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  • Vulnerability found in WiFI encryption 2017-10-17 A vulnerability that renders communication via WiFi unsecure has been discovered. Switch off WiFi on all your devices until a security patch has been issued.
  • The annual Service survey is on its way 2017-10-16 IT Services measures customer satisfaction every year through a web based survey. This year’s survey will shortly be sent out to 2000 randomly selected people within the faculties and everyone within the University administration (except IT Services).
  • 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.
  • Call for Nominations, closing date 15 October 2017 2017-10-11 Since 2008, the Bert Bolin Lecture on Climate Research is given annually to commemorate professor Bert Bolin and his pioneering climate research at Stockholm University and Internationally. The speaker is selected by the Faculty of Science among international scientists within climate research.
  • Exclamation mark against orange background "New Ladok" will be here soon – how does it affect us? 2017-10-11 Ladok 3 is a national project that has been underway for several years. Many institutions of higher education have already implemented the system and during week 43 and 44 Stockholm University will do the same.
  • Attempted phishing ”unusual sign-in activity” from Microsoft Outlook 2017-10-11 There's a new phishing attempt directed to email users at Stockholm University. Don't click on any links if you have received this email!
  • Jenny White, Inaugural Keynote Professor Jenny White gives series of high-profile lectures 2017-10-09 Social anthropologist Jenny White specialises in Turkish culture, society and politics. Her recent inauguration to professor was celebrated with a number of lectures in Stockholm and Uppsala.
  • Mikael Oliveberg. Foto: Niklas Björling. The life of cells – live! 2017-10-05 Soon we will have a nearly complete picture of the cell’s molecular machinery. The issue now is understanding how protein molecules work together to create a microcosm that is stable and functions as well as it does. Thanks to a 20 million SEK (2.5 million USD) grant, Michael Oliveberg and his colleagues can search for the answer.
  • Sara Strandberg. Foto: Vilhelm Stokstad. Quest for the unknown elementary particle 2017-10-05 One of particle physics’ biggest unsolved mysteries is how the Higgs particle can be so light, which is at odds with the prevailing theories. Thanks to a 35.2 million SEK (4.34 million USD) grant, Sara Strandberg and her colleagues can go on the hunt for new particles that could explain the mass of the Higgs boson.
  • Swedish 'kanelbulle' (Cinnamon bun). 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.
  • Lilian Thuram tar emot utmärkelsen som hedersdoktor Busy schedule for Honorary Doctor Lilian Thuram during Stockholm visit 2017-10-03 Lilian Thuram, French author and former football player spent a busy week in Stockholm in connection with receiving an Honorary Doctorate at Stockholm University.
  • Promotionen i Stadshuset Honorary doctors, new professors and doctors honored in City Hall 2017-10-02 The Stockholm City Hall was fully packed at Stockholm University's conferment ceremony of new doctors and new professors. The Vice-Chancellor highlighted the importance of the University's independent research and its importance to the surrounding society.
  • Johan Kuylenstierna och Lilian Thuram. Thuram and Kuylenstierna on refugees and climate change 2017-09-29 Can we be climate refugees tomorrow? That was the theme when two of Stockholm University’s new honorary doctors met in a public conversation.
  • Aula Magna Teachers' Conference2018 — being a university teacher in an ever-changing world 2017-09-29 Join your colleagues at the Teachers' Conference2018 - being a university teacher in an ever-changing world. This is a Conference for all teachers at Stockholm University. February 8th 2018 : 9—16.20 in Aula Magna.
  • International students at autumn 2010 Orientation Day Orientation Day - spring semester 2018 2017-09-29 Orientation Day is an information packed day where newly arrived international students will receive information about life as a student in Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Queen Silva and representatives for the four universities. Photo: Yanan Li First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing 2017-09-27 How can research help a society deal with an ever-ageing population? This issue was discussed at a workshop held to mark the start of a collaboration between Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes and University of Tokyo.
  • Welcome Day for PhD Students 2017-09-26 The Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Faculties are organizing a welcome day for PhD students where various aspects of the PhD program will be discussed. This day is particularly for newly admitted PhD students, but all PhD students are welcome. The Welcome Day is compulsory for PhD students at the Humanities and Social Science faculties.
  • Testperiod samhällsvetenskap Take the opportunity to try new databases 2017-09-22 Right now several trials are available. Take the opportunity to try the databases out and let the library know what you think of them.
  • Systemunderhåll den 25 september On Monday September 25 you can not email the library 2017-09-21 This is due to system maintenance. Contact us via our question forum, chat or phone instead.
  • Svante Pääbo in Aula Magna Leading life sciences researchers spoke in Aula Magna 2017-09-20 Human origins and mosquitos' propensity to sting certain people were some of the subjects covered when world-leading researchers in molecular life sciences gathered for a symposium in Aula Magna on 15 September. The event was part of the festivities celebrating the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100-year anniversary.
  • Mobile phones to change networks 2017-09-19 All mobile phone users will soon be changing mobile networks. The network change will happen automatically and most users won’t have to change SIM cards as long as phones and other devices are switched on and connected to the telephone network when the network change occurs.
  • Malicious code in attached Word documents 2017-09-19 There is currently an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in MS Office going around.
  • Use your mobile phone abroad without paying more 2017-09-19 From now on you can use your mobile phone abroad without any extra costs. The new rules apply to countries within the EU and EEA States.
  • An encyclopedia of resilience 2017-09-19 Science director Carl Folke summarises more than 40 years of resilience research and why it is more relevant than ever
  • Attempted phishing ”Universitets email Update” 2017-09-19 New phishing attempt is directed to email users at Stockholm University. Don't click on any links if you have received this email!
  • Attempted phishing through fake emails from Danske Bank 2017-09-19 There’s a fake email going around claiming to be from Danske Bank. This is a phishing attempt; don’t click on any links in the email if you have received it!
  • Livia Oláh presents research results on families and societies 2017-09-18
  • Stockholm University 82 in the world within Arts & humanities 2017-09-13 Stockholm University tops the THE Arts & humanities ranking in Sweden.
  • Foto: Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien Stockholm University researchers in Nobel Committees 2017-09-13 Researchers at Stockholm University hold the positions as secretary in the Nobel Committees for chemistry and economic sciences.
  • Short term accommodation at Stockholm University Guesthouse 2017-09-12 Stockholm University guesthouse is provided to incoming international guest researchers and PHD students. The guesthouse is located at the building Sfären Bergshamra, which is five minutes away from Campus Frescati.
  • Microscope. Photo: Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speech at symposium in Stockholm 2017-09-07 Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of cutting-edge scientists at a life sciences symposium in Stockholm on 15 September. The symposium is a part of the centenary celebrations of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Attempted phishing "renew your library account" from the University Library 2017-08-31 There is a fake email going around claiming to be from the University Library. This is a phishing attempt; don’t click on any links in the email if you have received it!
  • Professor Carl Folke Carl Folke wins the Gunnerus Sustainability Award 2017-08-30 Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke awarded the 2017 Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for his outstanding scientific work
  • Student guides. Photo: Martin Sahlin/Sophia Wallin (Staf) 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.
  • Nytt open access-avtal med Springer New open access agreement with Springer 2017-08-23 Researchers at Stockholm University can now publish articles open access without any fees in more than 1600 Springer journals.
  • The ability to solve environmental problems is connected to the way different actors collaborate. Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems 2017-08-18 Society’s ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published in the journal Science.
  • Koalition för hållbara hav Researchers and fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seas 2017-08-09 Researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre convened seafood companies to form a coalition to end unsustainable practices such as overfishing, modern slavery and destructive impacts on marine life.
  • Colloquium: Show and Tell (SUDA) 2017-08-01
  • Pedpris liten bild 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
  • Frescatihallen Autumn 2017 2017-07-13 Friskvård, i.e. keep-fit activities.
  • Love Ekenberg UN agency UNESCO establishes a professorship in collaboration with Stockholm University 2017-07-03 Love Ekenberg at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences is appointed this UNESCO Chair for developing a model for large-scale higher education in Southern Africa Development Community countries (SADC).
  • Frida Bender, newly appointed docent. What does a “docent” do? 2017-06-27 Not fully a professor but more than a doctor. Frida Bender, researcher at the Department of Meteorology, and recently appointed docent explains what’s hidden behind the title.
  • Swedish Vice-Chancellors visit Brussels to discuss the next EU Framework Programme 2017-06-27 A delegation of Vice-Chancellors and senior university staff from 12 Swedish research intensive universities* will, during two days, meet with members of Parliament, top representatives from the EU Commission and the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels.
  • Utdelning Kriminologipriset Queen Silvia presented the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2017-06-22 This year’s recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology is Professor Richard E. Tremblay. On June 20th, he was presented with the 2017 award by H. M. Queen Silvia at the Stockholm City Hall.
  • Martin Jakobsson på isbrytaren Oden under en tidigare forskningsexpedition i Arktis. Mapping the world sea floor 2017-06-19 By 2030, the entire sea floor will be charted. The Nippon Foundation intends to provide 18.5 million USD and Stockholm University is one of four research centres involved.
  • The Bacteria Thermus thermophilus lives in hot springs. Photo Peter Brzezinski Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolism 2017-06-19 Combustion is often a rapid process, like fire. How can our cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.
  • Arrheniuslaboratoriet byggs om för att hysa nytt transmissionselektronmikroskop Microscopes and collaboration will make the University a world leader 2017-06-19 One of the world’s most advanced electron microscopes will soon be located at Stockholm University. The collaborative project CEM4MAT will be launched in connection with this investment in order to make better use of available microscopes in the region and become a world leader in electron microscopy.
  • 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.
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap 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.
  • Fredrik Oldsjö Hi there, head of the office of Human Science! 2017-06-15 Fredrik Oldsjö, head of the office of Human Science, talks about what the department works with.
  • Förvärv naturvetenskap 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.
  • New department of public health science 2017-06-14 On 1 January 2018, a new department will be established at the Faculty of Social Sciences – the Department of Public Health Science
  • Erica Öjermark Strzelecka, international alumni coordinator Networking with international alumni 2017-06-14 Stockholm University is currently making an effort to stay in contact with international alumni. “This is a very important target group that we should take advantage of,” says Erica Öjermark Strzelecka, the new international alumni coordinator.
  • The emergence of planetary intelligence: an astrobiological perspective on the Anthropocene 2017-06-12
  • Katariina Kiviniemi Birgersson, Head of the Office of Science. Hello there, Head of the Office of Science! 2017-06-09 Katariina Kiviniemi Birgersson, Head of the Office of Science, talks about their activities.
  • Marie Evertsson. Foto: Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet Marie Evertsson appointed Professor of Sociology in Social Policy 2017-06-07 SPaDE congratulate Marie Evertsson for her appointment as Professor of Sociology with a chair in the Social Policy division of the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University.
  • Testperiod juridik System Maintenance on library email system 2017-06-05 Due to system updates in the library's email system, we will not be able to respond on emails on Wednesday June 7th.
  • Vanda Aronsson has been awarded a prize for her thesis 2017-06-05 Vanda Aronsson, our colleague and former master student, has been awarded the prize "Utmärkt arbetsmiljöuppsats" (excellent thesis about work environment) by AFA Försäkring and Prevent.
  • Meeting of Directors of European Latin American Studies centres at USAL Meeting of European directors of Latin American Studies centers, at Salamanca University 2017-06-02 Andrés Rivarola was invited to participate at the 25 anniversary of the Instituto de Iberoamérica, at Salamanca University (USAL), between the 18-20 of May.
  • 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.
  • Facts in numbers 2016 2017-05-31 We currently have about 28,000 full-time equivalent students, 1,700 doctoral students, and 5,000 members of staff active in the scientific areas of Science and Human Science.
  • Marie Högström, Head of the Human Resources office. Hello there, Head of the Human Resources Office! 2017-05-31 Marie Högström, Head of the Human Resources Office, talks about their activities.
  • Jerker Dahne, Head of Student Services Hello there, Head of Student Services! 2017-05-26 Jerker Dahne, Head of Student Services, talks about his department’s work.
  • Göran Rydeberg, Head of the Department of Archives and Records. Hello there, Head of Archives and Records Office! 2017-05-19 Göran Rydeberg, Head of the Department of Archives and Records, talks about his department’s work.
  • Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation A new book by Ulf Olsson 2017-05-19 Professor of Literature Ulf Olsson has written a book about the rock band the Grateful Dead.
  • Joakim Winter, Head of IT Department Hello there, IT Manager! 2017-05-17 Joakim Winter, Head of IT Department, talks about what the department is working on.
  • Dissertation Isak Karlsson 2017-05-17 Isak Karlsson will defend his thesis "Order in the random forest"
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap New database - Eikon 2017-05-16 Eikon from Thomson Reuters is now available on a dedicated computer in the Frescati Library.
  • Workshop: Interactive lectures 2017-05-16 Would you like to develop you ability to plan, carry out and evalute an interactive lectures? In this workshop for university teachers we focus how to encourage activity and engagement during a lecture in order to support students' learning. Teaching and learning in English as a second language will also be discussed.
  • Maryam Hansson Edalat, Head of Research Support Office. Foto: Anna-Karin Landin Hello there, Head of Research Support Office! 2017-05-08 Maryam Hansson Edalat, Head of Research Support Office talks about their activities.
  • The frontpage of the handbook Hej – Handbook for International Researchers 2017-05-08 This Handbook 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.
  • Eino Örnfeldt appointed new University Director Eino Örnfeldt appointed new University Director 2017-05-03 Eino Örnfeldt, currently University Director at the Swedish Defense University, has been recruited as a new university director with the title of Head of University Administration at Stockholm University.
  • Nätverk ONL kursen tumnagel Learn to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online 2017-05-03 Learn how to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online and how to use Problem Based Learning in an open setting. Try different digital tools and methods in a pedagogical context and get updated on research and trends in online learning. This along with the opportunity to extend your professional network — in the new course Open Networked Learning for university teachers.
  • 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.
  • Award for best paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs to Bo Malmberg 2017-04-27 ”2017 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award” has been awarded Bo Malmberg, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, and Per Strömblad, Department of Political Science, Linnaeus University, for the paper ”Ethnic Segregation and Xenophobic Party preference: Exploring the Influence of the Presence of Visible Minorities on Local Electoral Support for the Sweden Democrats”. The prize was awarded at the UAA (Urban Affairs Association) 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis April 19–22, 2017.
  • March for Science 2017-04-22 Today, manifestations in support of science are held in many places around the world and in five Swedish cities, including Stockholm, where many from Stockholm University participate with strong commitment.
  • March for Science Stockholm 2017-04-22 On 22 April the worldwide manifestation March for Science takes place. In Stockholm you have the opportunity to support science in a manifestation which starts at 12 o'clock at Södermalm
  • Super nova 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.
  • Anki Bystedt tumnagelbild Hello there, Head of External Relations and Communications Office! 2017-04-18 Anki Bystedt, Head of External Relations and Communications Office talks about the work that the department does.
  • Susan Faludi Honorary Doctorates 2017 2017-04-12 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • 2016 in numbers 2017-04-12 Central strategic investments, increased international exchange, and a small financial surplus – so can 2016 be summarised for the University.
  • Neisseria meningitidis bildar kolonier i svalget och kan släppa taget och sprida sig i kroppen. Lactate from Human Cells May Trigger Key Step in Invasion by Meningitis-Causing Bacteria 2017-04-11 Lactate produced in the upper throat might trigger meningitis-causing bacterial cells to detach from tiny colonies and spread within the body, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Findings could improve understanding of how harmless bacteria in throat can turn dangerous
  • Photo of Fredrik Blix, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. Cyber security central to democracy 2017-04-11 Fredik Blix has been involved with cyber security for 20 years. He recently hacked a phone on live radio, and he warns that both society and individuals are too naive in their use of IT.
  • Pia Grankvist, chef för Ekonomiavdelningen Hello there, Head of the Finance Office! 2017-04-10 Pia Grankvist, Head of the Finance Office at the University talks about her department's work.
  • Academic freedom under threat in Hungary 2017-04-05 Yesterday, the Hungarian Parliament ruled on a proposal that, in practical terms, could force CEU (Central European University in Budapest) to close its doors. More generally, it will restrict higher education and research throughout the country.
  • Foto på Panagiotis Papapetrou, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap, Stockholms universitet. Record-young Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences 2017-04-05 Professor Panagiotis Papapetrou is, at the age of 35, the youngest person appointed to a professorship at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • Extensive cyber attack on cloud suppliers 2017-04-05 An extensive international cyber attack has been revealed. The attack has been named “Cloud Hopper” and labeled ”APT10”.
  • Guidelines for telephony available 2017-04-03 Guidelines for telephony are now available for Stockholm University. The guidelines contain recommendations for telecommunications services and phone usage.
  • Mobile Life Mobile technology that puts people first 2017-03-31 Pleasure, enjoyment and happiness – these have been the watchwords of Mobile Life, whose operations will now continue at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • 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.
  • Barry Brown Barry creates smart environments 2017-03-31 How often do you look at your mobile phone and what do you use it for? These are questions that Barry Brown studies in order to created smarter technical solutions.
  • Oskar Juhlin Research applied at home and on the catwalk 2017-03-31 The ability to “download” clothing from fashion shows directly to your computer or broadcast live via your mobile phone together with others – these are some of the results of Oskar Juhlin’s research at Mobile Life.
  • Photo of Barry Brown, researcher at Stockholm University. Stockholm University helps shape Europe’s startup hub 2017-03-31 Stockholm is one of Europe's most important tech hubs. Several of those researching and studying at Stockholm University is also those behind the next generation of startup companies.
  • tumnagel 2 widmark Hello there, Library Director! 2017-03-27 Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, talks about the work that Stockholm University Library does.
  • Vasilis Koulolias eGovlab Reimagining Education for the Fight against Corruption 2017-03-27 Stockholm, Sweden- 24 March, 2017. eGovlab has joined forces with the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in building the foundation that will curb corruption.
  • Frank Wilczek. Foto: Niklas Björling. Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University 2017-03-24 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). These three professors at Stockholm University will receive prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.
  • Ilona Riipinen, professor i atmosfärvetenskap ERC grant crucial to the start of her career 2017-03-24 The ERC grants are well suited for researchers who are willing to venture into risky projects, says atmospheric chemistry scholar Ilona Riipinen, who has held a Starting Grant.
  • ERC – important financier of pioneering research 2017-03-24 For ten years, the European Research Council (ERC) has provided substantial financial support to research being conducted within the EU. During this time, about SEK 400 million have been awarded to Stockholm University. ERC supports pioneering basic research in all academic areas.
