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Sergelstorg in central Stockholm. Photo: Kristofer Samuelsson

The university in the capital city

Stockholm University is located in one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. The University has 34,000 students, 1,700 doctoral students and 5,000 staff. It is the home to the country’s most substantial research within science and human science, as well as the home of a number of internationally prominent research environments.

Stockholm University in pictures

The history of Stockholm University

Stockholm University College (Stockholms högskola) was founded in 1878 as an alternative to the traditional universities in Sweden. Now as then, it stands for openness and accessibility, and it continues to play an active role in society.