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31 January 2024
PAUSE Scholarship 2024 – Apply Now!
Scholarship of 100,000 SEK for international studies in HR and leadership.
The 2024 scholarship is intended for those who wish to study the following topic:

How do companies and organisations retain their employees, and what are the challenges if they are lost?

If you have a completed or ongoing university education, you are welcome to apply as soon as possible and no later than 10 March 2024.

Further information about the scholarship, the topic, and the application process can be found here.

Contact: kontakt@stiftelsen-pause.se

Brief Facts About PAUSE
The PAUSE Foundation (Personnel management Abroad by University Studies and Experience) awards Sweden’s largest scholarship for international studies in HR and leadership. The purpose is both to contribute to the scholarship recipient’s own development and to disseminate knowledge in the field to other interested parties. Since 1982, 47 scholarships have been awarded. Read more about the foundation here.


18 January 2024
Engagement and Well-being in the Workplace
Athir Abdel, a master’s student at Stockholm University with a background in psychology and working life, has conducted a detailed study during his scholarship at ESCP Business School in Berlin, providing insights into what creates engagement and well-being in the workplace.

The Scholarship report, ”What is success? A work on the reciprocal dependency between successful workplace and successful organization,” is a comprehensive investigation of the relationships between organisational objectives, employees’ goals and behaviours. Athir’s work provides a deeper understanding of how organisations can create and maintain successful work environments.

”We are pleased to share Athir Abdel’s work, which offers important insights and useful tools for businesses and organisations striving to improve their work culture,” says Björn Lundberg, chairman of the PAUSE Foundation.

With his experience in starting and developing businesses, Athir has used his study time at ESCP Business School to investigate how organisations can adapt to changes while maintaining success and well-being in the workplace. His report covers important topics such as organisational psychology, employees’ behavioural patterns, and the significance of communication and relationships within the work environment.

The report is relevant to everyone interested in HR, leadership, and organisational development. It provides practical strategies for creating a sustainable and successful work environment.

Watch Athir Abdel’s oral presentation (1.59 mins)
Download the scholarship report

Questions about
the report: athir.abdel@gmail.com
the PAUSE Foundation: kontakt@stiftelsen-pause.se

Quick facts about the PAUSE Foundation
The PAUSE Foundation (Personnel management Abroad by University Studies and Experience) awards Sweden’s largest scholarship for international studies in HR and leadership. The purpose is both to contribute to the scholarship recipient’s personal development and to disseminate knowledge about the field to other interested parties. Since 1982, 47 scholarships have been awarded. Read about the PAUSE Foundation