As an international student in Sweden, you’re allowed to work alongside your studies – there’s no official limitation for how many hours you can work. However, it’s important to keep your studies as your first priority – even when you don’t have many classroom hours, you’re expected to spend the equivalent of a 40-hour work week reading and working on assignments.
Why did you move to Sweden?
I met a beautiful Swedish girl who dragged me to Stockholm with promises of clean air and open spaces. She forgot to mention the high taxes and expensive beer!
Read up on Swedish culture and your new city?
There’s lots to learn about Swedish culture and what you’ll have to look forward to in your free time. Get started by reading about your future home city and starting to follow the news from Sweden via sites like The Local. Get to know ten current students in Sweden and ask them all your questions over at the digital ambassadors’ blog. You can learn all about Swedish traditions, culture and society at Sweden.se.
How do you help scientists in Sweden?
PhdD links were created to supply fresh ideas for job seekers who were looking to move from academia to industry.We help in career centres to deliver interesting courses, workshops and events around the concept of personal branding I use LinkedIn, Facebook, Meetup and traditional tools like the good old CV, to improve applicant’s chances of both being found by, and finding recruiters.
What are the advice given to scientists who want to come and work in Sweden?
Sweden is a beautifull country to live, But before moving here you must prepare yourself by building your network,by getting in contact with people who are already here, and try to learn the languagso that you can easily communicate with the local people.
Describe the current atmosphere of science careers in Sweden?
There are so many people who are working on theirPhDs, as this programme seems to be a growing sector.Many larger companies are closing their research facilities but there are new projects like the Medicon Life Science Village in Lund, Southern Sweden, which has nearly 30 product-based companies and 50 service companies including patenting and legal advisor.
Support to Swedish researchers is an important component in Swedish international development cooperation. The aim is to develop and sustain the Swedish knowledge base and research capacity in areas that are of relevance to poverty reduction, to encourage exchange of ideas and information, and to create a two-way scientific research system where cooperation generates new knowledge and encourages innovative thinking. Links and U-Forsk programs are since January 2013 hosted by the Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet.