Next summer, 4,000 places will be available for those who want to speed up their teacher studies. The government assigns 18 universities and colleges to arrange summer courses, Linnaeus University is one of them and receives just over SEK 5.2 million for the investment.

During the past two summers, eleven universities have held summer courses designed for prospective or already active teachers. In the budget for next year, the funding for these courses has been increased, from SEK 38 million to SEK 75 million, thereby doubling the number of study places from 2,000 to 4,000.

Must meet the teacher shortage

Priority courses are in educational science, Swedish as a second language and sports and health.

- We do this to meet the teacher shortage. The courses are aimed at teacher education so that students can take the teacher's degree more quickly, says University Minister Matilda Ernkrans to TT.

In addition, active teachers can read courses to broaden their eligibility.