  • Ariel Goobar VR Grant for research on gravitational waves 2017-03-23 Ariel Goobar, Department of Physics, has been awarded the new Research Environment Grant from the Swedish Research Council. It’s a six year grant of around 2.4 million USD for a project on gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Imaging the Complexity of Life SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017 2017-03-22 International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research. Vote for Highlight of the year. Ample time for discussions and mingle. Visit SciLifeLab imaging facilities at the Facility corner, and visit the PhD Students & Postdoc bioimaging posters. Meet the speakers during the mingle after the conference. In addition, we invite everyone to participate in this year’s art event, The Art walk.
  • Imaging the Complexity of Life SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017 2017-03-22 International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research. Vote for Highlight of the year. Ample time for discussions and mingle. Visit SciLifeLab imaging facilities at the Facility corner, and visit the PhD Students & Postdoc bioimaging posters. Meet the speakers during the mingle after the conference. In addition, we invite everyone to participate in this year’s art event, The Art walk.
  • Porträtt foto av Lena Lundqvist framför Studenthuset Hello there, Head of the Property Management Office! 2017-03-21 Lena Lundqvist, Head of the Property Management Office, talks about her department's work.
  • More environmentally friendly profile products 2017-03-21 The University is committed to gradually replacing its profile products with more environmentally friendly alternatives. First up is the range of basic products such as t-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies and tote bags.
  • New action plan for Stockholm University 2017-03-20 The Vice-Chancellor recently adopted a new action plan for 2017-2018. The plan aims to put Stockholm University’s strategies into practice.
  • Åsa Borin porträttfotografi utomhus. Kort grått hår och blåvit blus. Glasögon. Hello, Head of the Strategic Planning and Vice-Chancellor's Office! 2017-03-16 Åsa Borin, head of the Strategic Planning and Vice-Chancellor's Office, talks about her department’s work.
  • BEAM research units BEAM funding available 2017-03-14 The BEAM Steering Group invite applications for economic support for 2015.
  • Xiaodong Zou Chemistry professor Xiaodong Zou inducted to IVA 2017-03-13 The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has elected eight new members. One of the new members is Xiaodong Zou in the Chemical Engineering division.
  • Open Lecture: The State of Open Data Report Open Lecture: The State of Open Data Report 2017-03-10 The lecture is free and open for public. No registration is needed.
  • Porträttbild av Theo Kanter, professor DSV “The Cloud can’t keep autonomous vehicles from crashing” 2017-03-10 There are two looming obstacles to the full realization of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Education fair in London 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.
  • Researchers at Stockholm University have high mobility and impact 2017-03-10 A report sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education has found that researchers at Stockholm University are highly mobile – researching and publishing internationally and nationally to produce highly cited, impactful research.
  • President Gonokami and Vice-Chancellor Widding Visit to University of Tokyo to further collaboration 2017-03-10 A delegation from Stockholm University, headed by the Vice-Chancellor, recently visited University of Tokyo in Japan to further collaboration activities and to discuss joint future projects.
  • Stockholms universitet. Foto: Mostphotos Sociology at Stockholm University in the top 50 in the world - for the fifth year in a row 2017-03-08 Sociology at our department continues to rank high in the top 100 list QS World University Rankings by Subject. For the third consecutive year we are ranked as number one in Sweden and the Nordic region.
  • Julia Uddén receives the prize from Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson. Photo: Emma Burendahl Promising young neurolinguistic researcher wins prize 2017-03-08 Julia Uddén is one of two researchers to win this year’s L’Oréal-Unesco ‘For Women in Science’ Prize. Her research in language and psychology focuses on why some people are better at communicating than others.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm University is switching banks 2017-02-21 From April 2017, Stockholm University is switching banks and will be using Danske Bank to handle salary payments. This means that all salary payments will be made from Danske Bank to each employee's bank account.
  • SACF meeting in Stockholm ”Collaboration is about relations” – successful closing of academic collaboration forum 2017-02-20 Collaborations and relations were in focus at the Stockholm Excellence Seminar, hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which attracted more than hundred participants from higher education and research institutions around the world.
  • Nanyang Technological University Partner visit in Singapore 2017-02-17 In the end of January, a delegation from the Faculty of Science made a partner visit to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap, foto av Eva Dalin Professor at a record-young age 2017-02-11 Professor Ilona Riipinen at the Department Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), is the youngest person appointed to a professorship at Stockholm University in the 21st century.​
  • Amendment of Practice – two-year residence permit for doctoral students 2017-02-06 The Swedish Migration Agency has changed its practice regarding the length of residence permits for doctoral students.
  • Monica Axelsson Swedish as a second language 2017-02-02 How do we provide the best possible support for children and young people who are learning Swedish as a second language?
  • Stockholm Stockholm University hosts international meeting on research collaboration 2017-01-31 Stockholm University will host the Stockholm Excellence Seminar with participants from Republic of Korea, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Brazil on 14 February. The seminar is the final activity in a two year project for research collaboration between researchers in Sweden and these five countries.
  • Sweden tops lists for business, innovation, social progress and tolerance Sweden tops lists for business, innovation, social progress and tolerance 2017-01-31 This year, Sweden topped the Forbes Best Countries For Business list. Sweden also won praise in other quarters with recent rankings placing the country number two globally in the area of innovation, and third for tolerance, progress, sustainability, and innovation.
  • The Earth. rethink.earth New online publication on resilience thinking and global development 2017-01-30 Last month, the Stockholm Resilience Centre launched Rethink (rethink.earth). The new online magazine publishes in-depth features that communicate resilience thinking to people who might use it in global development, policy making, research, and more.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • Price to Robert Erikson 2017-01-19
  • Price to Markus Jäntti 2017-01-19
  • 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.
  • University Administration from January 2017 University Administration 2017-01-10 The University Administration is a preparation and service body for the University Board, Vice-Chancellor and other decision making bodies. The University Administration is led by the Director of Administration. Within the University Administration there are 12 administrative offices.
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available 2016-12-21 The database Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available at Stockholm University.
  • Livia Oláh. Photo: Eva Dalin The EU should meet the needs of future families 2016-12-21 Families in Europe are becoming increasingly varied and complex. The EU needs to increase the possibility of combining work and children for both men and women, in order to get the economy and population structure in balance, says Livia Oláh from the Department of Sociology.
  • Rickard Jonsson Boys' anti-school culture? 2016-12-19 Rickard Jonsson is a researcher at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. He is interested in finding answers to: How are stereotypes constructed?
  • Martin Högbom profilbild Martin Högbom receives ERC Consolidator Grant 2016-12-16 Martin Högbom at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. He and his team will study how proteins use metals to achieve complex chemical reactions. The aim of the research is to better understand the chemical reactions that among other things are important for the conversion to green industrial processes and green energy systems.
  • Highly Cited Researchers 2016-12-09 Erik Sonnhammer, Illona Riipinen, Carl Folke and Jan Conrad of Stockholm University are included on the 2016 list of the world's most cited - and therefore most influential - researchers in the world.
  • Logo Moderna Språk Moderna språk, Vol 110, No 2 (2016) 2016-12-08 The articles in <i>Moderna språk</i> cover areas within linguistics, literature and culture and the main target group is language teachers and researchers at schools and universities worldwide. The pubication is peer-reviewed.
  • ArsEdendi_Lecture Series, vol. IV Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. IV. 2016-12-06 New book from Stockholm University Press: Edited by Barbara Crostini, Gunilla Iversen and Brian M. Jensen - Part of the Studia Latina Stockholmiensia series
  • Frank Wilczek Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek hosts first workshop on axions as professor at Stockholm University 2016-12-05 Stockholm University and NORDITA host this week an international workshop on axions and dark matter. Axions are hypothetical particles proposed by Frank Wilczek who this year started his appointment as professor at Stockholm University.
  • Professor Oliver Popov, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. Researchers Develop Methods for Fighting Crime on Cyber Network Tor 2016-12-02 Department of Computer and Systems Sciences receives SEK 3.5 million for developing techniques to collect evidence of cyber crime on the anonymity network Tor. Oliver Popov is responsible for digital forensics and IT security.
  • Niclas Abrahamsson och Emauel Bylund New research poject: A compensatory role for explicit/declarative memory in grammatical processing 2016-11-30 The Centre for Research on Bilingualism has been granted 3 900 000 SEK for the research project A compensatory role for explicit/declarative memory in grammatical processing: a combined latency, ERP, and tDCS study of nativelike second language acquisition
  • Season's Greetings card 2016 Season's Greetings card 2016 2016-11-30 Stockholm University's Season's Greetings card 2016 is now available for download in the Tools for visual identity media bank. The jpg file can be inserted into email messages, or uploaded as a banner on the website.
  • Adnan Mahmutovic. Foto: Anna-Karin Landin Transnational writing programme 2016-11-25 The writer-in-residence is a new concept in Sweden. Adnan Mahmutović, lecturer at the Department of English and writer, proves how valuable it can be. Traditionally, artist- and writer-in-residence programmes have given creatives time and space to make art removed from everyday pressures.
  • Alumni event Istanbul 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.
  • Ella Sundholm från Lugnets skola i Hammarby sjöstad i jakt på eklöv. Foto: Niklas Björling Citizen science – research that engages the general public 2016-11-24 Today, everyone, even those without specialist knowledge, is able to contribute to scientific discovery. This is called citizen science and often involves making observations or classifying large amounts of data – things that researchers would never have the time for. In Sweden, citizen science often involves observations in nature.
  • They help you develop as a teacher 2016-11-24 The Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching organises courses and workshops to help university teachers develop their skills. However, the most common question from the operation is more rhetorical: Why is teaching not valued as highly as research?
  • 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.
  • On picture: Lars Asker, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University Researchers analyse healthcare data to improve treatment of heart failure 2016-11-23 Researchers at Stockholm University receive SEK 4.5 million to study factors of importance for the treatment of heart failure patients.
  • EHEF in Indonesia 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.
  • Picture of a blood bank. GLOBHE and Stockholm University carry out landscape analysis project by drones 2016-11-17 Monica Winge, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, carries out an UAV landscape analysis project in collaboration with Globhe. The analysis is made for Chemonics International and for USAID.
  • Stockholm Earth Week 14-18 November 2016-11-11
  • Try the self service portal when you have IT problems 2016-11-10 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. You can also place orders for IT Services, keys and keycards.
  • Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections 2016-11-09 Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US elections? Is Trump's populism a threat to democracy? Benjamin Moffitt at the Dept. of Political Science talks about populism, democracy, and why Donald Trump won the 2016 US elections.
  • Photo of Panagiotis Papapetrou, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm Uni. Panagiotis Papapetrou receives SEK 3.4 million from Swedish Research Council 2016-11-08 Panagiotis Papapetrou, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives a starting grant for his project “Temporal Data Mining for Detecting Adverse Events in Healthcare”.
  • 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.
  • Photo of Aron Henriksson, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. Aron Henriksson awarded the Börje Langefors Prize for his doctoral thesis 2016-11-02 Aron Henriksson, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives the Swedish premier prize in Information Systems/Informatics in 2016, the Börje Langefors Prize.
  • Portrait photo of Janis Stirna, the Department of Computer and Systems Siences. Delivering outsourcing services in diverse contexts with a new approach 2016-11-02 Janis Stirna, Jelena Zdravkovic and Martin Henkel, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, has developed a method to help businesses adapt to rapid changes in the world. The result commercialises by Altice Labs, Portugal Telecom Inovacao, CLMS, Croz, Everis and Siv AG.
  • 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.
  • Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano Reaching Out with Open Access – A new era for Latin American Studies in the Nordic Region 2016-10-31 As of October the Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is published openly online, replacing its print edition since 1977 with a more accessible format.
  • Maria Olson How can we ensure diversity and democracy in school? 2016-10-27 Researcher Maria Olson is interested in democracy and diversity in the context of education.
  • Georgia Destouni elected to Scientific Advisory Committee 2016-10-25 Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Physical Geography and former General Secretary of the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, Georgia Destouni has just been elected to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for Science Europe.
  • Foto: Jelena Zdravkovic, professor, Stockholms universitet/Stockholm University Jelena Zdravkovic receives a grant from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation 2016-10-17 Jelena Zdravkovic, the Department of Computer and System Sciences, receive a grant of nearly SEK 215,000 from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation to be used for expanded research in Information Systems.
  • International Student Barometer 2016 2016-10-14 Stockholm University will participate in the International Student Barometer 2016, a survey about international student's experiences at universities.
  • Mario Vargas Llosa receives his honorary doctorate Nobel Laureates enliven University’s ceremony 2016-10-13 Gowns, tailcoats, banners, garlands, a banquet and a dance. The ceremony in Stockholm City Hall was grand as ever this year, made even more impressive with two Nobel Laureates.
  • Time to plan the Albano project 2016-10-12 The university is now making an inventory of each department´s facility requirements before planning which ones will move to Albano.
  • GFC eng Welcome to the Global Fashion Conference, October 20 – 21 2016-10-07 October 20 – 21 Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University has the honour of hosting the Global Fashion Conference 2016, themed Tradition and Innovation: Challenges for Fashion and Luxury in the 21st Century. The conference is hosted in collaboration with Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and Fast Forward Innovation, Portugal
  • Portrait photo: Barry Brown, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University The mysterious health benefits of Pokémon Go (and other games) 2016-10-07 Barry Brown, the Department of Computer and System Sciences in The Inquirer on game design, parents' attitude changes, how gamification is at the heart of making the digital world a place to nurture health, and why Pokémon Go get people to move, interact and lose weight.
  • Sökverkstan Guidance to searching and evaluating information 2016-10-06 Visit our Search Hub. Drop in every Thursday 10 - 11 am.
  • Paola Sartoretto Between opportunities and threats: 2016-10-06 an analysis of Brazilian Landless Workers Movement experiences with new media technologies
  • Big grants for Stockholm university 2016-10-06 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 752 million to 22 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future scientific breakthroughs. Four projects were granded Stockholm university.
  • Stockholm university ranked top 100 for Arts and humanities 2016-10-03 Stockholm University is the only Swedish university ranked top 100 for Arts and humanities on the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.
  • Alexey Amunts Alexey Amunts receives the 2016 Lennart Nilsson Award 2016-09-29 For his pioneering work in the current “resolution revolution,” Alexey Amunts has received this year’s Lennart Nilsson Award. He is a researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University and head researcher at the Cryo-EM Laboratory at SciLifeLab.
  • gästprofessorn Alf Norkko Alf Norkko honoured with Royal Baltic Sea professorship 2016-09-27 It is now decided that Alf Norkko will receive the visiting professorship in Baltic Sea research which Stockholm University gave the King as a 70-year-gift. Professor Alf Norkko from the University of Helsinki is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of ecological Baltic Sea research.
  • Bioinformatics support 2016-09-27 Open to all graduate students and researchers at Stockholm University.
  • Increased activity from dubious journals 2016-09-23 The University’s Press Office has noticed an increase in the number of contact requests from dubious journals, both centrally and at individual departments.
  • Frank Wilczek Photo:Serena Nobili Prange Prize awarded to Professor Frank Wilczek 2016-09-22 Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics and professor at Stockholm University as of September, has been awarded the 2016 Prange Prize from the University of Maryland.
  • Stefano Bonetti. Foto: Serena Nobili. Stefano Bonetti awarded ERC Starting Grant 2016-09-21 Stefano Bonetti, researcher at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. His research investigates ultrafast magnetization dynamics using x-ray free-electron lasers. The research could well contribute to creating ever faster computers.
  • Sara Danius, foto: Eva Dalin Sara Danius first woman Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy 2016-09-21 When Stockholm University Professor Sara Danius begins as Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy on 1st of June 2015, she is the first woman to hold the prestigious position.
  • Peer Review Week Stockholm University Press is celebrating Peer Review Week 2016 (#peerrevwk16) 2016-09-21 During Peer Review Week we want to contribute to the future development of an improved and quality assured peer review system.
  • KLARA - Stockholm University’s system for managing chemicals 2016-09-20 KLARA is a user-friendly management system that simplifies and rationalises the handling of chemicals in departments, divisions and research groups.
  • Dissertation Monica Winge 2016-09-19 Monica Winge will defend her thesis "Collaboration and Coordination Challenges in Patient-Centered Care: Models and Information Services".
  • Frank Wilczek Physics professor and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University 2016-09-17 This year, Professor of theoretical physics and 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University.
  • Environment in the Age of Internet Environment in the Age of Internet. Activists, Communication and the Digital Landscape 2016-08-25 How do we talk about the environment? Does this communication reveal and construct meaning? Is the environment expressed and foregrounded in the new landscape of digital media?
  • Photo of Tony Lindgren, The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. Tony Lindgren awarded for best presentation at ICAIR 2016 2016-08-22 Tony Lindgren at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) won the prize for best oral presentation at ICAIR 2016 in Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • Michel Zink on Sense and Sensuality in Medieval Literature 2016-08-19 “Sense and Sensuality”, a story of matrimonial love and reason in Erec et Enide. Michel Zink is professor of Medieval French Literature at Collège de France.
  • Nubia&Edgar Meet our two new Postdoctoral Fellows at the Institute of Latin American Studies 2016-08-18 Nubia Evertsson & Edgar Zavala Pelayo
  • Professor Geir Skeie Teaching religion in today's classroom 2016-08-17 Professor Geir Skeie is interested in values ​​and how religion can affect the individual. What is the role of the school?
  • Accommodation for visiting researchers 2016-08-12 Stockholm University lets and manages a number of furnished rooms and flats owned by other landlords in Stockholm. These are available to foreign researchers with a doctoral degree and doctoral candidates at Stockholm University.
  • Ivan Martino. Grant makes it possible to solve old problems 2016-08-08 Ivan Martino received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stockholm University in 2014. Thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, he will hold a postdoctoral position with Professor Alex Suciu at Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
  • Rektor E.A. Weerasinghe i spetsen för besöket i Frescati. Visit from Sri Lankan Delegation 2016-08-03 The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Stockholm University was visited by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training and the Vice Chancellor for the National Institute of Business Management in Colombo.
  • Förvärv humaniora 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.
  • Förhistoriska DNA avslöjar hundens ursprung Prehistoric DNA reveals dog origin 2016-07-15 Man's best friend, the dog, may have been around far longer than we thought. A new study shows that the dog's predecessor was separated from the wolf already sometime between 27 000 and 40 000 years ago.
