The Swedish Red Cross University College
For nearly 150 years, Stockholm has been home to a pioneering institution for training nurses and conducting innovative healthcare research.
It all began when a humble pioneer in Sweden’s fledgling nursing field make her way to England in the 1860s, to learn from none other than Florence Nightingale. That woman was Emmy Rappe, the founder of the Swedish Red Cross University College, which now attracts talents from across the globe. Born in the rural south of Sweden in 1835, Rappe studied under Nightingale in England and returned to Sweden to found modern nursing education, establishing a programme at Uppsala University.
The spirits of both Nightingale and Rappe still permeate the corridors of the university college, and their energy and dedication are still reflected in the students today.
Similarly, the drive to seek knowledge abroad still informs the school’s perspective, with students encouraged to complete part of their training abroad. The Swedish Red Cross University College attracts researchers, scholars, nurses, and health professionals from around the world to Stockholm.
Nursing is a high-demand field in Sweden, and admissions to the school is competitive.
The Swedish Red Cross University College is located in the newly constructed Campus Huddinge in the south of Stockholm. It’s a state-of-the-art campus located adjacent to the Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge in Flemingsberg, about 20 minutes south of central Stockholm. The campus is also close to Södertörn University, KTH and Karolinska Institutet, three other Stockholm institutions of higher education with operations in Flemingsberg.