STINT Internationalisation Index is based on data from established actors, such as the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ), Statistics Sweden (SCB) and Elsevier. The index covers six aspects:
- International research
- Mobile students
- Doctoral students from abroad
- Teaching offered in languages other than Swedish
- International academic experience of staff
- International academic experience of leadership
These aspects are reported separately and weighted together to produce a total index.