  • Testperiod naturvetenskap Possible disruptions in the library systems 4 to 8 July 2016-07-04 As of this afternoon (Monday), everything should work again following our library system change. Disruptions can occur in the coming week.
  • Maja Schlüter Apply for grants: Push the boundaries of research to get grants 2016-07-04 Actively develop and test your ideas, go beyond current norms and push the boundaries of research. Then you’ll have a good chance of writing a really good proposal. That’s one of Maja Schlüter’s tips for researchers interested in an ERC grant.
  • Georgia Destouni Apply for grants: tips from reviewers 2016-07-04 How do reviewers reason when looking at proposals? We asked two professors with long experience.
  • Fataneh Farahani Things to consider when applying for a grant 2016-07-04 Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor of Ethnology in the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, shares her tips on how to be successful when applying for grants.
  • Systembyte Change of library system between June 27th and July 4th 2016-07-04 During this period you won’t be able to lend material, queue or renew your loans. Interlibrary loans and the function for ordering material will not be available either.
  • Summer – a time to think about applications 2016-07-04 If you read this and start looking for calls and deadlines, relax. There are relatively few calls during the summer. That’s what makes summer the best time for thinking and developing research ideas.
  • Abraham Mendoza. Foto: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: The importance of presenting your research professionally 2016-07-04 Only apply for the grants that you have the best chance of getting, make sure that your proposal contains full and correct information and learn to present your research in a professional way. These are Abraham Mendoza’s tips for other researchers.
  • Monika Winder. Foto: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: EU grants will solve the Baltic Sea’s challenges 2016-07-04 Monika Winder, Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, is involved in an ongoing Baltic Sea research project and has just submitted a new proposal.
  • Funding to collaborations with Illinois 2016-07-01 Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor has, after consultation with the Deputy Vice-Chancellors approved funds for eleven joint projects with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. In total, more than one million SEK were allocated as part of the strategic cooperation with Illinois.
  • e-bibliotek More than half of the e-books purchased via PDA and EBS models continue to be used 2016-06-29 As a means of making available and acquiring e-books, the Library uses PDA and EBS models. Now we have has undertaken a major evaluation of ten agreements with various publishers and e-book suppliers.
  • Inga magasinsbeställningar eller direktleveranser mellan 20/6 och 4/7 No direct delivery or deliveries from our closed stacks between June 20th and July 4th 2016-06-27 Between Monday June 20th and Monday July 4th, we are not able to deliver orders from our closed stacks or make direct deliveries at Frescati Library.
  • Stockholms tunnelbanekarta. Foto: Mostphotos. Stockholm University swabs the Tube 2016-06-23 Researchers at Stockholm University are mapping microorganisms in the Stockholm metro as part of a project called MetaSUB, which covers 47 cities around the world.
  • Mark Rhinard. Photo: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: Be prepared when the calls for proposals are made 2016-06-20 Mark Rhinard is professor of international relations and stresses the importance of applying for funding from different funding bodies.
  • Julia Uddén. Two Stockholm University researchers win the prestigious Pro Futura 2016-06-17 Historian Aryo Makko and Linguist Julia Uddén are two of the five young researchers chosen as 2016 Pro Futura fellows. Riksbankens Jubileumfond sponsors the award for cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Photo: Eva Dalin Apply for grants: Think about the details of your application 2016-06-17 Ilona Riipinen has been awarded several major grants, the most recent a Wallenberg Academic Fellow. She prefers to apply for fewer grants and spend more time on each application.
  • Per-Olof Wikström Criminology Prize Winners 2016 2016-06-16 How can parents prevent their children from committing crimes? Criminology Prize winners 2016, Travis W. Hirschi, Cathy Spatz Widom and Per-Olof Wikström are awarded the prize for their research on how parents can prevent their children from committing crimes
  • Testperiod juridik 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.
  • electric charging post photo Charge your car at the University 2016-06-15 Employees and students who travel by electric car to and from work can charge their cars at the Frescati campus. A total of four electric charging posts are available.
  • Prize recipients 2016 2016-06-15 The 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was awarded to professors Per-Olof Wikström, Travis W. Hirschi and Cathy Spatz Widom, for their outstanding research on the impact of relationships to parents and peers on future criminality.
  • Stockholm Why do researchers choose Stockholm University? 2016-06-14 Recent arrivals from 3 continents and 4 different fields talk about collegiality and research environment at Stockholm University
  • flygplan bild Carbon offsetting improves air quality in Nepal 2016-06-14 As of 1 April this year, Stockholm University offsets carbon emissions from air travel on official business. The decision on carbon offsetting was made by the Vice-Chancellor at the end of 2015 and was based on an investigation carried out by the University’s environmental coordinator in 2015.
  • Scott Pollock hade bjudit in kocken Magnus Nilsson och docent Richard Tellström Swedish food culture in Minnesota 2016-06-12 When the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, announced a programme on Scandinavian food, Stockholm University was there. Richard Tellström, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Meal Science and Guest Lecturer at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies (ERG) was one of the presenters, meeting Americans who had vivid memories of Swedish food culture.
  • Clas Hättestrand Clas Hättestrand new Pro Vice-Chancellor 2016-06-10 Stockholm University’s current Pro Vice-Chancellor, Hans Adolfsson, will become Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University on 1 July, which means that Stockholm University will receive a new Pro Vice-Chancellor on 1 July.
  • New system for reporting secondary employment 2016-06-09 Most are allowed, but not all. The rules concerning secondary employment are the same as before, but the system for reporting them is new. Beginning in April, secondary employment should be reported in Primula and will be collected centrally.
  • Den svenska delegationen Research seminar in Brazil 2016-06-03 The fifth seminar for the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum, SACF, was held in Brazil in the middle of May. The project will conclude in February 2017 with a conference in Stockholm that will include the representatives from the five participating countries.
  • American expert: military drones ever more common 2016-06-03 The increased use of military drones raises many important questions according to Sarah Kreps, the American researcher who spoke at a workshop arranged by Cornell and Stockholm University.
  • Professor Steve Alsop Svend Pedersen Lecture Award 2016 - to Steve Alsop 2016-05-30 Professor Steve Alsop, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada has received Svend Pedersen Lecture Award for the year 2016. Professor Steve Alsop gave the award lecture on the 25th of May 2016, at 1.00 PM to 2.30 PM in Vivi Täckholmssalen, Svante Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A, Arrheniuslaboratorierna hus P.
  • 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.
  • Photo: Karl Edqvist. Meeting Place Open Access. Video presentations from Meeting Place Open Access in Stockholm 2016 2016-05-10 Meeting Place Open Access (MOA) is the major annual conference in Sweden about open access and scholarly publishing.
  • 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.
  • Brasilia, wikimedia Swedish delegation to Brazil 2016-05-04 Brazil is the next stop for the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum project which aims to promote research collaborations between researchers in the host country and six universities in Sweden. A delegation from Stockholm University of 13, led by Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, will participate in the next seminar 16-20 May in Brasil.
  • Introduction to team based learning 2016-04-19 Welcome to a workshop on teaching and learning with Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL). Useful for: Professors, lecturers and other teachers.
  • Heather Joseph, Executive Director at SPARC. Photo: SPARC. Open Expansion: The Drive to Open up Access to Research Outputs 2016-04-19 ”We have a tremendous opportunity to rethink the way we work and communicate science and scholarship in the online environment”, says Heather Joseph, Executive Director at SPARC.
  • Professional development course 2: Teaching and Learning in The Humanities & Social Sciences HT16 2016-04-18 The course is aimed for teachers within the humanities and social sciences with previous formal training in teaching and learning. START: Oct 13
  • Delegation in South Africa by Mabel Selin Delegation to Southern Africa 2016-04-14 In March, Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding visited Botswana and South Africa. Together with twelve other vice-chancellors, she was a part of a Swedish delegation led by the University Chancellor and the Executive Director of STINT. The trip was organized by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
  • Major increase of admitted international students 2016-04-14 For master’s programmes starting this autumn, a total of 11 400 people applied to Stockholm University, which is an increase of 62 percent. After the first selection, 1,587 students have been admitted, an increase of 55 percent compared to the autumn term 2015.
  • NOD-husets fasad. Foto: Eva Dalin DSV celebrates 50th anniversary with lecturers 2016-04-14 This year, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • bild från appen Virtual spiders treat phobias 2016-04-14 Crawling spiders with hairy legs are scary to many people. Despite the fact that we do not have any dangerous spiders in Sweden, this is the most common animal phobia. When the phobia becomes so strong that it affects your daily life, it may be time to seek help.
  • medlemmarna i förlaget Lilla Björn sitter runt ett bord 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.
  • Jenny White. Foto: privat. Jenny White – new professor of Turkish Studies 2016-04-11 New professor at the Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies is Jenny White, currently Professor of Antropology at Boston University. Jenny White was Distinguished Visiting Professor at SUITS during the academic year 2013–2014.
  • Örjan Gustavsson Large grants to research projects on thawing permafrost and social economy 2016-04-05 Two researchers from Stockholm University have received grants from the European Research Council, ERC Advanced Grant, to fund their respective research projects. Örjan Gustafsson, professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, for his study of the effect of thawing permafrost on climate and Torsten Persson, professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), for his study on how individual and social motives interact in driving individual decisions.
  • Workshop in Yogyakarta Indonesia seminar with workshops on land-use change and civil society 2016-04-01 Five researchers from Stockholm University participated in the Indonesia – Sweden Excellence Seminar held 14 – 17 March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The seminar is a part of the project Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum shared by six Swedish universities and funded by STINT.
  • IIE President Allan Goodman presented the 2016 Heiskell Award for International Partnerships Award to international alliance 2016-04-01 The Inspire Alliance between University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the universities in Stockholm is the 2016 Andrew Heiskell winner of the award for International Partnerships. The award was presented at a conference recently held at the University of California Davis campus.
  • Störningar i sökning av e-resurser 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.
  • Bild på länk till beställningsformulär We've made it easier for you to order books and journals 2016-03-23 Never before has it been so easy to get hold of that book or article you are missing. This Friday we launched a new order form where you fill in the book, article or journal that you lack. We'll do the rest.
  • Störningar i sökning av e-resurser Thesaurus Linguae Graecae – new interface works from off campus 2016-03-22 Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) has a new interface that requires personal registration. The earlier problems accessing one’s personal account from off campus are now solved.
  • Erik den heliges skalle The legend of Erik the Saint may be true 2016-03-18 Erik the Holy may well have been killed in the way the legend says. Archaeologists at Stockholm University has contributed with important clues about the injuries found on the skeleton, and about diet habits and migration patterns of the individual whose remains have been examined.
  • 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.
  • Forskarutbildning MND PhD conference day 2015 2016-03-17 Every year the PhD students at MND hold a conference away from the bustle of the office and engage in a range of activities to develop their knowledge, understanding and research skills. They share good practice and have the opportunity to talk about their work in a supportive environment. Whether it is searching for good literature, writing an article, or considering writing a bid for a grant.
  • 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.
  • Euraxess 2016-03-16 Stockholm University has signed an agreement with the European research network EURAXESS.
  • Stockholm University 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.
  • Students in front of portable computers Photo: Eva Dalin Improved SISU search function to be launched 8 March 2016-03-10 As of 8 March our digital course catalogue SISU will have an improved search function and a new design. Links to start pages will have to be updated.
  • pussel *DSV 50 years* – open jubilee event 2016-03-08 Welcome to our second 50th Anniversary seminar! Henrik Hansson, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and Kerstin Borglin, Director at Spider, will be presenting ICT4D.
  • Stockholm University at QS education fair 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.
  • Ändrade öppettider för biblioteket för socialt arbete The Dept. Of Social Work Library is open 9 am - 12 pm 2016-03-02 On Thursday March the 3rd the Dept. Of Social Work Library is open between 9 am and 12 pm.
  • Nedmontering av bokhyllor We are making room for more studyplaces 2016-02-25 On Thursday February 25th we will dismantle the empty bookshelves on the entrance floor at the library by Bergdahlrummet. We apologize for any noise or other disturbances during the work.
  • Störningar i sökning av e-resurser Important information about searching e-resources 2016-02-19 Due to a big update of data in LIBRIS (our library search) there are problems with searching in some of the library´s electronic resources.
  • 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.
  • selfie Brave new digital world 2016-02-17 Digital images have become a central part of contemporary perceptions of reality, Lisa Ehlin shows in her doctoral thesis.
  • Stockholm University commits to fossil free investments 2016-02-16 The Stockholm University Board decided at its meeting on 15 February 2016 that it no longer allows trust management investments in fossil fuels.
  • Vasilis Koulolias eGovlab develops online democracy 2016-02-16 eGovlab in Kista develops technology and smart processes for improving communication between citizens and public authorities. Starting at the beginning of next year, the EU project e-Skills Match will also be coordinated from here.
  • Gadjah Mada University Research collaboration with Indonesia 2016-02-15 Researchers from Stockholm University, among other Swedish universities, will have the opportunity to discuss possible collaborations with colleagues in Indonesia at the next Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum in Yogyakarta.
  • Fernando Jaramillo, Rajendra Singh, Karl Mathiesen, Ana Gren and Torgny Holmgren 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.
  • Maja Schlüter ERC Consolidator Grant to Maja Schlüter 2016-02-11 Maja Schlüter from the Stockholm Resilience Centre has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant worth SEK 18 million.
  • Hans Adolfsson foto Hans Adolfsson nominated as Vice-Chancellor in Umeå 2016-02-10 Hans Adolfsson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and professor of chemistry at Stockholm University, has been nominated as Vice-Chancellor by the board of Umeå University.
  • High external recruitment level of teachers at the University 2016-02-10 New statistics show that the majority of teachers recruited to Stockholm University in the past five years have received their PhDs from, and been employed at, other universities.
  • New course design strategies to enhance teaching and learning 2016-02-08 The workshop aims for you who are or are about to become a course director to develop your course in terms of how you make use of IT to support student learning.
  • Deltagare och arrangörer runt ett bord 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.
  • Motivate your students with online media 2016-02-01 Teacher at the university and curious about using video and other media in your lectures? Welcome to a stimulating workshop where we go through ideas, basic tools and help you getting started. Using media to support campus courses opens for a new didactical tool box, for example the flipped class room.
  • Årets lärare 2015 tumnagel 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.
  • International Conference - Heritage of Death: Landscapes, Sentiment and Practice 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.
  • Crosstalks How does material science shape our future? 2016-01-25 Sustainable materials was the topic of the last episode of the academic talkshow Crosstalks ” Bend or break: materials for the future”. Human existence is, to a large extent, defined by the materials we use, a fact that is evident in the way we categorize parts of human history into periods such as the Stone Age or the Bronze Age.
  • Yanhang Ma och Peter Oleynikov har många modeller av material på sitt kontor. Men inte någon modell av det nya materialet. First material to be woven at nano level 2016-01-22 For the first time, scientists have been able to weave a material at molecular level. The research is led by University of California Berkeley, in cooperation with Stockholm University.
  • Stockholm University library 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.
  • Hjärtstartare. Photo: Mattias Wadsten 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.
  • Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson Who were the first Vikings? 2016-01-07 A new research project will find out more about the first Vikings. The project has received 50 million SEK in research grants from the Swedish Research Council.
  • cedergren-briens-mockup New book from Stockholm University Press - Cultural exchanges "France–Sweden – Round trip" 2015-12-18 How does the cultural exchange look like between France and Sweden? What cultural relations have been created across national borders over the years?
  • Crosstalks 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.
  • Augustinus-predikan (Sermo beati Augustini episcopi) i Piacenza, Biblioteca Capitolare. Unique text discovered in language research programme 2015-12-15 Only a few researchers in the past hundred years have discovered new texts written by the church father Augustine. Last winter, Brian Møller Jensen became the latest one. He is involved in Ars edendi, a philological research programme at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
  • Commitment to help refugees 2015-12-15 Just over SEK 110,000 – that is the result of two fundraisers at the University to help refugees.
  • Lacerda Major investment in brain research 2015-12-15 Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre will provide equipment for research on brain imaging in humans and animals. The research will cover linguistic and behavioural fields and be a multidisciplinary meeting place.
  • Environmental researchers enter the stage 2015-12-15 How are people supposed to understand what is happening to our planet? Can culture and science work together to spread knowledge and insights? These are some of the questions dealt with in the performance “The Anthropocene – The Human Scene”.
  • 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.
  • Professor Johan Rockström Johan Rockström optimistic about Paris Climate Conference 2015-12-08 We need an agreement good enough to hold the increase in global average temperature below two degrees, says Johan Rockström, leading scientist on global sustainability, about the Paris Climate Conference.
  • Global sötvattenkonsumtion New study raises the global human freshwater footprint 2015-12-04 Dams and irrigation raise the global human consumption of freshwater to a much higher level than previously thought, according to research from Stockholm University. The results are published in the scientific journal Science.
  • Study in Sweden in Singapore 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.
  • Fataneh Farahani Fataneh Farahani: What are the limits and terms for hospitality? 2015-12-03 The refugee crisis is one of the most significant civil rights issues of our time. Fataneh Farahani, researcher at Stockholm University and new Wallenberg Academy Fellow, will compare the work with asylum seekers and migrants, and investigate what shapes hospitality in three multicultural cities: London, Stockholm and Sydney.
  • Emil Bergholtz. Emil Bergholtz: Mathematics that may lead the way to quantum computers 2015-12-03 If researchers succeed in building quantum computers, today’s computers will appear as hopelessly old fashioned as typewriters do now. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Emil Bergholtz is developing mathematical theories that may guide the development of a particular form of quantum matter, which has special properties that researchers believe may be a platform for quantum computers.
  • Picture taken from the research study On time: The Smartwatch in vivo by Mobile Life Centre Mobile Life Centre's study reveals that most Apple Watch owners use it as a watch 2015-12-03 A breakdown in usage of Apple Watch is done by Mobile Life Centre at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. The majority of Watch interactions (20%) come from time checking.
  • Huvudstråket i Albano. Skiss: Christensen & Co, BSK Arkitekter, Nivå Landskapsarkitektur. First sod turned for campus Albano 2015-11-30 A tree planting ceremony today marked the start of campus Albano. When completed Albano will function as a scientific hub connecting Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology with each other and the city.
  • SBS blir ny partner till ECA Stockholm Business School signs partnership with the European Club Association 2015-11-27 Stockholm Business School announced that its Centre for Executive Education has entered a partnership agreement with the European Club Association (ECA) to provide academic business-related content to ECA's Club Management Programme for two years, commencing January 2016.
  • 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.
  • Crosstalks 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.
