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  • Drop-in time for questions about proposals to Educational Idea Competition 2017-12-05 Would you like to ask a question or two about the Educational Idea Competition: How to improve your education? Get some help in writing a proposal? Welcome to drop-in time.
  • Educational Idea Competition: Improve your education and become a superstar in project management! 2017-12-05 Make your idea count! Submit a proposal for how your courses can be improved. And you to actually run your project.
  • Orientation Week - spring semester 2018 2017-11-30 Next Orientation Week for international students takes place on Monday 15th of January until Friday 19th of January 2018.
  • From left to right: Hoeok Oh and Hwanmi Lim (South Korea); Chiara (Italy); Shoaib Hashmi and Waheeda Band (Pakistan). Photo: Jon Buscall Orientation Day - spring semester 2018 2017-11-30 Orientation Day is an information packed day where newly arrived international students will receive information about life as a student in Sweden.
  • Meeting students and alumni around the world 2017-11-20 During the autumn, Stockholm University has participated in recruitment activities and arranged events for international alumni around the world.
  • Picture from film about how to get university account and card Get access to IT services, university account and university card 2017-11-16 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 spring semester 2018 the activation will be possible from January 4.
  • Meet us in Indonesia 2017-11-03 Stockholm University will participate at the European Higher Education Fair in Yogyakarta and Jakarta in November 2017 to meet students and to inform about our study programmes offered in English.
  • Our new Learning Management System = Athena! 2017-10-31 The contest for naming the university's new learning management system (LMS) has been decided. There was a lot of interest in the contest, we received 106 contributions, and the decision has now been made.
  • "This is the country I want to live in" 2017-10-23 Three Political Science students talk about what it's like to live and study in Stockholm.
  • “It widens our way of thinking" 2017-10-23 Melody, a master’s student from Zimbabwe studying in the Human Geography department, came to Stockholm University to understand the relationship between development and the environment.
  • Faculty of Science announces 25 PhD students 2017-10-18 The Faculty of Science announces 25 PhD positions. Deadline for applications is November 5.
  • Ask our alumni! 2017-10-17 Want to know what it is like to study a master at Stockholm University? Here is a selection of our former students who are happy to reply to any questions you have.
  • Meet us in Shanghai 2017-10-17 Stockholm University participates in this year's China Education Expo in Shanghai on 28-29 October 2017 to inform about our study programmes taught in English for international students.
  • Sweden Education Day in India Meeting students and alumni in India 2017-10-15 Many Indian students expressed interest in studying at Stockholm University during the Sweden Education Day held in New Delhi on 11 October. Catching up with alumni in India was also on the agenda during the University's visit to the Indian capital.
  • Student survey shows positive results 2017-10-15 The International Student Barometer (ISB) provides universities worldwide with feedback on how international students experience their study time. Stockholm University has participated five times, and the latest survey shows that development work gives positive results.
  • Meet us in India 2017-10-06 Stockholm University will participate in the Sweden Education Day held in New Delhi, India, on 11 October to meet Indian students to inform about our study programmes taught in English. We look forward to meeting you!
  • Photo: Bengt Olof Åradsson Cinnamon Bun Day - Kanelbullens dag 2017-10-03 The fourth of October is Cinnamon Bun Day - Kanelbullens dag! In bakeries and convenience stores all over Sweden you will find baskets of warm cinnamon buns, or kanelbullar, as these tasty swirls of pastry are called in Swedish.
  • Sökhandledning på Stockholms universitetsbibliotek Welcome to our Search Hub! 2017-09-28 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.
  • Meeting American students and alumni 2017-09-28 Stockholm University visited the USA in September to meet prospective students and catch up with alumni who currently reside in the country.
  • Catching up with American alumni 2017-09-28 "An inviting campus and making making new friends were among the best parts of studying in Stockholm", says American student Giorgio Sassine, who studied international commercial arbitration law at Stockholm University in an article in Nordstjernan featuring interviews with some of our former American students.
  • Ole Petter Ottersen, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholms universitet, Masashi Haneda, The University of Tokyo och Sigbritt Karlsson, Kungliga tekniska högskolan. New collaboration with Tokyo 2017-09-27 The University of Tokyo establishes collaboration with Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes, Stockholm University, KI and KTH.
