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.

Initiatives for newly arrived

Malmö University’s work contributes to knowledge on migration issues and to the support offered to the newly arrived in society.

Aspirant training

Malmö University offers an aspirant programme for people with a foreign academic degree who wish to supplement or deepen their knowledge and experience in order to increase their opportunities in the Swedish labour market. The programme has a general and administrative orientation.

New Academics (NYAK)

New Academics is a project where the Swedish Public Employment Service, together with Malmö University, Lund University, Kristianstad University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, offers study and career guidance to newcomers in Skåne.

Tisus – Test in Swedish for university studies

Tisus is a qualifying exam for people with foreign upper secondary education who want to apply for academic studies.

Read more about Tisus

Fast track for newly arrived

The Swedish Government, together with partners in the labour market, has established a fast track for newly arrived. The aim is to make it easier for newly arrived immigrants to establish themselves in the Swedish labour market.

The fast track looks different for different occupational groups. On behalf of the Swedish Public Employment Service, Malmö University offers two types of fast track: the fast track for social scientists and the fast track for teachers and preschool teachers.

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.

New Academics (NYAK)

In the project New Academics (NYAK), Skåne's higher education institutions collaborate with The Swedish Public Employment Service to provide guidance to newly arrived people. The guidance is aimed at both graduates and people who have completed upper secondary education. Read more about NYAK under the heading Initiatives for new arrivals on this page. 

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.

Read more about Scholars at Risk

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