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  • Faculty of Science announces 36 PhD positions 2019-10-18 The Faculty of Science announces 36 PhD positions.
  • Xbrane Biopharma has about 30 employees and is located in Solna north of Stockholm. Photo: XBrane Biopharma A Rocky Road Decade – From Promising Lab Data to Growing Biopharma Firm 2019-10-18 Xbrane Biopharma is a promising biotechnology company that started at Stockholm University. If everything goes as planned, the company’s first drug will be approved in 2021.
  • SUDA researchers involved in new EAPS Working Group 2019-10-18 The Network on Fertility of Migrants and Minorities is now established as an official Working Group of the European Association for Population Studies.
  • Science in focus during the ceremony in the City Hall 2019-10-18 On Friday, September 27, it was time for Stockholm University’s annual inauguration and conferment ceremony in the City Hall. New professors were installed and new doctors were conferred. In addition, thirteen jubilee doctors and seven honorary doctorates were conferred.
  • The vessel at the dock in Tvärminne. A new research vessel has arrived at Tvärminne Zoological Station 2019-10-18 Helsinki University has received a new research vessel. The 18 meters long catamaran, funded partly by donations, is built to fulfil the requirements of coastal marine research. The arrival of the vessel is welcomed not only by Helsinki based researchers, as it will also come to use for the Baltic Bridge collaboration between Helsinki University and the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.
  • The Arctic at Nordiska museet and NUS in the Arctic 2019-10-17 Last week, the new exhibition The Arctic – while the ice is melting was inaugurated by Crown Princess Victoria at Nordiska museet in Stockholm. The exhibition has been produced in close cooperation with the research community.
  • Learn new methods to study inequalities and population change 2019-10-16 We offer the only comprehensive programme of demographic training in Sweden. Our master’s programmes taught in English will give you strong skills in quantitative methods, instruction from internationally renowned professors and a solid base for a career in various types of organizations.
  • Södra huset, sett ovanifrån. Foto: Eva Dalin We are top 5 in Europe! 2019-10-16 Sociology at Stockholm University climbs the list of the best universities in the world at the prestigious Shanghai ranking. This year the Sociology subject ranks 30 in the world – and number 5 in Europe.
  • Mosquito. Photo: Jolanta Dabrowska / Mostphotos. Increased risk of tularemia as the climate changes 2019-10-15 A method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans.
  • Staff from the Nobel Prize Museum were on hand to give out Nobel medals – of the chocolate variety. Nobel Calling Stockholm: A week of science, beauty – and a highly educated guess 2019-10-15 During Nobel Week, the world's gaze turns to Stockholm. The University celebrated with lectures, live broadcasts, a competition – and a highly educated guess by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek.
  • Baby. Photo: Mostphotos Why are birth rates in Sweden falling? 2019-10-15 Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising.
  • Sara Danius In memory of Sara Danius 2019-10-14 The passing of our colleague Sara Danius is a loss to the cultural life of Sweden, and a great loss to the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, where Sara was professor of literature since 2013.
  • Foto: J Kelly Brito/Unsplash Workshop: Data Carpentry 2019-10-14 In collaboration with Karolinska Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm Trio), Stockholm University offers a workshop in Data Carpentry – handling of data with various software tools.
  • Open Access agreement with Springer Nature 2019-10-11 Researchers at Stockholm University can publish open access without any charges in more than 500 journals from Springer Nature.
  • Read Svenska Dagbladet Online 2019-10-11 As a member of staff, researcher or student at Stockholm University, you can now read Svenska Dagbladet online wherever you are.
  • Svenska flaggan som en pratbubbla. Illustration: Laurent Davoust, MostPhotos Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden? 2019-10-10 Swedes are good – among the best, in fact – at speaking English as a second language. So should foreigners living in Sweden make the effort to learn Swedish? Only if you want to enrich the experience in nearly every way, argue the linguistic experts at Stockholm University.
  • Quantum mechanics is a beautiful thing and it is mind expanding 2019-10-09 “There was a call”, Frank Wilczek told the crowded hall in his conversation on physics, the Nobel Prize, beauty and knowledge in Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
  • Physicists have found a way to “hear” dark matter 2019-10-09 Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter.
