The Centre for Swedish Studies is an educational and information centre, whose main activity is the organization of the Swedish language courses as well as cultural and information activities to disseminate knowledge about Sweden.
The Centre aims to reach two major goals. Firstly, to spread knowledge and information about Sweden in Belarus, its history, culture, language, current socio-political and economic life. Secondly, to develop interest of Sweden in cooperation with Belarus in the sphere of education, science, culture and art through joint projects and contacts with Swedish partners.
The Centre for Swedish Studies was founded in March 2002 with the support of the Swedish Institute, Stockholm.
The first academic program was created in collaboration with the University of Southern Stockholm and was dedicated to the knowledge about Sweden and the Swedish language.
Since March 2005, the Swedish Centre is a part of the Center for International Studies (CfIS), an information and research organization, which brings together the activities of two institutions: the French-Belarusian Centre (CFB) and the Centre for Swedish Studies.
Among other partners is the Embassy of Sweden in Belarus, which cooperates with the Centre in carrying out various cultural and information activities. Also, the Swedish Institute and the Royal Association "Contact with Sweden" can be named.