News Archive

University news archive

  • First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing 2017-09-22 How can research help a society deal with an ever-ageing population? This issue was discussed at a workshop held to mark the start of a collaboration between Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes and University of Tokyo.
  • Margaret Moore - the 2018 holder of Olof Palme Visiting Professorship 2017-09-22 Professor Margaret Moore will be active at the Department of Political Science.
  • North-Europeans in Spain – new special issue of NJMR 2017-09-22 The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research is a special issue titled “Liquids and Sediments: Practices of Community in the Context of Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism”. It has been co-edited by Erik Olsson.
  • Meet us in London! 2017-09-21 Stockholm University will join QS World Grad School Tour in London on 4 March 2016. Prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm can meet and chat with representatives from the University at the Central Hall Westminster in central London.
  • On Monday September 25 you can not email the library 2017-09-21 This is due to system maintenance. Contact us via our question forum, chat or phone instead.
  • Leading life sciences researchers spoke in Aula Magna 2017-09-20 Human origins and mosquitos' propensity to sting certain people were some of the subjects covered when world-leading researchers in molecular life sciences gathered for a symposium in Aula Magna on 15 September. The event was part of the festivities celebrating the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100-year anniversary.
  • New research collaboration between Sweden and Lithuania 2017-09-20
  • A woman warrior at Birka 2017-09-20 War was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world. Women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield.
  • Careers Day for Science and Mathematical Students 2017-09-19 The Careers Day offers you the chance to find out more information about today’s jobs market and the kinds of possibilities that await after you have taken your degree.
  • Climate Report presented in the UN 2017-09-19 It is possible to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but only if the world takes fast action. This is the conclusion in a new report written by 33 leading climate scientists and climate advisors. The report “Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius. Fast Action Policies to Protect People and the Planet from Extreme Climate Change” was presented on September 18 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, during the United Nation’s Climate Week.
  • Stockholm University 82 in the world within Arts & humanities 2017-09-13 Stockholm University tops the THE Arts & humanities ranking in Sweden.
  • “It takes generations to make a revolution” 2017-09-13 “There was no appreciation of how long it would take to remove a dictator. It’s not just one event that makes a revolution,” says Emmy-nominated Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad. She is critical of how Western and Arab news media have depicted the Arab uprisings. She visited Sweden last week as part of a conference at Stockholm University.
  • New books from members of the Department of Social Anthropology 2017-09-13 Three anthologies edited by member of the Department of Social Anthropology were recently published: “Small Countries. Structures and Sensibilities”; “Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies”; and “Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs. Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals”.
  • Learn more about finding and evaluating academic sources 2017-09-12 Learn more about the library tools and how to improve your skills in searching and valuating academic information to become a better writer.
  • Is history over? Ask Ulf Hannerz 2017-09-12 Alma Gottlieb recently interviewed Ulf Hannerz about his book “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” (Springer/Palgrave, 2016).
  • Producing Image Activism after the Arab Uprisings 2017-09-11 Between September 6-8, 2017 Stockholm University hosts a symposium that aims to explore the different facets of a growing global activist image industry with a particular focus on the Arab world.
  • Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speech at symposium in Stockholm 2017-09-07 Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of cutting-edge scientists at a life sciences symposium in Stockholm on 15 September. The symposium is a part of the centenary celebrations of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Attempted phishing "renew your library account" from the University Library 2017-08-31 There is a fake email going around claiming to be from the University Library. This is a phishing attempt; don’t click on any links in the email if you have received it!
  • The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer water 2017-08-31 When you take a swim in the sea and entangle your toes in underwater plants you can stay calm, they are doing good.
  • Carl Folke wins the Gunnerus Sustainability Award 2017-08-30 Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke awarded the 2017 Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for his outstanding scientific work
  • Shared custody equals less stress for children 2017-08-30 Children who live full time with one parent are more likely to feel stressed than children in shared custody situations. These are the results of a new study from Stockholm University’s Demography Unit.
  • Great atmosphere when new international students were welcomed 2017-08-28 Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding and the rest of Stockholm University were happy to receive more than 1,100 new international students on Orientation Day on 25 August.
  • Seven ERC-grants to Stockholm University 2017-08-28 Seven researchers at Stockholm University have been awarded the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council. The funding ranges from 1.3 to almost 1.5 million euros each. Five of the scientists will continue their research at Stockholm University.
  • Kebnekaise’s south peak still highest in Sweden 2017-08-24 The annual measurement by researchers from Stockholm University shows that Kebnekaise’s south peak is still the highest peak in Sweden. Climate change, however, will make the north peak the country’s highest point within a few years.
  • Stockholm welcomes new international students 2017-08-23 During the weekend, international students arrive to begin their studies at higher education institutions in the Swedish capital. Stockholm University welcomes 1,162 new students from all around the world.
  • New open access agreement with Springer 2017-08-23 Researchers at Stockholm University can now publish articles open access without any fees in more than 1600 Springer journals.
  • Virtual meeting on meeting 2017-08-23 Renita Thedvall participated together with other researchers in two online meetings convened by allegralaboratory.net to discuss the importance of investigating meetings ethnographically. Read what came out of their conversations.
  • Open for all: Heritage and Borders 2017-08-23 International and interdisciplinary symposium on heritage and borders on September 21, with open lectures by scholars from across the world. Keynote lecture by Trinh T. Minh-ha.
  • Software revolutionizes the fashion industry 2017-08-23 Unlimited opportunities to integrate technology into everyday clothes hamper when a focus is not on software development, Oskar Juhlin says, in El Espectador.
  • INTERSPEECH 2017 2017-08-18 Speech communication between humans and machines - International conference at Stockholm University, August 20-24.
  • Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems 2017-08-18 Society’s ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published in the journal Science.
  • "Trump Keeps His Promise - And Delivers Hate" 2017-08-18 "Those who voted for Trump got exactly what they voted for. There was no false advertising", professor Christian Christensen, Stockholm University, stated on Wednesday.
  • Stockholm becomes world’s focus for global sustainability as 1,000 experts meet 2017-08-17 From coral reefs to megacities – for six days global sustainability and resilience scientists will debate the future of Earth when over 1,000 experts on resilience and global sustainability meet in Stockholm for two major international conferences, 20-26 August, the largest gathering of its kind.
  • The Department of Sociology ranked at place 39 in ARWU 2017-08-17 Sociology at Stockholm University is ranked at place 39 in the world, in the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the prestigious Shanghai Ranking.
  • Sweden safest country in world, according to 2017 Social Progress Index 2017-08-15 The index aims to move “beyond GDP” as a measure of a country’s success, and focuses instead on the “social and environmental elements of the performance of countries”. In the area of environmental quality, Sweden is global number two, second only to Switzerland.
  • What matters for attitudes towards including immigrants in the welfare state 2017-08-11 Native-born Swedes who have unemployed immigrants in their neighborhoods are more likely to feel negatively towards immigrants’ inclusion in the welfare state.
  • The Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2017 - Kevin Anderson 2017-08-11 Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and one of Great Britain’s most recognized climate researchers and is well known for his skills in communicating climate science to decision-makers, the business sector, civil society and media. For environmental reasons, Kevin hasn´t flown in 12 years.
  • Researchers and fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seas 2017-08-09 Researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre convened seafood companies to form a coalition to end unsustainable practices such as overfishing, modern slavery and destructive impacts on marine life.
  • Large predatory fish maintain healthy waters 2017-08-09 A new study shows that large predatory fish are important for the functioning of ecosystems and that it is possible to counteract negative effects of eutrophication by strengthening stocks of predatory fish.
  • Many misconceptions about disorganized attachment 2017-08-04 A group of internationally renowned attachment researchers, with Psychology Department's Pehr Granqvist in the forefront, has published an article in the journal Attachment & Human Development, trying to overcome the many misconceptions about disorganized attachment that flourish in clinical and social practice.
  • A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered 2017-08-03 The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School.
  • SUDA researchers involved in new EAPS Working Group 2017-07-25
  • The Awards for Good Teaching 2017 2017-07-21 Awards for excellent teaching for the year 2017 have been granted to Dr Hildred Crill, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Dr Lisa Käll, Dept. for Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Prof. Said Mahmoudi, Dept. of Law and Dr Daniel Ritter, Dept. of Sociology
  • Stronger West African Monsoon during Green Sahara may have affected ENSO 2017-07-11 Accounting for a vegetated and less dusty Sahara reduces the variability of El Niño during the Mid-Holocene to closer to that which is observed in several paleoclimate records. This is shown by researchers at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University in a recent study, published in Nature Communications.
  • New method helps fighting future pandemics 2017-07-06 By developing a new technique for labeling the gene segments of influenza viruses, researchers now know more about how influenza viruses enter the cell and establish cell co-infections – a major contributing factor to potential pandemic development.
  • CRITEVENTS project receives funding 2017-07-04
  • UN agency UNESCO establishes a professorship in collaboration with Stockholm University 2017-07-03 Love Ekenberg at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences is appointed this UNESCO Chair for developing a model for large-scale higher education in Southern Africa Development Community countries (SADC).
  • SUDA welcomes three guest researchers 2017-06-30
  • No conflict between culturally identifying with the parents’ homeland and Sweden 2017-06-30 Young people with foreign backgrounds who identify with their parents’ culture are more inclined to feel integrated into mainstream Swedish culture. So says a new sociological study which looked at the attitudes of Iranian and former Yugoslavian youths.
  • What does a “docent” do? 2017-06-27 Not fully a professor but more than a doctor. Frida Bender, researcher at the Department of Meteorology, and recently appointed docent explains what’s hidden behind the title.
  • Prize ceremony for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2017-06-27 The Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2017 was awarded to Professor Richard E. Tremblay. The prize was awarded by H.M. Queen Silvia in Stockholm City Hall June 20. The prize ceremony was broadcasted live.
  • Swedish Vice-Chancellors visit Brussels to discuss the next EU Framework Programme 2017-06-27 A delegation of Vice-Chancellors and senior university staff from 12 Swedish research intensive universities* will, during two days, meet with members of Parliament, top representatives from the EU Commission and the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels.
  • Arctic subsea permafrost is thawing faster than thought 2017-06-27 The permafrost in the ocean bottom below the East Siberian Arctic Sea is thawing at a rate of 14 cm per year. That’s a lot faster than for permafrost on land and the process may eventually lead to increased global warming through increased release of methane according to a new study published by Nature Communications with Stockholm University scientists among the research team.
  • New insights into the toxin behind tetanus 2017-06-26 Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, led by Dr Pål Stenmark, have now uncovered the poison’s structure. For the first time, the way the poison is constructed has been revealed.
  • Queen Silvia presented the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2017-06-22 This year’s recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology is Professor Richard E. Tremblay. On June 20th, he was presented with the 2017 award by H. M. Queen Silvia at the Stockholm City Hall.
  • "Trump's silence after the London mosque attack speaks volumes" 2017-06-21 On Tuesday professor Christian Christensen commented the absence of Trump tweets after the mosque attack in London.
  • "Trumps tystnad efter moskéattacken i London är talande" 2017-06-21 På tisdagen gick professor Christian Christensen ut och kommenterade avsaknaden av tweets från Trump efter Londonattacken.
  • The spacing between siblings doesn’t matter 2017-06-21 When is the best time to have another baby? This is a question that might intrigue parents planning to have more kids. But does it really matter for long-term outcomes in Sweden?
  • Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals 2017-06-21 Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Now reserachers have discovered that humans have a much better memory to recognize and remember sequential information.
  • Mapping the world sea floor 2017-06-19 By 2030, the entire sea floor will be charted. The Nippon Foundation intends to provide 18.5 million USD and Stockholm University is one of four research centres involved.
  • Over-educated foreign-born workers are more likely to report poorer health 2017-06-19 Over-educated workers born outside of Western Europe are more likely to report poor self- rated health than workers born in Sweden with an attained level of education that matches that of their occupation.
  • Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolism 2017-06-19 Combustion is often a rapid process, like fire. How can our cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.
  • This is how family change affects children 2017-06-19 Recent decades of family change have seen increases in cohabitation rather than marriage, family dissolution, step-family formation and joint residential custody. Children are involved in many of these increasingly common family transitions and family forms, and we need to consider how they are affected, Juho Härkönen writes in a new blog post.
  • Microscopes and collaboration will make the University a world leader 2017-06-19 One of the world’s most advanced electron microscopes will soon be located at Stockholm University. The collaborative project CEM4MAT will be launched in connection with this investment in order to make better use of available microscopes in the region and become a world leader in electron microscopy.
  • Canadian students see campus through camera lenses 2017-06-18 Students from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, recently discovered Stockholm University through the lenses of their cameras. Staying in Stockholm for a three week course on architectural photography, they found the buildings at Frescati campus a good place to practice.
  • Johan Rockström global Hillary Laureate for 2017 2017-06-16 Johan Rockström, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and a professor of environmental science at Stockholm University, was selected global Hillary Laureate for 2017 from a global short-list of remarkable candidates demonstrating extraordinary leadership in mid-career.
  • New department of public health science 2017-06-14 On 1 January 2018, a new department will be established at the Faculty of Social Sciences – the Department of Public Health Science
  • Handbook for International and Exchange Students 2017-06-14 Student services, accommodation, student unions, library, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, work during studies, Swedish bank account, et cetera – the Handbook for International and Exchange Students will prepare you for your time as a student at Stockholm University.
  • High interest among Japanese students for studies in Stockholm 2017-06-09 Many young Japanese students came to visit the Swedish booth at recent study fairs in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. They were eager to receive information about what it's like to study in Sweden in general, and at Stockholm University in particular.