  • Manhattan Meet us in the US 2017-09-21 Stockholm University will join QS World Grad School Tour in New York on 16 September 2017. Prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm can meet and chat with representatives from the University at the Hilton New York.
  • 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.
  • Think before you write! Learn more about finding and evaluating academic sources 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.
  • Anna Fokina "Altogether – just amazing!" 2017-09-06 Meet three Master's students at the Department of Law – Anna Fokina (Ukraine), Nanxi Xie (China), and Fernando Sanchez (Mexico) – who talk about the highlights of their time studying law in Stockholm.
  • French student Clément Pechberty outside Aula Magna Photo: Karin Persson 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Photo by Shaheed Karim 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.
  • New database with psychoanalytic literature 2017-06-16 The library has acquired the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive. A lot of positive feedback came in from students and researchers during the trial.
  • New e-books from Springer 2017-06-14 All e-books from Springer published 2017 are now available. More titles will be added during the year as they are published.
  • Students by blossoming cherry trees on campus Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • The emergence of planetary intelligence: an astrobiological perspective on the Anthropocene 2017-06-12
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sabina Anderberg 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.
  • New database - Eikon 2017-05-16 Eikon from Thomson Reuters is now available on a dedicated computer in the Frescati Library.
  • 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.
  • International Teaching Week 2017-04-27 Stockholm Business School at Stockholm University organizes its annual International Teaching Week on 8-10 May, 2017. All partner universities of the Business School have been invited to attend and hold lectures and workshops, as well as to network with the institution's academics. The theme of the week's lectures and activities is sustainability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New joint Master’s programme in life science 2017-03-13 A collaboration between universities in Stockholm offers students a new master’s programme in life science with cutting edge methods in bioinformatics analysis and state-of-the-art techniques used in modern molecular biology. The programme starts in autumn 2015 and is now open for applications.
  • 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.
  • Niclas Jareborg. Foto: J.Blid. 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.
  • 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.
  • How Stockholm University is governed 2017-02-17 Stockholm University is a public agency which is governed by laws, rules, and decisions made by the government and representatives. The university board is the highest level decision making body and the vice chancellor is the agency’s head.
  • 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.
  • Anette Campbell with some students at the Student Writers' Group Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bibliotekets nya chatt Chat with the library 2017-01-23 Starting Monday January 23rd you can chat with us via our new chat and get help quickly.
  • Students at Orientation Day Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • Arrheniusbiblioteket 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.
  • Find solutions to your IT problems 24 hours a day 2016-12-30 Find answers to your IT questions whenever you need them! In the self service portal you will find FAQ’s, guides and instructional videos for various IT systems and software.
  • 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.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available 2016-12-21 The database Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available at Stockholm University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meeting prospective students in Indonesia 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “What is a smart city?” – hackathon event organised by alumnus 2016-11-23 Cities are unable to breathe. Villages still do not have access to basic essentials such as water, electricity and housing. Transportation possibilities are limited. People are hungry for change. “Hackathon”, a 24-hour event which will bring Swedish and Indian university students together to rethink problems and inspire innovation on cities, is organized on 22 April by Stockholm University alumnus Sanjoo Malhotra from India.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm Earth Week 14-18 November 2016-11-11
  • 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.
  • Avvikande öppettider 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.
  • Meet us in Indonesia 2016-10-29 Stockholm University will participate at the European Higher Education Fair in Yogyakarta and Jakarta in November 2016.
  • 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.
  • Front cover of Master's brochure Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • Sökverkstan Guidance to searching and evaluating information 2016-10-06 Visit our Search Hub. Drop in every Thursday 10 - 11 am.
  • Signe och Julia läser filosofi respektive psykologi 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.
  • Meet us at China Education Expo in Beijing 2016-09-14 Stockholm University participates in this year's China Education Expo in Beijing on 22-23 October 2016.
  • Meet us in India 2016-09-14 Stockholm University will participate at the European Higher Education Fair and Conference in New Delhi, India on 30 September to 1 October 2016.
  • 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.
  • Incoming students expect great things 2016-09-02 ​New international students share their reasons for choosing Stockholm University and hopes for the future during the autumn Orientation Day.
