Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm


If you are an Italian design or art student, then Konstfack is for you!

Konstfack is a leading design school in Stockholm.

It is best known as the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden and it was established in 1844.
Today it educates more than 900 students each year, offering a strong international character and preparing its students for a global career.

Konstfack Alumni is a network of over 1600 artists, designers, pedagogues and curators, all of them with a degree from Konstfack. Through this network, alumni share information about jobs, grants, competitions and more.

Find out more about their study programme on their website!

“Hennes nya namn” (Norstedts) by Elena Ferrante

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In 2016 Norstedts received the literature support to publish “Hennes nya namn” (“Storia del nuovo cognome”, Einaudi editore), the second book of the Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante, translated by Johanna Hedenberg.

“Hennes nya namn” follows the 2012’s acclaimed “Min fantastiska väninna”, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena, who are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

Lund University

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If you are involved in the research field, then you should visit Lund University!

Lund University has one of Sweden’s strongest and broadest research environments and is recognised as one of the world’s top research-led comprehensive universities.

Over recent years Lund University has achieved major success in obtaining large research grants. Annually, almost SEK 5 billion goes to research across eight faculties. Lund University has also distinguished itself in recent years in the allocations of Linnaeus environments and the Swedish Government’s investment in strategic research areas. These successes are largely a result of the interdisciplinary research carried out and the diversity that our comprehensive university has to offer.

“Trohet” (“Fedeltà”) by Marco Missiroli

Trohet-Missiroli-framsidaIn 2019 the Swedish publishing house Contempo received the literary support from C.M. Lerici Foundation for publishing the last Marco Missiroli‘s novel “Trohet” (“Fedeltà”, Einaudi editore).

“Trohet” is a double triangle drama. Margherita and Carlo love each other. They live happily in a trouble-free marriage until the moment Carlo does something stupid with his master student Sofia in the university’s toilet. Or maybe nothing happened? Carlo claims that. Margherita is confused and tempted by her physiotherapist Andrea. Their fidelity is beautiful but fragile. In a modern life in a dynamic metropolis such as Milan, it faces to constant and enticing challenges. “Trohet” is an award-winning love and relationship novel by one of Italy’s most acclaimed writers, Marco Missiroli.

Marco Missiroli was born in Rimini, Italy. He is the author of the prize-winning novels “Senza Coda”, “Il Buio Addosso” and “Bianco”. “The Sense of an Elephant” was awarded the prestigious Premio Campiello. Marco writes for the culture pages of Corriere della Sera.


“Den återlämnade flickan” (“L’Arminuta”)

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In 2019 Bokförlaget Polaris received the C.M. Lerici Foundation literature support for the publication of “Den återlämnade flickan” (“L’Arminuta”, Einaudi editore) by Donatella Di Pietrantonio.

The book was translated from Italian to Swedish by Johanna Hedenberg, the Swedish translator of Elena Ferrante.

Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.

Born in Teramo Province, Abruzzo, Donatella Di Pietrantonio completed her studies in the provincial capital, Aquila, and now lives in Penne. Her short fiction has been published by Granta Italy, and her novel, “Bella mia”, was nominated for the Strega Prize and won the Brancati Prize. “Den återlämnade flickan”, her third novel, won the Campiello Prize.

Do you want to read the book?
You can find it at this link:

Enjoy the reading!

Why study in Italy?


You should be an international student to Italy because Italy speaks many languages: beyond the renowned expertise in the language of the Architecture, Arts, Design and Fashion, Italy is very fluent in the language of Research and Science.

It all started under the arcades of Italian Universities that have always been driven by its passion for Research and Innovation. Italy proudly holds the highest rate record of academic publications on research magazines of excellence in Europe, with a focus on biology, natural sciences, physics, pharmacy, medicine, mathematics and computer science. Italian researchers and professors are highly appreciated and hired in the most renowned International Universities.

With 61 vibrant public universities, 30 private universities and 11 public research organizations, groundbreaking university programs, AFAM (Centers for higher artistic education) and 339 courses held in English,  Italy will teach you more than Italian.

Then why study in Italy?
  • Excellence in Research, Science and Creativity
  • Outstanding educational system based on solid notions, scientific method and creative approach
  • Development of complex problem solving, critical thinking and flexibility
  • Wide offer of courses also in English in a dynamic and pleasant environment


Study in Sweden


As you know C.M. Lerici Foundation supports cultural and scientific exchange between Sweden and Italy. The Foundation provides scholarships for Italian and Swedish citizens who want to carry out study and research projects in Italy or Sweden in a wide range of subjects.

If you are an Italian student and you would like to spend a period in a Swedish University, here there are some useful information.

5 reasons to study in Sweden

It’s sustainable, innovative and home to the Nobel Prize. Here are five reasons why studying in Sweden is a great idea: