Teaching Sabbatical

By giving teachers who are passionate about teaching international experience STINT wants to contribute to developing higher education in Sweden. Teaching staff at Swedish HEIs can therefore spend an autumn semester at one of our partner universities in Africa, Asia or the USA, giving own courses or co-teaching with a fellow host.

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STINT internationalises Swedish higher education and research.

INTERVIEW (In Swedish)

Bjarne Kirsebom on the history of STINT

Bjarne Kirsebom, then State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Research, headed the planning of STINT in the early 1990s. He conceived of the Foundation during a flight to Australia. Today, 25 years later, STINT is starting to resemble the idea he had at the time, he says.

A national knowledge resource on internationalisation

STINT enhances the international competitiveness of Swedish higher education institutions by being a national knowledge resource on internationalisation. This role has become more important in an ever more globalised world, with increased competition, challenges and opportunities.
We offer knowledge and skills development in the area of internationalisation through trend analysis presented at seminars and workshops as well as in reports. Our trend analysis initiative includes presence in Asia and North America through our team members, as well as networks with relevant research groups, research funders and think tanks in the area of internationalisation, both in Sweden and abroad.

STINT invests in academic cooperation with all countries outside EU/EFTA/UK

Granted projects and
scholarships 2022:


Investments in
internationalisation projects 2022:


Investments in
internationalisation projects 1994–2022:

SEK 1 993M