  • Stockholm tops European index and beats London in competitiveness 2019-10-09 Health, innovation and a good environment for higher education and lifelong learning – three reasons why the Stockholm region tops the European Regional Competitive Index.
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum: Extend the competence of the International Seabed Authority 2019-10-08 The Fourth Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture was held Wednesday 2 October on the subject "Who is responsible for the protection of the ocean floor?" by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Professor of international law at the Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law - The regime for the environmental protection of the ocean floor in UN the Law of the Sea Convention is from today’s perspective, frankly speaking, outdated. The Convention was up to date in 1982, but everything has changed dramatically since then, says Rüdinger Wolfrum.
  • Early morning in Stockholm with the City Hall in the background. Photo: Instamatic © Mostphotos Cultural Journalism: Its Global, Democratic and Transformative Dimensions | International Symposium 2019-10-08 CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Symposium "Cultural Journalism: Its Global, Democratic and Transformative Dimensions" on February 13-14, 2020, at Stockholm University, SWEDEN.
  • Kathrin Morosow. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/SU Only low-earning fathers penalized when taking parental leave 2019-10-07 Taking parental leave as a father can lead to lower wages afterwards – if you already have a lower wage. But fathers who have higher wages may instead get a raise.
  • Labföreståndaren Elin Allzén demonstrerar SUBICs röntgenmikroskop för prinsessan Sofia och prins Carl Philip. Foto: Lena Katarina Johansson/Stockholms universitet. Royal visit at dyslexia and brain symposium 2019-10-04 Keynote speaker was Usha Goswami, professor of neuroscience, Cambridge University. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attended the symposium and made a study visit at the research centre.
  • Welcome to our new students! Welcome activities for new students 2019-10-03 Watch this video to see how we welcome our international students to Stockholm University.
  • Offical launch of European collaboration 2019-10-03 Stockholm University takes part in the new European university alliance CIVIS that brings together over 384,000 students and 55,000 staff members at eight universities across Europe. On 1 October, it was officially launched.
  • Master's Fair on campus 2019-10-02 MASTER'S FAIR
  • 39 participants from 33 higher education institutions participated in the 2019 Stockholm Partner Days. 
Photo: Marianne E Berggren Meeting with international partners 2019-09-30 Over three sunny autumn days, 19-21 September, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology organised the 2019 Stockholm Partner Days.
  • International Graduate School, klassåterträff 1979-80 Reunited after 40 years – studies in welfare attracted students to Sweden 2019-09-30 40 years have passed since they studied at the International Graduate School at Stockholm University, one of the first international study programmes in Sweden.
  • A joint Master’s programme inaugurated in Salamanca 2019-09-30 The first semester in Salamanca, the second in Stockholm and the third in Paris. This is what the new Master’s programme on Latin America and Europe, part of the Erasmus mundus joint Master’s programme, offers its students.
  • Designing on a nanoscale for a more sustainable society 2019-09-30 Using mainly forest waste as raw material and a 3D printer, Aji Mathew works in materials designs – at the smallest level. The result: bio-based nanomaterials with tailor-made properties.
  • Foto: Niklas Björling Delayed framework agreement for SPSS 2019-09-27 Our agreement with SPSS expired on August 30, and the new activation codes are delayed due to further framework contract negotiations.
  • Take a guided autumn tour of the Stockholm’s Royal National City Park Oct 3rd or 19th 2019-09-26 Take a guided autumn tour of the Stockholm’s Royal National City Park with nature guide Robert O´Dwyer from The Greater Stockholm’s Nature Guides. Get to know about Swedish nature and history.
  • A dictionary of Italian word families 2019-09-25 A new kind of dictionary by Prof. Michele Colombo and prof. Paolo D’Achille (Third University of Rome) has been published
  • Scientists will drift on the Arctic ice for a year 2019-09-23 The German icebreaker Polarstern has left Tromsö with a course on the Arctic for the largest Arctic expedition ever - professor Pauline Snoeijis Leijonmalm will map out the wildlife living on the ice.
