SwedNess is a graduate school for neutron scattering operated by six of Sweden’s largest academic institutions/universities. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. The research projects cover a broad range of scientific fields of high interest for both academia and industry. Within SwedNess the focus will be on excellence in science, high-level education as well as national- and international networking, which includes hands-on training at facilities around the world. Each PhD-student is fully funded from the start, including salary and a sufficient running budget. The latter facilitates so that all students will have the possibility to routinely travel to external experiments and to make study visits at international facilities, institutions and conferences. In addition, there is a mandatory extended international stay for each PhD-student of 2-6 months at a state-of-the-art neutron facility or distinguished research group.