TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE
Short track educational programmes
INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
Sverige Iantbrukunivesitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 - 750 07
Maria Overhed – Head, Division of Educational Affairs
e-mail: [email protected]
WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education
- Refugees of second generation
- 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.
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.