An inquiry established by the Swedish government has set out an ambitious strategy for internationalising higher education institutions. The recommendations include a proposal for Sweden to “create closer collaboration among Nordic higher education institutions and further develop an internationally competitive knowledge region in northern Europe”. It also calls for the proportion of Swedish students spending time abroad to increase to at least 25 per cent by 2025. Just 14 per cent of students graduating in 2016-17 had spent three months abroad, it said. Other proposed initiatives focus on double and joint degrees; a more “strategically managed” approach to the use of English in universities; and improving access for refugees and other recent arrivals.