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Refugees Initiative

Complementary education for dentist, midwifery, physiotherapist, medical doctors and nurses

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Karolinska Institutet

COUNTRY

Sweden

CITY

Stockholm

Address

171 77 Stockholm, Nobels vag 6, 7

Contact person
e-mail: [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Universities and university colleges at several locations in Sweden offer supplementary training for doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, psychologists, biomedical analysts, physiotherapists and pharmacists with a foreign degree. Karolinska Institutet is yearly, through appropriation direction, given the instruction to arrange and also nationally coordinate complementary education for dentists, midwifery, physiotherapists, medical doctors and nurses.
Nine more Universities are involved:
Gothenburg University: Doctors, dentists, nurses, biomedical analysts and pharmacists
https://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/education/supplementary-program-for-non-eu-degrees/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsahlgrenska.gu.se%2Futbildning%2Fk
Malmö University: Dentists
https://edu.mah.se/sv/Program/OAKTL
Linköping University: Doctors and biomedical analysts
https://liu.se/en/education/program/mkula
Lund University: Doctors and psychologists
https://edu.mah.se/sv/Program/OAKTL
Uppsala University: Psychologists and biomedical analysts
https://www.uu.se/student/studentnyheter/artikel/?id=8422&typ=artikel
Umeå University: Psychologists
https://www.umu.se/en/education/courses/supplementary-education-for-individuals-with-foreign-degree-of-master-of-science-in-psychology/
Linnaeus University in Växjö: Nurses
https://lnu.se/program/kompletterande-utbildning-for-sjukskoterskor-med-examen-fran-lander-utanfor-eu-ees-och-schweiz/kalmar-vt/
University of Gävle: Nurses
http://www.hig.se/Ext/Sv/Utbildning/Kurser/Kurssidor/AHA/Kompletterande-utbildning-for-sjukskoterskor.html
Luleå Technical University: Nurses
https://www.ltu.se/edu/bli-student/prog/Kompletterande-utbildningar/Kompletterande-utbildning-for-sjukskoterskor-med-examen-fran-land-utanfor-EU-EES-och-Schweiz-1.163504
The aim is to get people with an exam from a country outside EU/EES and Switzerland a supplementary education to get a Swedish licence from National Board of Health and Welfare

Activities
No particular activities are organised within the field of social inclusion, networking and welcoming. The students have been in Sweden for approx. 4 – 15 years before entering the education and they are considered as ordinary higher education students.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The concrete result is that almost 100% of the students pass and get in to work after finishing the education. No particular strengths have been noticed, more challenges like heterogeneity, language and culture are faced.