Art at the University metro station

Stockholm University has its own metro station, ‘Universitetet’ (which means The University in Swedish), four stops away from the city centre. Located in the middle of the campus, travel to the University is quick and easy. 

Carl Linnaeus' life and scientific work

At the University metro station, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus' life and scientific work is portrayed by artist Françoise Schein. On twelve large wave-formed screens, you can discover the places that Linnaeus visited during his famous expedition to Lapland in 1732 and read diary entries from his journey.

On each screen, there are also pieces of art exploring other themes, ranging from environmental pollution to population structures in developing and developed countries.

The walls of the University metro station are covered with Portuguese tiles with inscriptions from the UN declaration on human rights in Swedish.

Getting to the University metro station

To visit the University metro station, take the red line northbound to Mörby Centrum from the central station in Stockholm (T-centralen) and get off at the station ‘Universitetet’. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

Free guided tours in English

During summer, Stockholm public transport company SL offers free guided tours in English of the art in the metro. Tours run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 4 June - 31 August at 15:00 and take about one hour. More information is available on the SL website.