A knowledge resource and funder for internationalisation

STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, was set up by the Swedish Government in 1994 with the mission to internationalise Swedish higher education and research.

STINT promotes knowledge and competence development within internationalisation and invests in internationalisation projects proposed by researchers, educators and leaderships at Swedish universities.

STINT promotes internationalisation as an instrument to:

  • Enhance the quality of research and higher education
  • Increase the competitiveness of universities
  • Strengthen the attractiveness of Swedish universities

STINT’s mission is to encourage renewal within internationalisation through new collaboration forms and new partners. For example, STINT invests in young researchers’ and teachers’ international collaborations. Moreover, STINT’s ambition is to be a pioneer in establishing strategic cooperation with emerging countries in research and higher education.


“We provide support and tools for strategic internationalisation to Swedish universities”

Internationalisation has gone from being an added extra in research and higher education to a complex necessity. Andreas Göthenberg, STINT’s Executive Director, sees both opportunities and challenges for Swedish higher education institutions.

“Internationalisation is at least as important now as it was when STINT was founded in 1994, but it has developed from being regarded as an added value into a strategic tool that needs to permeate university operations.”

Andreas Göthenberg has been STINT’s Executive Director since 2009 and here he shares his thoughts on how Sweden can keep abreast of developments.

Contact us

Phone: +46 8 671 19 90
Fax: +46 8-671 19 99
Email: info@stint.se
Postal Address: STINT, Wallingatan 2, SE-111 60 Stockholm, Sweden

For questions regarding the final report, please contact your programme manager.
Invoice address: faktura@stint.se
Registration number: 802400-3512

Visiting Address in Sweden: 
Drottninggatan 98
111 60 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting Address in China:
2F, Sail Tower, 266 Hankou Road
Huangpu District
Shanghai 200001, China

Visiting hours by appointment.

Visiting Address in US:
Consulate of Sweden,
505 Sansome Street, Suite 1010
San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Visiting hours by appointment.


Dr Andreas Göthenberg
Executive Director

Yadira Rojas
Finance Director

Dr Tommy Shih
Senior Adviser, Responsible Internationalisation
Associate Professor

Mattias Löwhagen
Senior Programme Manager
IT Manager

+46 8 671 19 96

– Chile-Sweden Research Cooperation
– Grants for Double Degree Programmes
– Grants for Internationalisation Research
– Initiation Grants
– Joint Brazilian-Swedish Research Collaboration
– Joint China-Sweden Mobility
– Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration
– Korea-Sweden Research Cooperation
– Mobility Grants for Internationalisation
– South Africa-Sweden Bilateral Scientific Research Cooperation

Mirja Cedercrantz
Programme Manager and
Project Coordinator

+46 8 671 19 98

– Grants for Educational Collaboration Programmes
– Grants for Teaching Sabbaticals
– Strategic Grants for Internationalisation
– Teaching Sabbatical

Agneta Granlund
Programme Manager

+46 8 671 19 92

On sick leave

Dr Erik Forsberg
Representative in China and APAC
Associate Professor

+86 186 588 930 06

Dr Niklas Z Kviselius
Representative in North America

+1 415 800 3376