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

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  • 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.
  • “Mexico / US Pacific Ocean Border Fence,” Imperial Beach, San Diego, California. By Tony Webster. CC BY 2.0. A few snapshots of the US borders 2017-02-15 A new text by Shahram Khosravi written in response to the Trump administration’s Executive Order on immigration has just been published.
  • Leah Ruppanner. Photo: Sarah Anderson photography Risk of divorce increases if women do more housework – and don’t get credit for it 2017-02-14 Heterosexual couples in Sweden are more likely to divorce if men discount women’s housework contributions.

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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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