About us

The Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University (MISU), conducts research and education in an international environment within atmospheric sciences and oceanography, a field in which MISU is a national leader.

The research spans from the deep ocean to the upper atmosphere and has a strong link to the climate. The research is based on experimental studies as well as theoretical and numerical modelling.

MISU offers Bachelor's, Master's and a doctoral student programmes in the fields of atmospheric sciences, oceanography and climate physics.

MISU is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, which brings together expertise in climate science at Stockholm University, KTH, and SMHI.

The department in numbers

72 employees

35 researchers

23 PhD students


MISU's history

In 1947 Carl-Gustaf Rossby arrived in Sweden from the United States to strengthen research at the newly created Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University.

Before returning to Sweden, Rossby had been Head of Research for the Weather Bureau and Head of the Department of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In 1955, the International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm (IMI) was created by a decision of the Swedish Parliament with the objective "to conduct research in meteorology and associated fields and to promote international scientific co-operation within meteorology".

Since then, IMI and MISU have formed a symbiotic organization, up to 1973 physically located in central Stockholm. Since 1973 they are located at the university campus Frescati north of downtown Stockholm.



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