  • Swedish/Chinese collaboration results in publication on chemical pollution 2017-06-09 A major collaboration between Swedish and Chinese researchers recently resulted in the publication of a book entitled “Chemical Pollution: Challenges in the Yangtze River Delta”.
  • PhD students from 30 universities visited PopFest2017 2017-06-09
  • Inequality and insecurity in Mexico 2017-06-09 The unequal impact on public insecurity as another expression of socio-economic inequality: an initial exploration of the Mexican case, Luz Paula Parr-Rosales (Anuario Latinoamericano Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales, vol. 4, 2017
  • Struggle for mobility 2017-06-09 A new study by Tekalign Ayalew examines the motivations, organizations and impact of overland migratory journeys from Ethiopia and Eritrea across the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea to Sweden.
  • Sahara greening intensify cyclone activity 2017-06-08 Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara, with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover.
  • Vanda Aronsson has been awarded a prize for her thesis 2017-06-05 Vanda Aronsson, our colleague and former master student, has been awarded the prize "Utmärkt arbetsmiljöuppsats" (excellent thesis about work environment) by AFA Försäkring and Prevent.
  • Survey with our international alumni 2017-06-03 Stockholm University has started its investment in international alumni relations to build long term relationships with its former students.
  • Meeting of European directors of Latin American Studies centers, at Salamanca University 2017-06-02 Andrés Rivarola was invited to participate at the 25 anniversary of the Instituto de Iberoamérica, at Salamanca University (USAL), between the 18-20 of May.
  • About the Research Data Alliance and the Ninth Plenary Meeting 2017-06-01 This is the first blog post on the Stockholm University Press Blog about research data related issues, focusing on sharing and collaborating between Swedish academic institutions.
  • Facts in numbers 2016 2017-05-31 We currently have about 28,000 full-time equivalent students, 1,700 doctoral students, and 5,000 members of staff active in the scientific areas of Science and Human Science.
  • Welcome to our Search Hub! 2017-05-29 The Search Hub, close to the information desk, offers you help with any questions you might have about searching information and registration for audio books and more.
  • Programming dancing robots develops children’s logical thinking 2017-05-24 Whether kids learn more or less of using digital tablets in schools is impossible to say – technology is not black and white. But programming in a group supports their logical thinking and creates camaraderie.
  • New article by Karin Dirke 2017-05-23 Karin Dirke, associate Professor of History of Ideas at the department, has written a chapter in the new book Shared Lives of Humans and Animals. Animal Agency in the Global North.
  • New action plan for nature conservation efforts 2017-05-21 Today, 21 May, the European Natura 2000 Day is celebrated for the first time. But up to now the member states have not fulfilled their nature conservation efforts. The European Commission has adopted a new action plan to help them speed up the work. Researcher Sofia Wikström at Baltic Sea Centre urges the Commission to develop sustainable measures for fishing in protected areas.
  • A new book by Ulf Olsson 2017-05-19 Professor of Literature Ulf Olsson has written a book about the rock band the Grateful Dead.
  • Diffuse feelings of uncertainty can hinder couples from having children 2017-05-18 Couples postpone childbearing not only because they are insecure about their future job or income stability but, on top of that, also because they are uncertain about the financial solidity of their country, postdoc Chiara Ludovica Comolli concludes in a new blog post based on an article in Demographic Research.
  • Global Swede award to exceptional student 2017-05-16 This year’s Global Swede is awarded to exceptional master’s student of International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University, Kirsten Teo-Delalay, who was among the 21 students to receive the prestigious award at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
  • We will keep Stockholm in our hearts 2017-05-15 Isabelle, Lisa and Marleen from Regensburg in Germany wanted to do their Erasmus semester at Stockholm University for the academic opportunities offered here. Read their enjoyable story about Sweden.
  • Stockholm Demography Unit at the 2017 PAA meeting in Chicago 2017-05-15 SUDA researchers were well represented at the Population Association of America meeting 2017 and presented a number of papers with demographic research.
  • Fascinating, vital and absolutely wonderful 2017-05-10 Plants are fascinating. The Fascination of Plants Day will be celebrated on the 18th of May in the Bergius Botanic Garden and at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.
  • Ny bok om anarkism och religion 2017-05-09 Boken heter "Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1" och ingår i serien Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion.
  • Welcome to a lecture in the seminar series on Gender/Gender Equality and Natural Sciences 2017-05-09 Integrating Evolutionary Biology and Gender studies, or, What can an Evolutionary Biologist do at a Department of Gender Studies?
  • Policy Brief: The cosmetics clean-up 2017-05-05 Hygiene products are a small but important point source for microplastics to the environment. In a Policy Brief, Baltic Eye has summarized a number of recommendations on how to limit the release of microplastics from hygiene products.
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You: Why We Should Worry about Trump Congratulating Erdoğan 2017-05-04 On the eve of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan’s contested referendum victory on April 16, he received an unlikely congratulatory call. The voice on the other end of the line belonged to Donald J. Trump. This is why we should be concerned about that phone conversation, political sociologist Daniel Ritter writes on our new blog.
  • Carl Folke elected to the US National Academy of Sciences 2017-05-04 Professor Carl Folke, Science Director at Stockholm Resilience Centre, was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences on May 2.
  • Eino Örnfeldt appointed new University Director 2017-05-03 Eino Örnfeldt, currently University Director at the Swedish Defense University, has been recruited as a new university director with the title of Head of University Administration at Stockholm University.
  • Canadian visit to Stockholm University 2017-05-03 Stockholm University welcomed a delegation of Vice-Presidents from Canadian universities on 2 May who were here on a study tour to learn about the Swedish approach to teaching, research and business/industry collaboration.
  • Palestinian Cinema: Solidarity Through Film 2017-04-28 9 May: Welcome to a talk with researcher and filmmaker Khadijeh Habashneh and film screenings at Tensta konsthall. This event is a collaboration between the Curating Art Master Programme at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics and Tensta konsthall.
  • Trump’s populism threatens freedom of the press 2017-04-28 American professor Silvio Waisbord is currently visiting JMK where he will give a public talk about the new media landscape in the US.
  • Get access to IT services, university account and university card 2017-04-28 Before your studies begin you need to get a university account and a university card. Watch our short video to find out how! For the autumn semester 2017 the activation will be possible from August 10.
  • Award for best paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs to Bo Malmberg 2017-04-27 ”2017 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award” has been awarded Bo Malmberg, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, and Per Strömblad, Department of Political Science, Linnaeus University, for the paper ”Ethnic Segregation and Xenophobic Party preference: Exploring the Influence of the Presence of Visible Minorities on Local Electoral Support for the Sweden Democrats”. The prize was awarded at the UAA (Urban Affairs Association) 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis April 19–22, 2017.
  • New book series: Anthropology & Society 2017-04-27 Anthropology & Society is a new peer-reviewed open access book series published by Stockholm University Press. It was launched at the Swedish Anthropological Association’s conference in April 2017.
  • Pre-departure events with admitted students 2017-04-26 Pre-departure events for admitted students will be organised during spring in several countries around the world to inform incoming students more about student life in Sweden and education at our university.
  • March for Science Stockholm 2017-04-22 On 22 April the worldwide manifestation March for Science takes place. In Stockholm you have the opportunity to support science in a manifestation which starts at 12 o'clock at Södermalm
  • Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxy 2017-04-20 An international research team led from Stockholm University has detected multiple images from a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. The observations suggest promising new avenues for the study of the accelerated expansion of the Universe, gravity and distribution of dark matter in the universe.
  • In memoriam: Jan M. Hoem, 1939-2017 2017-04-20 Jan Hoem was the founder in 1983 of the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) and the driving force in Swedish demographic research during the 1980s and the 1990s.
  • Disasters and crises in Latin America: an anthropological perspective 2017-04-19 The newly re-launched Open Access Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies has published its latest special collection: “Disasters and crises in Latin America: an anthropological perspective”. This special collection presents anthropological contributions to the understanding of disasters and crises in Latin America.
  • 19-22 April: Code/kəʊd/ - A group exhibition by students 2017-04-18 Code /kəʊd/ is a group exhibition of work by first year students of the MFA at Konstfack curated by second year students of the MA in Curating Art at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
  • Gustaf Hugelius in Nature Climate Change 2017-04-17 We used existing knowledge of how air temperature controls permafrost distribution to reveal the future sensitivity of permafrost to global warming, explains Gustaf Hugelius.
  • Concerns about restrictions in academic freedom in Hungary 2017-04-13 The Swedish section of Scholars at Risk, which is coordinated by the University of Gothenburg, is deeply concerned about the change in Hungarian legislation that will limit the Central European University’s possibility to continue its operations as free institution of higher education in Hungary. In a statement sent to CEU, Scholars at Risk-Sweden shows its support for the university.
  • Honorary Doctorates 2017 2017-04-12 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • 2016 in numbers 2017-04-12 Central strategic investments, increased international exchange, and a small financial surplus – so can 2016 be summarised for the University.
  • 12 subjects ranked in top 100 2017-04-12 When the “QS world university rankings by subject” were announced for 2017, 12 subjects at Stockholm University were listed in the top 100 in the world.
  • Application for SUITS Visiting Researcher Programme 2017-04-11 SUITS supports applications for external grants by active academic researchers in the social sciences and the humanities including visiting scholars, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral candidates.
  • Lactate from Human Cells May Trigger Key Step in Invasion by Meningitis-Causing Bacteria 2017-04-11 Lactate produced in the upper throat might trigger meningitis-causing bacterial cells to detach from tiny colonies and spread within the body, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Findings could improve understanding of how harmless bacteria in throat can turn dangerous
  • Cyber security central to democracy 2017-04-11 Fredik Blix has been involved with cyber security for 20 years. He recently hacked a phone on live radio, and he warns that both society and individuals are too naive in their use of IT.
  • Stockholm University invests in international alumni 2017-04-10 Staying in touch with and investing in our relationships with past students – alumni – is important for a university's long term development. Stockholm University is an international academic institution and we have alumni spread out across the globe. We are now gearing up to develop our international alumni operations.
  • Record-young Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences 2017-04-05 Professor Panagiotis Papapetrou is, at the age of 35, the youngest person appointed to a professorship at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • Extensive cyber attack on cloud suppliers 2017-04-05 An extensive international cyber attack has been revealed. The attack has been named “Cloud Hopper” and labeled ”APT10”.
  • Darkening visions in Finnish dystopia 2017-04-03 From the precarious job market to the surveillance society. Open lecture on contemporary Finnish dystopian fiction with Hanna Samola, lecturer in Finnish at Stockholm University.
  • Mobile technology that puts people first 2017-03-31 Pleasure, enjoyment and happiness – these have been the watchwords of Mobile Life, whose operations will now continue at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • Admitted students in the international application round 2017/18 2017-03-31 More than 1500 students have been admitted to Stockholm University according to the first admission notification for the international master's programmes, published on 24 March.
  • Barry creates smart environments 2017-03-31 How often do you look at your mobile phone and what do you use it for? These are questions that Barry Brown studies in order to created smarter technical solutions.
  • Research applied at home and on the catwalk 2017-03-31 The ability to “download” clothing from fashion shows directly to your computer or broadcast live via your mobile phone together with others – these are some of the results of Oskar Juhlin’s research at Mobile Life.
  • Stockholm University helps shape Europe’s startup hub 2017-03-31 Stockholm is one of Europe's most important tech hubs. Several of those researching and studying at Stockholm University is also those behind the next generation of startup companies.
  • This is how Iraq ended up with a system of violence 2017-03-31 The main driving forces of the violence in Iraq have been the reforms and the political system based on ethno-sectarianism imposed by the US, according to a new thesis by Thomas Sommer-Houdeville.
  • The Department of Criminology in international news media 2017-03-30 After Donald Trump’s speech on the 18th of February several international media outlets have been in contact with the Department of Criminology.
  • SU alumna Beatrice Fihn leading international efforts to ban nuclear weapons 2017-03-28 Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN – The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - is in for a busy year. Negotiations to ban nuclear weapons are underway at UN headquarters in New York and her organization is a key player in the efforts to implement the ban.
  • Ig Nobel prize winners at Stockholm University 2017-03-27 The Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded every year for ten achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think". Swedish writer and journalist Fredrik Sjöberg is one of the winners of this alternative prize for his research about the pleasures of collecting flies that are dead, and flies that are not yet dead. Watch the event at su.se/play
  • Hack4Sweden and Minister Ardalan Shekarabi at eGovlab/DSV 2017-03-27 The Minister of Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi visited eGovlab/DSV during the hack for Sweden contest. He fully supported our efforts for a smarter and inclusive Public Administration.
  • Reimagining Education for the Fight against Corruption 2017-03-27 Stockholm, Sweden- 24 March, 2017. eGovlab has joined forces with the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in building the foundation that will curb corruption.
  • Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University 2017-03-24 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). These three professors at Stockholm University will receive prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.
  • ERC Grant to detect the existence of axions 2017-03-24 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for the theoretical study of axions. Axions are hypothetical particles whose existence would solve the dark matter problem.
  • ERC Grant for research on the planet’s resilience 2017-03-24 Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his research project “Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene.”
  • ERC Grant for research on social media in China 2017-03-24 David Strömberg, Professor in Economics at Stockholm University, has received an ERC Advanced Grant for a project on the effects of the explosive growth of social media in China.
  • Loop Spaces – a new way to solve old problems 2017-03-24 Kaj Börjeson will present his doctoral thesis in mathematics in 2017. Thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, he will hold a postdoctoral position with Professor Nathalie Wahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Better epidemiology models thanks to grant 2017-03-24 Frank Ball, professor at the University of Nottingham, UK, will be a visiting professor at the Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • VR Grant for research on gravitational waves 2017-03-23 Ariel Goobar, Department of Physics, has been awarded the new Research Environment Grant from the Swedish Research Council. It’s a six year grant of around 2.4 million USD for a project on gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Your sense of smell can predict risk of death 2017-03-22 A decreased sense of smell is correlated with an increased risk of death, a new psychology study from Stockholm University shows. The connection is independent from other health variables like age, gender and dementia.
  • Imaging the Complexity of Life SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017 2017-03-22 International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research. Vote for Highlight of the year. Ample time for discussions and mingle. Visit SciLifeLab imaging facilities at the Facility corner, and visit the PhD Students & Postdoc bioimaging posters. Meet the speakers during the mingle after the conference. In addition, we invite everyone to participate in this year’s art event, The Art walk.
  • Silicon fertiliser reduces heavy metals in food 2017-03-22 Fertilising with silicon, which is harmless to humans, reduces the level of poisonous arsenic and cadmium in the edible parts of potatoes, carrots, yellow onion and wheat by up to 40 per cent.
  • "I had to acknowledge my own big role in this story" 2017-03-22 Identities, right-wing extremism and the relationship with her father. Those were the themes when the feminist icon and Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi visited Stockholm University to talk about her latest book "In the Darkroom".
  • Policy Brief: Raising quality of marine protection 2017-03-22 A new Policy Brief from Baltic Eye at the Baltic Sea Centre on why preserving biodiversity and securing a sustainable exploitation of natural assets will require a new way of setting up marine protection.
  • This year’s recipients of SSAG scholarships announced 2017-03-21 The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography, has announced who has been awarded scholarships for 2017. Among the grantees are several researchers at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Prestigious award for studies on effects of climate change on Baltic Sea fauna 2017-03-14 BEAM-associated researcher Agnes Karlson has been awarded a grant of 85000 SEK by the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50-year Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment for her work on a important sediment-living amphipod in the Baltic Sea and how it adapts to climate change.
  • BEAM funding available 2017-03-14 The BEAM Steering Group invite applications for economic support for 2015.
  • Chemistry professor Xiaodong Zou inducted to IVA 2017-03-13 The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has elected eight new members. One of the new members is Xiaodong Zou in the Chemical Engineering division.
  • Baltic Sea Future moves forward 2017-03-10 The congress Baltic Sea Future has gathered people from all over the Baltic region to share thoughts and ideas, experiences and solutions.
  • Open Lecture: The State of Open Data Report 2017-03-10 The lecture is free and open for public. No registration is needed.
  • “The Cloud can’t keep autonomous vehicles from crashing” 2017-03-10 There are two looming obstacles to the full realization of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Meeting students in London 2017-03-10 Stockholm University recently joined the QS World Grad School Tour in London to meet prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm.
  • Researchers at Stockholm University have high mobility and impact 2017-03-10 A report sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education has found that researchers at Stockholm University are highly mobile – researching and publishing internationally and nationally to produce highly cited, impactful research.
  • Visit to University of Tokyo to further collaboration 2017-03-10 A delegation from Stockholm University, headed by the Vice-Chancellor, recently visited University of Tokyo in Japan to further collaboration activities and to discuss joint future projects.
  • Sociology at Stockholm University in the top 50 in the world - for the fifth year in a row 2017-03-08 Sociology at our department continues to rank high in the top 100 list QS World University Rankings by Subject. For the third consecutive year we are ranked as number one in Sweden and the Nordic region.
  • Promising young neurolinguistic researcher wins prize 2017-03-08 Julia Uddén is one of two researchers to win this year’s L’Oréal-Unesco ‘For Women in Science’ Prize. Her research in language and psychology focuses on why some people are better at communicating than others.
  • Video game with ambition to depict life under siege 2017-03-07 This War of Mine, a survival-themed strategy game, is based on the siege of Sarajevo. But how realistically does the video game depict life under siege? Ivana Maček responds in an interview on the Youtube channel History Respawned.
  • Data Management in the Life Sciences 2017-03-06 Niclas Jareborg will talk about ongoing efforts by national and European infrastructures that aim to facilitate proper data management and Open Access movement for Life Science research data.
  • Understanding the microcosm - one electron at a time 2017-03-03 Researchers in Atomic and Chemical Physics study the fundamental nature of matter in a recursive process of theory and experimentation. Profs Eva Lindroth and Anders Nilsson describe their work to uncover the forces that bind and break.
  • Ann-Zofie Duvander promoted to professor 2017-03-03 We are happy and proud to congratulate Ann-Zofie Duvander on her promotion to Professor in Demography at Stockholm University.
  • America observed – on an international anthropology of the United States 2017-02-27 Helena Wulff and Ulf Hannerz have contributed to the new anthology “America Observed: On an Anthropology of the United States”.
  • When counting isn’t enough – creating a more equal society 2017-02-24 The profile area Normativity, Law & Ethics analyses inequalities in society and the ethical considerations, laws and policies that work to perpetuate or alleviate them. Dr Eva Wittbom talks about her research on how the ideals of equality are translated into practice.
  • Iberoamericana’s latest issue: volume 45, Issue 1. 2017-02-24 The newly re-launched Open Access Iberoamericana –Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies,has published its latest regular issue: volume 45, Issue 1. We invite you to review the Table of Contents.
  • Beware of thieves 2017-02-22 Recently there have been several thefts on the University premises. The Section for Safety and Security requests all students and staff to be extra alert and report anything suspicious.
  • ”Collaboration is about relations” – successful closing of academic collaboration forum 2017-02-20 Collaborations and relations were in focus at the Stockholm Excellence Seminar, hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which attracted more than hundred participants from higher education and research institutions around the world.
  • The Nobel laureate who got hooked on Stockholm 2017-02-16 Childhood interest in mathematics and technology took Frank Wilczek all the way to a Nobel Prize. Now he will spend time in Sweden where, among other pursuits, he is trying to crack the secret of dark matter.
  • Stockholm world’s 10th most desirable student city 2017-02-15 The fifth edition of the QS Best Student Cities ranking lists Stockholm as the 10th most desirable city, and the 26th for most highly sought graduates in a top 100 ranking of world universities.
  • A few snapshots of the US borders 2017-02-15 A new text by Shahram Khosravi written in response to the Trump administration’s Executive Order on immigration has just been published.
  • Efuru@50 – a celebration of Flora Nwapa 2017-02-15 Efuru@50, a celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature is a new documentary film produced by Paula Uimonen and Yaki Bozi.
  • Risk of divorce increases if women do more housework – and don’t get credit for it 2017-02-14 Heterosexual couples in Sweden are more likely to divorce if men discount women’s housework contributions.
  • Professor at a record-young age 2017-02-11 Professor Ilona Riipinen at the Department Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), is the youngest person appointed to a professorship at Stockholm University in the 21st century.​
  • Why malaria mosquitoes like people with malaria 2017-02-09 Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed – and feed more – on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers from Stockholm University among others have discovered why. The findings can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.
  • VIDEO: Populism and the dangers of anti-liberal communication 2017-02-09 Watch the recorded public lecture with professor Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University, from last Wednesday.
  • Student writers' groups help students finding the flow 2017-02-08 If you want support when writing academic texts in English you could join the Academic Writing Service's student writers' groups. Pedagogical Consultant and English Teacher Anette Campbell is there to offer advice and inspiration.
  • Ground-breaking research on the side effects of therapy 2017-02-07 While many people who suffer from depression and anxiety are helped by seeing a psychologist, others don’t get better or actually get worse. Psychological treatment can have negative side effects, like any medicine. This unexplored territory is the focus of a new dissertation out of Stockholm University.
  • New paper on nitrogen cycling in the sediments of the Gulf of Bothnia 2017-02-04 Funded by the recently finished Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management project, Stefano Bonaglia et.al., just published their new results on the fate of fixed nitrogen in marine sediments.
  • Hard to stop circulation of fake news 2017-02-02 – Once the rumour has been spread there is no point in trying to deny it, said Christian Christensen Professor in Journalism, Stockholm University, to the French newspaper Le Monde, regarding the false reports that have been spread by Conservative media abroad.
  • Valeo Innovation Challenge 2017 2017-02-01 Compete to come up with a product or system that will (between now and 2030) make vehicles more intelligent, intuitive, green, and fun!
  • Stockholm University hosts international meeting on research collaboration 2017-01-31 Stockholm University will host the Stockholm Excellence Seminar with participants from Republic of Korea, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Brazil on 14 February. The seminar is the final activity in a two year project for research collaboration between researchers in Sweden and these five countries.
  • Waiting and hope in Iran 2017-01-31 In the new book “Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran” Shahram Khosravi examines the complexities and contradictions of everyday life in Iran.
  • Sweden tops lists for business, innovation, social progress and tolerance 2017-01-31 This year, Sweden topped the Forbes Best Countries For Business list. Sweden also won praise in other quarters with recent rankings placing the country number two globally in the area of innovation, and third for tolerance, progress, sustainability, and innovation.
  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in Sweden! 2017-01-27 The Chinese New year, also called the Spring Festival, is one of the most important family celebrations in China. Stockholm University students Chen Junda, Luo Yangsonghui and Li Jingya were interviewed by Swedish media about how they will celebrate the Chinese New Year in Stockholm and Sweden.
  • The paradox of migration – links, loss and belonging 2017-01-26 Migrants of all types employ different strategies - adapting to their new environment and adapting their environments to themselves. Profs Annika Rabo, Erik Olsson and Bengt Karlsson discuss education, welfare and policy making.
  • Continued increase in applications to international master’s programmes 2017-01-25 The number of applications for international master’s programmes at Stockholm University continues to increase.
  • Chat with the library 2017-01-23 Starting Monday January 23rd you can chat with us via our new chat and get help quickly.
  • Congratulations on reaching the 10-million mark, Sweden! 2017-01-20 On January 20, Sweden's population reached 10 million according to Statistics Sweden's forecast. The population increase is a positive sign because it means that the demographics are in balance – that there are enough young people to care for the older ones.
  • Price to Robert Erikson 2017-01-19
  • Price to Markus Jäntti 2017-01-19
  • DNA-test with smartphone facilitates accurate treatment 2017-01-19 With the help of a new smartphone-based microscope, doctors can make a diagnosis for example for cancerous tumours and infections like tuberculosis. This invention could become a weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance.
  • Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka 2017-01-19 For centuries it has been speculated where the manor of the royal bailiff of Birka, Herigar, might have been located. New geophysical results provide evidence of its location at Korshamn, outside the town rampart of the Viking Age proto-town Birka in Sweden. The results will be published in the international scientific journal Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt.
  • New anthology on racism and social justice 2017-01-18 Tekalign Ayalew and Siri Schwabe are contributing with chapters on everyday practices of Ethiopian homemaking in Sweden and Palestinian street protest in Chile in the new anthology “Spatial Justice and Diaspora”.
  • Challenges in adding up the sources of methane 2017-01-18 The greenhouse gas methane has many natural sources, and understanding how large each of those sources are remains an unfinished task. This is important when trying to predict future methane emissions and global warming. A new study from researchers at Stockholm University shows how double-counting of methane sources, particularly wetlands and lakes, might be occurring in research. The study has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Contextualising art – physical artefacts and immaterial legacies 2017-01-17 Making meaning out of what we experience is central to being human, and the interpretation of works of art (both scholarly and not) can reveal surprising, multi-valent insights. Profs Peter Gillgren and Anders Andrén explore issues of Cultural Heritage, Historical Artefacts and Processes.
  • Siri Schwabe in Al Jazeera interview on Palestinian diaspora in Chile 2017-01-17 Chile is home to the largest Palestinian communities outside of the Arab world. Last weekend, 14 diaspora delegations from Latin America met in Santiago in an attempt to push for peace in Palestine. Al Jazeera interviewed Siri Schwabe about the Palestinian presence in the Chilean capital.
  • Enthusiastic newcomers welcomed on Orientation Day 2017-01-17 Many international students gathered for information, fun and social activities on Orientation Day on 16 January, the first day of Stockholm University's popular Orientation Week.
  • Victimisation & rehabilitation - Crime as a mirror of society 2017-01-13 Research into Crime and Punishment is as complicated as it is important. Drs Tove Pettersson, Eva Tiby, and Petter Asp address how the ways in which we treat victims, offenders and bystanders show who we are as a society.
  • Expression, mutation and adaptation – genetics beyond DNA 2017-01-13 While understanding DNA and chromosomes is essential to genetics, how genes are actually expressed is just as important. Profs Neus Visa and Mattias Mannervik discuss their research into the protein complexes that regulate DNA and RNA and the future of epigenetics.
  • The Arrhenius Library moves to the Frescati Library 2017-01-11 The Arrhenius Library is now closed, due to planned construction work. The literature will be moved to the Frescati Library, where the textbook collection is already available.
  • Discrimination - more appealing than expected 2017-01-11 The US citizens are the losers of the presidential elections, professor Christian Christensen states in Swedish daily DN.
  • Updating economics for the next global challenge 2017-01-10 Sustainable development that works for societies, individuals and the environment – it’s the ultimate goal of the Economy & Environment profile area. Drs Thomas Hahn and Jonas Ebbesson discuss how changing our thinking about globalisation, corporations, and fairness just might change the world.
