About SI

The Swedish Institute is a public agency with a staff of approximately 140 employees, with offices in Stockholm, Visby and Paris. Our commitment is to gain knowledge and understanding of different cultures, their people, and to promote Sweden and Swedish issues globally.

The Swedish Institute helps Sweden reach various international goals concerning foreign policy, education, international aid and development. Our activities span over fields such as culture, society, research, higher education, business, innovation, democracy and global development.

We promote interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in different fields. Our work with Sweden’s image abroad and our activities in international development cooperation go hand in hand. The overarching goal is to create mutual relationships with other countries around the world. Our support of Swedish language instruction at foreign universities also fits into this common agenda.

SI acts as a coherent representative of Sweden and of Swedish skills, values and experience in the world. SI operates within the framework of public diplomacy – understanding, informing, influencing and developing relations with people in other countries – and works closely with Swedish and foreign partners as well as with Swedish embassies and consulates around the world.