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Humanities ‘do pay’ say Swedish academics

Vice-chancellors and deans at Swedish universities have hit back at a report suggesting that studies in the humanities don't pay and that student grants for these programmes should be cut.

The report, published on 30 June by the Swedish Confederation of Industry “embarrassing” and “old-fashioned”, they say.

The report suggests that because humanities graduates will struggle to get employment and earn less in a lifetime compared to engineers, students should get less study assistance from the government to limit the numbers of students choosing to them.