  • Times Higher Education Stockholm University 86 in the world within Physical sciences 2015-11-19 Stockholm University is found at position 86 in Physical sciences in the newly released 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.
  • Snöbild 3 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.
  • Sediment från gammal sjöbotten Melting Scandinavian ice provides missing link in Europe’s final Ice Age story 2015-11-18 Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles of the last Ice Age.
  • 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.
  • Seminar - Public Understanding and Engagement in Science 2015-11-13 How can we best develop the science of science communication?
  • Shanghai Next stop: China 2015-11-13 Research collaborations with China will be explored during the China–Sweden Excellence Seminar 16–19 November, held at Fudan University in Shanghai, as a part of the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum project. The delegation from Stockholm University, headed by Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, includes researchers in sessions on ageing and education.
  • Representatives of Young Academies from around the world gather in Stockholm 2015-11-12 From 16–18 November 2015 the Global Young Academy (GYA) and Young Academy of Sweden (YAS) are co-hosting the 2nd Worldwide meeting of Young Academies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Peter Gudmundson President, KTH and Astrid Söderbergh Widding Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University Excellence Seminar furthers collaborations between academics in Singapore and Sweden 2015-11-12 Ageing, materials and graphene, education challenges and urban planning were in focus when around forty Swedish top researchers and high-level university delegations visited Singapore 2-5 November to meet Singaporean colleagues during the Singapore–Sweden Excellence Seminar.
  • Istanbul 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.
  • Vetenskapsrådet logotyp Two of the Swedish Research Council's Visiting Professorships to Stockholm University 2015-11-06 Swedish Research Council has made decisions on Visiting Professorships 2016. Two of these Visiting Professorships will be active at Stockholm University.
  • Call for application 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sweden 2015-11-04
  • Call for Speakers - PUB SCIENCE SLAM #2 2015-11-03
  • Photo> Anna-Karin Landin 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.
  • Singapore. Photo: MostPhotos Reinforcing collaborations with Singapore 2015-10-26 The following week a delegation from Stockholm University with top researchers headed by the Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding participates in the high-level Singapore-Sweden Excellence Seminar.
  • 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?
  • Henning Rodhe receives Volvo Environment Prize 2015-10-22 Henning Rodhe, Professor of Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University, Sweden, receives the Volvo Environment Prize 2015 for his contributions to the understanding of the world’s atmosphere. His pioneering work explains how gases and particles are transported and deposited and how they affect climate, ecosystems and human health.
  • 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.
  • Digital höjdmodell som visar Norrströms avrinningsområde. Article in the Europen Commissions newspaper 2015-10-19 An article by Gia Destouni from the Department of Physical geography is being recognized in the European Commission's newsletter - Science for Environmental Policy
  • Osamu Terasaki och Peter Oleynikov New crystal captures carbon from humid gas 2015-10-16 A new material with micropores might be a way to fight climate change. Scientists have created crystals that capture carbon dioxide much more efficiently than previously known materials, even in the presence of water. The research was recently published in a report in the scientific journal Science.
  • Miljöwebben in English 2015-10-15 “Miljöwebben” is now available in an English version called Sustainable Campus. The website contains information about the University’s systematic environmental work and largely mirrors the Swedish version.
  • 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.
  • Ingången till garaget och energicentralen under P-huset. Ground storage reduces the University’s carbon footprint 2015-10-15 The move into the extension to the Arrhenius Laboratory, the so-called NPQ building, is well underway. In the new buildings, as well as the rest of the Arrhenius Laboratory, heating and cooling will be more eco-friendly.
  • Accelerator lets art meet science 2015-10-15 Stockholm University and the cultural institution Magasin III are embarking on a joint effort to create a new meeting place for art and science in the former Manne Siegbahn Laboratory.
  • Swetox logo EU funding for non-animal chemical testing 2015-10-14 In a large international program called “EU-ToxRisk”, the European Commission grants 280 million SEK for developing alternatives to animal testing.
  • Researchers want to find what is uniquely human 2015-10-14 Why did humanity turn out so different from other animals? What is uniquely human? These are some of the questions that an interdisciplinary research team from Stockholm University has been awarded a SEK 22 million grant to attempt to answer.
  • Open house at SciLifeLab 2015-10-13 Are you curious about the services offered at SciLifeLab? Or do you just want to peek inside the laboratories of our elliptical Alfa and Gamma buildings? Welcome to our Open House in Stockholm!
  • Open house at SciLifeLab on November 4 2015-10-13 Are you curious about the services offered at SciLifeLab? Or do you just want to peek inside the laboratories of our elliptical Alfa and Gamma buildings? Welcome to our Open House in Stockholm!
  • Conferment of new doctors The 2015 Installation and Conferment Ceremony 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.
  • Nobel Prize breathtaking recognition says literary researcher 2015-10-08 2015 year's Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich. “She is amazing, an excellent choice", says Anna Jungstrand, researcher of literature at Stockholm University. Anna Jungstrand has previously written about Alexievich in her doctoral thesis on literary reportage.
  • ESO-bild Unique structures found around nearby star 2015-10-08 With the help from pictures by the ESO Very Large Telescope and NASA/ESA space telescope Hubble, astronomers have discovered never-before-seen structures within a dusty disc surrounding a nearby star. The fast-moving wave-like features in the disc of the star AU Microscopii are unlike anything ever observed, or even predicted, before now. Among the researchers behind the results, published in Nature, is Markus Janson at Stockholm University.
  •  A DOM being lowered into the hole of an IceCube string Credit: Jim Haugen, IceCube/NSF  The IceCube Nobel Prize puts focus on the Antarctic ice 2015-10-08 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita, Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. McDonald, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada for “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.
  • Christer Fuglesang, Katherine Freese and Ariel Goobar There is life out there - Crosstalks about space research 2015-10-02 The new space age was in focus when top researchers from Stockholm University and KTH participated in the latest episode of the academic talk show Crosstalks.
  • Scandinavia ranks the highest in International Student Satisfaction 2015-10-01 Scandinavian universities maintain their reputation as the best universities to study at according to the StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2015. With an average satisfaction score of 8.9, Scandinavian universities still rule the top places in terms of international student satisfaction.
  • 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).
  • International conference on cutting-edge research on transformations to sustainability 2015-09-29 Transformations2015, held by Stockholm Resilience Centre, will gather people from various disciplines around the world to share cutting-edge research on transformations to sustainability on 5-7 October 2015.
  • 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.
  • Singapore 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.
  • Shanghai 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.
  • The picture shows ICA Conference's logotype The world's CIOs to Stockholm to discuss the prospects of mobile government 2015-09-04 The world’s CIOs gather for the International Council for IT in Government Administration Conference hosted by eGovlab and the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
  • Crosstalks 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.
  • Stephen Hawking: ”Om några forskare kan hitta ett svart hål så kommer jag att få Nobelpris.” Stephen Hawking in Stockholm: ”Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted” 2015-08-27 There is a way out of black holes. That was the message communicated by Professor Stephen Hawking in a public lecture in Stockholm which attracted more than 3000 people to the audience.
  • Proposal Clinic 2015-08-26 Welcome to a workshop on how to write EU applications with Dr. Sean McCarthy.
  • Tre studenter från City University of Hong Kong. Tammie, Natalie och Po Yi. 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.
  • New book on language learning of migrants 2015-08-19 A new anthology shows clear links between integration and the acquisition of language and cultural phenomenon in the new country.
  • Georgia Destouni elected for international positions 2015-08-18 Georgia Destouni, Professor of Hydrology at Stockholm University and General Secretary for the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, has been elected for two international positions.
  • Gronlandsis Scientists on the way to Petermann glacier 2015-07-20 On July 27, Swedish polar scientists set off to Greenland to meet the icebreaker Oden in Thule. The mission this time is to examine the Petermann Glacier in north-western Greenland.
  • Forest discussion at Crosstalks Collaboration is key when dealing with the forest 2015-07-15 The forests hold many keys to a more sustainable society. Cross-disciplinary education and collaboration are essential to address the complex issues forest management brings about.
  • The three former exchange students Asuka Matsuda, Misa Takamizu and Toru Anraku shared experiences 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.
  • Studenter vid mässmonter i Kina. 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.
  • International Student Fair Russia Recruitment of students in Russia and China 2015-07-08 On 6-7 October, a delegation from Stockholm University, including the Communications Office, the International Office and the School of Business, attended an international student fair in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg.
  • Stockholm University alumni in Russia 2013 (thumbnail) 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.
  • Stockholm University Press is now indexed in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Publishers 2015-07-06 As from July 2015 we are listed as an authorised publication channel according to the standard stated by the Norwegian Database for Statistics in Higher Education.
  • 2000 pupils take part at the 'Living Question Box' 2015-06-29 In May every year about 2000 fifth grade secondary school pupils take part in 'Levande Frågelådan' (the Living Question Box) in the Aula Magna.
  • SciLifeLab logo New chair for SciLifeLab 2015-06-23 The Swedish government has appointed Carl-Henrik Heldin new chair for SciLifeLab, starting October 1, 2015. He succeeds Göran Sandberg who resigns on his own request after two years on the post.
  • No more coins in parking meters 2015-06-23 Akademiska Hus will block their parking meters on all campuses in Stockholm from coin payment week 34 (August 17 to 21) 2015.
  • SOPRAG_Nr5 New Publication - SOPRAG, Sociocultural Pragmatics Ed. by Diana Bravo 2015-06-17 Sociocultural Pragmatics (SOPRAG) is a biannual publication that encourages the international dissemination of research results on theoretical and applied linguistics, focusing on social and cultural aspects of the Spanish language in all its forms and expressions.
  • 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.
  • Twitter LogoS Romklass now on Twitter! 2015-06-12 Romklass recently joined microblogging site Twitter. Our tweets will focus mainly on our news and events.
  • Navarino Environmental Observatory Environmental award to research observatory NEO 2015-06-10 Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a research observatory at Stockholm University has been awarded the "Ecopolis Award 2015 for Environmental Projects" for its research on climate change in the Mediterranean region.
  • Feenberg Award to Nordita professor 2015-06-09 Christopher Pethick, professor at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita, and former director of the institute will receive the 2015 Feenberg Award.
  • Foto på Jalal Nouri Jalal Nouri awarded the prize for best PhD thesis and scientific performance 2015 2015-06-02 Jalal Nouri at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences awarded the prize for best PhD thesis and scientific performance 2015 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm University.
  • Crosstalks on Artifical Intelligence Artificial intelligence is not a threat 2015-05-26 Recreation of human abilities, rise of intelligent machines and development of new technologies. Artificial intelligence was in focus in the last episode of the academic talk show Crosstalks, now available at crosstalks.tv.
  • Academy of Athens Greek research station NEO agreement renewed 2015-05-22 The Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a cooperation between Stockholm University, the Academy of Athens and TEMES S.A., dedicated to research and education on climate and environment of the Mediterranean region, recently renewed its agreement to enable continued research collaboration.
  • May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity 2015-05-22 The variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations. The conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological diversity can help solve a range of societal challenges.
  • Sand-hopper (Gammarus locusta). Photo: Johan Eklöf. High biodiversity gives healthy seagrass beds 2015-05-20 Loss of algal-feeding invertebrates have surprisingly large effects on health of valuable seagrass meadows. These are the new results from a unique set of coordinated experiments.
  • Water droplets cooling rapidly by falling in vacuum and are probed by a shot from the x-ray laser be Research grant to explain the water mystery 2015-05-20 Why does water have so many remarkable properties? Professor Anders Nilsson will seek answers to the question with support by an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, ERC.
  • Theo kanter Artificiell intelligens Crosstalks Theo Kanter on Crosstalks TV – The promise and threat of Artificial Intelligence 2015-05-20 Artificial Intelligence might soon be as ubiquitous as electricity in our everyday lives. The possibilities are seemingly endless. But can the rise of intelligent machines pose a grave threat to humanity?
  • Foto på Jesper Bergman och Kian Rozi vid Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. The brand new Master's Programme in Cyber Security takes shape in DSV's security lab 2015-05-18 The preparations for the new Master's Programme in information security are at full speed in the Cyber Systems Security Laboratory.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm Symposium on the Social Cost of Carbon 2015-05-12 It is almost universally agreed that the climate change resulting from human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases poses a serious (and perhaps even existential) threat to current and future generations.
  • EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 2015-05-04 Jonas Tallberg, Lisa M. Dellmuth and Göran von Sydow are offered a grant from the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 for the project “The Choice for Europe since Maastricht. Member States' Preferences for Economic and Financial Integration”.
  • 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.
  • Korea-Sweden Excellence Seminar 2015 Swedish research in focus at conference in Seoul 2015-04-28 The Korea-Sweden Excellence Seminar was held in Seoul, South Korea 21-23 April. It was the first meeting in a series of six where the top six Swedish universities discuss research collaborations with colleagues in five selected countries.
  • 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.
  • Universities are protesting against attacks with minute of silence 2015-04-27 Stockholm University participates in a minute of silence in protest against the terrorist attack at Garissa University College of Kenya. The silent minute is carried out at European universities on April 27 at 12:00.
  • Participate in a minute of silence against attack threatening academic freedom 2015-04-24 The Stockholm University Senior Management team would like to make staff and students aware of the opportunity to participate in a protest against the terrorist attack in Garissa University College of Kenya. The protest is carried out in the form of a minute of silence at the Swedish and European universities Monday April 27 at 12:00 and was initiated by the European University Association (EUA).
  • Honorary doctorates 2015 2015-04-22 Stockholm University has now chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • Crosstalks in University World News 2015-04-22 Online magazine University World News reports about Crosstalks, the academic talk show which Stockholm University co-produces with KTH.
  • Seoul First stop - South Korea! 2015-04-17 Seven researchers from diverse disciplines at Stockholm University participate in the Korea Excellence Seminar which brings together some 40 Swedish researchers, and as many Korean, for interdisciplinary talks aimed at strengthening partnerships.
  • Singapore Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum heading for Singapore 2015-04-16 Stockholm University manages together with five other Swedish universities an internationalization project with a few selected countries. The opportunity to participate in a research symposium in Singapore 2-5 November is hereby announced within the project.
  • 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.
  • Flygperspektiv över Albano från norr, med Roslagsbanan till vänster om området och Roslagvägen till Albano green light good news for universities 2015-04-09 The Land and Environment Court of Appeal, today says yes to the new campus Albano. The verdict determines the Stockholm City Council's decision on the plan for Albano. The verdict is final.
  • Students outside of Stockholm University New international alumni portal 2015-04-08 Stockholm University has launched a new portal for international alumni which supports the university’s wishes to stay in touch with former students and researchers from around the world.
  • Researchers making new contacts at the international pub. Researchers made new contacts at international pub 2015-03-27 About 35 people showed up and made new contacts when The Faculty Club hosted an International Pub for Stockholm University staff on 25 March.
  • SciLifeLab grows and expands technology offer to researchers 2015-03-26 Since last year SciLifeLab, of which Stockholm University is a partner, has made four additional facilities available to researchers throughout Sweden: one for mass cytometry and three for single cell analysis.
  • Foto på Uno Fors vid Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. Get smart: lifelong learning and relearning 2015-03-18 Watch Crosstalks on March 19, 6 pm, to see Uno Fors and Tessy Ceratto Pargman discuss the topic "Get smart: lifelong learning and relearning".
  • Network for partners to international researchers launched 2015-03-17 65 people from no less than 28 nationalities gathered at Valhallavägen 79 on Wednesday 11 March. It was Stockholm Academic Forum, Staf, that held the first event for Stockholm Academic Network – a new network for partners accompanying international researchers at the universities of Stockholm.
  • Skalle. Foto: Anna Arnberg New findings from DNA traces the emergence of languages 2015-03-13 Christos Economou, a PhD student at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University is one of the researchers who participated in the international research team that did the study.
  • IngMarie Nilsson How blood group O protects against malaria 2015-03-11 It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. In a study made at Karolinska institutet, where several researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DDB) took part, the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides are explained. The study is published in Nature Medicine.
  • Colleagues New information on the web for international faculty 2015-03-06 How do I plan a work move to Sweden? What is it like to live in Sweden and Stockholm, how does school and medical care work? There are certainly many questions when choosing to move from another country to Stockholm for a position at Stockholm University.
  • New book: Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management 2015-02-27 Shang Gao from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China and Lazar Rusu from Stockholm University, Sweden are the editors of a recently published book by IGI Global that is entitled “Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management”.
  • Partnerships for mutual benefit 2015-02-24 Johan Kleman, Professor of Remote Sensing, has been Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for the past two years.
  • A new telephone service provider for Stockholm University 2015-02-23 Stockholm University has signed an agreement with a new telephone service provider for telephone services (including mobile phones). The new provider will be TDC and they use the Tele2 network.
  • Drawing attention to the Baltic Sea 2015-02-23 There is an objective at both the national and the EU level for the Baltic Sea to achieve good ecological status by 2020. However, much remains to be done in order to reach this objective.
  • Broadcasted February 19, 2015. Photo: Adam 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”.
  • Swedish language course for international employees 2015-02-23 The course is designed to give a basic comprehension of Swedish language and culture to foreign employees at Stockholm University, in order to enhance every day communication in the academic environment.
  • Game of Thrones 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.
  • Higher salaries for doctoral students 2015-02-20 As of 1 January 2015, all doctoral students with a doctoral studentship at Stockholm University have been given a raise.
  • 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 organisation for external relations and communications 2015-02-20 A new function combining external relations and communications will be established at the University on 18 May, 2015. Anki Bystedt, currently County Director in Uppsala and former Assistant Under-Secretary, will take on overall responsibility for the University’s work with external relations and communications.
  • Kung Carl XVI Gustaf och Ray Pierrehumbert. Foto: Eva Dalin Leading climate Professor: Sweden is a model 2015-02-17 Emissions of carbon must be reduced and in this, Sweden can be a model. This was the message when climate Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert held a public lecture in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
  • 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.
  • Marta Szebehely New report on marketisation of eldercare in the Nordic countries 2015-02-05 Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequences
  • Stockholm University 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.
  • Replacement of windows: Södra huset is about to get warmer 2015-02-02 In the spring, work will commence on replacing nearly 6,000 windows in Södra huset. This will be the first step in an extensive effort to improve the indoor climate and reduce energy consumption.
  • The book The Wellness Syndrome The Wellness Syndrome 2015-01-29 Are you obsessed with maximising your individual health and happiness? According to researchers a new phenomenon is emerging which they call the wellness syndrome - an obsession with health that is often counter-productive.
