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Rektor Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Foto: Eva Dalin
Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University

Welcome to work with us

Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading universities in one of the world's most dynamic capitals. With 70,000 students and over 5,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of Sweden’s largest establishments of higher education, as well as one of the largest employers in the Stockholm area.

This part contains overall information about life in Sweden, as well as information about insurance and medical care, working life at Stockholm University, accommodation in Stockholm and research funding. Information which can be important for you if you plan to come and live in Sweden to work at Stockholm University.

We hope to welcome you to work with us!


Key factors bring researchers from all over to Stockholm University

Stockholm University attracts many top-quality researchers from around the world.

Frank Wilczek at Stockholm University. Photo: Niklas Björling

The Nobel laureate who got hooked on Stockholm

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.

Stockholm University

Stockholm University, Södra huset. Photo: Orasis

70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science and human science.


City hall Stockholm. Photo: Jeppe Wikström

Stockholm is home to 18 universities and colleges, employing 20,000 people. Students and researchers from 61 nations around the globe have flocked to Sweden to partake of its unique educational traditions and standards.


Swedish flag. Photo: Mostphotos

Capital:   Stockholm
Language:   Swedish
Population:   10 million
Area:   450,000 km² (174,000 sq mi)
Political system:   Parliamentary democracy