  • Orientation Day outside Aula Magna Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • New e-book platform in the humanities 2016-07-27 A collection of nearly 4700 e-books in the humanities from more than 100 different publishers is now available on the platform ACLS Humanities E-Book. Earlier this year the library offered a trial and now we have acquired a subscription.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitor politics in Sweden and EU – subscription to Altinget expanded 2016-06-15 The library's subscription to Altinget has been expanded and now covers all political areas on the site, such as labor market policy, environment and energy, education and health.
  • Student survey provides valuable feedback to the University 2016-05-26 The best in Europe at welcoming and English proficiency among teachers, a good selection of courses and programmes, nice study environments, and well-functioning IT support and transportation. Ties to the labour market, feedback on grades, and the link between research and education are areas in need of development. These are the results from the most recent student survey, International Student Barometer 2015, which was carried out at Stockholm University last autumn.
  • Beware of thefts 2016-05-19 Recently, there have been several thefts in the University premises. Therefore, the Section for Safety and Security requests all students and staff to be extra alert and report thefts.
  • Sommarlån på biblioteket 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.
  • Webinars for Admitted Students 3 May 2016-04-28 If you have been admitted for studies at Stockholm University this autumn you are welcome to participate in any of the information webinars arranged by the Admissions Office and the International Office. The seminars will provide useful information for newly admitted students and it will be possible to ask questions via the chat function.
  • Webinar for Admitted Students 4 May 2016-04-21 If you have been admitted for studies at Stockholm University this autumn you are welcome to participate in any of the information webinars arranged by the Admissions Office and the International Office. The seminars will provide useful information for newly admitted students and it will be possible to ask questions via the chat function.
  • Webinar for Admitted Students 2 May 2016-04-21 If you have been admitted for studies at Stockholm University this autumn you are welcome to participate in any of the information webinars arranged by the Admissions Office and the International Office. The seminars will provide useful information for newly admitted students and it will be possible to ask questions via the chat function.
  • New journal - Nature Microbiology 2016-04-20 The journal Nature Microbiology is now available within Stockholm University.
  • Förlaget Lilla Björn. Foto: Niklas Björling 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.
  • Balloons and roll-up saying ''Welcome International Students''! Webinars for admitted students 2016-04-03 If you have been admitted for studies at Stockholm University this autumn you are welcome to participate in any of the information webinars arranged by the Admissions Office and the International Office. The seminars will provide useful information for newly admitted students and it will be possible to ask questions via the chat function.
  • Balloons and roll-up saying ''Welcome International Students''! Webinars for admitted students 2016-04-01 If you have been admitted for studies at Stockholm University this autumn you are welcome to participate in any of the information webinars arranged by the Admissions Office and the International Office. The seminars will provide useful information for newly admitted students and it will be possible to ask questions via the chat function.
  • Infotorg Företag – disturbances during Easter break 2016-03-23 Bisnode has temporarily removed access to annual reports, real estate holdings and export possibilities in InfoTorg Företag.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding “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.
  • Tom yta på biblioteket 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.
  • Öppet hus i Södra huset Foto: Jacob Lahovary Olsson/Gaudeamus 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.
  • Studenter framför bärbar dator i Kungsan Foto: Eva Dalin 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.
  • Meet us in Malaysia 2016-03-10 Stockholm University will participate in the European Higher Education Fair and Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12-13 March 2016.
  • 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!
  • Biblioteket för socialt arbete är stängt fredagen 4 mars 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.
  • Meet Stockholm University in London 2016-02-24 Stockholm University will join QS World Grad School Tour in London on 5 March 2016. Prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm can meet and chat with representatives from the University at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in central London.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pauline Diurson Runfors, andra personen till höger är initiativtagare. Foto: Per Larsson. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ronald T. Nordqvist hosts Orientation Day Photo: Magnus Laupa 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.
  • Defibrillators at Stockholm University 2016-01-11 Stockholm University has over 50 defibrillators placed on the premises, which is the highest number among all universities, colleges and authorities in Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International students' visit during Nobel Week 2015-12-11 The Nobel Week in Stockholm is again attracting young students who visit Stockholm University to learn more about studies here and to get a glimpse of the Nobel activities during the Nobel Week.
