University education is experiencing a period of intense and rapid globalization. Parallel to the globalization of many industries, we have also seen the impact of internationalization on universities worldwide in recent years. Today, the global language of the university is English, and the vast majority of academic publishing in most disciplines takes place in that language.
The Centre for Academic English aims to ensure high standards of academic English throughout Stockholm University. We seek to ensure that everyone’s work at Stockholm University meets the expectations of the international academic community by
• providing specially designed courses in English for academic, research and professional purposes;
• conducting research on English as an academic and professional language across different disciplines;
• offering language support.
The Board of the Centre for Academic English for 2014-2016 includes representatives from the four faculties of Stockholm University, namely Professor Thomas Hartman (SU School of Business) and Professor Sven Hovmöller (Department of Inorganic and Structural Chemistry), and Associate Professor Harko Verhagen (Department of Computer and System Sciences) and Associate Professor Johan Schelin (Department of Law) as stand-by members. The Department of English is represented by Professor Maria Kuteeva (Director of CAE), Dr Beyza Björkman, Dr Paul Schreiber, Dr Miguel Garcia Yeste as a stand-by member, and Professor Philip Shaw as an honorary member.
Our teachers and researchers are all members of staff in the Department of English: