The pro vice chancellor is next in line after the vice chancellor and executes the vice chancellor’s duties when s/he is not available.  The university leadership consists of vice chancellor, pro vice chancellor, two deputy vice chancellors and an administrative head.

Education and research at Stockholm University are divided into two subject areas: the human science and the science. Each area is governed by a board which the deputy vice chancellors head. The board for human sciences has three faculties under it: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law. These are governed by faculty boards each led by a dean. The natural sciences area and the Faculty of Science are one in the same and have their own faculty board.

There are 58 departments and institutions in the various faculties which run research, education and collaboration with the broader society. The departments are led by a department board headed by a department chair.

The university’s administration consists of 12 departments and is led by the head of administration.