  • Student from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics wins award 2015-01-29 Minttu Virkki of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University wins Protein Science Best Paper Award of 2015.
  • Strategic efforts behind recruitment of leading researchers 2015-01-28 Desire to create a strong research environment, in addition to strategic recruitment efforts, have made the Department of Physics attractive to leading researchers.
  • Direction outlined for Stockholm University 2015-01-27 In the beginning of December, the University Board adopted new strategies for Stockholm University. The strategies define the fundamental values and objectives that will guide the University for the next four years.
  • Teacher representatives on the University Board 2015-01-27 Stockholm University’s voting panel (hörandeförsamling) has agreed on the new University Board teacher representatives for the term 2015-01-01—2017-12-31.
  • Physics award for groundbreaking discovery 2015-01-27 The 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics goes to the Supernova Cosmology Project and the High-z Supernova Team “for the highly unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing down as previously assumed”.
  • World Economic Forum 2015 Stockholm Resilience Centre research on display in Davos 2015-01-22 Johan Rockström, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, at Stockholm University, has been invited to present the latest findings on planetary boundaries.
  • Karin Helander new Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2015-01-20 Karin Helander is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences at Stockholm University.
  • Jonas Tallberg internationalisering International researchers bring new energy 2015-01-19 Foreign researchers have revitalised the Department of Political Science while providing access to new networks and securing competence.
  • Source: Steffen et.al, Science, 16 januari 2015. Four of nine planetary boundaries now crossed 2015-01-16 Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, says an international team of 18 researchers with representatives from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in the journal Science, published 16 January. Crossing the boundaries could have serious consequences, both in the present and the future.
  • Bok_computer science “Must-read for anyone interested in understanding the computing discipline” 2014-12-25 Those are the words in a review of a new book, “The Science of Computing: Shaping a Discipline”, by DSV’s associate professor Matti Tedre.
  • Love Ekenberg Love Ekenberg towards new challenges 2014-12-25 After more than six years Professor Love Ekenberg leaves the role as Dean of DSV. At the beginning of 2015, he starts as a senior researcher at the international renowned research institute IIASA.
  • Sara Danius. Foto: Eva Dalin. Sara Danius new Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy 2014-12-23 Professor Sara Danius will take the position as Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy on 1 June 2015. She is a Professor in literature at Stockholm University and her research is about the relationship between literature and society with 19th century realism and 20th century realism as starting point.
  • Matthew Hayes. Foto: Charlotta Hayes How did galaxies and stars form in the Universe’s youth? 2014-12-22 Galaxies have created new stars from gas throughout almost the entire history of the universe, but the processes differ at different epochs. Matthew Hayes will gaze into the youth of the universe to understand gas accretion and star formation in early galaxies, the ancestors of more modern galaxies such as the Milky Way.
  • Jonas Larsson At absolute zero – studies of a different world 2014-12-22 Materials change their properties at extremely low temperatures; they stop following the traditional laws of physics and, instead, quantum mechanics takes over. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Jonas Larson will use theoretical methods to study the different and exciting phenomena that occur close to absolute zero.
  • Become a member of the Young Academy of Sweden 2014-12-17 Open call: Now you can apply to become a member of the Young Academy of Sweden. Deadline for applications: 13 January 2015
  • Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2014 awards studies on cell growth 2014-12-09 SciLifeLab to award researchers in Stockholm on 9 December.
  • Before you go on holiday… 2014-12-08 Before you "log out" for the holidays, please remember to let people know that you'll be out of the office, or that your office hours will be different during the holiday season.
  • Sequencing projects receive SciLifeLab funding 2014-11-19 SciLifeLabs just approved the first 21 National Projects focused on human whole genome sequencing and biodiversity. Four projects by researchers from Stockholm University were approved. In total, thousands of genomes will be sequenced within the projects.
  • 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.
  • Exhibition about the plants associated with Christmas traditions 2014-11-17 The Bergius Botanic Garden’s Christmas Exhibition provides inspiration and knowledge of the many plants, fruits, spices, and sweets associated with Christmas.
  • Norra länken Almost time to open Norra länken 2014-11-13 After years of redirected traffic, relocated bus stops, and temporary paths for cyclists and pedestrians, construction of the “Norra länken” traffic route is almost complete.
  • 103 million SEK to research in Science and Technology 2014-11-05 The Swedish Research Council call for project funding for Science and Technology has awarded Stockholm University 34 projects grants totaling 103.2 million SEK.
  • Popular rose back at Bloms hus 2014-10-30 A Poppius rose that was accidently dug up has been replaced.
  • EU funding: “Network and learn the system” 2014-10-29 The research idea is crucial for receiving EU funding, but you also have to know the system and be able to network, according to expert Sean McCarthy.
  • Testade stavmixrar Hand blenders used for cooking can emit persistent chemicals 2014-10-28 Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers’ instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand blenders which are available on the Swedish market.
  • Karin Helander Foto:Eva Dalin New deputy vice-chancellors and deans announced 2014-10-28 The middle of October saw the end of elections for the disciplinary domain boards, faculty boards, deans, deputy deans, and vice deans, as well as the proposals for deputy vice-chancellors. The results were announced on 15 October, and on 23 October, the Vice-Chancellor announced who will be the new deputy vice-chancellors, deans, and deputy deans.
  • Concentrated effort to gain new knowledge about membrane-bound proteins 2014-10-24 A large grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to researcher David Drew at Stockholm University has enabled four research teams to proceed to develop new methods for determining the structure of human membrane proteins and their dynamic functions.
  • Large grant awarded for new method of protein structure determination 2014-10-24 Increased knowledge of how cells produce proteins, and the three-dimensional structure of these proteins, is of great importance to both basic research in biology and the development of medicine. Professor Gunnar von Heijne at Stockholm University has been granted a total sum of SEK 66 million for a new protein structure determination laboratory. In addition, he has been awarded a continuation grant for Wallenberg Advanced Bioinformatics Infrastructure (WABI) at SciLifeLab.
  • Karin Helander New Deputy Vice-Chancellor for humanities, law and social sciences 2014-10-23 Professor Karin Helander was the nomination committee's proposal for the next Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences, and chair for the Board of Humanities, Law and Social Science, for the period 2015–2017. On October 23 the decision to appoint her was taken by the University's Vice-Chancellor.
  • A strong welfare state mitigates the impact of the Great Recession 2014-10-23 There is a general correlation between unemployment and suicide among men. But the weaker the unemployment protection in the country, the stronger the connection. These findings are reported in a comparative study covering thirty countries, focusing the impact of the Great Recession on unemployment and suicide rates. The paper is published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
  • Paula von Wachenfeldt from the Centre for Fashion Studies Two researchers comment the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 2014-10-14 On October 10, it was announced that the French writer Patrick Modiano is awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. Two researchers at Stockholm University comment on the election and talk about their research on Modiano.
  • Chefen för Swetox Åke Bergman, landshövding Chris Heister, styrelseordförande Harriet Wallberg Center for Toxicological Sciences, Swetox, inaugurated 2014-10-08 This Tuesday Swetox, Center for Toxicological Sciences, was inaugurated at Astra Zeneca's former premises in Södertälje. This collaboration between eleven Swedish universities will conduct innovative interdisciplinary basic research, applied research and other business services and even coordinate programs at the masters and doctoral level, including graduate school.
  • High retention is shown with a higher relief upwards. Both precipitation and temperature control land carbon cycling 2014-10-03 Precipitation is at least as important as temperature in determining the turnover time of carbon, states a new report published in Nature. The report also establishes that overall more carbon than what was previously thought is stored in land ecosystems – especially in soil.
  • First MOOC at Stockholm University deals with global sustainability 2014-10-02 Trends in human-caused global environmental change and its impacts will be in focus when the Stockholm Resilience Centre launches a massive open online course starting in November, the first MOOC at Stockholm University.
  • Improved information on the Web for English-speaking staff 2014-09-29 The Chief Administrative Officer has decided to appoint a working group to develop proposals for how the information on the Stockholm University web to English-speaking staff can be improved.
  • Stockholm University Press – open access run by researchers 2014-09-25 The new website for Stockholm University Press was soft-launched just before the summer. The website contains information about the new publisher, which has been commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor to provide researchers with the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed journals, anthologies, and monographs in printed and digital formats.
  • Ethics council established at the University 2014-09-24 The University has established an ethics council operating directly under the Vice-Chancellor. The council will investigate allegations of research misconduct and be responsible for education and information on this topic at the University, in addition to serving an advisory function on ethical issues.
  • Linnaeus environments at the highest international level 2014-09-24 The Swedish Research Council and Formas have conducted a midterm evaluation of the 20 Linnaeus environments that were granted funding in 2008. Two research environments at Stockholm University received Linnaeus grants in 2008: the Linnaeus Centre on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe – Stockholm University (SPaDE) and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics – Stockholm University (OKC). Both have now been evaluated and given excellent ratings.
  • The University passed environmental certification 2014-09-24 During the Summer, it was announced that the University will receive environmental certification.
  • NOD – new creative meeting place in Kista 2014-09-24 The new NOD building sits like an enormous dark wedge in Kista’s cluster of office complexes. The building is presented as Sweden’s foremost meeting place for innovation and creativity in IT and telecommunications.
  • Great interest in Crosstalks broadcast 2014-09-24 Studio discussions on the unexplored ocean, the importance of fieldwork and molecular biosciences research at SciLifeLab drew nearly hundred students from Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology to the Crosstalks live broadcast on September 18.
  • Watch the Polar researcher elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2014-09-17 Professor Örjan Gustafsson has recently been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A few weeks ago he returned home from the first leg of the Polar research expedition Swerus-C3. On September 18 you can watch him live on the academic talkshow Crosstalks, talking about his research.
  • Michael Tjernström - professorsundervisning: undervisning förmedlad av ”riktiga professorer” Professorial teaching – teaching by “real professors” 2014-09-15 Michael Tjernström is Professor of Boundary-Layer Meteorology at Stockholm University.
  • This year’s winners of the teaching award 2014-09-15 The 2014 “Teacher of the Year” award goes to Suzanne Kriström Alonzo from the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Mårten Edenroth from the Department of Law, Clas Hättestrand from the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, and Maria Wingstedt from the Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
  • Tools for visual identity Tools for visual identity now in English 2014-09-12 Tools for visual identity a success with 2,200 users and more than 2,300 creations in the production tool. Now we are launching a few major updates. Most important one is the English version of the tool and the Getting Started document.
  • Application results for international programmes for spring 2015 2014-09-09 Spring 2015 courses face a reduction of the number of applicants for international programmes at Swedish universities by 20 percent, from 3,851 applicants for the spring semester 2014 to 3,062 spring semester applicants for 2015.
  • Sino-Swedish workshop on the environmental issues in the Yangtze river 2014-09-08 During the week 8-12 September, researchers from China and Sweden will meet at Stockholm University to discuss environmental quality in the Yangzte.
  • Information about the political debate on September 3 2014-09-04 In response to questions about the debate between the Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson and the Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag on September 3, Stockholm University would like to clarify that the University is not the organizer for this event.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Photo: Paul Zieger Young researcher at ITM received award for “significant research contribution to aerosol science” 2014-09-01 Associate Professor Ilona Riipinen at the Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) & Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University, received the Smoluchowski Award during the Annual European Aerosol Conference in Busan, Korea.
  • Kebnekaise Kebnekaise south peak is melting at record speed 2014-08-28 Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden. Now there is only 70 centimeters difference between the South and North peaks. The South peak measured to 2097.5 meters above sea level at this year’s annual measurement of the peaks, performed at the end of each summer season by Stockholm University research station Tarfala.
  • Ingela Tång - Studiebesök och kulturkrock Study visit and culture clash 2014-08-27 Ingela Tång is a librarian at the Stockholm University Library, where she works with publishing support and the publication database DiVA.
  • Stockholm University recruits top researcher 2014-08-25 The Swedish Research Council has decided on a research grant to Stockholm University for Professor John Wettlaufer, to do research at Stockholm University and Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • Researchers on the Oden. Half time for the Polar expedition SWERUS-C3 2014-08-19 The first leg of the International Polar research expedition SWERUS-C3 is approaching its end. In the beginning of next week, the expedition is expected in Barrow, Alaska to change researchers and crew.
  • The research station on Mt Åreskutan, Åre, Sweden. Photo: Stella Papadopoulou New international study into the link between human activities and cloud formation 2014-08-06 This summer the Cloud and Aerosol Experiment Åre (CAESAR) was launched which aims to better understand the influence of human activities on the composition of the air and microphysical properties of clouds. The project is a collaboration between Departement of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.
  • The Swedish parliament. Sweden third in Global Innovation Index 2014-07-24 Sweden has been ranked as the third most innovative country in the world according to the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII).
  • University researcher won competition in protein structure prediction 2014-07-18 A research group at SciLifeLab, led by Jens Carlsson at Stockholm University, has won a worldwide competition (GPCR DOCK 2013) to predict the three-dimensional structure of a G protein-coupled receptor using computer modeling. Their results are published in two articles in the scientific journal Structure.
  • Researchers from Stockholm University listed as some of world’s leading scientific minds 2014-07-16 Six researchers connected to Stockholm University ranks amongst “the most influential scientific minds of 2014,” according to a list published by Thomson Reuters who runs the database Web of Science. The list is based on the number of citations their scientific papers have received.
  • Östersjöns ekosystem Baltic Eye - puts the Baltic Sea on the agenda 2014-07-09 New research about the Baltic Sea is published on a regular basis and Stockholm University has long had a leading role in the field, with both comprehensive and in-depth science. So why does it take so long to solve problems connected to the Baltic Sea environment? Baltic Eye at Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre will provide decision makers with the knowledge about the Baltic Sea they need.
  • Apply for short international research visits 2014-06-24 Every year, up to ten researchers (and sometimes doctoral students) at Stockholm University are given the opportunity to make a visit to one of five specific partner universities in other countries.
  • Small crustaceans help us assess the effects of pollution and oxygen deficiency in the Baltic sea 2014-06-18 Two of the most pressing environmental problems in the Baltic Sea are pollution and oxygen deficiency. Despite this, our knowledge about how this affects the animals living in the sea is limited. To test the single and combined effects of polluted sediment and oxygen deficiency on benthic organisms small crustaceans (Monoporeia affinis) from the Baltic Sea were studied in experiments. These crustaceans were demonstrated to have a defence mechanism against the cellular damage that changes in water oxygen concentrations can induce. Exposure to polluted sediment was also shown to activate these defence mechanisms.
  • 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.
  • Population Modeling: a “new era” in environmental protection? 2014-06-03 Models that can project the effects of contaminants on populations of organisms may help fulfill goals set for environmental risk assessment, shows a new PhD thesis from Stockholm University. These findings could help improve the way we assess the hazards that contaminants may pose to the environment.
  • Student survey shows strengths and weaknesses 2014-05-27 The results of the 2013 wave of the International Student Barometer (ISB) have recently been presented and work is currently underway to spread knowledge gained from this valuable survey throughout the University.
  • Baltic Health Index Experts gather to discuss Baltic Sea health 2014-05-20 Scientists and experts from around the Baltic Sea region gathered at Stockholm University recently to explore ways to measure the health of the Baltic Sea.
  • Dagmar Knotova this year’s Global Swede, with Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling Dagmar Knotova this year’s Global Swede 2014-05-20 Dagmar Knotova, Master’s student in International and Comparative Education is this year’s Stockholm University Global Swede. Swedish Minister for Trade, Dr Ewa Björling, presented Dagmar with the Global Swede diploma during a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • MBW inaugurates a Postdoctorate Program - 20 Postdoctoral Positions announced 2014-05-12 The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW invites applications for 20 postdoctoral associate positions. We are looking for outstanding young researchers fully committed to addressing fundamental questions in infection and immunobiology, integrative biology and molecular cell biology. The department carries out experimental research primarily investigating the function of genes and cells in tissues and organisms.
  • Frälsegården kvinna Genomic Diversity and Admixture differs for Stone-Age Scandinavian Foragers and Farmers 2014-04-30 An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of eleven Stone-Age human remains from Scandinavia revealed that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers were historically in lower numbers than the farmers. The study is published, ahead of print, in the journal Science.
  • Leading Brazilian university signs cooperation agreement with Stockholm University 2014-04-29 Universidade de São Paulo (USP) has signed a new bilateral agreement for cooperation with Stockholm University. The initial agreement is for a period of three years and includes the possibility for self-financed visits by teachers and researchers, as well as a tuition-free exchange for students.
  • Photo: Sune Sundahl/ArkDes/Creative Commons Ralph Erskine 100 years 2014-04-16 Architect Ralph Erskine left a huge mark on the Frescati campus with his buildings that were erected in the 1980s and 1990s. If he were alive today, he would have turned 100 years old in February.
  • Honorary doctorates 2014 2014-04-15 Stockholm University has now chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education. Prominent names include Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the renowned French philosopher Francois Recanati. Within the humanities, in addition to Recanati, recipients of this year’s honorary doctorates include Elaine Aston and Patricia K. Kuhl; in the social sciences: Sandra Wallman and Marie-Laure Djelic; and in the natural sciences: Maria João Ramos, Lynne B. McCusker, Walter Neupert and Thomas Rossby.
  • Public lecture on jewels drew large crowd 2014-04-11 As many as 127 people came to listen to the University's open lecture about jewels and minerals at the Nordic Museum on Wednesday. Joakim Mansfeld, a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Geological Sciences, lectured.
  • Hyrcykel Hire a bike on campus! 2014-04-10 Rental bikes are now once again available on the University campus after being dusted off for the spring season. There are currently two stations where bicycles can be collected or deposited, one near Allhuset and one in Kräftriket by Roslagsvägen.
  • Nominations for equal rights and opportunities award 2014-04-08 As part of the University’s efforts to promote equality, the Council for Equal Rights and Opportunities (Rådet för jämställdhets- och jämlikhetsfrågor) has established the award “Department of the year – equal rights and opportunities award”. The nomination period for the award is 1 April to 8 June.
  • Increased collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute 2014-04-04 Stockholm University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) recently signed an agreement to increase collaboration.
  • General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Updated map of ocean floors 2014-04-03 A new version of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) is now available. This is the third version, and once again, researchers at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University have played a prominent role.
  • Female researchers claim space in the library 2014-04-03 The University Library is currently under renovation, and in connection with this, the group rooms have been given a new design. Having glass walls was an obvious choice: they let the light in, and it is easy to see if the rooms are occupied, but some degree of separation was needed. The architects showed examples where printed text could serve as protection from view, while also showcasing a message.
