Stockholm School of Economics has overtaken Karolinska Institutet in an annual ranking of Sweden's top 30 universities and colleges.
The German government on Wednesday backed a new law making it easier to have foreign credentials recognized in order to help provide qualified workers for Germany’s booming economy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will argue at a key European summit Thursday for Germany's payments into a euro bailout fund to be rescheduled, a government source said, amid domestic criticism over Berlin's contribution.
A painting by Anders Zorn, one of Sweden's most prized painters, has fallen foul of Facebook's zero tolerance policy for its depiction of a naked woman in a loft, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
Swedish-Swiss engineering firm ABB has signed a $900 million contract to supply a 1,728-kilometre long ultra high voltage power line in Agra, India, the firm announced on Wednesday.
German police have fined a transport truck driver for lifting weights while on the autobahn, they said Thursday. The man claimed there was no law against sculpting his body at the wheel.
A Berlin city politician on Wednesday called for a crisis meeting on cyber-bullying after an online conflict escalated into the brutal group beating of a 17-year-old who was apparently trying to mediate the row.
German warships will not participate in a NATO operation in the Mediterranean to enforce a UN-mandated arms embargo on Libya. But Berlin said Wednesday it will increase its Afghanistan deployment to free up NATO forces.
A trick of memory may be the reason people treat hunks and hotties better than their less comely counterparts, new Swedish research indicates.
Swedish mobile telecom network giant Ericsson announced on Wednesday that 450 positions are to be cut in its sales and administration operations in Sweden.
Sweden is to follow an EU recommendation to check all Japanese food imported after the March 11th earthquake, the National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) announced on Wednesday.
German reinsurance group Hannover Re said Wednesday that the Japanese disasters would cost it around €250 million ($350 million), six times less than global giant Munich Re.
The nuclear disaster in Japan has thrown Germany's national energy strategy into disarray. Alexander Bakst reports on how phasing out atomic power could accelerate the country’s transition to renewables.
The Berlin Zoo on Wednesday defended its decision to stuff their late polar bear Knut, saying they had received significant support from his many fans.
Two Swiss border regions on Tuesday urged France to shut down its Fessenheim nuclear plant, saying that it required intensive checks following Japan's crisis.
Bilingual 12-year-olds perform worse at school than their monolingual peers, a researcher at Sweden's Örebro University has found.
Many employers require foreign-earned diplomas and certifications to be translated and verified according to Swedish standards; an often expensive and time-consuming process, The Local's Karen Holst has found.
Voter approval for Chancellor Merkel’s conservatives has dropped by three percentage points after her unconvincing reversal on nuclear energy following the disaster in Japan, according to a poll released just days ahead of a critical state elections.
A 70-year-old Swedish man has been fined after being caught driving 170 kilometres/hour and overtaking several police cars in a desperate attempt to reach a caravan shop before it closed.
National rail provider Deutsche Bahn plans to improve safety for passengers by significantly increasing their number of security personnel, the company said Wednesday.
Sweden has frozen assets hidden by Muammar Qaddafi and his associates worth over 10 billion kronor ($1.6 billion), according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily on Wednesday.
Air currents are expected to bring radioactive particles from Japan to Central Europe on Wednesday, though radiation levels will be negligible, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) said Wednesday.
As the trial of a Swede of Bosnian origin accused of committing war crimes came to a close on Tuesday, the Swedish prosecutor requested eight years in prison.