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  • 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.
  • New Open Access agreement with Springer Nature 2019-08-20 Researchers at Stockholm University can now publish open access without any charges in more than 500 journals from Springer Nature.
  • 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.
  • Meet us around the world and online this autumn! 2019-08-19 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.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm city by Per Larsson Guided bus tour through Stockholm 2019-08-16 Join other international and exchange students on a bus tour through Stockholm this August 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm. There will be a professional English-speaking guide in each bus (totally ten buses).
  • Scientists challenged – What do we really need to know about the Baltic Sea? 2019-08-15 Nearly 400 Baltic Sea researchers will gather in Aula Magna next week to share knowledge about the Baltic Sea and unite and prepare for the future.
  • 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.
  • Students in Stockholm. Photo Niklas Björling Over 24,000 students admitted to Stockholm University after second selection results 2019-08-14 Stockholm University continues to be one of the country's most popular educational institutions, with more than 24,000 applicants admitted to courses and programmes this autumn.
  • 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.
  • The 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference The 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference 2019-07-05 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.
  • 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.
  • Handbook for International and Exchange Students 2019-06-26 Student services, accommodation, student unions, library services, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, Swedish bank account etc. – the Handbook for International and Exchange Students prepares you for life as a student at Stockholm University.
  • Many places to study at Frescati 2019-06-25 Up to 770 places to study (study desks) are available at different locations within the Frescati area for the University’s students.
  • 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.
  • Picture from film about how to get university account and card Get access to IT services, university account and university card 2019-06-10 Before your studies begin you need to get a university account and a university card. Watch our short video to find out how! For the autumn semester 2019 the activation will be possible from August 6.
  • 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.
  • Learn new methods to study inequalities and population change 2019-05-28 We offer the only comprehensive program of demographic training in Sweden. Our master’s programme 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.
  • 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.
  • Global Swede 2019 Kanwal Tariq. Foto Sofia Nahringbauer Regeringskansliet Global Swede Award to biology student 2019-05-22 Kanwal Tariq, master’s student at the Department of Biology Education at Stockholm University, is one of the students to receive this year’s Global Swede Award, an award honouring international students who excel in areas closely related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling Alumni Mentorship Programme 2019-2020 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.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling Versatile solvents offer hope for greener chemistry 2019-05-17 For Professor Anja Mudring and other chemists, ionic liquids present an opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable society.
  • Meet researcher Mitch Downey who joined Stockholm University and moved to Stockholm. "I am amazed to live in such an amazing place!" 2019-05-17 Meet researcher Mitch Downey at IIES who joined Stockholm University and moved to Sweden from the United States.
  • Leiden Ranking 2019 2019-05-17 In the middle of May CWTS Leiden University presented the Leiden Ranking 2019. The ranking measures the scientific performance of more than 950 major universities worldwide.
  • One of the analyzed chewing gums, photo: Natalija Kashuba Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA 2019-05-16 The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch.
  • LAGLOBE – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) 2019-05-14 Latin American and Europe in a Global World - 120 credits - LAGLOBE Master is an innovative, interdisciplinary and international master’s programme in Latin American studies. Students will gain multidimensional and cross-cultural competences.
  • Are you planning to apply to a Master's Programme in Sociology or Demography starting autumn 2020? 2019-05-14 Please note that Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology with start autumn semester 2020 and onwards, will only have ONE admission round for ALL applicants with deadline JANUARY 15, 2020!
  • Report 2/2018: Limitations of using blue mussel farms as a nutrient reduction measure 2019-05-14 Blue mussel farming has been suggested as a cost effective nutrient mitigation tool in the Baltic Sea, to complement land-based measures. However, the environmental conditions of the Baltic proper, particularly the low salinity, affect the nutrient uptake efficiency of the blue mussels.
  • SUDA welcomes Anette Fasang as Guest Professor 2019-05-13 SUDA welcomes Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang as Guest Professor at the Department for two-three months starting on April 30.
  • Many visited Science Careers Day 2019 2019-05-13 This year's Science Careers Day was visited by a record number of exhibitors and students.
  • Professor Åsa Wikforss elected member of Swedish Academy 2019-05-10 The prestigious Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Prize in Literature, voted yesterday to appoint Åsa Wikforss, Professor in Theoretical Philosophy at Stockholm University as a new member.