  • Nominations for equal rights and opportunities award 2014-04-03 As part of the University’s efforts to promote equality, the Council for Equal Rights and Opportunities (Rådet för jämställdhets- och jämlikhetsfrågor) has established the award "Department of the year – equal rights and opportunities award".
  • Crystal structure of human MTH1 in complex with a key inhibitor. New concept for the treatment of cancer 2014-04-03 A team of researchers from five Swedish universities have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is presented in the journal Nature and is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival. The research group at Stockholm University has determined the structure of MTH1 and made detailed structural studies important for the development of efficient inhibitors targeting MTH1.
  • Foto av Nina Kirchner - kort blont hår, grön tröja och jeansjacka Large-scale investment in study of inaccessible marine areas 2014-04-03 A national infrastructure for studying hard conditions in the ocean is now being created with support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. University of Gothenburg, Chalmers and Stockholm University are behind the consortium MUST, Mobile Underwater System Tools, now assigned to SEK 38 million.
  • Find information and expertise at Tools of Science 2014-04-02 A new version of the website Tools of Science was launched at the beginning of the year. The platform is aimed at researchers and companies dealing with life science, and contains current information about academic core facilities in the Stockholm-Uppsala region. In addition, it lists service companies in the industry from all over Sweden and provides information about upcoming events, funding opportunities, and various support organisations.
  • Mats Nilsson appointed Site Director at SciLifeLab in Stockholm Mats Nilsson appointed Site Director at SciLifeLab in Stockholm 2014-04-02 Mats Nilsson, professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, has been appointed Site Director for SciLifeLab in Stockholm. The decision was made by the Vice-Chancellors of Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Mats commenced his duties at SciLifeLab from 1 April.
  • Wallenberg funding to mathematics researchers 2014-03-31 In order for Sweden to regain an international, cutting edge position in mathematics, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is supporting prominent researchers in mathematics. Two researchers now receiving research funding are Per Alexandersson at Stockholm University and Christiane Tretter who is at present Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland and soon to be visiting Professor at Stockholm University.
  • Anders Nilsson University receives 125 million SEK to recruit top researcher 2014-03-31 Stockholm University has received 125 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council as part of their programme to recruit distinguished researchers. The funding will be used to appoint Anders Nilsson, currently at Stanford University, to join Stockholm University, and will be spread out during a ten-year period.
  • Winner of the Cramér Society reward for best thesis Winner of the The Cramér Prize 2014-03-27 The annual award for the best thesis in statistics or mathematical statistics went to Ph D Feng Li from the Department of Statistics at Stockholm University.
  • Helen Frowe, Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace at the Department of Philosophy 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 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.
  • www.studyinsweden.se Relaunch of studyinsweden.se 2014-03-21 Sweden’s official website for information on Swedish higher education, studyinsweden.se, has been rereleased in a new, updated form. Studyinsweden.se offers information and inspiration for international students considering choosing Sweden for their university degree.
  • Stockholm University Stockholm University School of Business has a new international name – Stockholm Business School 2014-03-14 For the past 15 years, the School of Business has undergone an extensive process of internationalisation which, on 13 March, will come full circle with the introduction of a new international name – Stockholm Business School (SBS).
  • Hubble Monitors Supernova In Nearby Galaxy M82 Image of supernova explosion by Hubble Space Telescope 2014-02-27 On 27 February, the Hubble Space Telescope News Center published a composite image of the supernova explosion, SN2014J, in the M82 galaxy.
  • New study shows connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia 2014-02-27 A unique new study shows a connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia. Self-reported olfactory impairment and/or an inability to identify odors can be an early sign of dementia conversion within the next ten years. The study is the first of its kind to follow people from healthy ageing to dementia, focusing on olfactory impairment.
  • Stockholm University’s training schools a model for other universities 2014-02-26 The government has decided to invest SEK 40 million every year to start training schools within the teacher training programmes. Stockholm University has been working with selected training schools since 2010.
  • Åke Bergman head of Swetox 2014-02-26 Professor Åke Bergman has been appointed head of the new research center Swetox.
  • This year saw 8,400 application to international Master's programmes. Photo: Eva Dalin Business studies most popular for international applicants 2014-02-18 During the most recent round of admissions, Stockholm University received 8,400 applications to international Master’s programmes starting in autumn 2014.
  • ITM researchers part of Swedish-Chinese effort to slow global warming 2014-01-31 ITM researchers Hans-Christer Hansson, Christer Johansson and Örjan Gustafsson attended a workshop on short-lived climate air pollutants (SLCPs) held in Beijing on 15-16 January. The meeting was an initiative of the Swedish government and was organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) that is responsible for overseeing the planning of energy supply and for addressing climate related questions in China.
  • Physical activity at work and leisure - importance for health 2014-01-14 Andreas Holtermann från Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø (Danmark) håller seminarie på temat "Physical activity at work and leisure - importance for health: epidemiological documentation and methodological aspects"
  • Bolin på stan Bolin Centre for climate research in San Francisco 2013-12-20 During a week in mid-December about 30 researchers from Stockholm University participated in a major conference, American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, California.
  • Students comparing their profiles with that of Alfred Nobel at the entrance of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. International students inspired by Alfred Nobel 2013-12-17 Twenty-one international students aged 17-23 visited Stockholm University during the 2013 Nobel week. The students listened to the annual lectures given by the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Physics and Economic Sciences, which took place on 8 December in Aula Magna.
  • 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.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013. Illustration: © Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Physics Nobel Laureates François Englert and Peter Higgs visit Albanova 2013-12-10 On December 7, this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics, Prof. Peter Higgs and Prof. François Englert, visited AlbaNova for a reception and panel discussion. The panel discussion, which took place in the Oskar Klein auditorium at Alba Nova University Center. focused on the importance of the new boson and its discovery.
  • Photo of Constantinos Giannoulis, Jelena Zdravkovic and Eric-Oluf Svee Researchers at Stockholm University published in the prestigious Requirements Engineering Journal 2013-12-04 The research paper "Capturing consumer preferences as requirements for software product lines" written by Jelena Zdravkovic, Eric-Oluf Svee and Constantinos Giannoulis, has been published by the Requirements Engineering Journal, the highest ranked journal in this area of research, also Level 2.
  • 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.
  • No injuries during fire at Frescati on Friday night 2013-12-02 An incident resulting in a fire in the Arrhenius Laboratories on level A3 occurred during the night between Friday and Saturday. No injuries resulted from the incident. According to fire officers the fire was suppressed by the internal sprinkler system and thereby quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and is currently being investigated by police. Local damage is limited to the laboratory where the fire occurred and a nearby office.
  • Robertson Library on Curtin University Bentley campus New exchange agreement with Curtin University in Australia 2013-11-25 Recently a new exchange agreement was signed with Curtin University, a public university located in Perth, Western Australia and established as recently as 1986. Its teaching and research are divided into five faculties, including a Centre for Aboriginal Studies.
  • Image: These maps show how the sky looks at gamma-ray energies above 100 million electron volts (MeV). Left: The sky during a three-hour interval prior to the detection, showing the normal appearance of the sky. Right: A three-hour interval starting 2.5 hours before the burst and ending 30 minutes into the event, illustrating its brightness relative to the rest of the gamma-ray sky. The gamma-ray burst GRB 130427A was located in the constellation Leo near its border with Ursa Major, whose brightest stars form the familiar Big Dipper. 
Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration Cosmic flash highlights flaws in theories about our Universe 2013-11-22 An international team of researchers, including members from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, has observed one of the most powerful cosmic explosions yet measured. The results are difficult to explain with any existing model, showing that we have a long way to go before understanding the most extreme events in our Universe. The findings are published in two articles in this week's edition of the journal Science.
  • Åke Bergman takes samples with Chinese researchers. Photo: Birgitta Bergman Sweden-China environmental collaboration awarded SEK 24 million 2013-11-21 Professor Åke Bergman, of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, has been awarded a Swedish Research Council framework grant of SEK 24,078,000 for a Sino-Swedish project on environmental monitoring and chemical analysis of environmental contaminants in the Yangtze River Delta region.
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Övre raden fr vänster: Mattias Klum, Magnus Florin, Klas Eklund, Johan Rockström
Nedre rader fr vänster: Birgitta Dahl, Åke Persson, Caroline Jonsson, Carina Håkansson, Lena Endre, Elisabeth Gauffin Theatrical event marks 40 years of regency for Sweden's king 2013-11-21 An unusual show exploring environmental issues is being held at the Royal Dramatic Theatre on 23 November, to mark 40 years of regency for Sweden's king. Johan Rockström, professor at Stockholm University's Resilience Centre, and Mattias Klum, photographer and filmmaker, and Stockholm University Honorary Doctor are among the contributors to the event, which will be attended by Sweden's King and Queen.
  • Kista världsmusikfestival logotype Music in the gaming industry – Present and future opportunities 2013-11-13 On the 28th of November Kista Världsmusikfestival and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, welcomes you to the seminar “Music in the gaming industry – Present and future opportunities”.
  • Östersjöcentrum fyr Seven Baltic Sea Research Positions 2013-11-12 Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre is in an expansive phase and new positions, both communicators and researchers, will be advertised the coming months. At the moment a recruiting process is under way, and no new positions are available.
  • Large grant to Stockholm University for supernova research 2013-11-05 Stockholm University has received a large grant for supernova research. A research team led by Professor Jesper Sollerman from the Department of Astronomy has received SEK 33 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to study supernova explosions.
  • Nanouschka Myrberg Burström. Foto: Eva Dalin Archaeology that elicits stories from coin treasures 2013-11-05 Many people find old coins fascinating. To Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, they are also a window to our ancestors’ ways of socialising and thinking. The coins can reveal political and cultural processes, human traditions, or the fate of certain families.
  • University choir and orchestra celebrate 55 years of musical activity! 2013-11-01 Kårsdraget, Stockholm University's student choir and orchestra, celebrates 55 years of musical activities this weekend. Three days of festivities begin this evening with the traditional polishing of the commemorative plaques on the wall at the pond by Observatorielunden.
  • Criminology Prize winners proved limits of imprisonment

 2013-10-30 The work of Daniel S. Nagin and Joan Petersilia has helped to re-shape the use of prison and community corrections based on evidence of what works – and what doesn’t. This was the motivation of the jury when the winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology were announced today, October 30.
  • Ljusfest vid Brunnsviken Light Festival at Haga Park and Brunnsviken 3 November 2013-10-29 The Light Festival in the Haga Park and around the Brunnsviken lake will be held this year on Sunday, 3 November, 16:30-18:30. The festival, now in its sixth year sees the entire beach area illuminated by flares and torches accompanied by choral music, storytelling for children, and boat trips on the lake. Visitors can even see sharks at Haga Ocean. Both children and adults are invited to join the event – torches can be bought at the festival.
  • 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.
  • Prehistoric population patterns subject of new research project 2013-10-28 Researchers from Stockholm University and Uppsala University are to undertake a six-year interdisciplinary research project investigating prehistoric population patterns using genetic data from 400 prehistoric individuals. Last week it was revealed that the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has awarded SEK 35.4 million for the research programme, "Atlas of prehistoric human genome in Sweden ".
  • Inge The Japanese House 2013-10-28 Dr. Inge Daniels, University of Oxford, recently visited the Department of Social Anthropology as one of our guest researchers. As part of our visual anthropology stream the department has produced a short film during which Inge discusses her recent research on Japanese material culture.
  • New brochure detailing Master's programmes 2013-2014 New brochure detailing Master's programmes 2014-15 2013-10-25 Stockholm University has recently produced a new brochure containing information for prospective international students. The brochure is packed with useful information on how to apply, scholarships, life in Stockholm, and of course master's degree programmes within the four main academic areas at Stockholm University: science, humanities, social sciences, and law.
  • Rebecca Empson Rebecca Empson on her stay as Guest Researcher in the Department 2013-10-25 Dr Rebecca Empson, Department of Anthropology, University College London, has been a Guest Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology this autumn. Rebecca Empson conducts research in Inner and East Asia and has among other things done long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian Russian border.
  • At the centre of the Crab nebula — the remnant of a supernova that exploded nearly 1,000 years ago — a spinning, magnetized neutron star is slowly injecting energy into the surrounding gas cloud, lighting it up. A similar, but more extreme, physical process may explain the super-luminous supernovae observed by Nicholl and colleagues. A neutron star spinning ten times faster than the one in the Crab nebula, and with magnetic fields 100 times stronger, would inject its spin energy much more rapidly, within a few months, and shine more than a million times more brightly.
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X-RAY: NASA/CXC/SAO/F. SEWARD; OPTICAL: NASA/ESA/ASU/J. HESTER & A. LO LL; INFRARED: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UNIV. MINN./R. GEHRZ The brightest explosions in the Universe 2013-10-21 A paper published in Nature today, led by scientists at Queen’s University, and with co-authors from the Oskar Klein centre at Stockholm University, sheds new light on the brightest supernovae yet discovered in the Universe. The article proposes that these enigmatic explosions could well be powered by neutron stars with gigantic magnetic fields that spin hundreds of times a second, rather than the previously held view of pair-instability catastrophes.
  • The new Architecture Now Stockholm app. New Stockholm architecture app 2013-10-15 Architecture Now Stockholm is a new mobile app that highlights the latest architecture in Stockholm. The app explores some of the most acclaimed projects in recent years and shows a city in the midst of a process of rapid transformation. Studenthuset, the recently inaugurated student building at Frescati, is also included in the new app.
  • What happens in the library in week 41? 2013-10-08
  • François Englert, Rolf Heuer (CERN 's Director General) and Peter Higgs at the press conference held in Aula Magna. Photo: Abha Eli Phoboo Physics Prize: Stockholm University researchers active at CERN 2013-10-08 François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass. Both took part in this summer's major physics conference at Stockholm University's Aula Magna. Several researchers at the University are also active in the work of the CERN laboratory which confirmed the existence of the Higgs particle.
  • BNI logga Baltic Sea countries adopt the Helcom Copenhagen ministral declaration 2013-10-08 Baltic Sea countries reconfirm their commitment to the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. Baltic Nest Institute at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea centre continues to play an important role, providing the best available scientific knowledge.
  • An Urbanizing Planet Stockholm Resilience Centre joins forces with Hollywood to produce stunning video on biodiversity 2013-10-07 Stockholm Resilience Centre has joined forces with Hollywood to produce a stunning video on biodiversity. Hollywood actor and Goodwill Ambassador to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity Edward Norton has lent his voice to a new video explaining the challenges and opportunities that come with an increasingly urbanized planet.
  • ©THE World University Rankings 2013-2014 Stockholm University gains ground in world university rankings 2013-10-04 Stockholm University has once again strengthened its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the latest ranking, published on 2 October, Stockholm University is placed 103, rising fourteen places from 2012.
  • What happens in the library in week 40? 2013-10-01
  • Bert bolin puffbild Climate change: Bert Bolin and beyond 2013-09-27 Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report here in Stockholm. In honour of the late Bert Bolin, professor at Stockholm University, one of the founding fathers of the IPCC and its first chairman from 1988 to 1997, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, together with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University and the IPCC are holding a symposium entitled Climate Change: Bert Bolin and Beyond. The event will be broadcast live 4-6pm on <a href="http://www.kva.se">www.kva.se</a>.
  • Honorary doctorates 2013 2013-09-26 Stockholm University is awarding ten honorary doctorates in 2013. The honorary doctoral degrees will be conferred at Stockholm University's traditional ceremony in the City Hall on Friday 27 September 2013. Read more and see the ceremony live!
  • Gunhild Rosqvist and Torbjörn Karlin taking measurements at Kebnekaise.
Photo: Matthias Rieckh The battle for Sweden's highest peak 2013-09-16 Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak, has now reached its lowest level since measurements began in 1902. This result was discovered during the traditional measurement of Kebnekaise, carried out at the end of each summer season at Tarfala, Stockholm University's research centre. The south peak was measured at 2,099 metres above sea level; just 2.7 metres now separates the south peak from the north peak, which measures 2,096.3 metres.
  • Linda Molander, PhD student at ITM. New app to live toxic free 2013-09-13 Researchers at ITM have developed an app to inform and guide consumers through the maze of hazardous chemicals in popular consumer products.
  • Su logo eng Hydroacoustic equipment for University researchers 2013-09-11 A scientific hydroacoustic equipment is now available for researchers at Stockholm University. It is to be used under supervision of Sture Hansson, Department Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.
  • Örjan Gustafsson, Professor of Biogeochemistry at ITM New insights into the Arctic permafrost carbon complexities 2013-08-29 Permafrost thawing and the release of carbon stored in it can generate greenhouse gases that, in turn, reinforce global warming. However, the extent of this reinforcing effect has been heatedly debated over the years. This week, in an article published as a Correspondence in Nature Geoscience, scientists from Stockholm University and Utrecht University highlight the need to broaden our perspective on the climate feedback potential of thawing Arctic permafrost. They particularly stress the role of the interplay between large-scale carbon- and water cycles in the Arctic permafrost carbon feedback.
  • Image: Digital Communication Awards Crosstalks nominated for Digital Communication Awards in Berlin 2013-08-16 Crosstalks, a joint project between Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, has been nominated for the Digtial Communications Awards 2013, in the category Institution.
  • Stockholm University choir University choir seeks new members 2013-08-15 The autumn term for the Stockholm University choir is soon to begin! If you interested in singing with the University Choir make sure to register as soon as possible.
  • Kebnekaise's south peak photographed from the north peak on August 9th 2012. Photographer Gunhild Rosqvist. Kebnekaise record low 2013-08-13 In early August this year the south peak of Kebnekaise was measured from the Tarfala valley. Results show that the south peak is at its lowest yet recorded height, in a series of measurements dating back to 1968, as well as a number of previous surveys beginning in 1947.
  • Department of Advertising and PR merges with School of Business 2013-08-12 On 1 July 2013, the School of Business merged with the Department of Advertising and PR. The merger will mean that the Department of Advertising will relocate and join the Marketing section at the School in Kräftriket. Although the move is currently being planned, the Department will stay in their current premises throughout autumn term 2013.
  • Titan arum Giant flower in bloom in Bergius Botanic Garden 2013-07-10 A titan arum has flowered at the Bergius Botanic Garden. The plant is the "sibling" to the one that flowered in 2011, and the inflorescence is more than half a meter higher than the previous one, at 194 cm. When the titan arum flowered at the Bergius Botanical Garden in 2011 it created a sensation and attracted 7,000 visitors.