  • Understanding the climate one tree, bog and bird at a time 2017-01-04 The changing climate is one of our most pressing problems, and innovative approaches are crucial to our continued survival. Drs Britta Sannel, Ilona Riipinen, and Henrik Österblom all discuss the power of one organism to change our view of the world.
  • Thiamine deficiency in wildlife more widespread than previously thought 2017-01-02 Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife was previously described as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers at ACES, together with colleagues from several other research institutions in Europe and North America, show that thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously thought.
  • Respecting children's voices 2016-12-29 As an interdisciplinary study with the potential to affect every life as well as future generations, Children’s Rights and Conditions is an important profile area with a strong connection to societal concerns.
  • Today’s particle physics, tomorrow’s technology 2016-12-22 Astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics ask the “big questions” at both the subatomic and galactic levels. In videos, Drs Sara Strandberg and Jan Conrad describe their research questions, demonstrate their processes using models, and reveal how breakthroughs in physics have led to major technological revolutions.
  • Frescatihallen – a broad range of sports at student-friendly prices 2016-12-22 Frescatihallen and its partners want to encourage physical activity among students at affordable prices. Stockholm University students and members of the Student Union receive access to a broad selection of sports activities.
  • Paula Uimonen at EFURU@50 in Nigeria 2016-12-22 Paula Uimonen recently returned from Nigeria where she conducted fieldwork for her project on African women writers as part of the research programme “World Literatures”.
  • New book by Ulf Hannerz on global future scenarios 2016-12-21 “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” is the title of a new book by Ulf Hannerz published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • The EU should meet the needs of future families 2016-12-21 Families in Europe are becoming increasingly varied and complex. The EU needs to increase the possibility of combining work and children for both men and women, in order to get the economy and population structure in balance, says Livia Oláh from the Department of Sociology.
  • New light on dark matter 2016-12-20 Svante Jonsell at Stockholm University and his colleagues at CERN have succeeded in examining antihydrogen using laser spectroscopy. It’s the latest step to determining whether antihydrogen behaves like regular matter.
  • Sustainable Development in a Changing Geo-political Era: Challenges and Opportunities for Sweden 2016-12-19 A new research program focusing on geopolitics and sustainable development receives funding from Mistra.
  • Spectacular supernova was spinning black hole 2016-12-19 The supernova ASSASN15lh drew headlines earlier this year as the brightest supernova ever, but scientists have found it difficult to explain the fenomenon. In an article in Nature Astronomy researchers from Stockholm University, among other universities, are launching a theory that it is in fact a star that has ended up too close to a supermassive black hole and been torn apart by gravity.
  • Martin Högbom receives ERC Consolidator Grant 2016-12-16 Martin Högbom at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. He and his team will study how proteins use metals to achieve complex chemical reactions. The aim of the research is to better understand the chemical reactions that among other things are important for the conversion to green industrial processes and green energy systems.
  • Indonesian student Annisa - “There is no reason not to come to Sweden” 2016-12-16 Annisa from Bandung, Indonesia, went on a plane for the first time in her life and came to Stockholm to gain the knowledge that can help her country develop and to find a safe place for her and her family.
  • International students visit Stockholm for Nobel Week 2016-12-16 Last week 25 international students visited Stockholm University to follow the Nobel Week 2016 and to learn about studies and research in Stockholm.
  • Stockholm University Researchers in the Antarctic 2016-12-16 The research project MAGIC-DML aims to study the changes in the ice sheets covering Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The goal is to create a detailed history of the ice cover, focusing on how its thickness and surface area has varied over time. The international collaboration includes researchers from Stockholm University.
  • Baltic Seminar: Linking human and natural sciences 2016-12-16 The fourth Baltic Seminar focused on how to link human and natural sciences to improve the state and management of the Baltic Sea. A cooperation very much needed, all speakers agreed, and also pointed out the challenges in this task.
  • New professor: Lazar Rusu 2016-12-16 Lazar Rusu was appointed professor at DSV on December 1, 2013. His research area is IT management with a special focus on business-IT alignment.
  • Nobel Laureate Feringa visited PhD students 2016-12-15 Bernard L. Feringa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry held an appreciated lecture for PhD students, and answered questions on everything from on his reaction to the Nobel Foundation calling, to whether it’s possible to make molecular drones.
  • Survey with international students 2016-12-15 Stockholm University is committed to improving the experience of our students. Therefore we've asked an independent research agency to conduct the International Student Barometer, an international survey about student's experiences at universities. This is a chance for you as an international student to tell us what you think about Stockholm University.
  • Go Global Fair 2016 – Explore the world as a student 2016-12-15 On November 30, Södra Huset was filled with a spirit of wanderlust. At the Go Global Fair, Stockholm University students were informed about their opportunities to go abroad during their studies. About 25 countries and regions were represented, as well as a number of foreign universities, embassies, external organizations and institutions and departments of the University.
  • On memory, politics and being Palestinian in Santiago de Chile 2016-12-15 The world’s largest Palestinian diaspora outside the Arab world is found in Chile. A new PhD thesis in Social Anthropology gives novel perspectives on how a particular diasporic form of being Palestinian is constituted and practiced in the Chilean context.
  • International seafood business commits to stronger sustainability efforts 2016-12-14 Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies have issued a ten-point statement committing to action on ocean stewardship following the first “keystone dialogue” between scientists and business leaders.
  • Stockholm University around the world 2017 2016-12-14 To meet students and to inform about our study programmes in English, Stockholm University has during this autumn participated in education fairs in India, China and Indonesia.
  • Anthropological insights applied outside of academia 2016-12-12 Associate Professor Shahram Khosravi has written the chapter “Engaging Anthropology: An Auto-Ethnographic Approach” published in the new anthology “Engaged Anthropology. Views from Scandinavia”.
  • Seminar on academic exchange between Sweden and Latin America 2016-12-12
  • Who will save your social media photo album? 2016-12-12 Never before have we photographed and shared our daily lives as much as today. But how do we collect and preserve our everyday photos? The new research project “Collecting Social Photo” will explore this question.
  • Uncertainty affects China’s labour NGOs 2016-12-09 A new study in Social Anthropology investigates the dynamics of state control in China with a focus on labour NGOs and Western funding agencies. It shows that a notion of uncertainty permeates the daily work of the NGOs and their relationships with the Chinese state.
  • Moderna språk, Vol 110, No 2 (2016) 2016-12-08 The articles in <i>Moderna språk</i> cover areas within linguistics, literature and culture and the main target group is language teachers and researchers at schools and universities worldwide. The pubication is peer-reviewed.
  • The Nobel Lectures 2016 2016-12-07 The official Nobel Lectures held by this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureates in Economic Sciences.
  • Stockholm Business School ranked ”top business school” 2016-12-07 Stockholm Business School rates second in Sweden’s top nine list, with four ”palmes of excellence” and estimated ”Top business School with significant international influence”.
  • Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. IV. 2016-12-06 New book from Stockholm University Press: Edited by Barbara Crostini, Gunilla Iversen and Brian M. Jensen - Part of the Studia Latina Stockholmiensia series
  • Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek hosts first workshop on axions as professor at Stockholm University 2016-12-05 Stockholm University and NORDITA host this week an international workshop on axions and dark matter. Axions are hypothetical particles proposed by Frank Wilczek who this year started his appointment as professor at Stockholm University.
  • Study sheds new light into the link between thawing permafrost and climate change 2016-12-02 A new study by researchers at Stockholm University shows how large-scale thawing of Arctic permafrost released huge amounts of carbon at the end of the last Ice Age. Frozen carbon reservoirs in the Arctic are currently being released again, which threatens to accelerate climate warming. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.
  • PhD students with a drive to communicate science and network 2016-12-01 Skills in science communication, networking and time management are essential for a successful career as a scientist. The opportunity to develop these abilities were given to PhD students at Stockholm University.
  • New Master's programme in Performance studies 2016-11-30 The Department of Culture and Aesthetics presents a new Master's programme in Performance studies, starting Autumn Semester 2017. Welcome with your application!
  • Stockholm Brain Science Symposium 2016: Imaging Brains and Minds 2016-11-30 Highlights of innovative neuroimaging methods and how they are used to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of brains and minds.
  • Learning makes animals intelligent 2016-11-30 The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behaviour. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge from the fields of artificial intelligence, ethology and the psychology of learning to solve several problems concerning the behaviour and intelligence of animals.
  • The Brains Behind Morality 2016-11-29 Patricia Smith Churchland will hold the first Stockholm University Brain Lecture.
  • Amid rapid change, major Arctic study highlights need to prepare for surprises 2016-11-25 The Arctic Resilience Report, published today, is the first comprehensive assessment of ecosystems and societies in the region. It identifies 19 “tipping points” in natural systems that could radically reshape the Arctic in the coming century, and calls for urgent cooperation to build local communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt to rapid and widespread change.
  • Transnational writing programme 2016-11-25 The writer-in-residence is a new concept in Sweden. Adnan Mahmutović, lecturer at the Department of English and writer, proves how valuable it can be. Traditionally, artist- and writer-in-residence programmes have given creatives time and space to make art removed from everyday pressures.
  • Assessing knowledge inequality in global governance 2016-11-24 Different people have different levels of awareness of global governance institutions (GGIs) such as the United Nations and the Group of 20.
  • Dissertation Eric-Oluf Svee 2016-11-24 Eric-Oluf Svee will defend his thesis "Consumer Preferences to Promote Values Awareness in Information Systems Development"
  • Youngest Ph.D wants to understand the mathematics of non-experts 2016-11-24 Whether mathematics is real, or a story we agreed upon, has long been debated by philosophers. A new dissertation from Stockholm University shows that philosophers failed to include non-experts in the theories. Stefan Buijsman recently defended his thesis in philosophy of mathematics, as Sweden's youngest Ph.D ever.
  • From voting to design to space - alumni events in Istanbul, Shanghai and Singapore 2016-11-24 Over this past month, three events for international alumni have been organised in three cities: Istanbul, Shanghai and Singapore. The events have brought together Stockholm University alumni from Turkey, China and Singapore and given opportunities to catch up since the study period in Stockholm.
  • Citizen science – research that engages the general public 2016-11-24 Today, everyone, even those without specialist knowledge, is able to contribute to scientific discovery. This is called citizen science and often involves making observations or classifying large amounts of data – things that researchers would never have the time for. In Sweden, citizen science often involves observations in nature.
  • Phishing – Fraud emails – Spam 2016-11-23 Attempted fraud on the Internet is becoming more common and the attempts more and more sophisticated. Be wary of emails from people you do not know and be careful about clicking on links.
  • Researchers analyse healthcare data to improve treatment of heart failure 2016-11-23 Researchers at Stockholm University receive SEK 4.5 million to study factors of importance for the treatment of heart failure patients.
  • Strengthening research on Asia at Stockholm University 2016-11-23 Professor Johan Lindquist, Department of Social Anthropology, is from 2016 the new director of the Forum for Asian Studies, a multidisciplinary research forum at Stockholm University.
  • Major interest for Stockholm University at education fairs abroad 2016-11-22 To meet students and inform about our study programmes in English, Stockholm University has during this autumn participated in education fairs in India, China and Indonesia.
  • Student Idea Competition: How to improve your education 2016-11-22 Make your idea count! Submit a proposal for how your courses can be improved and you can win course literature to a value of 5,000 Skr. And a chance to actually run your project.
  • Photo exhibition begins tour of India and Nepal 2016-11-22 Gangtok in the Indian state of Sikkim is the first stop for the mobile photo exhibition “Wayfinding: a photoethnography of indigenous migration”. The exhibit makes two more stops in India before it concludes in Kathmandu.
  • How companies shall work with digitalisation to achieve sustainable business value 2016-11-19 Jens Ohlsson, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, has the answers to how companies should work with efficiency to release resources that can be used for digital innovation.
  • Beppe Karlsson and Dolly Kikon on their project on indigenous migration 2016-11-18 In this episode of AnthroTalking we interview Professor Beppe Karlsson and Dolly Kikon, postdoctoral research fellow, about their current research project "The Indian Underbelly: Marginalisation, Migration and State Intervention in the Periphery".
  • Traces and memories of a land conservation project in Tunisia 2016-11-18 A new project – Time and development in Sidi Bouzid – aims to advance our knowledge of the long-term impacts of development processes. The project is funded by Formas and will be carried out by Professor Annika Rabo, Ulrik Mårtensson och Lazhar Gammoudi.
  • Antarctica: the quest for the oldest ice on Earth 2016-11-17 EU funds three-year project to decipher climate history with 2.2 million Euros.
  • GLOBHE and Stockholm University carry out landscape analysis project by drones 2016-11-17 Monica Winge, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, carries out an UAV landscape analysis project in collaboration with Globhe. The analysis is made for Chemonics International and for USAID.
  • Get a firm grounding in advanced demographic methods 2016-11-17 Choose a Master's programme in demography at Stockholm University! We offer high-quality courses, international exchange and teachers with unique extpertise in family, gender and policy research. Our programmes start every autumn semester.
  • Communicating the unthinkable 2016-11-17 Associate Professor Ivana Maček is the author of the book chapter “Communicating the Unthinkable: A Psychodynamic Perspective” published in the coming anthology “Memory and Genocide. On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation”.
  • Mapping an ethnography of global danger 2016-11-16 Visiting Mali’s conflict, UN headquarters and private security firms, a new article by Ruben Andersson charts how western powers are seeking to distance themselves from crisis-hit ‘red zones’ while reconfiguring relations with their inhabitants around perceived threats and risks.
