To mark the 100-year anniversary of the independence of the Baltic countries, the Swedish Institute (SI) is providing a grant to further aid the instruction of the Swedish language at two universities in Estonia.
The grants of 100, 000 SEK each will be given to Tallinn University and the University of Tartu.
The grants are to be used to offer teachers and students the opportunity to travel to Sweden, to pay for teaching materials as well as to cover the costs for guest lectures and other Sweden-related events.
“SI is the authority in Sweden responsible for the promotion of academic teaching of Swedish language and literature abroad. Today we cooperate with 225 universities around the world. The teaching of Swedish language and culture in Estonia stimulates students’ interest in and knowledge of Sweden and Swedish perspectives and contributes to continued good relations between the two countries. We are happy to provide these grants to further boost the language instruction in the region and look forward to continued cooperation” says Monika Wirkkala, Head of Talent Attraction Unit at SI.