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 Asia or the USA, giving own courses or co-teaching with a fellow host.
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 Swedish higher education institutions’ international competitiveness by being a national knowledge resource on internationalisation. This role has become more important in an ever more globalised world, with tougher competition as well as more 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. During the past year, our trend analysis initiative has expanded to include new staff members and an office in China, as well as networks with relevant research groups, research funders and think tanks in the area of internationalisation, both in Sweden and abroad.