Collaboration with associations, businesses, municipalities, government agencies and other organizations in Sweden and abroad are an obvious and important part of research and education. We collaborate with schools, municipalities, regions, companies, associations and individuals, but also with other universities, institutions and institutes, in Sweden and abroad.

The department's researchers participate in discussions about important social issues and answer questions from the media.

During field courses, guest lectures, more applied courses and project work researchers and teachers, students and practitioners’ meets. At conferences, in editorial boards and expert groups researchers and practitioners work together.

Former students (alumni) are key contacts between practice and academia. Several alumni are mentors for today’s students within the University mentor programme. In the framework of the Stockholm University Alumni Network a group for human geography and urban and regional planning is organized.

Researchers at the Department sometimes give public lectures and excursions for school classes.

Collaboration and societal development



Collaboration between schools and universities is important. Below are some examples of how we can collaborate. Contact us if you have ideas about collaborations.

Lectures and excursions

The department's researchers or doctoral students can sometimes participate in teaching at the school, e.g. by giving a city tour in Stockholm or a lecture at schools or universities. It is of course important that these teaching opportunities works in the course. Sometimes it is appropriate to have several meetings with the researcher. Contact the respective researcher, teacher or doctoral student directly with the enquiry.

Visits and information

Do you want to get in touch with the department to book e.g. a study visit to the university or to get information about the department's education, please e-mail or call Veronica Hohl.

Subject and competence development

Do you want to discuss how the department can participate in your school's work with subject and course development, competence development for teachers, in the work with project work or upper secondary school work or perhaps in some other way? Contact Director of studies Johan Berg.

Web resource

Gisela - e-resource (GIS) and cartography



Stockholm University wishes to stay in touch with former students and researchers. Our alumni are part of the valuable network that supports the University in a range of different ways: by being important ambassadors, by engaging in the development of research and education, and by supporting the University financially.

Join SUs alumni network

Alumni contacts at the department

Veronica Hohl,
Anders Rickegård,

The Department of Human Geography on LinkedIn

On LinkedIn there is a group for the Department's students, alumni, employees and former employees.

The Department of Human Geography on LinkedIn


Assigned education

Collaboration with business and society is an important task for Stockholm University. In this task, commissioned education is an essential part.

The assigned education can either be in line with the department's existing range of courses or tailored to specific needs. Assigned education can, if desired, be designed so that participants receive higher education credits.

Do you want to discuss commissioned education within the Department of Cultural Geography's area of ​​competence for your company, authority or organisation?
Contact director of studies Johan Berg,, 08-16 48 32.



In Stockholm there are several associations connected to urban and regional planning, human geography and geography.

Association of European Schools of Planning

AESOP was established in 1987 and consists of universities and colleges in Europe, which conduct some form of academic planning training. The Department of Cultural Geography is a "full member" of AESOP as the host institution for the social planning courses at Stockholm University. Lukas Smas is the institution's contact person in AESOP.

Association of European Schools of Planning

European Geography Association

EGEA was founded in 1987 with the aim of creating contacts, increasing cooperation and the exchange of ideas between young geographers and geography students around Europe. The association today has members in almost all of Europe. EGEA publishes several newsletters and magazines and arranges exchanges with students. Annual congress and regional meetings (Northern Europe) are also arranged.

European Geography Association

Swedish Society for Town and Country Planning

The Swedish Society for Town and Country Planning is a non-profit association for anyone interested in planning. The society organizes conferences with themes related to planning issues and publishes the magazine PLAN. As a member, you receive PLAN and also ongoing information about conferences and other things that the society organizes.

Swedish Society for Town and Country Planning

National Association of Geography Teachers

The association was founded in 1933 with the aim of promoting geography in school and society. The association's members are active in elementary schools, high schools, universities, collages, private companies, organizations and public administration. The association conducts activities in the form of lectures, excursions and publication of the journal Geografiska Notiser.

National Association of Geography Teachers (Geografilärarnas riksförening)

Cartographic Society (Kartografiska Sällskapet)

The society organizes map days every year where current cartographic themes are presented. The society annually publishes four issues of the publication Kartbladet. The Cartographic Society represents Sweden in "the International Cartographic Association (ICA)".

Cartographic Society

Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG)

SSAG was founded during the time of the great voyages of discovery, in 1877. The society's main purpose is to be a link between research and the public. In recent years, a symposium has been organized on Vegadagen on April 24. SSAG organizes excursions, supports research with scholarships, publishes Geografiska Annaler and is one of the principals behind the National Atlas. Environment and development, the oceans and the Europe of communications have been the theme of the yearbook Ymer.

Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG)



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