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Students’ study patterns and total lengths of study

Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (HSV). Students’ study patterns and total lengths of study. HSV, Stockholm, 2012. Pages: 17.

This survey of students’ study patterns looks at the extent to which students return to higher education for new studies after finishing a period of study, how long these periods of study have been and what this has entailed for the students’ total length of study measured in the number of registered semesters.

The report further demonstrates that a long follow-up period is necessary in order to investigate students’ entire periods of study. It is based on information from the higher education register that is kept by Statistics Sweden (SCB) and covers all those who were new entrants to higher education during the 1978/79–1997/98 period. The results show that lifelong learning is a reality in Sweden – particularly for women.