  • Meeting international students in Singapore, Istanbul and Shanghai 2015-12-03 Meeting students who are interested in studying with us is one of our favourite activities during the year. Stockholm University participated in three education fairs during this autumn to meet prospective international students, and to inform about our study programmes in English.
  • About security at the University 2015-11-23 Information regarding the raised terror preparedness nationally, and increased police presence in public places in Stockholm, including Stockholm University.
  • Are machines replacing knowledge workers? 2015-11-20 Will half of all jobs on today’s market be gone in 20 years? Work in the 21st century was the topic of the last episode of the academic talkshow Crosstalks.
  • Report injuries and slippery ground 2015-11-18 Please make sure to report any accidents or incidents due to ice or slippery ground, or snow on footpaths and cycle paths on campus, in the university's reporting system Samir. Samir is monitored by the Section for Safety and Security and they forward reports to property owner Akademiska Hus.
  • National Geographic Young Explorers Google+ Hangout 2015-11-16 To inspire and encourage students age 18-25 years old to apply for a National Geographic Young Explorers grant, you are invited to join a live video chat in English via Google+Hangout on November 24th, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris terror attacks 2015-11-15 On Monday the 16th of November, at 12 PM, Stockholm University will join in the minute’s silence the EU have called for in honour of the victims of the Paris terror attacks.
  • Information regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris 2015-11-15 On Saturday, Stockholm University contacted students who are on exchange at French universities. The students were given information about support and were invited to get in touch with their departments. There are no indications that any exchange student from Stockholm University has been damaged. In addition, incoming exchange students from France, now studying at Stockholm University, were contacted with offers of support.
  • Meet Stockholm University in Istanbul 17 October 2015-11-10 Stockholm University will join QS World Grad School Tour in Istanbul on 17 October. Prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm can meet and chat with representatives from the University at Ceylan Intercontinental, Taksim.
  • Shauna Mahajan, age 24, is a Master student at Stockholm University.  Stockholm Resilience Centre Master's student tells her story 2015-11-02 Shauna Mahajan, age 24, is a Master's student at Stockholm University. She is on her second year of a programme titled Social-ecological resilience for sustainable development. Her Master's thesis will explore how different groups of people benefit from ecosystems within the context of marine protected areas in Mombasa, Kenya. The project will be linked with ongoing research at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, as well as research with a local NGO based in Mombasa.
  • Unique collaboration behind new master 2015-10-26 A unique study programme started at Stockholm University this semester. The master’s programme Molecular Techniques in Life Science is the only study programme in Sweden for which three different universities are issuing the degree.
  • Crosstalks Cities – a place for opportunities 2015-10-23 The future of cities was the topic of the last episode of the academic talkshow Crosstalks. How can we meet the opportunities and challenges of the modern city and build towards more sustainable and socially diverse cities where people can live comfortably?
  • Power outage at Campus 2015-10-19 Monday afternoon a power outage occured at the camopus area at Frescati because of a cut cable. Power has returned, but locally there could be further disturbances.
  • Great interest in second round of MOOC 2015-10-15 Last autumn, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) was the first to offer a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) at Stockholm University. The course was given in the context of the UN initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network and deals with human development within the planet’s sustainable limits.
  • Have your say! Join the International Student Barometer 2015 2015-10-14 For the fourth time, Stockholm University will participate in 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 the University, invaluable feedback we use to improve our services. In addition, you will have the chance to win SEK 11,000.
  • Inauguration and Conferment 2015 2015-10-12 Stockholm University’s most prominent ceremonial occasion took place on 25 September. New professors and doctors, honorary doctors and jubilee doctors were in focus at the annual Inauguration and Conferment Ceremony in the Blue Hall, also home to the Nobel Banquet.
  • QS World Grad School Tour Fair in Stockholm on 8 October 2015 2015-10-08 The Masters and PhD fair, QS World Grad School Tour will visit Stockholm on Thursday 8th October. Discover all the information about studying in Sweden or abroad and which university is best suited to meet your career aspirations.
