Higher Education

Evaluation of STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence

STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence is a programme for foreign master students who get a scholarship for master studies in Sweden.  50 students have participated since 2005. They come from four countries (South Korea, China, Ghana, Mexico) of which the majority come from China.  The programme evaluated both the students’ perspective and the receiving Swedish…

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Evaluation of the Fulbright Norway subsidy scheme

The Norwegian Fulbright scholarship programme was evaluated by NIFU, contracted by the Norwegian Ministry of Education (Kunnskapsdepartementet, KD). Technopolis Group (Göran Melin) was asked to provide reflections and comparisons with the Swedish Fulbright programme.

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The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: An analysis of its impact and systemic role

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) was established in 1994 and was tasked with funding research to promote Sweden’s long-term competitiveness.  Technopolis Group conducted an ex-post impact assessment of the The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research funding during the past 10, possibly 20, years, as well as an assessment of the Foundation’s role in…

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Foreign education providers in the Nordic countries

  For each Nordic country, Technopolis Group investigated the legislative conditions regarding the following: The countries’ legislation regarding foreign and transnational education providers National rules for accreditation of foreign education providers and who is responsible for making the accreditation The countries’ rules for monitoring and quality control of foreign education and who is responsible for…

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Nacka Municipality, the risks

For a number of years, approximately 5% of students in Nacka have lacked access to secondary school. This figure is low compared to most other municipalities. In Spring 2013, 59 students in ninth grade could not gain access to secondary school across the 16 schools assessed. It is a high priority for Nacka Education Committee that…

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A Nordic perspective on EMBL and the research career

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)  has a long tradition of receiving visiting researchers for shorter and longer stays. A stay at EMBL is likely to have a significant impact on a researcher’s career. The study aimed at uncovering what impact a stay at EMBL has had for the individual in his or her research…

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Report on Knowledge workers’ labour markets

On behalf of the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT), Derek Jan Fikkers wrote an advice about the Dutch labour market for knowledge workers and the possibilities for the Dutch government to trim demand and supply on the labour market in the future. In June 2013 the advice was be presented to…

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EMBL and the research career

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has a long tradition of receiving visiting researchers for shorter and longer stays. A stay at EMBL is likely to have a significant impact on a researcher’s career. The study aimed at uncovering what impact a stay at EMBL has had for the individual in his or her research career….

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