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Refugees Initiative

Short track educational programmes

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Sverige Iantbrukunivesitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

COUNTRY

Sweden

CITY

Uppsala

Address

Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 - 750 07

Contact person:
Maria Overhed – Head, Division of Educational Affairs
e-mail: [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Refugees of second generation
- Students
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The short track educational programmes are developed in collaboration with the Swedish Public Employment Service and aim at facilitating for foreign students with an education from their home country to get a job in Sweden.

Activities
Some short track educational initiatives have been developed at SLU for refugee students to adapt to the Swedish labour market and conditions in Swedish companies (in animal nursing, for veterinarians, and in agronomy and horticulture). They also train their skills in professional Swedish during their studies, as well as performing an internship at a company.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

Many veterinarians with a foreign education have found jobs after completing one of our short track educations. The short track in agronomy and horticulture is starting later this spring. This appears to be a successful way of supporting refugee students to get a job that they are trained for in their home country, but adapted to local conditions in Sweden.