  • Phishers are trying out new methods 2015-10-02 A scam email that appears to be from PostNord has been going around recently. Never ever click on links in questionable email messages; your files can be “hijacked” and thus inaccessible to you.
  • Sweden still third most innovative country 2015-09-29 Sweden has been ranked as the third most innovative country in the world according to the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII).
  • Find jobs and internships on job portal MyCareer 2015-09-25 Register at MyCareer to access ads for jobs, internships, project placements, and trainee positions, both in Sweden and around the globe.
  • International courses and study programmes more popular 2015-09-22 The number of applications for Stockholm University’s international courses and programmes, as well as for the international master’s programmes, has increased for the spring term 2016. This is also the trend nationally.
  • Meet us in Singapore on 10 October 2015 2015-09-18 Stockholm University will participate in the international Education fair "Study in Europe" in Singapore on 10 October 2015.
  • Meet us at China Education Expo 31 Oct-1 Nov 2015 2015-09-18 Stockholm University participates in this year's China Education Expo in Shanghai on 31 October to 1 November 2015.
  • How can we live forever? 2015-09-01 The dilemma of human enhancement, and the dangers and pitfalls of using science to enable us to live forever, was discussed in the latest episode of the academic talk show Crosstalks.
  • Student Healthcare nurse Eliza Cedervall dancing on stage at Orientation Day Photo: Karin Persson International students welcomed at Orientation Day 2015-08-27 A good 1,200 international students attended Orientation Day in Aula Magna on August 26. They received a lot of practical information about their forthcoming lives as students at Stockholm University. Many were excited about being in Sweden for the first time and had high expectations.
  • A warm welcome to international students 2015-08-24 Over the weekend, a majority of the international students who will be studying at Stockholm University started arriving in Stockholm. The students were greeted by student guides at the airports and free shuttle buses were organised from Arlanda airport.
  • 1200 international students heading to Stockholm University 2015-08-20 This week a majority of the international students who will be studying at Stockholm University in the fall will arrive in Stockholm. The students will be welcomed at Arlanda airport where a free shuttle bus into town is offered.
  • Application for Spring 2016 is open 1 June - 15 August 2015-07-17 Although most courses and programmes offered at Stockholm University begin in the autumn, there are three master’s programmes and around 30 courses that are offered in Spring 2016. These courses are all given in English. Welcome to your studies at Stockholm University!
  • Notification of selection results 2015-07-17 The selection results for the Second Admission Round for Autumn 2015 have been published.
  • The three former exchange students Asuka Matsuda, Misa Takamizu and Toru Anraku shared experiences from their studies in Stockholm at the European Education Fair in Japan, here with Elisabet Idermark from Stockholm University. European Education Fair in Japan attracted students 2015-07-09 Japanese exchange students participated when Stockholm University participated in the European Higher Education Fair in Japan 15-16 May in Tokyo and 17 May in Kyoto.
  • Helene Komlos Grill, Project Manager for International Communications, speaks to a visitor to the University's booth at the QS educational fair. Stockholm University magnet for students at London education fair 2015-07-09 Students from many different parts of the world stopped by the Stockholm University booth at the QS World Grad School Tour event in London on 21 March. The team answered questions across a wide range of topics including the application deadline on 15 April and the absence of study fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
  • Major interest for studies at Stockholm University 2015-07-09 Three cities were covered when a delegation from Stockholm University recently participated at a study information trip to China to spark interest for the University and to provide information about courses and programmes for international students.
  • Stockholm University in Russia 2015-07-08 During the 24th International Education Fair in Moscow and St Petersburg that took place on the weekend of 5-6 October, a number of prospective students visited the Stockholm University booth together with their parents, to explore the possibility of future studies at Stockholm University.
  • Meet us in China 2015-07-08 Stockholm University will be participating in China Education Expo (CEE) end of October and first week of November to inform about our courses and programmes available for international students.
  • Instagram Summer at Stockholm University 2015-06-15 This term students and staff have contributed over 300 images to the University's Instagram page @stockholmuniversity. The channel, which was launched in February this year, is on the way to gaining 700 followers, with around 7,000 likes and over 100 comments on images covering everything from flowering cherry trees to urban graffiti.
