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Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterised by its independent basic research.

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  • Studentavslutning Väsby mostphotos Open Lecture and Book Launch: Migration from Turkey to Sweden 2017-12-05 Help us celebrate the publication of 'Migration from Turkey to Sweden: Integration, Belonging and Transnational Community,' a volume of essays edited by Paul T. Levin and Bahar Baser.
  • Blue whale, Photo: Doc White, Nature Picture Library, UIG Ambidextrous blue whales spark interest of the international press 2017-11-27 A joint study of the blue whale co-authored by Stockholm University’s James E. Herbert-Read and published in Current Biology has captured the imagination of news outlets worldwide.
  • Five new positions in Baltic Sea research 2017-11-20 In 2018, Stockholm University will start a new interdisciplinary Baltic Sea research network. Within this team, we now announce three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and two Postdoctoral positions.
  • Women fishing for shells in the seagrass, Tanzania. Photo: Lina Mtwana Nordlund. Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally 2017-11-17 New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A new study examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.
  • Två systrar jobbar med sina läxor. Foto: Mostphotos Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university 2017-11-15 First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, according to a new study.
  • The Horsehead nebula can be seen in this portion of the The Zwicky Transient Facility sees “first light”: a new era in the study of the dynamic sky 2017-11-15 The Zwicky Transient Facility is now ready to start operations. A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky. The recently installed camera is part of a new automated sky-survey project based at the Palomar Observatory in California and a revolutionising tool for the study of rapidly varying cosmic phenomena
  • How a “shadow zone” traps the world’s oldest ocean water 2017-11-13 New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years.

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Rektor Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Foto: Eva Dalin

Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterized by its independent basic research.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University

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