswered? [duplicate]

I have accepted as postdoc researcher in a Swedish university. Three professors in the university are correspondent for this position. I have to travel to Sweden within 2 weeks and start my new job. ...
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In Sweden, can a supervisor ask his PhD student to provide a private future work list of his thesis?

Recently, I faced a new academic phenomenon that a high level researcher informed me about. I am writing a potential reasoning of the phenomenon: From a legal point of view, PhD is similar to a ...
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Teaching load and hired by the hour in the Swedish academic system

I've been offered a teaching position for the Spring semester at a Swedish University. The teaching load is 220 hours and they suggested that I should be hired by the hour. Does any of you know how ...
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Are university salaries public information in Sweden?

I am currently in the process of negotiating position both on the academic side and industry. I was told certain numbers on the spread of salaries for a specific position at a specific place, however ...
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What is the most elegant way to let the recruiting committee know what the applicant has done to make it to the interview?

I live in country "A" (in Europe) and, a couple of months ago, I bought a round trip flight ticket to the US, for family reasons (not tourism). A couple of weeks after I bought the ticket, I was ...
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Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council) international post doc - criteria

I'm currently working on finding some funding opportunities for a post doc project. I'm currently in my final (4th) year of my PhD in Uppsala (Sweden) studying evolutionary biology. I'm looking to do ...
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Should I do an MBBS before/after taking a doctoral program in neuroscience?

My goal is to become a professor in neuroscience. At the moment I have a master's degree in computer science. During my studies, I did research in neuroscience but from a computational aspect. I ...
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communication after job offer and acceptance

I am a US-based researcher and was offered a position as a postdoctoral researcher at a Swedish institute. The offer came in December, and I have negotiated some terms, which the school accepted. All ...
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US School System

I live in Sweden and I'm currently in the second last year of "Gymnasiet" (Senior High School), years 16-18. In Sweden, the next step is "Högskolan." Is that the same as undergraduate education in the ...
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How to make good use of compulsory study plans in connection with PhD studies?

I am not sure if this concept sounds familiar to you but in Sweden PhD students are expected to have a study plan, which is revised every year, in connection with a meeting between the student, the ...
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What are the academic job ranks in Sweden?

Recently I read about a position as "universitetslektor" in a Swedish university. I did some research to figure out what this academic rank means. In my understanding it is similar to a lecturer in ...