  • Kate Marion Williman with the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg. Master’s student awarded Global Swede 2015 2015-05-13 For the fifth consecutive year, the Government Offices of Sweden honoured a number of foreign students studying at higher education institutions in Sweden and who have distinguished themselves in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Master’s student Kate Williman at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University was among the 22 students to receive the prestigious award.
  • Pre-departures with Chinese students 2015-05-05 Last week Stockholm University staff held pre-departure events with students from Bejing and Shanghai coming to Stockholm to study starting this autumn semester.
  • Audience at Crosstalks on the human brain in Aula Magna The human brain is like a city 2015-04-29 Recovery from stroke, building a human brain, RNA modelling, and how the brain is similar to a city. The human brain was in focus in the latest episode of Crosstalks, recorded at Aula Magna on Thursday 23 April and broadcast on the same day via the talk show website.
  • International students enjoying spring in Stockholm Photo: Eva Dalin Increased number of applicants to international courses and programmes 2015-04-28 The international courses and programmes at Stockholm University have attracted 6 808 applicants for the autumn semester 2015. This is an increase of 11%. The second selection results show that 917 applicants have been admitted, which is an increase of approximately 30% compared to last year.
  • Longer opening hours at the Frescati Library 2015-04-28 During the period 4 May - 5 June, the opening hours at the Frescati Library are extended.
  • New Master’s programme in cyber security will meet market needs 2015-04-13 Every day, agencies and businesses are targets of cyber-attacks. As a response to the growing need for trained personnel in information security, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences is now starting a new study programme in information Security.
  • Time to apply for Master's programmes in law 2015-04-01 Stockholm University's two master's programmes in law studies taught in English have exclusively already opened for admissions from 2 March. The last date for applications is 15 April 2015.
  • Michael Nelson with the board of The Kungstenen Scholarship. From left: Lena Gerholm (former pro-vice-chancellor), Leif Lindfors (former chief administrative officer), Mikael Nelson and the former Vice-Chancellors Kåre Bremer, Gustaf Lindencrona, Inge Jonsson and Staffan Helmfrid. Scholarship to student from Illinois 2015-04-01 The Kungstenen Scholarship of Stockholm University has decided to grant a scholarship to Michael Nelson, an M.A. student in European Union Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Register at www.topuniversities.com/events/qs-world-grad-school-tour/europe/london/register Meet Stockholm University in London 2015-03-17 Meet and chat with representatives from Stockholm University at the QS World Grad School Tour in London on 21 March.
  • Games in focus in Crosstalks 2015-02-23 The latest episode of Crosstalks was filmed at NOD on 19 February, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University in Kista Science city. The topic of the show was games and gaming culture:” Game on: how gaming defines our culture and vice versa”.
  • Throne from "Game of Thrones" came to Stockholm University 2015-02-20 On Friday 20 February students and employees had the chance to sit on the famous throne from the TV series Game of Thrones, which was placed in the foyer outside the Frescati Library today. Game of Thrones fan Lennart Magnusson, who works at the University's IT Services, won a Warner Brothers competition, with the result that he got to have the throne for a day.
  • New name for library 2015-02-20 Stockholm University Library's main building in Frescati has changed name to Frescati Library.
  • Official HBO publicity photo The Iron Throne of Game of Thrones to the University 2015-02-20 Do you like Game of Thrones? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to sit on the Iron Throne? Friday 20th February is your chance to do so. The throne will stand in the library foyer outside the Frescati Library.
  • New course in "Advanced general relativity" 2015-02-18
  • Welcome reception in the Stockholm City Hall 2015-02-10 Every semester the City of Stockholm invites newly arrived international students and guest researchers to a reception at the Stockholm City Hall to greet them welcome to Stockholm – their new academic city.
  • New name for the Main Library 2015-02-09 From 1 February 2015, Stockholm University Library's main building in Frescati changed namne to Frescati Library.
  • Increase of applications to international programmes 2015-02-02 The number of applicants for international programmes at Swedish universities continues to increase. Applications to study master's programmes at Stockholm University from this autumn increases by 11 percent and for undergraduate courses by 49 percent.
