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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.

The Swedish Red Cross University College was founded by Emmy Rappe, a Swedish nurse who had studied in England under Florence Nightingale in the 1860s. The programme that Rappe established laid the groundwork for modern nursing education in Sweden and Rappe’s vision, energy, and dedication are still reflected in the students of today.

The Swedish Red Cross University College is located in the newly constructed Campus Huddinge in Flemingsberg, about 20 minutes south of Stockholm. This state-of-the-art campus also houses Södertörn University, and branches of KTH and Karolinska Institutet. As a matter of fact, the Swedish Red Cross University College and KTH’s Fleminberg’s branch collaborate in the same building, named “Technology for Health.”

Nursing is a field in high-demand in Sweden and admission to the Swedish Red Cross University College is competitive. The school offers both an Undergraduate Nursing Program and advanced research in the field of health and social care with emphasis on research in nursing science. Of note is the new degree conferred by the Swedish Red Cross University College: a Bachelor in Public Health, entirely in English.

Indeed, the drive to seek knowledge abroad still informs the school’s perspective, especially thanks to the worldwide Red Cross network. Students are encouraged to complete part of their training abroad while researchers, scholars, nurses, and health professionals from around the world are attracted to the Swedish Red Cross University College in Stockholm.