  • Agneta Berge, Carolina Lindholm and Mikaela Holmberg receive Ljungbergsfond grant 2016-11-15 Since 1909 Ljungbergs Fonden helps graduate students to fund their further studies.
  • Stockholm Earth Week 14-18 November 2016-11-11
  • Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections 2016-11-09 Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US elections? Is Trump's populism a threat to democracy? Benjamin Moffitt at the Dept. of Political Science talks about populism, democracy, and why Donald Trump won the 2016 US elections.
  • Panagiotis Papapetrou receives SEK 3.4 million from Swedish Research Council 2016-11-08 Panagiotis Papapetrou, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives a starting grant for his project “Temporal Data Mining for Detecting Adverse Events in Healthcare”.
  • Stockholm University researcher in DiCaprio documentary 2016-11-08 In the climate documentary Before the flood, recently premiered, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio interviews Johan Rockström, Professor and Director of Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University.
  • US presidential elections seen from the horizon of Stockholm 2016-11-08 How does the 2016 election campaign look from Stockholm? Ulf Hannerz discusses this in a new article in Cultural Anthropology’s series “Crisis of Liberalism”.
  • Global “safe operating spaces” for coral reefs identified in new study 2016-11-02 A new study analyses how much more fishing, nutrient pollution and climate change the world’s coral reefs can endure.
  • One hormone to rule them all 2016-11-02 Identifying stress hormones in insects can be a step towards environmentally friendly pesticides. Researchers from Stockholm University have discovered that one hormone coordinates the responses to stress in fruit flies. Their study is recently published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology.
  • 9 unexpected programmes at Stockholm University 2016-11-02 Did you know Stockholm University offers 75 master's programmes taught in English? And some of them are programmes you won't find anywhere else.
  • Aron Henriksson awarded the Börje Langefors Prize for his doctoral thesis 2016-11-02 Aron Henriksson, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives the Swedish premier prize in Information Systems/Informatics in 2016, the Börje Langefors Prize.
  • Delivering outsourcing services in diverse contexts with a new approach 2016-11-02 Janis Stirna, Jelena Zdravkovic and Martin Henkel, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, has developed a method to help businesses adapt to rapid changes in the world. The result commercialises by Altice Labs, Portugal Telecom Inovacao, CLMS, Croz, Everis and Siv AG.
  • Place your order from our closed stacks before November 3rd 2016-11-02 All of our libraries are closed on Saturday November 5th. On Friday November 4th the library is open between 8 am and 4 pm.
  • Reaching Out with Open Access – A new era for Latin American Studies in the Nordic Region 2016-10-31 As of October the Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is published openly online, replacing its print edition since 1977 with a more accessible format.
  • Fashion research in focus at Stockholm University 2016-10-28 Luxury and sustainability in the clothing industry were two of the topics on the agenda when the Global Fashion Conference was organized at Stockholm University 20-21 October, where representatives from the academia and the industry met to discuss future challenges within the fashion industry worldwide.
  • New book on parenthood, gender and work in Europe 2016-10-27 Marie Evertsson, Associate professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology is, together with Daniela Grunow, Goethe University, co-editor of the recently released book "Couples' Transitions to Parenthood - Analysing Gender and Work in Europe".
  • Rainstorms transport aerosol particles essential for cloud formation 2016-10-27 A new study published in Nature shows that rapid downdraft during precipitation carries a sufficient number of small particles and thus provide a new population of particles that eventually forms new cloud.
  • The macabre history of executioners 2016-10-27 The history of Sweden is full of scenes made for Halloween, perhaps even more bone-chilling because they are real. Historian Annika Sandén explores the horrors of the past through the character of the executioner, revealing how people lived (and died) in the 1600s.
  • Global governance and the big wrong of political science 2016-10-27 Political institutions should make social life better for everyone. But how, if at all, can political institutions do that? New blog post from the research program LegGov.
  • New research centre for Critical Heritage Studies 2016-10-26 The Board of Human Science has awarded a grant for the planning of a new research centre for Critical Heritage Studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, at Stockholm University.
  • Georgia Destouni elected to Scientific Advisory Committee 2016-10-25 Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Physical Geography and former General Secretary of the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, Georgia Destouni has just been elected to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for Science Europe.
  • Gunnar Jinmei Linder awarded by The Foreign Minister of Japan 2016-10-24 Gunnar Jinmei Linder is awarded with The Foreign Minister of Japan’s Commendation for 2016.
  • Drought-tolerant species thrive despite returning rains in the Sahel 2016-10-19 Following the devastating droughts in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprises the researchers is that although it is now raining more and has become greener, it is particularly the more drought resistant species that thrive. The conclusion is that not only rain but also agriculture and human utilization of trees, bushes and land affect the plants recovering.
  • Diaspora – a concept in development 2016-10-19 A new study by Delmi contributes to policy relevant knowledge in the areas of diaspora, transnationalism, migration and development. It is written by Erik Olsson, Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • "Parental leave is not funded by income tax" 2016-10-19 Ann-Zofie Duvander, Associate professor of Sociology and Demography, was interviewed on her expert area Swedish parental leave policies in the podcast "From Sweden". In contrast to what one might think, the generous parental benefit is not funded by income tax, Ann-Zofie Duvander explains.
  • A new instrument examines how the sun’s magnetic field heats its atmosphere 2016-10-18 Contrary to what you might think, the surface of the sun isn’t as hot as the atmosphere that surrounds it. Thanks to a 33.95 million kronor (3.8 million USD) grant, Jorrit Leenaarts and his group at Stockholm University are researching why the chromosphere gets hotter further away from the sun’s surface.
  • X-ray lasers could solve energy and environmental challenges 2016-10-18 Increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels present a major challenge. But what if this carbon dioxide could be converted into something that’s actually useful? Professor Anders Nilsson from Stockholm University will examine this process in detail with the help of a 32 million kronor grant.
  • Making chemicals without dangerous intermediate by-products 2016-10-18 Plastic, fertiliser and medicines from renewable sources like carbon dioxide and water. No need to handle the dangerous chemicals created at the intermediate stage of the process. That’s the goal of Belén Martín-Matute from Stockholm University. With the help of an almost 36 million kronor grant, she’s well on her way.
  • Better climate models through new measuring techniques 2016-10-18 Are we heading for ice-free Arctic summers regardless of whether we can suppress global warming? Thanks to a grant of 29.9 million kronor, Professor Michael Tjernström and his colleagues at Stockholm University are on their way to an answer.
  • New research vessel to help reduce Baltic Sea pollution 2016-10-18 Researchers are celebrating the inauguration of Stockholm University’s new research vessel Electra af Askö. Packed with high-tech equipment, it will give a more complete picture of pollution in the Baltic Sea.
  • Jelena Zdravkovic receives a grant from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation 2016-10-17 Jelena Zdravkovic, the Department of Computer and System Sciences, receive a grant of nearly SEK 215,000 from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation to be used for expanded research in Information Systems.
  • The Master's brochure for 2017-2018 is here 2016-10-14 The Master's brochure for 2017-2018 is now available. You can pick up a copy at Infocenter in Studenthuset or browse through the digital version online. The brochure can also be downloaded in pdf format.
  • Nobel Laureates enliven University’s ceremony 2016-10-13 Gowns, tailcoats, banners, garlands, a banquet and a dance. The ceremony in Stockholm City Hall was grand as ever this year, made even more impressive with two Nobel Laureates.
  • How can the future be investigated? 2016-10-12 How do central banks fashion the future? That question was one of many that was discussed at the launch of the project Global Foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios.
  • Barry Brown's research on Smart Implicit Interaction receive SEK 12 million 2016-10-11 The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has awarded Barry Brown at the Department of Computer and systems Sciences, and the Mobile Life Centre a grant sum of SEK 12 million for the project "Smart Implicit Interaction”.
  • Welcome to the Global Fashion Conference, October 20 – 21 2016-10-07 October 20 – 21 Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University has the honour of hosting the Global Fashion Conference 2016, themed Tradition and Innovation: Challenges for Fashion and Luxury in the 21st Century. The conference is hosted in collaboration with Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and Fast Forward Innovation, Portugal
  • The mysterious health benefits of Pokémon Go (and other games) 2016-10-07 Barry Brown, the Department of Computer and System Sciences in The Inquirer on game design, parents' attitude changes, how gamification is at the heart of making the digital world a place to nurture health, and why Pokémon Go get people to move, interact and lose weight.
  • Research across disciplines aims to understand the climate 2016-10-06 The Bolin Centre for Climate Research gathers researchers from Stockholm University, KTH and SMHI.
  • Major projects funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 2016-10-06 Making plentiful-but-dangerous chemicals easier, better and safer to use. Making new tools to understand how the sun’s magnetic field heats its chromosphere. Solving the energy crisis with X-ray lasers. Developing a better way of measuring the climate. These are the projects at Stockholm University that have received funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Guidance to searching and evaluating information 2016-10-06 Visit our Search Hub. Drop in every Thursday 10 - 11 am.
  • Between opportunities and threats: 2016-10-06 an analysis of Brazilian Landless Workers Movement experiences with new media technologies
  • Assar Lindbeck recieves The Global Economy Prize 2016-10-04
  • Meeting place for environmental law 2016-10-04 When the Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre was established in 2004, the aim was to create meeting places for researchers and professionals working with issues relating to environmental law. The Centre wanted to disseminate its research results and highlight the relevance of research on environmental law. Furthermore, it aimed to create a platform for inviting researchers from other universities.
  • Students on #Instagram 2016-10-03 Students showcase their everyday life here in Stockholm by sending in photos and texts to the University's Instagram channel.
  • Stockholm university ranked top 100 for Arts and humanities 2016-10-03 Stockholm University is the only Swedish university ranked top 100 for Arts and humanities on the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.
  • Climate change is studied from a wide perspective 2016-10-03 What happens to water and soil conditions, ecology and biodiversity when the temperature rises? And how are species of plants and animals affected? Researchers at the interdisciplinary research programme Ekoklim at Stockholm University are looking for answers to these questions.
  • Alexey Amunts receives the 2016 Lennart Nilsson Award 2016-09-29 For his pioneering work in the current “resolution revolution,” Alexey Amunts has received this year’s Lennart Nilsson Award. He is a researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University and head researcher at the Cryo-EM Laboratory at SciLifeLab.
  • Better knowledge of cells often leads to unexpected progress 2016-09-28 Neus Visa, Professor at the Wenner-Gren Institute, Department of Molecular Biosciences.
  • Disconnections: The possibility of communication across differences and conflict 2016-09-27 Guest professor Silvio Waisbord addressed the challenge of attending to disconnections and fostering communication across social, political and cultural differences at the JMK Higher Seminar on September 21, 2016.
  • Foreign correspondents to visit JMK 2016-09-27 JMK is expecting a visit from 10 foreign correspondents on Wednesday September 21. They have all been invited by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and the Embassy in their respective countries.
  • Alf Norkko honoured with Royal Baltic Sea professorship 2016-09-27 It is now decided that Alf Norkko will receive the visiting professorship in Baltic Sea research which Stockholm University gave the King as a 70-year-gift. Professor Alf Norkko from the University of Helsinki is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of ecological Baltic Sea research.
  • Deportspora: When deportation becomes a way of life 2016-09-23 What is it like to live with the imminent threat of deportation? What happens to deportees, who have been returned to their country of origin? And what makes people migrate again despite the prospect of being deported once more.
  • Prange Prize awarded to Professor Frank Wilczek 2016-09-22 Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics and professor at Stockholm University as of September, has been awarded the 2016 Prange Prize from the University of Maryland.
  • Stefano Bonetti awarded ERC Starting Grant 2016-09-21 Stefano Bonetti, researcher at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. His research investigates ultrafast magnetization dynamics using x-ray free-electron lasers. The research could well contribute to creating ever faster computers.
  • Sara Danius first woman Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy 2016-09-21 When Stockholm University Professor Sara Danius begins as Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy on 1st of June 2015, she is the first woman to hold the prestigious position.
  • Stockholm University Press is celebrating Peer Review Week 2016 (#peerrevwk16) 2016-09-21 During Peer Review Week we want to contribute to the future development of an improved and quality assured peer review system.
  • How to solve problems with non-response 2016-09-21 As the non-response rates of important studies continue to rise, the quality of the results are getting worse. Per Gösta Andersson from the Department of Statistics researches together with Carl-Erik Särndal, Professor Emeritus of Statistics Sweden, into a method that mitigates the effect of non-response.
  • Stockholm University is the 5th most cited university in the world in Arctic Research 2016-09-21 There are many ways to define the Arctic, and there are a myriad of approaches to defining it in daily use.
  • Lecture by Honorary PhD of Special Education at Stockholm University, Professor Samuel L. Odom 2016-09-19 "The Science of Autism: from Etiology to Professional Practice "
  • Physics professor and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University 2016-09-17 This year, Professor of theoretical physics and 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University.
  • Facebook: Join the IMS Housing forum 2016-09-16 Join the IMS Housing Forum - a group where current and former students at the Department of Media Studies can help each other find housing in Stockholm by posting opportunities, sharing contacts, finding flat mates, discussing search strategies etc. - a place to help and be helped in the urban housing jungle!
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond highlights project launch 2016-09-15 The project “Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios” had its public launch on August 19. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond wrote about the event on its website.
  • Professor defends Kaepernick's rights 2016-09-14 Lifelong 49ers fan and professor Christian Christensen defends NFL player Colin Kaepernick's rights to make a silent protest during the national anthem.
