According to the European Innovation Scoreboard, Sweden is the most innovative and entrepreneurial nation in Europe, while maintaining a very high quality of life. Measured by its geographical size, Sweden is not a small country – it is as big as California or France, but sparsely populated by only 9 million inhabitants.
Sweden is the birthplace of many international corporations like IKEA, H&M, Volvo, Husqvarna, ABB and TetraPak and also successful inventions like the pacemaker, the computer mouse, the safety match and the internet applications Skype and Spotify. Sweden is also one of the largest music-exporting countries in the world with with highly successful groups and artists like ABBA, In Flames, Hardcore Superstar, The Hellacopters, The Hives, Backyard Babies,The Cardigans and Robyn.
English is spoken by all.
Almost all Swedes speak English, many fluently. Many Swedish companies use English as their official working language. As an international student, you’ll find that this prevalence of English makes adapting to your new surroundings all the easier
Sweden in the centre of the world
Travelling from Sweden to other places in Europe is fast and easy. If you choose to travel within Sweden, beautiful nature, larger cities and quaint villages are always nearby, no matter where in the country you are.
Now try drawing a square using Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the Baltic States as the corners. This square will cover the most densely populated areas of Scandinavia, and in the center you’ll find Jönköping.