Standing on the shoulders of giants

It all started back in 1998 with Professors John Skår (KI), Bengt Stymne (SSE), and Claes Gustafsson (KTH) envisioning a cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship education initiative for universities in Stockholm.

The initiative’s prime directive? To develop and coordinate existing academic activities and resources under a unified banner of entrepreneurship.

A generous donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation allowed the school to firmly establish itself as an independent organisation in August 1998. This was followed by a further donation from the foundation in 2002, which made it possible for Konstfack to become the fourth member institution. In 2009 Stockholm University joined as the fifth member institution, resulting in the constellation of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship that exists today.

Today, the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship is proudly founded by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) to develop an integrated learning syllabus of curricular and extra-curricular activities to meet the demands of students, faculty, alumni, founders and industry.

Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a private university that trains young and mid-career students for leading positions in the private and public sectors. The school currently has 2,200 students and its researchers rank among the best in the world in areas such as health economics, finance, business law and economics.

The school was founded in 1909 thanks to the efforts of businessmen such as K.A. Wallenberg, Olof A.Söderberg and Joseph Nachmanson, and generous donations from the city of Stockholm and the state. Inspired by similar institutions in America and Europe, the school grew quickly in its early years. And in 1926, it moved to new purpose-built premises on Sveavägen.

In 1999, SSE became the first Swedish university to be fully accredited by EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) certifying that the school’s teaching and research in all fields have been found to meet the most rigorous international criteria.

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