  • Annika Rabo Traders flee fighting in Aleppo 2013-07-03 The war in Syria has ruined the economy of Aleppo and many of the city's traders have left the country. Some are trying to continue trading in neighbouring countries and learn how to cope without the confidence and relationships and networks that the business culture in Aleppo depended on. Annika Rabo, Professor of social anthropology with extensive experience of research on Syria, was recently quoted in the media about the traders’ situation. Her book, A Shop of One's Own Independence and Reputation among Traders in Aleppo, is now available for free download.
  • CoHaB Network on diaspora studies organises international conference 2013-06-17 The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is one of the partners of CoHaB, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, focusing on diaspora studies. In September the network is organising an international conference in Germany.
  • New section dean for the Chemistry Section 2013-05-29
  • Foto: Eva Dalin Martin Flodén new deputy governor of the Riksbank 2013-05-23 The Riksbank has appointed Martin Flodén, professor of economics at Stockholm University, as new member of the Executive Board of the Riksbank.
  • Bengt-Olov Molander to be Advisor to Vice-Chancellor 2013-04-08
  • Reduce the risk of theft 2013-04-05 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.
  • Lejonkulan, interior New student facilities in Frescati hage 2013-03-25 There is a new place for students to study and have lunch in Frescati hage.
  • Skiss från Nyréns Arkitektkontor Extension of the Arrhenius Laboratory about to start 2013-03-25 The University is in great need of space. The next major construction project to start in Frescati is the extension of buildings D and E with the new buildings N and P in the Arrhenius Laboratory, onto what is currently a car park. A smaller, detached auditorium (Q) with room for 100 people will also be built next to building E.
  • Avtalet med Hirosakiuniversitet undertecknas. Radiation biologists study health effects of Fukushima 2013-03-19 Radiation biologists at Stockholm University are cooperating with Japanese colleagues to study the health effects after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, two years ago.
  • Göran Sandberg appointed chairman of SciLifeLab 2013-03-01 Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a large scale centre for life science research which has been run jointly by the Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. In the research bill of 2012, the government decided to invest an additional SEK 200 million per year in SciLifeLab. In connection with this investment, SciLifeLab becomes a national research institute.
  • Hans Adolfsson new Pro Vice-Chancellor as of 1 July 2013-02-25 On 20 February, the University Board appointed Professor Hans Adolfsson as Lena Gerholm’s successor as Pro Vice-Chancellor as of 1 July 2013.
  • Rektors installationstal. Foto: Eva Dalin Astrid Söderbergh Widding: Strategic focus on partnerships and recruitment 2013-02-22 The tradition of openness and basic research guided by curiosity remains important for Stockholm University. Two other issues new Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding addressed in her inaugural speech were the importance of recruiting strong candidates and developing strategic partnerships.
  • Rahman Amanullah Will the new discoveries of physics change our view of the world? 2013-02-21 At a seminar at CERN in the summer of 2012, researchers gathered to announce that they had probably found the Higgs particle, which explains why particles have mass. In the media it is also described as the “God particle”. The discoveries give us a better understanding of the universe and its hitherto unknown dark matter.
  • tina Chemistry education research gets a boost at the institution 2013-02-17 Visiting professor Tina Overton is professor of chemistry education at the University of Hull.
  • Register in DiVA to improve your publishing statistics 2013-02-08 Strengthen your department's publishing statistics by registering your publications in DiVA. Items that are not available in DiVA will not be included in the statistics.
  • Beware of phishing emails 2013-02-07 Stockholm University's IT Services would like to issue a warning that fraudulent emails are in circulation again. Be very wary if you are asked to click on a link to update your account, password, or something similar, as this almost certainly indicates that it’s a case of so called phishing.
  • Provtagning till havs New research vessel in the Baltic Sea 2013-02-04 The Erling-Persson Family Foundation has given a grant of SEK 30 million to Stockholm University to build a new ice-going research vessel. The vessel will be stationed at Stockholm University’s marine field station, the Askö Laboratory, located in the archipelago of Trosa.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Foto: Eva Dalin Astrid Söderbergh Widding takes office as Vice-Chancellor 2013-02-01 The university world has been a theme throughout the career of film researcher Astrid Söderbergh Widding, but she is is probably best known to the public as former film critic and media columnist in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
  • Karin Bergmark appointed new Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2013-01-31 On 31 January, the Vice-Chancellor appointed Professor Karin Bergmark as Astrid Söderbergh Widding’s successor as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences and also Chair of the Board of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences.
  • AstraZeneca / SciLifeLab - Joint Research Collaboration Invitation for Project Pre-Proposals 2013-01-29 In April 2012 AstraZeneca joined Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and the Swedish Government in a combined effort to support work at SciLifeLab.
  • Egemen Bağış (höger) i samtal med Paul Levin. Turkish minister warms to the EU 2013-01-22 Europe needs Turkey and Turkey needs Europe. The message from Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bağış was clear when he spoke at Stockholm University: Turkey wants to become a member of the EU.
  • Spring semester 2013 dates 2013-01-09
  • solfysik liten Institute for Solar Physics to be established at Stockholm University 2012-12-19 With a Swedish telescope, researchers study the Sun from La Palma, the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands. As of 1 January 2013, the Institute for Solar Physics, which conducts the research, will be established at Stockholm University, which then takes over the running of the Institute from the Royal Academy of Sciences.
  • Full activity inside the student building 2012-12-11 Earlier this autumn, the roof and walls were added to the new student building, Studenthuset. Not much is happening on the outside currently, but there is feverish activity on the inside.
  • Surplus allows for investments 2012-12-10 Stockholm University will have a positive financial result for 2012: SEK 67 million according to the projection.
  • Stockholm Resilience Centre part of the Board of Science 2012-12-07 When Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) was established in 2007 it was placed directly under the Vice-Chancellor, outside the faculty structure at Stockholm University. The University Board has now decided on the future organisation and placement of the SRC.
  • Library facilities to be adapted to new needs 2012-12-07 The work on the planned renovation of the University Library has been resumed. The renovation will probably begin in the summer of 2013 and is expected to take a year and a half.
  • Postdocs and sabbaticals part of internationalisation 2012-12-06 Stockholm University is investing SEK 105 million into internationalisation, which includes SEK 42.5 million to postdoctoral research fellowships. There will be 25 new two-year positions which anyone with a doctoral degree from a university outside of Sweden can apply for. The call for proposals covers subject areas within all faculties at the University.
  • A question of quality when Stockholm University invests in more female professors 2012-12-06 Stockholm University does not content itself with having the second highest proportion of female professors in the country. Therefore, the University invests SEK 15 million to increase the number of women by offering more time for research to female researchers, and for the recruitment of female guest professors.
  • Master’s Programme in International Commercial Arbitration Master’s Programme in International Commercial Arbitration Law top-ranked 2012-12-03 According to a new study, the University’s Master’s Programme in International Commercial Arbitration is ranked first among Master's programmes with a specialization in arbitration.
  • Five biology departments become two 2012-11-26
  • Event at the Faculty Club 2012-11-26 Wednesday 28 November at 17:00. Theme: US election with Merrick Tabor.
  • New waste handling procedures 2012-11-23 New waste handling procedures that make it possible to recycle more have been introduced at Stockholm University.
  • Seminar 12/12: From Science to Business 2012-11-16 Come and listen to the successful entrepreneur Bo Hammarlund! Venture Cup and SU Innovation invite you to an inspiring lunch seminar. Bo Hammarlund is co-founder of three companies from KTH and Linköping University and former winner of Venture Cup.
  • Challenge Your Perspectives 2013 finalists announced 2012-11-12 The 20 finalists of the Challenge Your Perspectives 2013 scholarship competition have been announced.
  • Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt gave lecture at the University 2012-11-07 On Tuesday 6 November, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt held a lecture on the topic “How to run a state.”
  • Stockholm University ranked 54th in employability survey 2012-11-06 According to a recent study on employability, a degree from Stockholm University puts the graduate a head of graduates from all other Scandinavian universities.
  • Maria Celorio postdoc at Stockholm University International scientist career at Stockholm University 2012-11-02 Stockholm University now offers talented scientists at the beginning of their careers a unique opportunity to continue their academic journeys at any of the University's departments.
  • Steve Murdoch awarded the 2013 Olof Palme Professorship 2012-11-01 The 2013 Olof Palme Professorship has been awarded to Steve Murdoch, Professor of History at the School of History, University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In Sweden, he will be based at the Centre for Maritime Studies at the Department of History at Stockholm University.
  • Important step for Albano 2012-10-26 Yesterday, the City Planning Committee decided to approve the local plan for Albano following a proposal from the City Planning Administration. The Committee will now submit the plan to the City Council for adoption. Thus, an important step has been taken towards the development of a new campus area, so that Stockholm University and KTH can develop and carry out both research and education in suitable premises. Vice-Chancellor Kåre Bremer welcomes the decision.
  • New Vice-Chancellor appointed at the University 2012-10-25 The Government has appointed Professor Astrid Söderbergh Widding as Vice-Chancellor at Stockholm University.
  • Stockholm University in Beijing 2012-10-23 340,000 Chinese students per year go abroad to study. Universities all around the world gather this month in China trying to attract some of them.
  • Local plan for Albano to be processed 2012-10-17 Stockholm University is greatly encouraged that the local plan for Albano will be processed by the City Planning Committee on 25 October. The need for the new campus is great and urgent, according to Vice-Chancellor Kåre Bremer.
  • New templates enhance viewability and access. University websites go mobile 2012-10-08 The University’s websites have received a much needed mobile adaptation.
  • Stockholm University gains ground in the Times Higher Education rankings 2012-10-04 Stockholm University advances from 131st to 117th place in the new Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of the world's best universities.
  • Information meeting on the maintenance work at the Arrhenius Laboratory 2012-10-02 In recent months, a number of measures have been taken to support the damaged pillars and beams. During the meeting, Nils Axelsson (Akademiska Hus), Camilla Westerborn (Stockholm University), Per Eriksson and Mats Lidar (Tibi) inform about the ongoing maintenance work.
  • Torsten Persson Torsten Persson elected to British Academy Fellowship 2012-09-20 In its Annual General Meeting on the 19th of July, the British Academy elected Torsten Persson to its Fellowship as a Corresponding Fellow.
  • Professor Terasaki and Changhong Xiao Nanotechnology breakthrough 2012-09-17 Professor Osamu Terasaki and PhD student Changhong Xiao at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry have made a significant breakthrough in nanotechnology. News of the breakthrough was published in the scientific journal Nature.
  • FP7 calls for proposals 2012-2013 2012-09-07 In the summer, the European Commission published the final calls for proposals within the 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Development, FP7.
  • New Vice-Chancellor: Questioning the Candidates 2012-08-29 The recruitment process for Stockholm University’s new Vice-Chancellor includes an open moderated question session with the two candidates.
  • Challenging their perspectives Student Competitions: New method of recruiting international students 2012-08-28 The middle of September marks the start of a new online scholarship competition at Stockholm University – ‘Challenge Your Perspectives: The Swedish Scholarship Awards 2013’. The competition is aimed at American students who are interested in reading a master’s programme in Sweden. The aim is to market Sweden as a study destination with Uppsala, Lund and Stockholm University at the forefront.
  • The Department of Biomedical Engineering The Department of Biomedical Engineering 2012-08-21 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has signed an agreement for cooperation and student exchange with Stockholm University.
  • Warning: Toxic Material How chemicals are poisoning us: Stockholm professor raises the alarm 2012-08-06 The spread of dangerous chemicals could lead to a global human catastrophe, Stockholm University Professor Åke Bergman believes. Bergman played a major role in the film Submission, which did for this issue as Supersize Me did for the issue of fast foods.
  • Universitas 21 is a global network of 23 research intensive universities. Swedish higher education ranked #1 in Europe 2012-07-05 A new global ranking of higher education systems places Sweden number one in Europe and number two worldwide, just behind the US.
  • SciLifeLab is a collaboration between Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab provides technology and expertise in the fields of genomics, comparative genetics, proteomics, bioimageing and functional geonomics. Substantial investment in SciLifeLab 2012-07-05 On April 3, 2012, Minister for Education Jan Björklund announced during a press conference that SciLifeLab is to become a national resource for the life sciences in the broadest sense from 2013. The government's plan is that SciLifeLab will, within a few years, employ around 1,000 scientists, with a turnover of SEK 1 billion per year.
  • AstraZeneca's R&D facilities at Södertälje. Photo: AstraZeneca Astra Zeneca decision hard blow to the University 2012-07-05 In early February came the news that Astra Zeneca is going to close down its research work in neuroscience in Södertälje. This will affect 1100–1200 research posts. In addition, some support functions will disappear.
  • Ohanna Glännefors, student from Brazil Stockholm Summer School gets off to flying start 2012-07-05 The Stockholm Summer School, which commenced on 18 June this year, is a collaboration between Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet. About fifty students from different parts of the world were gathered at Stockholm University's conference centre, Aula Magna, where they were welcomed by the leaders of three of Stockholm's largest universities.
  • University leaders sign exchange agreements. Photo: Darrell Hoemann/The Champaign News-Gazette Stockholm’s universities agree to greater collaboration with the University of Illinois 2012-07-05 The Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, together with the Presidents of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet, made a joint visit in April to the University of Illinois in the US where they signed a document of cooperation.
  • Flygbild Stockholm Stockholm is European Region of the Future 2012-07-05 The Greater Stockholm region has overtaken the South East UK to become the European Region of the Future, according to the 2012/2013 ranking of European Cities and Regions of the Future carried out by fDi Magazine.
  • New book explores the iPhone's reshaping of modern society, culture and media New book explores the iPhone's reshaping of modern society, culture and media 2012-06-27 Patrick Vonderau, Associate Professor at Stockholm University's Department of Media Studies and Pelle Snickars, Head of Research at the National Library of Sweden have recently published a new book entitled "Moving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media".
  • Kick-off for members of staff ("upptakten") on 27 August 2012-06-26 During the "upptakten", or the yearly kick-off, the management inform members of staff about recent developments in the University. This year, author Viveca Stone and Mayor of Stockholm Sten Nordin are guest speakers at the event, which will take place in the Aula Magna at 13.00 on 27 August. After the main presentations there will be a chance to mingle with colleagues from across the University. Please note that presentations will be held in Swedish.
  • Dynamic panel discussion with Richard Quest Dynamic panel discussion with Richard Quest 2012-06-26 On May 11, CNN's foremost international business correspondent and presenter, Richard Quest, visited the School of Business for a seminar entitled 'A year that can change decades: The global economy in relation to the US Election'. The seminar is now available on the University's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdIvKBb0oUU&feature=share" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.
  • Photo: University Hospital Birmingham/Flickr HRH The Prince of Wales visits Stockholm Resilience Centre 2012-06-14 HRH The Prince of Wales, together with King Carl XVI Gustaf, paid a visit to the University's Stockholm Resilience Centre on Friday 23 March, 2012. Themes for the visit included research on food security, energy, Baltic Sea and planetary boundaries.
  • Professor Annika Wearn, new Centre Director at Mobile Life Centre IKEA becomes new partner to Mobile Life Centre 2012-06-14 Mobile Life Centre – one of Europe’s leading research centres on mobile communication. The Centre has three new partners this year – IKEA, ABB and Movinto Fun. This is not only a contribution of new external partners but also other kinds of partners.
  • Arrheniuslaboratotiet. Orasis foto/MÅ The Arrhenius Laboratory buildings A-C are open again (Updated June 7 at. 10:50 am) 2012-06-07 The Arrhenius Laboratory (Arrheniuslaboratoriet) buildings A-C are open again. The buildings are stable.
  • Linus och Sven Hovmöller Professor’s ten-year-old son published by the Royal Society 2012-06-01 Linus Hovmöller Zou, the 11-year-old son of Sven Hovmöller, Professor at Stockholm University’s Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, has been published in the latest edition of the Royal Society, thereby becoming “the youngest named author of a scientific paper published by the Royal Society,” according to The Times newspaper.
  • Scene from ”The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo”, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara How Millennium films tap deep into Swedish angst 2012-06-01 Is there any truth in the image of Sweden portrayed in the Millennium books and films? Stockholm University ethnologist Jonas Engman argues that the stories have tapped into Swedish fears that their society’s success is not all they had been brought up to believe.
  • Stockholm University Planned network outages in Södra huset, F-Building on 3 June 2012-05-30 On Sunday 3rd June, 2012, between 1 pm – 4 pm both the wired and wireless networks in Södra huset, Building F will be down due to maintenance work. The work will entail a 30-minute interruption for each floor during the afternoon.
  • Going Further: Stockholm University’s Most Engaged International Student Going Further: Stockholm University’s Most Engaged International Student 2012-05-25 This week, when Stockholm University and the Student Union hosted the terms Farewell Day for graduating international students, one of the speakers was Ukrainian master’s student Anatolii Doludenko. Now Anatolii has decided not to say farewell after all.
  • Stockholm University Stockholm University’s honorary doctors in 2012 2012-05-25 Stockholm University has selected this year's honorary doctors. They include Katherine Freese, who is one of the world’s best know astroparticle physicists and the cartographer Lars Granath, whose nautical maps have “doubled the size of the Swedish archipelagos”. In the legal area Annette Kur and David B. Wilkins have been selected. Marjatta Hietala och Milton Núñez have been selected in the humanities. In natural science Ray Dixon and Isabella Raffi have been selected, in addition to the above-mentioned Katherine Freese and Lars Granath. Keith Banting has been selected in social sciences. More information about the honorary doctors is given below, along with contact details.
  • Dans Dakar music festival 25-26 May 2012 Dans Dakar music festival 25-26 May 2012 2012-05-23 Dans Dakar is a two-day outdoor music festival that takes place at Stockholm University's Frescati campus, 25-26 May 2012, with over 30 artists performing on 3 stages. The festival starts at 3pm on Friday 25th May, and tickets cost SEK 695 (approx €75).
  • Help the library to improve its services Help the library to improve its services – and you could win an iPad 2 2012-05-22 From Monday, May 21, researchers or students at Stockholm University can answer a short user survey about the University Library's services. The survey takes about five minutes.
  • Stockholm University Warning for phishing email 2012-05-14 A phishing email has been sent out to email users at Stockholm University today. The sender is Stockholm University <violations@su.se> and contains a link marked RESOLVE.
  • Stockholm University Problem with sending email to Hotmail accounts solved 2012-05-09 Microsoft has now revoked the previous block of our email servers. Users who experience problems sending email to Hotmail can report this by sending an email to <a href="mailto:helpdesk@it.su.se">helpdesk@it.su.se</a>.
