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Why international students choose Stockholm
With three world-class universities clustered in the city centre, Stockholm has long been a magnet for young academics from near and far. We spoke to an international student at each university in Stockholm and discovered that while the reasons they chose Stockholm were diverse, their views on life in the city were quite similar – with one notable exception.
Stockholm one step closer to get quick and easy reception of international talents
Stockholm’s booming startup scene is struggling to recruit from within the country’s borders and Stockholm companies needs to increase their cross-border recruitment. The Mayor of Stockholm puts forward a number of proposals to facilitate for international talents to establish in Stockholm.
Mayor of Stockholm: ‘You can be a mother and a fantastic politician’
Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr talks about her vision for the city's future, why she wants more girls to play chess and what makes Stockholm 'A Woman's Place'.
Why family life in Stockholm is the dream
How do you balance a challenging career in the tech industry with having a family? The answer, it seems, is by moving to Stockholm.
Symposium CEO Natalia Brzezinski shares her Stockholm favourites
What makes Stockholm the creative capital of the world – and what are the best places in the city to really experience the creative vibe? Natalia Brzezinski shares her insights.
How living in the outskirts of Stockholm improves quality of life
The outskirts of Stockholm are actually its hidden gems. Three expats explain how working and living outside the city offers more bang for your buck and outstanding quality of life.
Why Stockholm is a magnet for foreign talent
Thousands of startup founders, investors, journalists, and tech-lovers gather in Helsinki for Slush - a massive startup conference putting Nordic innovations in the spotlight.
How Stockholm's cold climate boosts creativity
Picture the scene: Dusk begins to settle on Stockholm, magnifying the glow from the candle-lit windows that warm the city. Frost invades the Swedish capital as quickly as the sun fades, the vicious bite of the ice ushering people indoors. It’s dark, it’s cold and (this is the best part) it’s only 3pm!
A clever strategy for making new friends in Stockholm
You might think it’s hard to make friends in a new city. But if at first you don’t succeed – try something else! Meet Natasa, an expat with a strategy for breaking down social barriers.
25 ways Stockholm has become more international in the past year
Everyone knows Stockholm is an international city. Swedes are some of the best non-native English speakers in the world, and 23 percent of the capital’s population was born abroad. People of more than 190 nationalities call Stockholm home.