  • Climate change in the Baltic Sea region 2016-09-08 What are the fundamental processes of the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land surface that have relevance for the climate system in the Baltic Sea? During Baltic Earth's advanced weeklong summer course at Askö Laboratory, 20 students from all over the Baltic Sea learned more about that.
  • Institute of Latin American Studies at Almedalen 2016-09-07 This year, the Institute of Latin American Studies, in accordance with its mission to promote discussion regarding current affairs in Latin America, organised two seminars during the week.
  • Scholarship recipient from Illinois 2016-09-07 ​The recipient of the 2016 Kungstenen Foundation scholarship Samantha Morrow has now began her studies at Stockholm University.
  • Dark matter comes closer to the light 2016-09-02 Dark matter – what it is, what it does, what it’s made of – is one of the most fascinating and hotly contested subjects in astrophysics today. A team from the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University, headed by Manuel Meyer, has come one step closer to cracking the code. Working with the Fermi Telescope, they investigated whether a widely held assumption about dark matter might be 180 degrees wrong.
  • Public launch of the research program Global foresight 2016-08-31 Welcome to the public launch of the research program Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios. Please register before August 10.
  • Find DSV in Campus Kista 2016-08-30 DSV resides in Campus Kista in Nod Building. Visiting address: Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista.
  • Riksbankens Juileumsfond funds a sabbatical where Artificial Intelligence analyses medical records 2016-08-30 Professor Hercules Dalianis at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences receives funding with 1,327,000 SEK from RJ Sabbatical for his project where Artificial Intelligence analyses.
  • ERC Starting Grant to Abraham Mendoza 2016-08-29 Abraham Mendoza at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of up to 1.5 million euro over five years. His research project will seek ways to accelerate the transformation of simple materials into tailor-made complex molecules.
  • Uncovering the sources of the Himalayan glacier melt 2016-08-29 A Swedish-Chinese study has determined the source of the soot particulates which are causing the Himalaya-Tibet glaciers to melt, according to an article in Nature Communications. The researchers can not only determine the causes of the soot, e.g. wood burning or fossil fuels, but also its geographical origin.
  • Sunny Orientation Day for newly arrived students 2016-08-25 The sun was shining and joy and excitement was in the air as Orientation Day for international students took place on 24 August. The newcomers gathered useful information and many of them seized the opportunity to make new friends.
  • Environment in the Age of Internet. Activists, Communication and the Digital Landscape 2016-08-25 How do we talk about the environment? Does this communication reveal and construct meaning? Is the environment expressed and foregrounded in the new landscape of digital media?
  • Open lecture during World water week 2016 2016-08-24 MISU and Aquaria are inviting you to some exciting evening lectures during World water week. There will be two lectures and also the possibility to get some Swedish Fika. The lectures will be held by researchers from Department of Meteorology at Aquaria water museum.
  • Pine oldest living known inhabitant in Europe 2016-08-19 A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe.
  • Michel Zink on Sense and Sensuality in Medieval Literature 2016-08-19 “Sense and Sensuality”, a story of matrimonial love and reason in Erec et Enide. Michel Zink is professor of Medieval French Literature at Collège de France.
  • Meet our two new Postdoctoral Fellows at the Institute of Latin American Studies 2016-08-18 Nubia Evertsson & Edgar Zavala Pelayo
  • Thin tropical clouds cool the climate 2016-08-17 Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Miami published in Nature Communications.
  • New students at Orientation Day 2016-08-11 We asked students attending Orientation Day on 19 January 2015 why they chose Stockholm University and how they found being here so far. (Video 1:43)
  • “The cost of parental benefit is rarely discussed” 2016-08-10 Ann-Zofie Duvander, senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, was interviewed in the Sunday Times Magazine last week. The feature gave an insight on Swedish fathers and their take on parental leave and gender roles.
  • Grant makes it possible to solve old problems 2016-08-08 Ivan Martino received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stockholm University in 2014. Thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, he will hold a postdoctoral position with Professor Alex Suciu at Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
  • Hunter-Gatherers Experimented with Farming in Turkey before Migrating to Europe 2016-08-04 Clusters of hunter-gatherers spent much of the late Stone Age working out the basics of farming in what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge to Europe. In an analysis of ancient genomes in Current Biology, researchers at Stockholm University and Uppsala University in Sweden and Middle East Technical University in Turkey report that at least two waves of early European settlers belonged to the same gene pool as farmers in Central Turkey.
  • Visit from Sri Lankan Delegation 2016-08-03 The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Stockholm University was visited by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training and the Vice Chancellor for the National Institute of Business Management in Colombo.
  • Vice-Chancellor on Turkey and academic freedom 2016-07-25 Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding writes on Turkey and the threats to academic freedom and freedom of expression.
  • Prehistoric DNA reveals dog origin 2016-07-15 Man's best friend, the dog, may have been around far longer than we thought. A new study shows that the dog's predecessor was separated from the wolf already sometime between 27 000 and 40 000 years ago.
  • International students at Orientation Day 2016-07-11 Students from around the world received a warm welcome and an overview of life in Sweden and at Stockholm University during the 2012 autumn term Orientation Day.
  • Warm welcome to international students – autumn 2013 2016-07-11 Stockholm University's autumn Orientation Day was held on 28 August this year. The biannual event is held in Aula Magna, the University's conference centre situated in the heart of the main campus at Frescati. This year's event was especially popular, with around 1200 students completely filling the hall.
  • Change of library system between June 27th and July 4th 2016-07-04 During this period you won’t be able to lend material, queue or renew your loans. Interlibrary loans and the function for ordering material will not be available either.
  • Funding to collaborations with Illinois 2016-07-01 Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor has, after consultation with the Deputy Vice-Chancellors approved funds for eleven joint projects with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. In total, more than one million SEK were allocated as part of the strategic cooperation with Illinois.
  • New theory of the genetics of kin cooperation in microorganisms 2016-06-28 Microbes such as bacteria and fungi cooperate and help their relatives. Researchers can now answer questions about how they cooperate and what role genetics play. This new theory could be crucial to understand the development of new genetic variants of microbes.
  • No direct delivery or deliveries from our closed stacks between June 20th and July 4th 2016-06-27 Between Monday June 20th and Monday July 4th, we are not able to deliver orders from our closed stacks or make direct deliveries at Frescati Library.
  • Stockholm University swabs the Tube 2016-06-23 Researchers at Stockholm University are mapping microorganisms in the Stockholm metro as part of a project called MetaSUB, which covers 47 cities around the world.
  • Airplanes make clouds brighter 2016-06-23 Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate, depending on their thickness and altitude. Artificially formed clouds called contrails form due to aircraft effluent. In a cloudless sky, contrails are thought to have minimal effect on climate. But what happens when the sky is already cloudy?
  • Two Stockholm University researchers win the prestigious Pro Futura 2016-06-17 Historian Aryo Makko and Linguist Julia Uddén are two of the five young researchers chosen as 2016 Pro Futura fellows. Riksbankens Jubileumfond sponsors the award for cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Criminology Prize Winners 2016 2016-06-16 How can parents prevent their children from committing crimes? Criminology Prize winners 2016, Travis W. Hirschi, Cathy Spatz Widom and Per-Olof Wikström are awarded the prize for their research on how parents can prevent their children from committing crimes
  • Charge your car at the University 2016-06-15 Employees and students who travel by electric car to and from work can charge their cars at the Frescati campus. A total of four electric charging posts are available.
  • Prize recipients 2016 2016-06-15 The 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was awarded to professors Per-Olof Wikström, Travis W. Hirschi and Cathy Spatz Widom, for their outstanding research on the impact of relationships to parents and peers on future criminality.
  • Why do researchers choose Stockholm University? 2016-06-14 Recent arrivals from 3 continents and 4 different fields talk about collegiality and research environment at Stockholm University
  • Carbon offsetting improves air quality in Nepal 2016-06-14 As of 1 April this year, Stockholm University offsets carbon emissions from air travel on official business. The decision on carbon offsetting was made by the Vice-Chancellor at the end of 2015 and was based on an investigation carried out by the University’s environmental coordinator in 2015.
  • Swedish food culture in Minnesota 2016-06-12 When the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, announced a programme on Scandinavian food, Stockholm University was there. Richard Tellström, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Meal Science and Guest Lecturer at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies (ERG) was one of the presenters, meeting Americans who had vivid memories of Swedish food culture.
  • Clas Hättestrand new Pro Vice-Chancellor 2016-06-10 Stockholm University’s current Pro Vice-Chancellor, Hans Adolfsson, will become Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University on 1 July, which means that Stockholm University will receive a new Pro Vice-Chancellor on 1 July.
  • 900 theatre scholars meet 2016-06-09 Between 13 and 17 June, the Theatre and Performance Studies section at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics will host the world’s largest theatre research conference to date.
  • Jamila Haider wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2016 2016-06-08 “With Our Own Hands” is a cookbook that examines ecological and cultural heritage.
  • American expert: military drones ever more common 2016-06-03 The increased use of military drones raises many important questions according to Sarah Kreps, the American researcher who spoke at a workshop arranged by Cornell and Stockholm University.
  • Giant water lilies are really huge 2016-06-02 Bergius Botanic Garden’s giant water lily has a record-setting leaf. Today’s measurement was 2.36 meters in diameter. Just two days ago it was 2.30 meters. It could get even bigger.
  • New book by Professor Tiina Rosenberg 2016-05-31 Tiina Rosenberg’s latest book ”Don’t be Quiet, Start a Riot: Essays on Feminism and Performance” is freely available in English through open access publishing at Stockholm University Press.
  • Svend Pedersen Lecture Award 2016 - to Steve Alsop 2016-05-30 Professor Steve Alsop, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada has received Svend Pedersen Lecture Award for the year 2016. Professor Steve Alsop gave the award lecture on the 25th of May 2016, at 1.00 PM to 2.30 PM in Vivi Täckholmssalen, Svante Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A, Arrheniuslaboratorierna hus P.
  • Volunteers to the IFTR Conference at Stockholm University 13-17 June 2016-05-30 Don't miss out on the opportunity to work as a volunteer during the international conference for theatre researchers June 13-17 on Campus Frescati.
  • Tougher border policy has damaging effects 2016-05-27 EU’s harsher efforts to stop migrants and refugees show how migration has increasingly come to be treated as a security and border issue – with very negative consequences. This according to a new report by anthropologist Ruben Andersson.
  • New light into our climate’s cloudier past 2016-05-26 In two new papers published in Nature, researchers from Stockholm University along with colleagues from Europe and the USA, imply that the baseline pristine pre-industrial climate may have been cloudier than presently thought. New results from the CLOUD experiment at CERN, Switzerland, shows that organic vapours emitted by trees produce abundant aerosol particles in the atmosphere in the absence of sulphuric acid.
  • Open Seminar at Score June 2 2016-05-26 Jonas Tallberg, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University: Legitimacy in Global Governance
  • Many unknown chemicals in the Baltic Sea 2016-05-25 New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a study from Stockholm University. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who are already regulated by law.
  • Need for international convention on data surveillance 2016-05-24 The personal data of EU citizens is insufficiently protected by US law from being data mined within the context of American national intelligence programs. This is the conclusion of a dissertation from the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University.
  • Score Lecture on Organization May 27 2016-05-24 Professor John W. Meyer, Stanford University: Highly Institutionalized Organization: Status and Prospect.
  • Large research initiative on children, migration and integration 2016-05-17 Stockholm University plans to invest 15 million Swedish kronor on a concerted research effort on children, migration and integration.
  • “Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures” receives 43.8 million from RJ 2016-05-17 Stefan Helgesson, professor in the Department of English, has received a major research grant from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation to develop a research programme together with a group of researchers from Stockholm University and four other Swedish universities.
  • R/V Oceania at Askö for important satellite overpass 2016-05-16 Last week several european research groups gathered at Askö Laboratory to take part in an intercalibration workshop to secure data quality of remote sensing reflectance over the Baltic Sea.
  • Baltic Seminar on fish in human hands 2016-05-16 Our third Baltic Seminar had the focus on effects on fish: from key processes in coastal habitats to the influence by global actors. Two keynotes, Johan Eklöf (DEEP) and Henrik Österblom (SRC), gave inspirational presentations and then a panel talk with discussions ended the seminar before our customary Baltic Bar started.
  • Environmental toxins accumulate in wild animals in China 2016-05-11 Many animal species in southern China carry high levels of organohalogen contaminants. Most common is DDT, which has been banned for a long time in many parts of the world. New types of PCBs as well as polychlorinated carbon compounds and chloroparaffins were also found.
  • Video presentations from Meeting Place Open Access in Stockholm 2016 2016-05-10 Meeting Place Open Access (MOA) is the major annual conference in Sweden about open access and scholarly publishing.
  • Books lent or renewed from May 15th will have an extended loan period 2016-05-09 Books lent or renewed from May 15th will have an extended loan period during the summer.
  • Swedish delegation to Brazil 2016-05-04 Brazil is the next stop for the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum project which aims to promote research collaborations between researchers in the host country and six universities in Sweden. A delegation from Stockholm University of 13, led by Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, will participate in the next seminar 16-20 May in Brasil.
  • Professor Barbara Cannon receives “The Order of Rising Sun" from the Government of Japan 2016-04-29 On April 29 the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Spring Conferment of Japanese Decorations. Among the 91 foreign recipients is Former President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Professor Barbara Cannon, Stockholm University, Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW).
