Universities in Sweden
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Sweden
36 out of 41
  • Universities in Sweden
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
25
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Sweden
  • (18 institution and 7 subject rankings)
30
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Sweden
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Sweden

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Sweden
  • 19 Jan, 2022: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Karolinska Institute with highest ranking among universities in Sweden ranked #35.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. 12 universities in Sweden ranked.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 7 universities from Sweden.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: New edition of THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education. 5 universities in Sweden ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Sweden

Dentistry
#1 
The University of Gothenburg
Agriculture & Forestry
#3 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Geography
#14 
Stockholm University
Environmental Sciences
#14 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
#18 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Art & Design
#21 
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Library & Information Management
#24 
University of Borås
Mathematics
#32 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Journalism
#36 
The University of Gothenburg
Law
#52 
Lund University

Rankings of universities in Sweden 2022

#1

Lund University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #116 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #87 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #112 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (590 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #89 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #177 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Uppsala University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (400 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #131 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #124 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #120 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Stockholm University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #176 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #148 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #214 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Chalmers University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #121 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #238 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

The University of Gothenburg

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #185 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #180 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #169 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Linköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (504 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #329 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #218 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Umeå University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #365 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #295 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Karolinska Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #39 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #67 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #48 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#10

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (137 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #352 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #348 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#11

Örebro University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #647 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#12

Karlstad University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (220 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #533 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1328 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#13

Luleå University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (123 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #468 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #760 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #1334 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#14

Stockholm School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #2259 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #401 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


#15

Malmö University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #506 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #1164 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #1840 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#16

Mid Sweden University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #1846 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #1781 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#17

Dalarna University College

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (107 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #2668 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #1969 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#18

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #530 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #801 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #1278 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#19

University of Borås

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #507 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #2844 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #634 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#20

University of Skövde

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (77 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #492 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #3048 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #129 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#21

Halmstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (97 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #531 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #3720 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #496 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#22

Jönköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (285 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #580 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #1888 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #316 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#23

Södertörn University College

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #588 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #4177 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #627 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#24

University West

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (99 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #134 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #2310 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#25

Mälardalen University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (163 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #205 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #1320 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#26

Gävle University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #545 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #1833 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#27

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (90 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #1679 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#28

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #1154 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #327 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#29

Kristianstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (112 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #631 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #3510 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

AlbaNova University Center

  • #28 
  • #3287 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

World Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #5955 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #8489 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#33

Stockholm University of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #32 
  • #9648 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

Royal College of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #10113 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Royal Institute of Art

  • #34 
  • #11002 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#36

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
  • #35 
  • #11315 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#37

University College of Dance

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#38

Gotland University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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#39

Växjö University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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#40

The University College of Opera, Stockholm

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#41

Dramatiska institutet University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre

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Sweden Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +46

  • Largest cities in Sweden:
  • 1. Stockholm: 1,500,000
  • 2. Gothenburg: 575,000
  • 3. Malmo: 300,000
  • 4. Uppsala: 150,000
  • 5. Sollentuna: 140,000
Nobel prize laureates:
Arvid Carlsson (Göteborg University, 2000)
 
Sune K. Bergström (Karolinska Institutet, 1982)
 
Bengt I. Samuelsson (Karolinska Institutet, 1982)
 
Kai M. Siegbahn (Uppsala University, 1981)
 
Bertil Ohlin (Stockholm School of Economics, 1977)
 
Hannes Alfvén (Royal Institute of Technology, 1970)
 
Ulf von Euler (Karolinska Institutet, 1970)
 
Ragnar Granit (Karolinska Institutet, 1967)
 
Hugo Theorell (Karolinska Institutet, Nobel Medical Institute, 1955)
 
Arne Tiselius (Uppsala University, 1948)
 

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Lund University ranks #1 in Sweden in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Sweden Lund University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where Lund University is listed.

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is ranked best in Sweden for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Stockholm University is ranked best in Sweden for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Stockholm University.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is ranked best in Sweden for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked best in Sweden for Engineering (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). See all rankings for the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design is ranked best in Sweden for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

University of Borås is ranked best in Sweden for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the University of Borås.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked best in Sweden for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

Lund University is ranked best in Sweden for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Lund University.

Stockholm University is ranked best in Sweden for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Stockholm University.

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Education (Education). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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