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Welcome to MISU - the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University!
New regulations on teaching and exams from November 24, 2020 due to the covid-19 virus.
Do you want to become a climate expert, oceanographer or an environmental researcher?
Do you want to understand what influences the weather, oceans and the climate of the Earth?
Or just get insight in how the climate system works?
MISU offers education programmes at Bachelor, Master and PhD level in atmospheric sciences, oceanography and climate physics. At MISU, about 50 scientists study the dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans and are in the forefront of climate research.
Research at MISU
Our research covers a wide range of topics in atmospheric sciences and oceanography and stretches from chemical and dynamical processes to polar stratospheric clouds, oceanography, and climate studies. Scientific diversity is a major strength of our department. About fifty scientists and graduate students apply pencil and paper, computer models and advanced experimental methods to obtain a better understanding of our changing environment.
Many of MISUs scientists are members of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research and the Baltic Sea Centre at Stockholm University. Our strong international collaborations provide an excellent basis for our research. MISU also has a close relationship with the International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm (IMI).
Questions about weather and climate have never been as current as they are today. Knowledge about the atmosphere and the oceans are needed in many different parts of society and the industrial life. We expect this trend to continue.
The job market
The two biggest employers for meteorologists in Sweden are SMHI and the Swedish Armed Forces, where you can work with forecasting, investigations, development and research. Other employers are SVT and TV4. During the last couple of years several private weather agencies have established offices in Sweden, such as for example Foreca.
Many meteorologists and oceanographers also work with environmental, energy and climate related projects, both in the private and public sector. Your knowledge is needed by counties and public authorities, but nowadays also by energy and insurance companies. A great advantage of the Master’s programme in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate Physics is that it gives you a broad knowledge before entering the job market. You will not only have studied the atmosphere and oceans, but also quite a lot of mathematics, physics, computer science and programming.
Last but not least the world of today needs more scientists and researchers who can increase our knowledge and understanding of weather and climate, especially when it comes to consequences and preventive measures associated with the changing climate. Our Master’s programme in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate Physics gives you access to both national and international PhD studies.
Examples of employers
Stockholms stad (climate and environment)
Telge Krafthandel AB
MMT (Marine survey services)
Sirius International Insurance Group
Bixia (power company)
Pöyry Swedpower (formerly Vattenfall Power Consultant)
The significance of the Bologna process
We predict that the Bologna process furthermore will improve the way that master of science students are accepted by employers. One reason for this is that the master degree ranges over five years, which gives the students great opportunities to gain deeper knowledge within their field of studies. There is also time for more practical courses as well as preparatory research activities.
The Bologna process also means that the education has been internationalized. A basic idea is that it should be easier to study courses at other universities in Sweden or abroad. Then it is of course an advantage that the Master’s programmes at Stockholm University has the same length as in many other countries. Both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme thereby give access to the international job market.
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.
Stockholms University Alumni Network is mainly driven through the alumni portal at Stockholm University Alumni Network. The alumni portal offers the possibility to keep updated on the University and to keep in touch with old friends. In the SU Alumni Network there is a group called 'Meteorologiska institutionen' which you are welcome to join if you have studied at least one semester at MISU.
The Swedish Institute maintains a national alumni portal. Visit the network at Alumni network/Swedish Institute.
For questions about acceptance to programmes or courses, registration, certificate of study, course planning etc. - please contact our Student Counselor. Remember to always state your information and what course you are asking about to facilitate your case.
Last updated: April 21, 2021
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