  • Kolyma river, Photo: Jorien Vonk/Stockholm University Clues of carbon release from thawing permafrost found in Arctic rivers 2019-05-09 Arctic rivers may hold vital clues to the accelerated release of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost. This is shown in new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
  • "Three Wise Men - an Easter Tale" showcases on MicroActs Cave Cinema 2019-05-08 "Three Wise Men - an Easter Tale", a film by Love Ekenberg, Olle Karlsson and Lars In De Betou at Stockholm University, and Jon Karlung, Bahnhof, is selected to the film festival MicroActs in London.
  • Scientists coordinate a new Horizon 2020 project on how air pollution affects climate 2019-05-08 The project ”Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections”, or FORCeS, will contribute to more precise climate projections by reducing the uncertainty on how particles in the air affect climate.
  • HRH Crown Princess Victoria and President Pavlopoulos attend climate seminar 2019-05-07 Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended a seminar in Athens arranged by Stockholm University’s field station NEO.
  • A man fishing in Bogoria lake, Photo: Matthieu Gallet/Mostphotos Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs 2019-05-03 Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And, scientists find, when fishers cooperate with their fiercest competitors this can improve fish stocks on coral reefs.
  • Rapid permafrost collapse increases greenhouse gas emissions 2019-05-02 A new research report, including Stockholm University scientists, shows that abrupt permafrost thaw has important consequences for keeping global warming under 1.5 °C.
  • XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three story building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building. Photo by Roberto Corrieri and Patrick De Perio.” The extreme of rarity 2019-04-30 OKC researchers helped reveal the rarest nuclear reaction now known to mankind. To observe this ultra-rare process, XENON1T watched a tonne of ultra-pure liquid xenon for a year. The experiment was featured on the cover of the scientific journal 'Nature'
  • Policy Brief: Phosphorus in the catchment 2019-04-29 A new study shows that almost half of the phosphorus currently entering the Baltic Sea could derive from accumulate phosphorus on land, so called legacy phosphorus. The amount of phosphorus that leaks to the Baltic Sea has decreased over the last 20 years but the future reduction will depend on continued actions to reduce the accumulation of phosphorus on land.
  • Ny Policy Brief: Fosforarvet på land måste åtgärdas 2019-04-29 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.
  • Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries 2019-04-26 The authors of this edited volume focus on the emergence of populist discourses, coming from movements or parties from Romance-speaking countries in Europe and in Latin America. Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries is an edited volume in English, French and Spanish.
  • 2019 winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2019-04-26 The 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology lauds Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and Peter Reuter (USA) for their breakthroughs in evidence and policy development on drug abuse.
  • Moving to Sweden as a researcher 2019-04-25 Recent arrivals from three continents and four different fields talk about collegiality and research environment at Stockholm University
  • Baltic Sea research in focus at Skansen 2019-04-23 The Skansen Baltic Sea Knowledge Centre, the Baltic Sea Science Centre, has been inaugurated by Crown Princess Victoria. Researchers at Stockholm University have a central role in this effort to raise awareness of challenges in the Baltic.
  • Rodney Edvinsson, Photo: Therese Nordlund Edvinsson/Stockholm University The real cost of a loaf of bread in Game of Thrones 2019-04-17 Professor Rodney Edvinsson has developed a currency converter for Westeros which enables comparisons between the fictional world and real life.
  • Stockholm University invests in international alumni 2019-04-12 Staying in touch with and investing in our relationships with past students – alumni – is important for a university's long term development. Stockholm University is an international academic institution and we have alumni spread out across the globe. We are now gearing up to develop our international alumni operations.
  • Three researchers receive EU-funding from MSCA 2019-04-12 Three researchers at Stockholm University have been awarded funding within Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF), which is the EU’s Research Mobility Program. The projects are in the fields of environmental science, astronomy and medieval history.
  • Photo: Mostphotos Restrictive migration policies contribute to poor migrant health in high-income countries 2019-04-11 Restrictive entry and integration policies have adverse effects on the health of migrants in high-income countries, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date, published in The Lancet Global Health.
  • Gunnar Andersson. Photo: Stockholm University New ERC grant on immigrants’ future life chances 2019-04-11 How do the life courses of immigrants and their descendants look? And why do they differ between different groups? A new project in collaboration with Stockholm University aiming to answer these questions has been granted funding from the European Research Council, ERC.
  • Seven new Honorary Doctorates at Stockholm University 2019 2019-04-11 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University’s activities in research and education. The new honorary doctors are Johan Eriksson, Eva Dahlman, Kajsa Öberg Lindsten, Axel van den Berg, Elizabeth Churchill, Nora Underwood and Frances Westley.
