The Vice-Chancellor signed the construction agreement for Albano. The placement process concerning operations that will move to Albano has continued, and a decision will be made in 2017.

Another important event was the inauguration of the new research vessel, Electra af Askö. In addition, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, moved over from KTH. The Vice-Chancellor’s investments into research in the fields of “Children, Migration and Integration” and “Digital Humanities” were also implemented.

“On the research side, we can also note that the University has generally done well when it comes to external funding. This certifies our strong profile in excellent basic research,” says Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding.

Stockholm University continues to promote increased international exchange. In 2016, we saw an increase in the number of both outgoing and incoming students. The number of incoming exchange students from a third country was 9 per cent higher than in 2015.

2016 in numbers

  • 27,656 full-time equivalent students
  • 6,107 degrees awarded
  • 68 per cent of those awarded a degree were women
  • 85 per cent of teachers have PhDs
  • 4 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows
  • 2 new Pro Futura grants
  • 21 projects granted funding from the EU framework programme Horizon 2020
  • 2 new ERC Advanced Grants, ERC Starting Grants, and ERC Consolidator Grants
  • 200 programmes
  • 1,900 freestanding courses