  • Curating Art at Accelerator: This is Survival 2019-09-20 This is Survival is a collaboration between the exhibition space Accelerator and the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.
  • Curating Art at Accelerator: Dance Concerts 2019-09-20 Dance Concerts is an artistic project that invites practitioners within the choreographic field to present ongoing work. The event takes place at 26 September and is a collaboration with the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics and the newly inaugurated exhibition space Accelerator.
  • Illustration by Mariusz Stawarski. Call for Papers: Revolutions in Reading 2019-09-20 This is the Call for Papers for Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition, international conference at Stockholm University 24-26 August, 2020.
  • Stockholm University at 175th place in THE ranking 2019-09-19 In this year’s edition of the Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top universities, Stockholm University is found at place 175.
  • ERC grant to Stockholm University researcher 2019-09-19 Markus Kowalewski at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University has received a grant of just over € 1.48 million from the European Research Council
  • Göran Ahrne. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University New book on organization edited by Professor Emeritus Göran Ahrne 2019-09-19 In this book, “Organization outside Organizations”, the authors highlight a new way of investigating the importance of organizations to the society around them.
  • The case for communication rights: A rights-based approach to media development 2019-09-19 New publication from LAI researcher Paola Sartoretto
  • Time for corporate biosphere stewardship 2019-09-17 A handful of transnational corporations hold enough power to accelerate (or hinder) transformations towards sustainability, a study from Stockholm Resilience Centre says.
  • Sofia Lodén is the winner of an essay prize 2019-09-16 Sofia Lodén, researcher in medieval literature, has won the international JIAS (Journal of the International Arthurian Society) essay price for her article “Female Arthurians in Scandinavia: Eufemia, Christina and the Modern Female Scholar”, published in the journal in September 2019.
  • Foto av Naghmeh Nasiritousi. Foto: Niklas Björling. New project has received funding from the Swedish Energy Agency 2019-09-16 The research project “Pathways to Carbon Neutrality: From Pioneering Coalition to Effective Climate Club?” has received 5,9 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency. Naghmeh Nasiritousi is project leader.
  • Foto: Nobel Prize Museum Live streaming of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019-09-13 The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is live streamed in the Frescati Library Wednesday 9th October 11.45 a.m. Welcome!
  • Scientists challenged – What do we really need to know about the Baltic Sea? 2019-09-12 Nearly 400 Baltic Sea researchers gathered in Aula Magna for the Baltic Sea Science Congress, to share knowledge about the Baltic Sea and unite and prepare for the future. The congress was opened in an innovative way with five important Baltic Sea scientists being questioned by another five environmental journalists.
  • Meet us around the world and online this autumn! 2019-09-12 Stockholm University will participate in education fairs around the world, virtual fairs and hold webinars to meet students and to inform about our study programmes.
  • Ulf Hannerz releases new book 2019-09-12 Ulf Hannerz new book reflects on his distinguished scholarly career over half a century, linking personal biography to changes in the discipline of anthropology.
  • Policy Brief: Fosforarvet på land måste åtgärdas 2019-09-11 De direkta utsläppen av fosfor till Östersjön har minskat de senaste decennierna, men kvar på land finns stora lager av fosfor som byggts upp under åren. Att minska detta fosforlager är viktigt för att utsläppen ska fortsätta minska.
  • Open seminar at Score - Richard Swedberg 2019-09-10 Welcome to an open seminar with Richard Swedberg, Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Cornell University, Guest Professor at Score.
  • 5th conference - Media and Governance in Latin America 2019-09-09 The 5th conference Media and Governance in Latin America, with the theme Communication in Contested Political Scenarios will take place on June 15-16, 2020 at the Institute of Latin America Studies. The itinerant conference is held since 2014 in different European locations.
  • Gunnar von Heijne to receive 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award 2019-09-09 Gunnar von Heijne, Professor of theoretical chemistry at Stockholm University and Director of the SciLifeLab National Cryo-EM Facility, has been named the recipient of the The Biophysical Society’s 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award.
  • Launch of new education web pages 2019-09-06 We are now taking the next step in the Webb2021 project by launching new education web pages at su.se and su.se/english with an entirely new structure, navigation and design as well as with revised content.