  • Welcome to apply to the Bolin Centre Summer School 2015! Deadline 1 February 2015-01-28
  • New site helps you choose where to study in Stockholm 2014-12-12 Imagine studying in one of the most dynamic capitals of the world – Stockholm. A new online portal – www.academicstockholm.se – where you can find out where and what to study in this beautiful and compelling region, has been launched.
  • Office 365 made available to students 2014-12-02 Office 365 has been made available to all active students at Stockholm University . Office 365 includes email via Outlook / Exchange, cloud based storage (OneDrive) and access to the MS Office suite.
  • Swedish research to the world! 2014-11-26 Increasing the knowledge about Swedish research abroad is the goal of the two-year project Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum in which six Swedish universities participate to focus on cooperation with five countries in Asia and South America.
  • Remember to report incidents 2014-11-18 Making sure more people report work injuries and accidents in the reporting system SAMIR will increase our possibilities for preventive action.
  • Surf the net almost anywhere with eduroam 2014-06-05 With the wireless network eduroam you can get internet access in a variety of places off campus all over Sweden and even in the world using your regular password.
  • First documentary about NEO activities! 2014-04-02 See the first of two documentaries about Navarino Environmental Observatory in Greece.
  • New centre for the ethics of war and peace 2014-03-26 Why do different ethical rules apply in war and peace? A new centre has been established at the University seeking to explore the reasons for these differences.
  • Johan Kuylenstierna Sweden’s top environmental influencer 2014-03-26 Two scientists at Stockholm University have been named as the top two environmental influencers in Sweden, according to the Swedish magazine Miljöaktuellt, "Environment News". The top influencer is Johan Kuylenstierna, Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Adjunct Professor at Stockholm University. The number two influenser is Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Professor of Environmental Science at Stockholm University.
  • Matthias Danninger from Stockholm University with one of the sensors immersed in ice. Photo: Chad Finley Swedish researchers in physics breakthrough 2013-12-17 Swedish researchers from Stockholm University and Uppsala University have played a significant role in the IceCube research project, dubbed by Physics World as the “breakthrough of the year”. Scientists have made the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, thereby opening “a new window on the universe”.
  • Illustration: © Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Chemistry Nobel Laureates discuss creativity in science 2013-12-16 How is great research born, and how can a few ideas evolve into a new field of research? At an open seminar in the Aula Magna, Stockholm University, 2013 Chemistry Nobel laureates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel shared their experiences, feelings and ideas about the future of science, and what they would do if they were to start over as PhD students today.
  • Image shows Stockholm University Alumni Chen Wei helps out during the Fair in Shanghai. Successful visit to China during autumn 2013 2013-12-03 There was a great interest in Sweden and Stockholm University when a group from the University visited Beijing and Shanghai in early November. The purpose of the visit to China was to spread information about the educational opportunities that the University offers to international students. Among other activities the Stockholm University team participated in the China Education Expo, an international recruitment fair with 60,000 visitors in five Chinese cities.
  • Ylva Sjöberg, Executive Secretary 2013 and Co-chair of APECS Sweden, is a PhD-student at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University Researchers met the Olympic torch at the North Pole 2013-10-28 Stockholm University PhD student Ylva Sjöberg is currently returning from the North Pole, having been on a rather unusual mission. Ylva visited the North Pole as a representative for Sweden when the Olympic torch passed through on the way to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
  • American genetics students are back again 2013-08-21 Last year in August, 25 students from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) attended a genetics course at Stockholm University and Cambridge University in England.
  • Rune stone rediscovered after 300 years 2013-04-26 A nearly 1,000 year-old rune stone has been rediscovered at Bogesunds brygga west of Vaxholm. The rune stone was found during an excursion which was part of a course in landscape archeology at Stockholm University.
  • Visit from American genetics students 2012-09-06 For four weeks in August, 25 students from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) are attending a genetics course at Stockholm University and Cambridge University in England.
  • Masterprograms in Geograhy and Geological Sciences recieves highest grades 2012-04-26
  • 10 new honorary doctors for 2011 2011-10-24 Honorary degrees were awarded to 10 outstanding individuals on Friday 30 September 2011, during the inauguration and graduation ceremony that took place in the beautiful surroundings of Stockholm City Hall.

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