SWEDEN: The problem of overqualification

Jobs By 16 noviembre, 2018 No Comments

Sweden has been the model for many things in the last years. But the refugee wave has changed as well many things in Scandinavia. Against extreme right wing tendences an Academic lobby seeks fundemental changes in the treat oft foreign-born academics in Sweden. According to many studies they are disproportionately overqualified for their job or unemployed and action should be taken to make better use of their talent, according to a new analysis published by Jusek, a union of university graduates.

MALAGA: Hub for Scandinavians

Living By 10 noviembre, 2018 No Comments

By Stefanie Claudia Müller

Spain has got a great advantage compared to Germany: It had got the crisis and had to follow a rough austerity policy due to the European intervention in 2012. While the South of Europe went through some harsh reforms because of that and had to calculate with intelligence every investment, Germany was just growing and growing without undergoing any major reform in the social, fiscal or banking systems. The Germans in times of constant growth even managed to cut debts. Now it seems like the South can show the North how to play the future.

FINLAND: female composing with Kaija Anneli Saariaho

Culture By 28 octubre, 2018 No Comments

Kaija Anneli Saariaho is outstanding. The Finnish composer based in Paris studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris. Her research at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic (IRCAM) marked a turning point in her music away from strict serialism towards spectralism. Her characteristically rich, polyphonic textures are often created by combining live music and electronics. Of course she also was in Germany to study music. She is a kind of DJ in classical, but electronic music with a finnish touch of mystery.