  • Food trucks – location 2019-09-05 There are usually two food trucks found in the university area of Frescati. Stationed at Svante Arrhenius Väg 24.
  • Southern peak of Kebnekaise on September 3rd, photo: Gunhild Rosqvist Southern peak of Kebnekaise now stands one metre below the northern peak 2019-09-05 The southern peak now stands at 2095.6 metres, 1.2 metres below the northern peak at 2096.8 metres.
  • Book seminar at Score - Fast Childcare in Public Preschools. The Utopia of Efficiency 2019-09-05 Fast Childcare in Public Preschools presents an ethnographic examination of the strange idea of bringing a management model from the automotive industry into preschools. Welcome to a book seminar on Thursday September 26! After the seminar Score offers refreshments and music.
  • The 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference The 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference 2019-09-02 EMIC is a Swedish initiated research project that aims at exploring wild ideas in unchartered waters in the frontier of management science with a multidisciplinary intellectual input. This is the 4th time the EMIC is organized and hosted by Stockholm University.
  • Invigning av Accelerator Foto: Ingmarie Andersson Inauguration of Accelerator 2019-08-29 On Friday, September 6, Accelerator, Stockholm University’s exhibition space, will be inaugurated by President Astrid Söderbergh Widding. The President’s opening speech will take place at 1 p.m.
  • Pontus Strimling. Foto: Sara Moritz. New scientific model can predict moral and political development 2019-08-26 How come today’s conservatives are more liberal than yesterday’s liberals? Why has the public opinion in large parts of the world shifted so rapidly in favour of gay and lesbian rights, but been virtually unchanged on other contested issues such as abortion rights? A study from a Swedish team of researchers recently published in the social science journal Nature Human Behaviour answers several critical questions on how public opinion changes on moral issues. They have created a scientific model that can predict public opinion changes on moral issues.
  • More students apply for international courses in spring 2020 2019-08-22 The number of first-hand applicants for international courses at Stockholm University is up 23 percent compared to spring term 2019. Nationally the number of applicants for international courses and programmes at the basic level has increased by 5 percent and the number of applicants for master’s programmes by 34 percent.
  • Subscription to RefWorks terminates at year end – save your references 2019-08-20 Stockholm University Library will end the subscription to the reference management program RefWorks December 31, 2019.
  • Stockholm University ranks 73 in the world 2019-08-19 Stockholm University is ranked at place 73 in the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.
  • Nicholas Adjei. "The Master's Programme in Demography advanced me as a Population & Public Health scientist" 2019-08-16 Nicholas Adjei is a young researcher with a research focus on population ageing and health inequalities. His educational background in Demography at SUDA paved the way for him and helped him form his research interest.
  • Nancy Baron, Thomas Bianchi, Simon Trush and Katja Fennel are plenary speakers at the Baltic Sea Science Congress in August. Renowned keynote speakers 2019-08-15 Thomas Bianchi, Simon Trush and Katja Fennel are keynote speakers at the Baltic Sea Science Congress. They are international experts and here to speak about coastal ecosystems, global carbon fluxes and the role of the ocean in the climate system.
  • Unique workshop for young scientists 2019-08-12 Baltic Sea Science Congress and BONUS welcome young scientists to take part in a unique training session with communication trainer Nancy Baron.
  • First new protein structure solved using micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction 2019-08-12 In collaboration with scientists at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, the Högbom laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics has solved a new protein structure using a method called micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction, MicroED.
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine 2019-08-07 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics/SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team in collaboration with AstraZeneca unravel the molecular details of the extracellular region of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET involved in cell signalling.
  • Stockholm ranked among world’s top 50 Student Cities 2019-08-07 Which city is best in the world for studying abroad? Stockholm is ranked as number 37 according to QS Best Student Cities 2019.
  • Building Xbrane Biopharma 2019-08-05 On the Nature Bioengineering Community webpage Xbrane's co-founder Jan-Willem de Gier tells how in 2007 Xbrane was conceived at DBB and how it matured into a biosimilar developer.
