“We see it as an acknowledgment of our systematic and strategic work on internationalisation. It is an important part of our strategy, focusing on quality and recruiting the best students and employees,” says Stefan Bengtsson, Chalmers President.
The index is based on six different dimensions related to research, access to education in a language other than Swedish, and students and employees' international mobility. For Chalmers, one of the factors that has created an international environment on campus is that all Master Programmes except one are taught in English. Collaboration with international universities and companies is also a central part of Chalmers’ strategy.
“We will keep moving in this direction and must continue to strengthen our international cooperation. We currently have extensive international co-publishing with other universities, but this must continue to increase,” says Stefan Bengtsson.
The purpose of the index is to promote a fact-based discussion about internationalisation and to show development. In addition to Chalmers, KTH and Stockholm School of Economics received five stars in the index, which measures a total of 28 universities.
Text: Sophia Kristensson
Video: Johan Bodell