  • Video: See the entire Plan S seminar 2019-04-10 The EU initiative Plan S was launched in September 2018, and to enable an open dialogue on such a complex issue, Stockholm University organized an open seminar where President Astrid Söderbergh Widding, amongst others, participated.
  • Ylva Lorentzon about the Status of Children’s Culture and about Defending a Doctoral Thesis 2019-04-09 Ylva Lorentzon has defended her doctoral thesis “Open worlds, reserved rooms: On status and politics of child culture in the everyday practice of the performing arts”. Here are her thoughts about her research.
  • Bubbles in the ice. Photo: Malin Stenberg de Serves, Antarctica. Retrieving climate history from the Antarctic ice 2019-04-09 In Antarctica, European researchers plan to analyze essential climate data from the past 1.5 million years.
  • ”Is the Polish film industry ready for #MeToo?” 2019-04-08 One year after the #MeToo movement, the Kamera Akcja Film Critics Festival opened last Thursday in Poland, with a seminar on sexual violence and women's working conditions in the Polish film industry.
  • Initiative in environmental human sciences 2019-04-04 Climate refugees, climate change in fiction and protest movements. These are topics that will be studied in environmental human sciences.
  • How to prepare yourself for daylight saving time (summer time) 2019-03-29 This weekend, we change to summer time. Sleep researcher Arne Lowden explains why the seasonal clock change exists and gives advice on how you can alleviate the biological stress it causes.
  • Jean Claude Byungura wins the Outstanding Paper Award 2019-03-28 Byungura wins the Outstanding Paper Award at SITE 2019 for his paper “Development and Validation of a Holistic IT-institutional Alignment Model for Higher Education institutional performance”.
  • The longest drill cores recovered from a ship offshore of West Antarctica 2019-03-28 The longest drill cores recovered from a ship anywhere offshore of West Antarctica have just been retrieved.
  • Vy över Stockholms universitet, Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet Wallenberg grant to research the origins of geometric objects 2019-03-28 Associate Professor Wushi Goldring will receive funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to recruit an international researcher for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University.
  • Xiaodong Zou, Photo: Yi Luo/Stockholms universitet Wallenberg Scholar grant awarded for analyzing biomolecule structures 2019-03-28 Xiaodong Zou, professor in Structural Chemistry at Stockholm University, is one of 22 Wallenberg Scholar grant receivers 2019. The researchers, among the most prominent in Sweden, are each awarded a 18 million SEK five year grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Meet us at Career Fair in Shanghai 2019-03-27 Stockholm University participates in this year's Career Fair in Shanghai on 13 April 2019 to inform about our study programmes taught in English for international students.
  • New solution-oriented course for counteracting climate change 2019-03-27 With the new, interdisciplinary course “Climate Change Solutions” that starts this autumn, Stockholm University wants to contribute to solutions to the climate crisis.
  • Andrea Voyer. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University New research grant to uncover the role of social norms in shaping social life 2019-03-26 Andrea Voyer, Docent of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, has received a grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) of 216722 USD for the project “Social Norms, Social Boundaries and Inequality”.
  • Oceans are major sources of highly fluorinated chemicals into the air 2019-03-26 Sea spray may be a major source of highly fluorinated chemicals to the atmosphere contradicting the view that oceans act only as sinks for these persistent pollutants, shows a new study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
  • Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated 2019-03-26 The cocktail of man-made chemicals that we are exposed to daily is a health risk which current regulations and risk assessment overlook. This is the conclusion of the EU Horizon 2020 EDC-MixRisk project.
  • Senior Advisor on International Affairs 2019-03-20 The Stockholm University President has appointed Karin Bergmark, professor of sociology and former Deputy Vice President for Humanities and Social Sciences, as new Senior Advisor to the President on International Affairs.
  • Roadmap for Internationalisation 2019-03-19 The Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher educational institutions, the second report of which is now on consultancy period, has presented a number of proposals – both general and more detailed ones – on how Swedish research and higher education can be promoted and developed nationally.
  • Web survey about Decision Support Tools 2019-03-18 Do you have experience of Decision Support Tools? Or do you need tools to support your decision making when it comes to the Baltic Sea? Please help us out by answering the BONUS DESTONY web survey!
  • Photo: Peter Bondo Christensen Symposium on The Expansion of Low Oxygen Zones 2019-03-15 The symposium on the the expansion of low oxygen zones in the global ocean and coastal waters can now be watched online.

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