  • Maps showing decadal correlation during the 20th century between instrumental measurements of temperature and precipitation (left), tree-ring reconstructed temperature and drought (middle), and model-simulated temperature and precipitation (right) for the summer season. The stronger the red colour, the more positive (warm = wet) is the correlations. The stronger the blue colour, the more negative (warm = dry) is the correlations. Twelve centuries of European summer droughts 2019-08-05 A new study reveals that, throughout history, northern Europe has tended to get wetter and southern Europe to get drier during warmer periods.
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine 2019-08-02 SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team in collaboration with AstraZeneca unravel the molecular details of the extracellular region of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET involved in cell signalling.
  • The expedition will study the floating parts of glaciers in northwestern Greenland. Photo: Martin Jakobsson Polar expedition to shed light on Greenlandic glacier 2019-07-25 In august, a research expedition on icebreaker Oden departs for Ryder glacier. The expedition will investigate the connection between climate change and glaciers, but also how Greenland was colonised.
  •  RV Sonne, Credit: University of Hamburg / LDF/J.Peters Where do microplastics go in the world’s oceans? 2019-07-05 Two PhD students at Stockholm University have participated in a scientific cruise from Canada to Singapore to understand how microplastics behave in the water and in marine food webs.
  • Rektorerna Sigrid Karlsson, KTH, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, SU, och Olle Petter Ottersen, KTH. Presidents present Stockholm trio university alliance 2019-07-02 The presidents of Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University presented the "Stockholm trio" university alliance during the Swedish "political week".
  • 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) SU ninth in the world within Geography 2019-07-02 Geography at Stockholm University is ranked nine in the world. Environmental Sciences & Engineering and Atmospheric Science at Stockholm University are also among the top 25 in the world.
  • Stockholm University ranks 191 in QS ranking 2019-07-02 Stockholm University is at place 191 in the QS World University Ranking 2020 presented on 19 June.
  • Kieron Barclay. Photo: MPIDR Kieron Barclay appointed Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow 2019-07-02 We are happy and proud to announce that our docent of Sociology Kieron Barclay was recently appointed a Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow, with the project "The Impact of the Family of Origin on Health Inequalities: A Global, Historical, Multigenerational, and Comparative Perspective".
  • Group photo NDS 2019. Photo: SUDA Nordic Demography celebrated in Iceland 2019-07-02 June 13-15 saw the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium being held in Reykjavik. The symposium was organized by our demographers at SUDA at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University on behalf of the Swedish Demographic Association.
  • Botox cousin can reduce malaria in an environmentally friendly way 2019-07-02 Researchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, have found a new toxin that selectively targets mosquitos. This can lead to innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to reduce malaria. The results are presented in an article published in Nature Communications.
  • Bats, Image by Jens Rydell (http://www.fladdermus.net/naturfoto/) Report bat sightings in citizen science project 2019-07-02 In a new citizen science project the general public across Sweden can help researchers find bat roosts
  • University collaboration receives EU grant 2019-07-02 The university alliance CIVIS, consisting of Stockholm University and seven other European universities, is one of seventeen pilot projects selected for funding from the European Commission.
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Members of IAWRT delivered a report showing the poor working conditions female employees of a public service broadcaster in India's capital New Delhi were facing - revealing among other things that there were no toilets for women. Photo: SavvaPanf Photo © 2018 Mostphotos. Researcher: No toilets for women in Indian public service broadcaster 2019-06-28 Last year IAWRT, an international association for women working in the media sector, finalized a 4-year gender equality project that was conducted in India, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. In a new handbook on gender equality in media, Greta Gober, Stockholm University, describes the IAWRT members' experiences of the project.
  • A Post Exchange office, i.e. an allied gift shop, for US Army forces based in Livorno, Tuscany, ITALY. Photo: US army © 1945 Study finds new evidence of 5 more Allied gift shops in Italy 2019-06-25 Historians know that the Allied forces ran gift shops exclusively for foreign military personnel in different European cities during World War II. But a new study by Dr. Chiara Faggella, Stockholm University, reveals that there were another 5 Allied gift shops in Italy, run by a civilian; the businessmann and commissionaire Giovanni Battista Giorgini.
