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Impact study - STINT internationalises the Swedish academy

Published 2017-04-27

The impact study of STINT´s complete portfolio of activities 1994 – 2015 indicates several positive consequences. The main part of STINT´s funding has been invested in research collaborations. A large share of the collaborations continues after the period of STINT funding on the same or an even larger scale. Moreover, the research collaborations within STINT´s priority countries have developed very strongly in a both quantitative and a qualitative direction.

One aspect differentiating STINT from most funding bodies in the higher education system is that STINT not only addresses research but also higher education. In conclusion, the analysis demonstrates that the education-oriented activities, although limited, have been successful.
A recent evaluation of the main programme indicates several positive consequences, predominantly on an individual level among the participants. It also highlights an until now basically untapped potential for more systematic impacts of the programme. During the last couple of years, additional programmes targeting education have been launched.

The basis for the impact analysis is mainly evaluations of STINT’s programmes from different periods, interviews with STINT’s founder, STINT’s Executive Directors and the chairpersons of STINT’s board. The impact study focuses on STINT’s role in the development of internationalisation of Swedish higher education and research and summarizes all evaluations that have been carried out since the start.

STINT was set up by the Swedish Government in 1994. Its mission is to internationalise Swedish higher education and research. From its inception and until 2015, STINT has invested 1,700 MSEK in scholarships and grants related to internationalisation of Swedish higher education and research.

The full report STINT Impact Analysis 1994–2015.

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