Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Values

The Swedish Program is committed to diversity and equity in everything we do. Diversity enriches all members of our Program community – students, staff and faculty – by imparting perspectives that are not their own. Discovering different ways of thinking and living fosters an appreciation and respect for individual differences in terms of race, nationality, gender identity, and sexual preference. We actively promote a culture in which all recognize a responsibility to speak out and act against any form of individual predjudice or systemic discrimination.

All are welcome in Sweden.

Swedish law prohibits discrimination on the basis of…

Age
Disability
Ethnicity or origin
Gender
Gender identity or expression
Religion or other beliefs
Sexual orientation

 

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Swedish Program initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion

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Orientation

Diversity and anti-discrimination policies and resources are presented during orientation by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Academics

Our course on Migration Policy addresses racism and other systemic obstacles confronting immigrants in Sweden and in other countries.

Diversity Course

Starting in Spring 2022, students will complete a short online course about diversity. The course aims to help students contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

Lecture Series

Starting in the spring of 2022, the Program will organize a guest lecture each semester to speak on a topic related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Sweden.

Jarrett - The Beginning

The Stockholm School of Economics

“At SSE, being “international” is not a set of statistics about students or faculty; it is an attribute that pervades the School’s culture. Our international students enrich cultural experiences in our classes, enlarge and globalize our professional network, and last but not least serve as ambassadors for SSE, Stockholm and Sweden in their home countries.”

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SSE Cohort

International students at SSE make up 27% of the total student population, a 20% increase in the last three years.

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Swedish Program Cohort

Typically, about 20% of Swedish Program students come from countries other than the US, including Peru, Nigeria, Ukraine, China, Colombia, Vietnam, Egypt, and many others. In recent years, Swedish Program faculty have hailed from Ethiopia, Russia, The Netherlands, Mexico, and Poland.

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Stockholm

Approximately 32% of Stockholm residents are first-generation or second-generation immigrants (meaning either they or both of their parents were born outside of Sweden).

Typically, 20% of Program students each semester are from other countries, other than the US. During the past few years, we have enrolled international students from: Italy, Peru, Nigeria, Ukraine, Columbia, Japan, Egypt, and China. In recent years, Program faculty have included teachers from Ethiopia, Russia, The Netherlands, Mexico, and Poland.

International students at SSE make up 27% of the total student population, a 20% increase in the last three years.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sweden

Stockholm - Fall hike, Greer Bingham

Population makeup

Stockholm, due to recent immigration, has become a thriving international city with 27% of all residents born outside of Sweden.

Stockholm - Fall hike, Greer Bingham

Languages

While the main language used in Sweden is Swedish, 86% of residents can speak English. The country also recognizes five official minority languages: Finnish, Yiddish, Romani, Meänkieli, and Sámi.