Stockholm University

Stockholm University was founded in 1878 as Stockholm University College - a radical alternative to the traditional universities in Sweden at the time. Today, Stockholm University is among the top one hundred universities in the world where education and curiosity-driven research are at the international forefront in the areas of humanities, the social and natural sciences, and boundary-breaking interdisciplinary research. The strong link between research and teaching ensures high quality education.

Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city Stockholm, is the region's centre for higher education and research in the social sciences, humanities, law and natural sciences, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers. With over 70,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 employees, Stockholm University is the largest university in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere.

Stockholm University is characterized by openness and innovation, a focus on achieving results, and active participation in public debate. The University's researchers are invited to participate in government investigations and to provide consultation responses to proposed legislation. They also participate in the media and are part of several Nobel committees and international expert bodies. Now as at its founding, the University continues to play an active role in society.

The dynamism of the capital city together with beautiful natural surrounds and historic environs are central features of life at Stockholm University. While the city centre is within easy reach, the University is in fact located in the middle of the world's first national city park.

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Facts and figures

Year Established 1878
Total Number of Staff 5500
Number of Academic Staff 1940
Number of Students 34000
Focus Areas

Climate, Seas and Environment

Economic, Social and Health Inequities

European Integration Law

Materials Chemistry

Teacher Education