Make Malmö University your New Year’s resolution

There's never been a better time to take a step toward a new future – and Malmö University has a range of international programmes to help you fulfill your promise.

Make Malmö University your New Year’s resolution
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A new calendar year means a fresh start. A time to reflect on our choices, and the changes we want to make in our lives.

Sure, 2018 could be the year you start that detox, or resolve to stop binge-watching Netflix series, but why not make a more meaningful resolution — one to truly make a difference?

There are still two weeks left to apply to international study programmes at Malmö University and take the first step towards a future you are passionate about.

Starting an education is much more than a career investment; it’s a way to gain new skills, grow as a person, broaden your horizons, learn from new challenges, meet new people, and feel empowered both personally and professionally.

An education at Malmö University means doing something positive for yourself, and for others.

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Commitment to social change and a more equal society is what the University is all about.

Whether you’re interested in interaction design, human rights, migration, criminology, media, sport science, or something completely different, it’s likely Malmö University has the ideal programme for you.

Malmö University offers seven bachelor's programmes and 17 master's programmes, all taught in English. Check out what’s on offer here. If you are thinking of applying for a master’s programme, you may also qualify for a scholarship.

The University has a strong multidisciplinary approach, with a focus on sustainability and preparing students for an ever-changing, global labour market.

The interior of the Niagara building at Malmö University. Photo: Fredrik Bergström/Malmö University

Studying at the University means being part of a modern and, importantly, diverse environment. Almost a third of new students are born abroad or have parents who are born abroad, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself making friends for life from every continent!

As for Malmö itself, forget your misgivings about arctic weather and unemotional Swedes – the city will win you over with its mix of urban life and small town charm.

And here’s a fun fact: Malmö has been ranked as one of the world’s most innovative cities, with eight start-ups founded every day.

What makes Malmö truly special, however, is its proud multiculturalism. Flavours, traditions, and perspectives from all over the world meet and merge in this one-of-a-kind city.

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In the unlikely event that you do fancy a change of scenery, you can always hop on a train and be in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in only 30 minutes.

Convinced yet? Applications to Malmö University for autumn 2018 are being accepted until January 15th – so don’t delay.

With just a few clicks, 2018 could be the year that changes everything.

Applications are submitted online. You can find everything you need to know about the admissions and the application process here.

This article was produced by The Local Client Studio and sponsored by Malmö University.


Police probe opened after poster campaign against ‘Islamophobic’ lecturers at French university

The French government condemned on Monday a student protest campaign targeting two university professors accused of Islamophobia, saying it could put the lecturers in danger.

Police probe opened after poster campaign against 'Islamophobic' lecturers at French university
Illustration photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Student groups plastered posters last week on the walls of a leading political science faculty in Grenoble that likened the professors to “fascists” and named them both in a campaign backed by the UNEF student union.

Junior interior minister Marlene Schiappa said the posters and social media comments recalled the online harassment of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty last October, who was beheaded in public after being denounced online for offending Muslims.

“These are really odious acts after what happened with the decapitation of Samuel Paty who was smeared in the same way on social networks,” she said on the BFM news channel. “We can’t put up with this type of thing.”

“When something is viewed as racist or discriminatory, there’s a hierarchy where you can report these types of issues, which will speak to the professor and take action if anything is proven,” Schiappa said.

Sciences Po university, which runs the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Grenoble in eastern France, also condemned the campaign on Monday and has filed a criminal complaint.

An investigation has been opened into slander and property damage after the posters saying “Fascists in our lecture halls. Islamophobia kills” were found on the walls of the faculty.

One of the professors is in charge of a course called “Islam and Muslims in contemporary France” while the other is a lecturer in German who has taught at the faculty for 25 years.