  • Trude Lappegård new lecturer at University of Oslo 2016-04-25 SPaDE, SUNDEM and SUDA co-worker Trude Lappegård is appointed new lecturer in Sociology at Oslo University.
  • Eva Andersson new chaired Professor in Human Geography 2016-04-25 SUNDEM and SPaDE congratulate Eva Andersson for her appointment as new Professor in Human Geography.
  • Preview of the new user interface for Reaxys 2016-04-25 Reaxys will be released in a new interface from July. Register for a webinar April 26.
  • Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles 2016-04-22 Researches at Stockholm University are getting closer to understanding dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark matter.
  • Oxford Competition Law – new resource 2016-04-21 The Library has purchased Oxford Competition Law.
  • New Publication - SOPRAG, Sociocultural Pragmatics, Volume 3, Issue 2 Ed. by Diana Bravo 2016-04-21 Sociocultural Pragmatics (SOPRAG) is a biannual publication that encourages the international dissemination of research results on theoretical and applied linguistics, focusing on social and cultural aspects of the Spanish language in all its forms and expressions.
  • Baltic Bridge - bridging gaps in Baltic Sea science 2016-04-21 Last week researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Helsinki met to discuss concrete collaboration on Baltic Sea research and education. This initiative is part of the strategic collaboration between the two universities. The meeting was held in perfect spring weather at beautiful Askö.
  • 2016 EGU Award for Young Scientists 2016-04-21 Joseph A. Sedlar, postdoc at MISU, will receive the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientists Award in the Atmospheric Sciences Division. He will receive his prize at the EGU 2016 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 17–22 April.
  • Vetenskap & Trädgård – the first episode 2016-04-20 In the new film series Vetenskap & Trädgård, you can learn more about horticulture and plant biology. In these short films, you can follow the scientists at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences talking about current research, helping you understand how plants work.
  • New book on anthropological writing 2016-04-20 Professor Helena Wulff is the editor of the new book “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” published by Berghahn.
  • Severe Arctic Ocean acidification via permafrost thawing and river runoff 2016-04-20 When organic material from thawing permafrost is transported to the sea and breaks down in the seawater it contributes to a more rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean, finds new research by scientists from Stockholm University and colleagues.
  • Vega symposium - The Public Presence of Anthropology 2016-04-20 The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography has awarded Professor Didier Fassin with the SSAG’s Medal in Gold. The symposium will discuss the public relevance and importance of anthropology as well as the complex issues raised by the interactions with publics.
  • Syria to Sweden – refugee stories 2016-04-19 The latest issue of Anthropology Now features the article “Syria to Sweden: Refugee Stories” written by Rasmus Rodineliussen, first year master’s student at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Open Expansion: The Drive to Open up Access to Research Outputs 2016-04-19 ”We have a tremendous opportunity to rethink the way we work and communicate science and scholarship in the online environment”, says Heather Joseph, Executive Director at SPARC.
  • JoVE – now with videos dedicated to teaching 2016-04-19 The library has added three subject collections of the video database JoVE Science Education to the JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments) subscription. The subjects are Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, and Environmental Sciences. In addition we also have trial access to the Psychology collection until the end of December.
  • Copper gives an answer to the rise of oxygen 2016-04-18 A new study presents evidence that the rise of atmospheric oxygenation did indeed occur 2.4–2.1 billion years ago. It also shows that biological usage of copper became prominent after the so called “Great Oxidation Event”. An international team of researchers has recently published the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
  • Delegation to Southern Africa 2016-04-14 In March, Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding visited Botswana and South Africa. Together with twelve other vice-chancellors, she was a part of a Swedish delegation led by the University Chancellor and the Executive Director of STINT. The trip was organized by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
  • Major increase of admitted international students 2016-04-14 For master’s programmes starting this autumn, a total of 11 400 people applied to Stockholm University, which is an increase of 62 percent. After the first selection, 1,587 students have been admitted, an increase of 55 percent compared to the autumn term 2015.
  • DSV celebrates 50th anniversary with lecturers 2016-04-14 This year, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • Virtual spiders treat phobias 2016-04-14 Crawling spiders with hairy legs are scary to many people. Despite the fact that we do not have any dangerous spiders in Sweden, this is the most common animal phobia. When the phobia becomes so strong that it affects your daily life, it may be time to seek help.
  • Bilingual book will promote integration 2016-04-14 A few students in the course on publishing studies have started a publishing house and are about to publish their first book – a children’s book in both Swedish and Arabic. They are trying to have the book distributed in refugee homes.
  • The Syrian refugee crisis 2016-04-13 Join us on Tuesday April 19 when we are visited by Dawn Chatty and Maher Abdel Aziz. Dawn Chatty will talk about “Why history matters: Differences in how Syrian refugees are ’managed’ in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey”. Maher Abdel Aziz will show his film “The Wait”.
  • Improve your digital competences on-line with eSkills Match 2016-04-12 eSkills Match is an EU co-funded project at Stockholm university, aiming to provide a system for e-skills and digital competences. The on-line platform is going live during spring.
  • Jenny White – new professor of Turkish Studies 2016-04-11 New professor at the Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies is Jenny White, currently Professor of Antropology at Boston University. Jenny White was Distinguished Visiting Professor at SUITS during the academic year 2013–2014.
  • Large variations in precipitation over the past millennium 2016-04-06 According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century. The new results will enable us to improve the accuracy of climate models and to better predict future precipitation changes.
  • Large grants to research projects on thawing permafrost and social economy 2016-04-05 Two researchers from Stockholm University have received grants from the European Research Council, ERC Advanced Grant, to fund their respective research projects. Örjan Gustafsson, professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, for his study of the effect of thawing permafrost on climate and Torsten Persson, professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), for his study on how individual and social motives interact in driving individual decisions.
  • Researcher at Latin American institute wins award 2016-04-05 Paola Sartoretto - Paper Award from the International Communication Association (ICA)
  • ClimeFish - not a prank! 2016-04-01 Climate changes are not an April Fool’s Day prank. They are real, they are happening right now and they are threatening the sustainable growth of aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. Stockholm university Baltic Sea Centre is one of 21 partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project ClimeFish that focus on forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Award to international alliance 2016-04-01 The Inspire Alliance between University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the universities in Stockholm is the 2016 Andrew Heiskell winner of the award for International Partnerships. The award was presented at a conference recently held at the University of California Davis campus.
  • Small brain is good for the immune system – if you are a fish 2016-03-29 A new study shows that guppies with smaller brains have stronger immune responses than guppies with larger brains.
  • Article nominated addressing the world´s most pressing problems focused on the environment 2016-03-29 The article "Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: The OMEP World Project" authored by associate professor Ingrid Engdahl is nominated in Springer´s campaign "Change the World: One Article at a Time" as addressing the world’s most pressing problems focused on the environment and sustainability.
  • Fredrik Engleryd from the Department of Statistics gets Swedish Survey Association essay prize 2016-03-22 The master thesis "Stratified score interval for a weighted sum of proportions with application on the ICT usage in Swedish Enterprises survey" has been with awarded the 2015 prize for the best essay in the survey methodology.
  • The legend of Erik the Saint may be true 2016-03-18 Erik the Holy may well have been killed in the way the legend says. Archaeologists at Stockholm University has contributed with important clues about the injuries found on the skeleton, and about diet habits and migration patterns of the individual whose remains have been examined.
  • “Give Open Access and Open Science the attention they deserve” 2016-03-18 The Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, is one of Europe's Open Access Champions. She is a high level academic who advocate Open Access with no hesitation.
  • New book on Sweden’s remade national pension system 2016-03-17 Anette Nyqvist is the author of the new book “Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension System”, an anthropological study of Sweden’s mandatory national pension system introduced in 1999.
  • How would you like to furnish your new study place at the library? 2016-03-16 You may wonder why there is an empty area on the entrance floor, outside Bergdahlrummet at the library. We have moved part of our journals to closed stacks to make room for more study places.
  • Regime shifts in the Northern Benguela ecosystem 2016-03-14 A new article written by BNI researcher Maciej T. Tomczak and Johanna J. Heymans from the Scottish Marine Institute explains how increased fishing and climate drivers during the last 50 years have led to regime shifts, with reorganized ecosystem structure and changes in the main demersal species.
  • Welcome to Open house! 2016-03-14 On Wednesday 16 March between 2 pm and 6 pm you are welcome to visit Open house at Stockholm University. There will be students, lecturers and other staff ready to guide you and give you detailed information about what it is like to study here.
  • Stockholm University on place 64 in THE European ranking 2016-03-11 Sweden has 11 institutions in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education ranking of European Universities in 2016, with Stockholm University on place 64.
  • Improved search function in digital course catalogue 2016-03-10 As of 8 March our digital course catalogue SISU has an improved search function and a new design. This means that there are new URLs to be used.
  • *DSV 50 years* – open jubilee event 2016-03-08 Welcome to our second 50th Anniversary seminar! Henrik Hansson, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and Kerstin Borglin, Director at Spider, will be presenting ICT4D.
  • Busy booth at education fair in London 2016-03-08 Students and visitors kept Stockholm University staff busy at the exhibition booth during the QS Education Fair in London on 5 March. We enjoyed meeting all interested students and hope to welcome many international students in the next application round!
  • The Sven Pedersen Lecture Award 2012 2016-03-07 Dr. Doris Ash is given the Sven Pedersens award for the year 2012
  • Call for Papers: "Exploring the China Dream" 2016-03-07 The research project “Exploring the China Dream” invites scholars and PhD students to an international conference to be held at Stockholm University, 15-16 August 2016.
  • The Dept. Of Social Work Library is closed today Friday March 4th 2016-03-04 The Dept. Of Social Work Library is closed today due to illness.
  • The Dept. Of Social Work Library is open 9 am - 12 pm 2016-03-02 On Thursday March the 3rd the Dept. Of Social Work Library is open between 9 am and 12 pm.
  • Helena Wulff interviewed on anthropological writing 2016-03-02 Helena Wulff is interviewed by Jenny Lindblad on anthropological writing for Cultural Anthropology’s AnthroPod series focussing on writing routines, writer’s block, genres and differences between writing for an academic and a general audience.
  • Sweden’s asylum process for unaccompanied Children 2016-02-29 22 participants from more than 15 countries joined the first International Café to listen to the presentation by Nasim Ahmadzadeh; case officer at the asylum investigation unit for unaccompanied asylum seeking children from the Swedish Migration Agency.
  • We are making room for more studyplaces 2016-02-25 On Thursday February 25th we will dismantle the empty bookshelves on the entrance floor at the library by Bergdahlrummet. We apologize for any noise or other disturbances during the work.
  • A better way of predicting the economy 2016-02-24 For planners, it is very important to know how fast the economy is growing in order to make the right decisions. Mahmood Ul Hassan, PhD scholar in statistics, has recently published a paper on how to estimate economic growth in a better way.
  • Joint International Seminar with University of Tokyo 2016-02-23 On 23-25 February Stockholm University organises a Joint International Seminar "Education in the Era of Globalization: Towards the Realization of Sustainable Future" with University of Tokyo.
  • PhD course on democracy and public engagement 2016-02-23 PhD students in anthropology and neighbouring disciplines are welcome to participate in the RESA course “Doing Anthropology on Democracy and Public Engagement”. The course takes place in April and May. Deadline for application is March 15.
  • Governing the Embedded State - The Organizational Dimension of Governance 2016-02-23 This book by Göran Sundström (together with Bengt Jacobsson and Jon Pierre) draws upon organization theory and governance theory. It presents an in-depth case study of the Swedish government system.
  • A Sociology of the Total Organization - Atomistic Unity in the French Foreign Legion 2016-02-23 Examining the organization of everyday life inside the regiments of the French Foreign Legion, this book takes its theoretical point of departure in the notion of the voluntary total organization; that is to say, an institution that constitutes a geographically delimited place of residence and work in which inmates are voluntarily separated from the outside world, leading an enclosed, formally administered life.
  • Important information about searching e-resources 2016-02-19 Due to a big update of data in LIBRIS (our library search) there are problems with searching in some of the library´s electronic resources.
  • NAJAKS 2016: Conference announcement and call for papers 2016-02-19 The 10th conference of the Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies (NAJAKS) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 17-19, 2016.
  • Inclusive and special education in the early school years 2016-02-18 In a new thesis within the field of inclusive and special education, PhD student Johanna Lundqvist describes several children’s educational pathways, from preschool to first grade. The focus of the thesis is special educational needs, support provisions, transitions, inclusive education and the views of children on their early school years. Another focus of the thesis is how children’s views on their early school years can be collected and analysed.
  • Successful launch of Sentinel-3 - the ocean satellite 2016-02-17 ESA:s third satellite within the Copernicus mission was successfully launched from Siberia on the 16th of February. A series of satellites will be carried into orbit over the coming two decades to provide a ‘bigger picture' for the environment programme.
  • Nominations for new Pro Vice-Chancellor welcome 2016-02-17 Staff and students have the opportunity to nominate a new Pro Vice-Chancellor for the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019. Last date for nominations is March 6, 2016.
  • Brave new digital world 2016-02-17 Digital images have become a central part of contemporary perceptions of reality, Lisa Ehlin shows in her doctoral thesis.
  • eGovlab develops online democracy 2016-02-16 eGovlab in Kista develops technology and smart processes for improving communication between citizens and public authorities. Starting at the beginning of next year, the EU project e-Skills Match will also be coordinated from here.
  • Education and collaboration key when addressing water challenges 2016-02-15 An international expert panel discussed the imperative water situation in the world at a Kapuscinski Development Lecture hosted by Stockholm University on Wednesday 3 February.
