Oskar Adenfelt. Foto: Privat
Oskar Adenfelt. Foto: Privat

What are you doing now?

I’m currently the acting program director of migration and integration at the green and liberal think tank FORES in Sweden. I work with researchers at different institutions around the world to write reports and policy papers on migration and integration policy, with the goal to provide policy proposals to Swedish decision makers, founded in research.

How did you get to where you are today?

I have always been interested in social issues and the driving forces behind social and economic inequality.
My master’s studies gave me the opportunity to look closer at these questions and get familiarized with theories and statistics behind different aspects of Swedish society. Through my master’s studies I also had the opportunity to do an internship at the think tank that I am currently working at. The skill set I developed during my bachelor and master’s studies prepared me well for this particular workplace – so well that I ended up being offered a full-time position after I finished my master’s studies.

How did our Master's programme in Demography help you realize your professional goals? 

The variety of skills that I acquired during my master’s studies were very useful when taking on the issue of migration and integration at the think tank. They helped me apply my academic knowledge to a political context. 

How did you like living and working in Stockholm?

I love living and working in Stockholm. The lively city and the closeness to the archipelago provide a good mix of city life and nature. It’s easy to get everywhere by public transport and the city has a lot to offer when it comes to culture and night-life.

How come you chose SUDA and Stockholm University for your master studies?

I really liked the multidisciplinary aspect of the Master’s programme, and the great variety of courses that were offered at SUDA and Stockholm University.