  • Stockholm University University's mail servers blocked by Hotmail 2012-05-02 The University's mail servers are currently blocked by Hotmail. IT Services has taken the necessary steps and made contact with them to get the block removed as soon as possible. Meanwhile, it will not work to send email to Hotmail addresses from your University email address.
  • International students at Stockholm University Rise in number of international students offered places 2012-04-19 April saw the release of statistics for this year’s intake of students to the country’s international master’s degree programmes. Stockholm University saw a 10 per cent increase in international students being given places on master’s programmes, as compared to the figures for last year, 2011. A total of 628 students have been accepted onto one or other of the University’s over 70 master’s programmes, with 537 students being placed on the reserve list.
  • Sign up for the Research Days Event Sign up for the Research Days event 2012-04-17 Will you receive your doctoral degree this year or have you recently received your doctoral degree, and would like to talk about your research? The Research Days (Forskardagarna) event will be held on October 3-4, 2012. The event is arranged to make current research accessible to the general public by presenting dissertations in a popular science format.
  • Publications by Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis Publications from Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis now more accessible 2012-04-13 The publishers Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, AUS, publish scientific works for Stockholm University. When the agreement with the previous distributors ended the University Library took over distribution. It was also decided at that time that stockpiling of books would cease. Today all AUS books are printed on demand when they are ordered.
  • The School of Business at Kräftriket School of Business scores high in Eduniversal ranking of best Masters 2012-03-22 Stockholm University School of Business is home to several of the highest-ranked Master's programmes in Sweden, according to Eduniversal’s ranking of the best 4,000 Masters & MBA in 30 specialisations across 153 countries.
  • Stockholm University Appointment of new Vice-Chancellor 2012-03-02 The process of recruiting a new Vice-Chancellor is in progress. The post will be vacant from February 1, 2013. The University Board has decided that a recruitment team consisting of representatives of the University Board, staff, students and the unions, will manage the recruitment process.
  • Pedagogiska priset Årets lärare 2011 Nominate "The Teacher of the Year" 2012 2012-03-02 Do you have an outstanding teacher or colleague who should be rewarded for their inspiring teaching? As a student or as a member of staff you can nominate a teacher at Stockholm University for the prize "Teacher of the year 2012". Nominations can be made until the 15th March 2012.
  • Peter Brezezinski, professor in biochemistry SEK 38 million for internationalisation 2012-03-02 Stockholm University has made SEK 38 million available over two years to promote international research collaboration. The major portion of the funding will go into three new calls: invitations to attract internationally renowned guest researchers and post-doctoral fellows, travel grants for research-based activities and for linguistic support and funding for text translations. At the beginning of March the Vice-Chancellor decided which researchers would be awarded funding from the first round of application submissions.
  • Stockholm University Planned downtime of the University's wireless network Sunday, 4th March 2012-02-29 Staff at IT Services are engaged in modernising Stockholm University's wireless network, in order to meet the organisation's demands for increased capacity.
  • Tawny owl Owls to catch the University’s rats 2012-02-15 A new initiative to reduce the number of rats at the Frescati campus has been introduced by the setting up of nesting boxes for fifteen tawny owls. The hope is that the owls will become established at Frescati campus and help to naturally control rat and mouse numbers.
  • Knowledge and inspiration result of Ericsson collaboration with Mobile Life Centre, according to Martin Körling. Knowledge and inspiration result of Ericsson collaboration with Mobile Life Centre 2012-02-15 Ericsson is one of the partners in the Mobile Life Centre and, Martin Körling was chair of the board until October 2011.
  • Stockholm University University mail servers no longer blocked by hotmail 2012-02-14 Update 2012-02-13: Earlier problems with Hotmail and University mail servers now resolved. The e-mail servers that were blocked by external email providers like Hotmail are now fully functional, and as of yesterday morning (10.55 am) users have been able send email to Hotmail addresses again.
  • Stockholm University representatives at the International Education Fair in St. Petersburg, Russia. Stockholm University at Beijing Education Expo 2012-02-08 Will you be spending your weekend in Beijing? Come and say hello to Stockholm University representatives at the 2011 China Education Expo!
  • Director of Berzelii Center EXSELENT Professor Xiaodong Zou New zeolite material may solve diesel shortage 2012-02-06 World fuel consumption is shifting more and more to diesel at the expense of gasoline. A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain presents a new porous material that evinces unique properties for converting gasoline directly into diesel. The material has a tremendously complex atomic structure that could only be determined with the aid of transmission electron microscopy.
  • Beijing 2011: Stockholm University alumnus Jasmine Guo Jia Yuan talking to prospective students during the 2011 China Education Expo in October. Stockholm University attracts more international students 2012-01-20 Stockholm University is one of the most attractive options for international master’s students seeking to study in Scandinavia. The number of non-European students who applied to one of the international master’s programmes at Stockholm University's for the fall semester of 2012 has increased by more than 50 percent compared with the previous year.
  • Mobile Life Centre: an international research lab with a ‘wow’ factor 2012-01-18 Stockholm University's Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre has, according to a recent evaluation, established itself as an international research lab with a ‘wow’ factor. The international team that made the evaluation congratulated the centre on its interdisciplinary and innovative research ideas, as well as its outstanding progress.
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest in sustainability research Keep up-to-date on the latest in sustainability research 2012-01-12 Want to be kept up-to-date on the latest in sustainability research? Subscribe to Stockholm Resilience Centre's newsletter and receive top news on resilience research direct to your mailbox.
  • <b>Facts</b><br />
Born February 1968<br />
Married, three children<br />
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<b>Academic background</b><br />
1995 PhD in Computer Science from the University of Montpellier II, France.<br />
1995-2000 Post-doctoral fellow at the Computer Science Center, Univ. of Geneva.<br />
2000-2007 Director of the Software Development Service, Univ. of Geneva.<br />
2008 Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Geneva.<br />
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<b>Research</b><br />
Applied research in digital forensics. A cross domain touching Computer Science, Telecommunications, law and psychology.<br /> Leading expert in digital forensics joins University's Computer Science Dept 2012-01-09 David Billard, one of Europe’s leading experts in digital forensics, is to join the CSI – Cyber Scene Investigations – lab at the University's Department of Computer and Systems Sciences as visiting professor. Professor Billard will be instrumental in setting up both research and educational activities within the area of digital forensics.
  • SciLifeLab is a collaboration between Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab provides technology and expertise in the fields of genomics, comparative genetics, proteomics, bioimageing and functional geonomics. SciLifeLab – a major national scientific resource 2011-12-15 SciLifeLab, a collaboration between Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Uppsala University, is a major national scientific resource in Sweden with state-of-the-art technologies for high-throughput biosciences.
  • Cynthia de Wit sorts her waste Waste sorting stations now in place 2011-12-13 Students and other visitors to Stockholm University can now sort their waste packaging into paper, plastics, metal, glass, recyclable bottles and cans, newspapers and office stationery. The waste sorting stations are located in the Södra huset building on floor 3 and floor 4 from building A to building F.
  • Stockholm University Hosts Festive Nobel Nightcap Stockholm University Hosts Festive Nobel Nightcap 2011-12-09 Every year the student unions in Stockholm host Nordic Nightcap – the final festivity after the Nobel Banquet, which takes place on December 10th.
  • Sven Lidström in front of the ICECUBE lab. Sven Lidström to spend a second winter in the Antarctic 2011-12-07 Stockholm University scientist Sven Lidström journeyed to the South Pole in November and he will remain there until December next year. A few years ago he became the second Swede in history to spend the winter at the South Pole and now it is time to spend just over another year at the Amundsen-Scott base.
  • Elizabeth Haub Prize awarded to Alan Boyle 2011-12-06 The Elizabeth Haub Prize jury has decided to award Professor Alan Boyle at the University of Edinburgh the 2011 Elizabeth Haub Prize for environmental law in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in the international environmental rights area. The prize is one of the most prestigious in the world in the area of environmental rights and is awarded by the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University. www.juridicum.su.se/ehp
  • Maintenance work at the Arrhenius Laboratory 2011-12-06 In connection with the refurbishment of Arrhenius Laboratory, Akademiska Hus has decided that the external concrete structure is in need of attention. Some of the pillars and supporting beams are showing signs of fissures caused by alkali-silica reactions with subsequent frost cracking. As a first step in the maintenance work a number of the concrete beams will be supported by steel pillars. The work began in November. The operations that are affected by the repairs have been contacted. The workplace as a whole is still safe and lectures and research should be able to continue with a minimum of disturbance.
  • Patrik Lindenfors, Fredrik Jansson, Mikael Sandberg Democratization takes place in rapid leaps 2011-12-05 Democratization is often viewed as a slow process. Now, researchers at Stockholm University have analyzed all transitions to democracy that have ever occurred. This research shows that in reality, democratization is a rapid process. In half of all cases it has taken less than 2.4 years to go from dictatorship to democracy, and in nearly a quarter of the cases the process took place overnight.
  • Stockholm University New email addresses for university administration staff 2011-11-16 The University Director decided, as of April 28, 2011, that all staff within the University’s central administration should be given new simplified email addresses, ending in @su.se. The purpose of this change is to create a more uniform structure for e-mail addresses, while reducing the administrative cost of subdomains.
  • Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor presents Global Vision at Tsinghua University, Beijing 2011-11-14 Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor Kåre Bremer is to speak on under the heading <i>Global Vision and new horizons from the land of the midnight sun and Nobel Prize</i>. The speech will take place in the Reception Hall of the Main Building at Tsinghua University in Beijing on November 15, 2011, starting at 2 pm local time.
  • Photo: ArildV/Wikipedia. 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.
  • Stockholm University Orientation programme for university staff 2011-10-18 Stockholm University has successfully held introductory programmes for new employees for many years. This year, for the first time, an introductory programme in English has been put together to meet the needs of new or recently arrived international researchers and lecturers. NEW VENUE FOR PART 2 16.15-18.00 – mingle now outside Högbomsalen. [Updated 5 Oct.]
  • Ariel Goobar, Professor in Experimental Particle Astrophysics Stockholm University physicist in Nobel Laureate's research group 2011-10-05 Ariel Goobar, Professor in Experimental Particle Astrophysics is one of the researchers involved in the research group led by Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2011.
  • Reducing traffic at Frescati Reducing traffic at Frescati 2011-09-22 The University property management company Akademiska Hus, together with Stockholm University, aim to create a fully pedestrianised campus.
  • New meeting place for international ex-pats in Stockholm New meeting place for international ex-pats in Stockholm 2011-09-22 The Stockholm Business Region announced earlier this year the launch of a new meeting place for expatriates. Dubbed "Scandinavia's first centre for expatriates", the recently formed Global Expat Partners will offer services and networking possibilities in a new premises in central Stockholm.
  • Stockholm University: making an enemy of cancer 2011-09-20 The work of Stockholm University's Professor Thomas Helleday has been described as 'potentially the biggest breakthrough in cancer research for decades'. The Swedish way of working has been key to his success, he says.
  • New student building, Studenthuset Construction of new student building 2011-09-20 On September 1, 2010, after more than a decade of uncertainty around funding and responsibility, construction has now started on the new student oriented building, Studenthuset.
  • UP 2 Teaching in the Disciplines (4.5 hp) 2011-09-19 There are still place available on the English version of "UP2 Teaching in the Disciplines" (4.5hp) this term. Building on UP1, this course completes the pedagogical requirements for teachers at Stockholm University. Course date: October 13, 2011.
  • Supervision of Research - Theory and Practice (3 hp) 2011-09-19 There are still places available in the course "Supervision of Research - Theory and Practice" (3 hp) this term. The course will take place on November 10, 2011.
  • Polar science as a whole is an important area which helps us to understand both climate change and our planet's eco-systems better. Photo: Professor Martin Jakobsson New generation of Arctic scientists flourish at Stockholm University 2011-09-14 The wild and mysterious polar regions - planet Earth's last relatively unexplored areas - have long struck a cord with the adventurous side within many of us.
  • The 7th Annual Stockholm Anthropology Roundtable 2011-09-14 The 7th Annual Stockholm Anthropology Roundtable will take place on 16-17 September hosted by Johan Lindquist and Christina Garsten.
  • Adventurer and photographer Oskar Kihlborg is currently rowing from Sweden to Finland. Adventurer rows to Finland in the name of research 2011-09-13 Adventurer and photographer Oskar Kihlborg is currently rowing from Sweden to Finland to highlight issues around research in the Baltic Sea area.
  • Green peas Green Peas - a new restaurant on campus 2011-08-22 Green Peas is the name of the new lunch restaurant that opened this week at Stockholm University's main campus at Frescati. The new restaurant is located in the Natural Science Student's building, Gröna Villan, between Geovetenskapens hus and the Arrhenius Laboratories.
  • Stockholm University Water leaks in Geovetenskapenshus (Geo-Science Building) 2011-08-22 A water leak was discovered on Saturday, August 20, in Geovetenskapenshus at Frescati. The leak was stopped, but during Monday parts of the building will be without power and several servers will continue to be out of action. Refrigerators and freezers in the building are understood to be intact.
  • Halo phenomenon Contribute your photographs of the University 2011-08-19 More and more of members of staff are taking snapshots of the campus and surrounding environs. The University's editorial team would like to publish a selection of these in the staff magazine, Universitetsnytt, and on the web site. Please email your photographs to <a href="mailto:redaktion@su.se">redaktion@su.se</a>, stating the name of the photographer and the place where it was taken.
  • Universitetskortet University Card to be delivered to home address 2011-07-14 To gain access to university-wide IT services students will need an activated University Account and University Card. These allow the use of computers in the University's computer rooms, as well as printing facilities, library resources and the wireless network.
  • Laura Álvarez is coordinator for the international project Laura Álvarez on a unique collaboration around Afro-Latin languages 2011-07-13 Laura Álvarez is excited to be coordinating a project which brings together Stockholm University's Department of Spanish, Portugese and Latin American Studies, Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil and Universidad de La República in Uruguay.
  • Hazardous chemicals can be found in cotton, Teflon frying pans, baby bottles, electronics, food packaging, and many other household items.
Photo: Stockholm University. Ordinary chemicals hidden risk to human health 2011-07-13 Today there are around 145,000 registered industrial chemicals in the world, and by no means all of these are tested and guaranteed safe. The spread of dangerous chemicals in our everyday environment could lead to a global human catastrophe.
  • Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2011 Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2011 2011-07-07 The 2011 Stockholm Criminology Symposium took place June 13-15. The symposium which was held in the Norra Latin conference room at the City Conference Centre in Stockholm, brought together leading criminologists from all over the world, who gathered to meet and discuss their work.
  • Stockholm University Scheduled maintenance affecting all IT services 11-12 July 2011 2011-07-05 Scheduled maintenance of the University's basic communications structure will take place between 12.00 GMT+1, Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12.00 GMT+1 12 July, (work may continue into the afternoon of July 12 if required). The work will affect all services, including network traffic. This means shorter periods of disruption can occur whilst maintenance work is in progress and that the network may not be entirely accessible during the whole of the maintenance period.
  • Jerzy Sarnecki talks about criminology as a leading academic discipline Jerzy Sarnecki on criminology as a leading academic discipline 2011-06-27 Professor Jerzy Sarnecki from Stockholm University's Department of Criminology is a regular commentator in the Swedish media on the subject of crime. Sarnecki came to Sweden in 1968, where he earned a PhD in sociology at Stockholm University. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • New welcome sign at Kräftriket. Photo Per Larsson New welcome signs at Frescati 2011-06-22 Two new welcome signs have recently been set up at Stockholm University. The new pylon-style signs, which are 5,5 metres tall, are situated at Kräftriket and by the bus stop on Roslagsvägen, adjacent to the Universitetet underground station.
  • The images were captured in the red segment of the visible spectrum. However, the colours were added afterward and do not correspond to what we would see with our eyes. Different scales were used for the ring and the rest of the image to make details stand out more clearly. Exploding star shines brighter 2011-06-17 Researchers at Stockholm University have studied the exploding star Supernova 1987A. In an article published in Nature, they present findings that show, among other things, that the supernova has entered a new phase of shining ever more brightly.
  • Stockholm University Theft of computers from Lantis 2011-06-15 Twenty-four desktop Apple computers have been stolen from the computer cafe at Lantis sometime yesterday or today. The case has been reported to the police. If you have information relating to the theft you should contact Jan Ekström at the Unit for Security, telephone 08 16 3545.
  • Stockholm University Disruption of E-mail services June 17th to 20th 2011-06-15 During the weekend of June 17th - 20th there will be an upgrade of the Stockholm University e-mail environment for those using the EBOX (Microsoft Outlook/Exchange) service. The goal is to modernize and increase capacity and functionality.
  • From left: Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Gunilla Karlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, President Tarja Halonen of Finland, Co-Chair of UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability and Johan Rockström, Chair of the Nobel Laureate Symposium and Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute. Resilience: Stockholm centre helps the world grow sustainably 2011-06-14 The Stockholm Resilience Centre is leading the charge to put global development on a sustainable footing - a task that is engaging leading scientists and politicians worldwide.
  • Stockholm University Phishing warning 2011-06-07 Stockholm University has recently been subjected to a number of phishing attempts via email.
  •  Earth Week volunteers hard at work distributing quantities of garbage into each waste category. Categorising garbage in Södra huset 2011-06-01 How much litter is thrown away in the main Södra huset corridor (floor 3) on a normal day? Now we know the answer– thanks to committed students who analysed the waste collected in a day at the beginning of May.
  • Stockholm University New course: "Supervision of Research" 2011-04-08 The Centre for Learning and Teaching is to hold a new course, entitled "Supervision of Research --- Theory and Practice", for supervisors of research students.
  • Stockholm University University announces three major grants for international cooperation 2011-04-08 To increase Stockholm University’s collaboration with foreign researchers, the University is to award funding with three new grants. Each grant will cover the cost of bringing leading international guest researchers and post-docs to Stockholm University, as well as also covering for research activities and foreign language support.
  • Stockholm University Initiative has resulted in more female professors 2011-04-08 In 2006 the Vice-Chancellor introduced an initiative by which female associate professors with tenure positions could advance their qualifications and improve their possibilities of being promoted to professor. The 17 female associate professors who participated in the initiative received a total of SEK 9.6 million divided among them to advance their research merits. Funding was awarded for periods of between 12 and 24 months. At the end of 2008, when this period had expired, seven of the associate professors had been promoted and in the intervening period from then to the present day a further eight have become professors. The remaining two have moved to work for other employers and now work at other universities.