  • Inventing new ways to produce proteins 2016-02-12 Hundreds of hours of work with instruments during Eric Johnston’s postdoc in New York gave birth to an idea of how proteins could be produced more efficiently. Now he is back at Stockholm University, has built up a new research branch in organic chemistry, and is hoping for his patent application to be approved soon.
  • Kilometre-thick ice covered the Arctic Ocean 140 000 years ago 2016-02-12 For the first time, researchers at Stockholm University, in collaboration with researchers in Gothenburg, United States and Russia, have been able to show that the Arctic Ocean was covered by a one kilometre thick layer of ice during glacial periods. The discovery provides, among other things, an insight into the stability of floating glacier ice of a type now mainly found around the Antarctic.
  • Downtime on ProQuest databases February 14th 2016-02-12 ProQuest closes for system maintenance between 4 and 10 in the morning on February 14th.
  • ERC Consolidator Grant to Maja Schlüter 2016-02-11 Maja Schlüter from the Stockholm Resilience Centre has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant worth SEK 18 million.
  • Award to the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2016-02-11 The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier) has won the PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works. Several members of the Department of Social Anthropology have contributed to its section for anthropology.
  • Hans Adolfsson nominated as Vice-Chancellor in Umeå 2016-02-10 Hans Adolfsson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and professor of chemistry at Stockholm University, has been nominated as Vice-Chancellor by the board of Umeå University.
  • High external recruitment level of teachers at the University 2016-02-10 New statistics show that the majority of teachers recruited to Stockholm University in the past five years have received their PhDs from, and been employed at, other universities.
  • Students organise language café for new arrivals 2016-02-08 How to help asylum seekers? Students Pauline Diurson Runfors and David Mattsson started a language café for new arrivals.
  • Assunta Hunter on fieldwork in Thailand and working as a practitioner of herbal medicine 2016-02-05 In this episode of AnthroTalking, we talk to Assunta Hunter, PhD in medical anthropology, and long-time herbal medicine practitioner and teacher of herbal medicine. She talks about her fieldwork and describes a new breed of practitioners in Thailand who move freely between ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ knowledge.
  • Statistics can help doctors make the right decisions 2016-02-02 What is the proportion of patients dying from a certain disease? Or, would a certain treatment increase a patient’s survival of that disease? Parfait Munezero, doctoral student, researches into the area in statistics that can answer these types of questions.
  • Piecing together the cells “elevator-like” mechanism for sodium 2016-02-02 Researchers from Stockholm University have pieced together how sodium is transported into and out of our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of cancer and hypertension.
  • Bolin Centre and Baltic Sea Centre meeting 2016-02-01 30 experts from the Bolin centre for climate research and the Baltic Sea Centre met for two days in late January to discuss possible synergies, infrastructure use and on-going research.
  • Recent summer temperatures in Europe are likely the warmest of the last two millennia 2016-02-01 Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of the past several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015.
  • The Award for Good Teaching 2015 2016-01-29 Awards for excellent teaching for the year 2015 have been granted to Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu, Dept of Computer and Systems Science, Fawad Hassan, Dept of Physics, Per Förnegård, Dept of Romance Studies and Classics, and Andrea Sundstrand, Dept of Law.
  • Illinois–Sweden ​partnership wins award 2016-01-26 The Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange (INSPIRE) has been awarded the 2016 Heiskell Award in the category of “International Partnerships” for its sustained, multi-faceted collaboration in research, education, and service.
  • How does material science shape our future? 2016-01-25 Sustainable materials was the topic of the last episode of the academic talkshow Crosstalks ” Bend or break: materials for the future”. Human existence is, to a large extent, defined by the materials we use, a fact that is evident in the way we categorize parts of human history into periods such as the Stone Age or the Bronze Age.
  • New Nordic Centre of Excellence focusing on Arctic mining communities 2016-01-22 A Nordic Centre of Excellence funded by NordForsk will build an interdisciplinary research environment to provide new thinking about sustainable development, especially in the context of Arctic mining. The new centre is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute.
  • First material to be woven at nano level 2016-01-22 For the first time, scientists have been able to weave a material at molecular level. The research is led by University of California Berkeley, in cooperation with Stockholm University.
  • Children in joint physical care have better health than children living with one parent 2016-01-21 In Sweden one in ten school children live in joint physical custody, that is, they move between their parents. The trend suggests that it will be even more common in the future. How do kids who move between their parents actually feel? A recently completed research project shows that they are fine compared to children living alone with one parent.
  • Significant increase of applicants for international programmes 2016-01-20 The number of applicants for international master’s programmes at Stockholm University starting autumn 2016, have increased with 62% in the last application round, to 11 400 students.
  • Significant increase of applicants for science master's programs 2016-01-19 The number of applicants for international science master’s programmes at Stockholm University starting autumn 2016 have increased with 142 % since 2015.
  • A day filled with joy and expectations for international students 2016-01-19 Over 400 international students gathered in Aula Magna on Orientation Day for the spring semester 2016. Important study information was mixed with fun and social activities for the newcomers.
  • How many times should we try to call someone? 2016-01-18 To try to make contact with people, alternative to classic random sampling and extrapolation - this is our ongoing research on sampling in the profile area Official statistics.
  • Stalagmites from Greek caves provide new climate information 2016-01-15 In order to understand how future climate change could influence human society, we first need to look back in time to how past societies responded to climate change. A new dissertation from the Department of Physical Geography looks at stalagmites from caves where people lived over 5000 years ago to find new pieces of this puzzle.
  • The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016 2016-01-14 The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Yakov Eliashberg, USA, and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy is awarded to Roy Kerr, New Zealand, and Roger Blandford, USA.
  • A personal take on Barsebäck nuclear plant 2016-01-12 In November last year, PhD students participating in the course Ethnographic Research Methods made a short field trip to the southwest of Sweden to conduct a study of Barsebäck nuclear plant. For her assignment, Jinyi Wang made a short ethnographic film.
  • The first European farmers are traced back to Anatolia 2016-01-11 When farming spread throughout Europe some 8000 years ago, Anatolia functioned as a hub, spreading genes and the new ideas westward. An international study coordinated from Stockholm and based on DNA from Anatolian remains indicates the importance of the role Anatolia played, and also in attracting attention both from the east and the west.
  • We eat better than kings of old 2016-01-11 Cooking is becoming more and more complex. The food you consume on a daily basis is more advanced than what kings used to eat, according to new research from Stockholm University.
  • Who were the first Vikings? 2016-01-07 A new research project will find out more about the first Vikings. The project has received 50 million SEK in research grants from the Swedish Research Council.
  • Large methane emissions from northern lakes 2016-01-07 Climate-sensitive regions in the north are home to most of the world’s lakes. New research shows that these northern freshwaters are critical emitters of methane.
  • New name for the academic area: Human Science 2016-01-04 On Januari 1, 2016, the academic area for humanities, law and social sciences changed its name to Human Science.
  • First day in the field 2015-12-21 AnthroTalking devotes the last episode of the year to the Department of Social Anthropology’s master’s students. Hear them report from the sites of their research projects and listen to their initial struggles and problems, but also successes and moments of first insights.
  • Paolo Favero interviewed about visual methods 2015-12-21 In the latest episode of the Cultural Anthropology podcast Nora Schröter and Jenny Lindblad talk with Paolo Favero about applying visual methods in the field. At the time of the interview, Nora and Jenny were master’s students at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Swedish researchers reveal security hole 2015-12-18 Quantum cryptography is considered a fully secure encryption method, but researchers from Stockholm University and Linköping University have discovered that this is not always the case. The results of their research have been published in Science Advances.
  • New book from Stockholm University Press - Cultural exchanges "France–Sweden – Round trip" 2015-12-18 How does the cultural exchange look like between France and Sweden? What cultural relations have been created across national borders over the years?
  • How science inspires fiction and fiction inspires science 2015-12-18 The latest episode of Crosstalks “Imagining the possible” talked about how science inspires fiction and vice versa. The submarine, the helicopter and the atomic power are all inventions that were in some way inspired by the fictional works of authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
  • The Oscar Sillén Dissertation Prize 2015 has been awarded to Svenne Junker 2015-12-17 The award was for his doctoral dissertation surrounding decision-making within the complex EU structure.
  • New scholarship to study in Japan 2015-12-16 Through a new collaboration between Mitsubishi Corporation and Stockholm University, 19 students from the University are given the opportunity to study at Japanese Universities.
  • Unique text discovered in language research programme 2015-12-15 Only a few researchers in the past hundred years have discovered new texts written by the church father Augustine. Last winter, Brian Møller Jensen became the latest one. He is involved in Ars edendi, a philological research programme at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
  • Commitment to help refugees 2015-12-15 Just over SEK 110,000 – that is the result of two fundraisers at the University to help refugees.
  • Major investment in brain research 2015-12-15 Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre will provide equipment for research on brain imaging in humans and animals. The research will cover linguistic and behavioural fields and be a multidisciplinary meeting place.
  • Environmental researchers enter the stage 2015-12-15 How are people supposed to understand what is happening to our planet? Can culture and science work together to spread knowledge and insights? These are some of the questions dealt with in the performance “The Anthropocene – The Human Scene”.
  • Video available from RSC Workshop: Refuge from Syria 2015-12-15 On December 9, the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford organised the one-day workshop “Refuge from Syria”. Professor Annika Rabo was there to present her research on formal and informal education in Syria, 1980-2010.
  • Changing seasonality of the Baltic Sea 2015-12-15 Summer season in the Baltic Sea starts earlier. The number of days with sea water warmer than 17°C have almost doubled over the past 30 years. The productive season has also been prolonged. These findings are based on satellite data and the results demonstrate how such indicators of seasonality can be used to detect long-term changes.
  • 20 years after Dayton peace deal 2015-12-14 Today, on December 14, is it exactly twenty years since agreement was reached in Dayton to end the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ivana Maček conducted a project in Sarajevo during the war and is now studying war experiences among Bosnians in Sweden.
  • Torsten Persson awarded the Grant for Distinguished Professors from the Swedish Research Council 2015-12-14
  • Statistics can help climate research 2015-12-11 Statistical models and simulation of the weather can help us understand the present and future climate. That was the message from Rolf Sundberg, professor of mathematical statistics during a seminar about Palaeo-Climate research that was held at the Department in December.
  • Johan Rockström optimistic about Paris Climate Conference 2015-12-08 We need an agreement good enough to hold the increase in global average temperature below two degrees, says Johan Rockström, leading scientist on global sustainability, about the Paris Climate Conference.
  • How will current research strengthen ecosystem-based management of our sea? 2015-12-08 LATEST RESEARCH NEWS FROM BEAM. After BEAM was prolonged through 2015 over 4 MSEK were used for projects in BEAM's sphere of interest. The funded researchers have now summarized their work.
  • Inge Daniels on amateur photographic practices in contemporary Japan 2015-12-08 In this episode of AnthroTalking, Inge Daniels talks about how the stereotype of Japanese people taking lots of photos can be said to carry some truth with it. Instead of associating photos with memories, to Japanese people, it is more about the future and looking forward, she argues.
  • Ocean toxicity hampered the rapid evolution of complex life 2015-12-04 By examining rocks at the bottom of ancient oceans, an international group of researchers have revealed that arsenic concentrations in the oceans have varied greatly over time. But also that in the very early oceans, arsenic co-varied with the rise of atmospheric oxygen and coincided with the coming and going of global glaciations.
  • New study raises the global human freshwater footprint 2015-12-04 Dams and irrigation raise the global human consumption of freshwater to a much higher level than previously thought, according to research from Stockholm University. The results are published in the scientific journal Science.
  • Fataneh Farahani: What are the limits and terms for hospitality? 2015-12-03 The refugee crisis is one of the most significant civil rights issues of our time. Fataneh Farahani, researcher at Stockholm University and new Wallenberg Academy Fellow, will compare the work with asylum seekers and migrants, and investigate what shapes hospitality in three multicultural cities: London, Stockholm and Sydney.
  • Ilona Riipinen: How are particles removed from the air and atmosphere? 2015-12-03 The amount of particles in the atmosphere is decisive for both our health and the Earth’s climate. Researchers have spent a great deal of time investigating what causes the emission of particles, but knowledge about how they leave the atmosphere is not as advanced. Ilona Riipinen, researcher at Stockholm University and new Wallenberg Academy Fellow, will now study how clouds and rain, for example, contribute to cleaner air.
  • Emil Bergholtz: Mathematics that may lead the way to quantum computers 2015-12-03 If researchers succeed in building quantum computers, today’s computers will appear as hopelessly old fashioned as typewriters do now. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Emil Bergholtz is developing mathematical theories that may guide the development of a particular form of quantum matter, which has special properties that researchers believe may be a platform for quantum computers.
  • Mobile Life Centre's study reveals that most Apple Watch owners use it as a watch 2015-12-03 A breakdown in usage of Apple Watch is done by Mobile Life Centre at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. The majority of Watch interactions (20%) come from time checking.
  • Antigone's Diary becomes a mural when youth in Husby tell about their lives 2015-12-02 A motif from the mobile phone performance Antigone's Diary by the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences's Rats Theater becomes a mural when youth in Husby are empowered to transform their area.
  • Paris attacks: TV news anchors uncritical to experts 2015-12-02 "More often than not, these experts muddy already filthy waters by spouting guesses and half-truths", professor Christian Christensen wrote after the Paris attacks regarding the TV news anchors uncritical attitude towards experts.

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