  • En presentbutik för piloter i den amerikanska armén i syditalienska staden Bari, 1945. Foto: US Army © 1945 Nuovo studio scopre 5 negozi in Italia che vendevano artigianato di lusso ai soldati alleati 2019-06-25 Gli storici sanno che, durante la seconda guerra mondiale, gli Alleati gestivano negozi di articoli da regalo per le proprie forze armate in diverse città europee. Ma un nuovo studio della dottoressa Chiara Faggella, dell’università di Stoccolma, svela che 5 speciali Allied Gift Shop in Italia erano gestiti da un civile: l’uomo d’affari Giovanni Battista Giorgini.
  • Large research grant to develop green chemistry 2019-06-24 Financier Mistra and industry partners are investing SEK 100 million in the research program SAFECHEM, which aims to create a sustainable chemicals industry and reduce exposure to hazardous substances.
  • Successful graduation 2019-06-19 Stockholm Business School celebrated examination for Bachelor and Master studentes. On Wednesday, June 5, about 800 people gathered in the auditorium of Aula Magna, to celebrate that 500 students have taken their bachelor's and master's degree.
  • Pre-Pride conversations X2 in May 2019-06-18 What is student life like as an LGBTQ student? How does norm critical and inclusive pedagogy develop? What research on the family and discrimination from a LGBTQ perspective is going on? These are topics in focus for this year’s Pride events at Stockholm University.
  • Almost 600 plants have already gone extinct 2019-06-11 Almost 600 plants have been wiped out from the planet in the last 250 year shows a new study. This is twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians combined.
  • Science, Reality and Credibility 2019-06-07 Open lecture and discussion with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter who will talk about science and critical thinking and how we can face a world where facts and critical thinking are not as important components as it should.
  • Hiranya Peiris - Foto: Niklas Björling Successful physicist making research accessible 2019-06-05 In an era when both experts and logical thinking are under attack, it is even more important to make research accessible– and astronomy might be a gateway. Professor Hiranya Peiris is a successful researcher with a strong urge to facilitate public understanding of science.
  • En route to Greenland to drill the ice 2019-06-05 Professor Margareta Hansson is currently in Greenland to oversee the research work in an ice core project where drilling is being performed in a rapidly flowing ice stream.
  • Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University form the university alliance Stockholm trio 2019-05-28 The aim with the university alliance is to strengthen the development of the Stockholm region and to highlight the internationally distinguished research and education environment that the three universities constitute together.
  • Stockholm University at top position regarding Open Access publications 2019-05-27 The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 (2014–2017) shows that Stockholm University is at the top position amongst Swedish universities.
  • Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and links them to Alzheimer's disease 2019-05-27 New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface. This coat of proteins makes the virus more infectious and facilitates the formation of plaques characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
  • The International Day for Biological Diversity: Plants, People and the Planet 2019-05-23 The theme for this year’s Biodiversity Day is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”. At DEEP, we are happy to contribute to sustaining biological diversity, aligning various aspects of our research to biodiversity and the planet.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling Connecting students and alumni for mutual benefit through mentorship 2019-05-22 The Mentorship Programme is an initiative taken by the alumni coordinators at the External Relations and Communications Office. Participating departments are given an opportunity to connect their current students to their alumni in a mentoring capacity.
  • Scientific research: The bad and the preregistered 2019-05-22 What shall we eat and not eat? Do vaccines work? Do mobile phones cause cancer? In everyday life, we want to make sensible decisions about our behavior. In these decisions, scientific facts often play an important role, but is there always convincing evidence for the facts that we use to guide our decisions? Preregistration allows scientists to define their actual predictions and prove that their hypotheses came before the data.
  • Agenda 2030 in focus when universities met in South Africa 2019-05-21 During the second week of May, a research- and innovation week was arranged in South Africa, within the framework of the project South African Sweden Forum (SASUF).
  • Twelve world-famous scientists in Aula Magna 2019-05-20 On May 9-10, Stockholm University hosted the symposium "Planet Earth: a Scientific Journey" for the first time.
  • New microscope finally in place 2019-05-20 After almost five years and major renovations in the Arrhenius Laboratory, the University’s new electron microscope is finally in place.

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