Since 1999, the Erling Persson Family Foundation has made possible the establishment and continued developments of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), a unique collaboration between the leading universities of Stockholm, KI, KTH, Konstfack, SSE, SU and KMH. Since its inception, more than 15,000 students have participated in the interdisciplinary programs offered by SSES and the community of enterprising individuals exists across the academic, public and private sectors, in Sweden and abroad. More than 40% of SSES alumni create their own companies, and today this network of entrepreneurs run more than 1,500 self-founded organisations around the globe, employing more than 10,000 people.
At heart, SSES is designed to offer students and researchers a sandbox to explore and realize their imagination with people from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and industries. Thanks to its impact on individuals and the economy, several countries and universities have emulated the SSES model to replicate what the Erling Persson Family Foundation has made possible in Stockholm over the past two decades.
Stockholm University, in the capital of Sweden, is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science.
Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision.
Currently, the university has 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students, and 5,500 members of staff active in the scientific areas of human science and science. We offer 190 programmes and 1,700 courses in science, humanities, social sciences and law, including 75 master’s programmes taught in English. The university has a total revenue of SEK 4.93 billion.
With a global perspective and through collaboration with others, Stockholm University contributes to the development of knowledge. Education and research in human science and science in the international frontline, as well as in interdisciplinary work, make this possible. We make knowledge accessible to all through dialogue, participation in public debate and the development of society.
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The Royal College of Music in Stockholm educates musicians and music teachers at the highest international level. KMH traces its roots back to 1771, and has recently moved into a modern campus area—the music college of the future. They preserve our musical heritage, and at the same time they are constantly developing.
Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design is Sweden’s biggest and oldest artistic, public university. 900 students attend the educations that range from art teacher training, a curator program to fine arts and furniture design.
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Karolinska’s vision is to make a significant contribution to the improvement of human health; their mission is to conduct research and education and to interact with the community.
With over 14,500 students and 1,700 postgraduate students, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is Sweden’s largest technological university. The Institute conducts education and research across a broad spectrum – from natural science to all branches of technology.