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In 2016 there was an attempted coup in Turkey.

Since the coup attempt major changes in Turkish society have occurred: journalists have been jailed, the independence of the judiciary has been challenged, and respect for civil and political liberties has diminished, in the eyes of many commentators. Yet, Erdogan maintains his following among Turks.

Two researchers from the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies, Paul T. Levin and Jenny White, discuss these issues. 

Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections

Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections

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.

Med SWERUS-C3 till Arktis

Med SWERUS-C3 till Arktis

Den internationella forskningsexpeditionen SWERUS-C3 är ett svensk-rysk-amerikanskt samarbete som leds av forskare vid Stockholms universitet. Forskarna tittar på sambanden mellan klimat, kryosfär och kol, därav namnet C3 (climate, cryosphere, carbon).

Frank Wilczek

Physics professor and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University

This year, Professor of theoretical physics and 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Frank Wilczek joins Stockholm University.

Stockholms tunnelbanekarta. Foto: Mostphotos.

Stockholm University swabs the Tube

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.

Stefan Buijsman

Youngest Ph.D wants to understand the mathematics of non-experts

Whether mathematics is real, or a story we agreed upon, has long been debated by philosophers. A new dissertation from Stockholm University shows that philosophers failed to include non-experts in the theories. Stefan Buijsman recently defended his thesis in philosophy of mathematics, as Sweden's youngest Ph.D ever.

Förhistoriska DNA avslöjar hundens ursprung

Prehistoric DNA reveals dog origin

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.

Drakhuvud (tumnagelbild)

Viking dragon head found at Birka

Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Germany made an unexpected discovery last week when they were digging in the port of the Viking town of Birka, on Björkö in Lake Mälaren.

Love Dalen with tusk in Siberia

Woolly mammoth genomes mapped

Before the world's last woolly mammoth took its final breath, the iconic animals had already suffered from a considerable loss of genetic diversity. These findings were made in the first ever publication of the full DNA sequence of the extinct animal by an international team of scientists from Stockholm University, the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Harvard Medical School among others.

Love Dalén med mammutbete

Mammutens arvsmassa kartlagd

Forskare vid bland annat Stockholms universitet har kartlagt den ullhåriga mammutens fullständiga arvsmassa. Resultaten visar att innan den sista mammuten dog så hade arten redan förlorat en avsevärd mängd genetisk variation.

High impact research

The University's researchers are active in debate and social development and are among the most cited in the Nordic countries according to research organisation Nordforsk. The University's  researchers engage in government investigations, participate in the media, advise on draft laws and are included in participate in several Nobel committees and international expert bodies.

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