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

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  • Breaking the cycle of poverty 2017-05-04 Development aid must incorporate culture and nature better in efforts to push communities out of poverty, researchers argue in a recent study.
  • 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.
  • Policy Brief: Advanced wastewater treatment 2017-03-22 New times call for new measures. Advanced wastewater treatment can be part of meeting the challenges of society’s ongoing chemical intensification. New water treatment techniques have the potential to significantly reduce emissions of both known and unknown substances to the aquatic environment and reduce the risk of marine pollution.
  • Water molecules artwork, Photo: Laguna Design UIG 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.
  • Photo: Jana Weiss High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats 2017-02-24 A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
  • Abacus, Photo: Gusto Images UIG 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.
  • Frank Wilczek photo: Niklas Björling thumbnail 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.

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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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Webbfilmer för profilområden. Foto: Eva Dalin
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