Inclusion and widening participation in education is essential to ensure that everyone in society are heard and have an opportunity to make a difference.

Widening participation and recruitment

Malmö University has a number of initiatives aimed at supporting newly arrived people in Sweden through education. In addition, ongoing projects in migration and integration research, as well as broad collaborations with other societal actors drive quality development in education and research.

New in Sweden and want to study

At Malmö University we help you with information, courses and guidance so that you can start your academic journey in Sweden. Find out how studying at university works and what prerequisites you need. Our study and career advisor can give you advice and tips on what you need to know. 

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Migration and integration research

Migration research is one of Malmö University's prominent research fields, involving topics such as labour migration, refugees and asylum, citizenship, multiculturalism, politics and integration, linked to both education, work and health.

Research centre MIM

The research centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) has a special mission to collect and conduct research in the field of migration. In addition, the Faculty of Education and Society facilitates several research projects investigating the impact of migration and integration on school and education.

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)

Collaboration for widening participation

In order to support new arrivals and at the same time find faster and more efficient ways to provide support and education, Malmö University collaborates with Region Skåne, the County Administrative Board and higher education institutions in Skåne and Sweden. There is also ongoing collaboration with other organisations and actors in the refugee issue.

Regional agreement (RÖK)

Malmö University participates in the Regional Agreement (RÖK) for Skåne County to facilitate the reception of asylum seekers and newly arrived.

Competence Collaboration Skåne (KOSS)

Competence Collaboration Skåne (KoSS) seeks to create a consensus among actors in regional skills supply and education planning. 

Universities in South Sweden (Lärosäten Syd)

Malmö University is part of Universities in South Sweden (Lärosäten Syd), an agreement on a longstanding collaboration and academic network between the higher education institutions in Skåne and Blekinge.

The SUHF working group on refugee issues

Malmö University actively participates in the Association of Swedish Higher Education’s (SUHF) work on widening participation and refugee issues. Cecilia Christersson, pro vice-chancellor for global engagement and challenge-based learning, chairs the SUHF working group on refugee issues.

Scholars at risk (SAR)

Malmö University is a member of the Scholars at Risk network, which works to protect the right of academics to think, question and share ideas. Contact Peter Hallberg for questions about Malmö University's work in the Scholars at Risk network.

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Nightingale Mentoring Network

The Nightingale Mentoring Network is a mentoring network through which more than 1000 children have meetings with a mentor from different universities around Europe and Africa. Once a week, the mentor rings the doorbell of the child, picks them up and does activities together for a shared exchange. Carina Sild Lönroth is the executive manager of the Nightingale Mentoring Network at Malmö University.

Gender Studies Collegium

Gender issues have long played an important role at Malmö University, and today, many doctoral students, teachers, students and researchers are in various ways involved in developing, strengthening and deepening the gender perspective at the University.

Gender issues are organised through our Gender Studies Collegium, which has, among other things, taken stock of the extent to which the gender perspective permeates Malmö University's education, and organised conferences, workshops for staff and doctoral courses with a focus on gender issues.

Gender mainstreaming

Malmö University has a mandate to integrate gender equality into all organisational its activities. The goal is that by 2020, we will be a university that ensures gender equality and equal opportunities for people from all genders.

The University prioritises the following three areas:

  • equal academic career paths

  • gender mainstreaming in research environments

  • gender mainstreaming in professional education