Loss of smell is the single most important symptom of COVID-19. Individuals who rate their sense of smell to 0-2 on a scale of 0-10 have a high probability of being infected by the coronavirus, according to a new large international study.
Are you interested in finding solutions to social, organisational, and environmental challenges? Then our new Bachelor’s Programme in Business, Ethics and Sustainability could be something for you. Applications deadline for the autumn 2021 is 15 January.
Stefano Manzoni, Associate Professor in Ecohydrology at the Department of Physical Geography, has been awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant 2020 for a research project about soil processes. The aim of the research is to answer the long-standing question: How are land use and climatic changes affecting soil fertility and the amount of carbon we can store in soil? The answer to this critical question lies in microbial adaptation to the challenging soil environment – the central hypothesis of this project.
Adding a little water to wood-based nanofoams transforms them into super-insulating materials. This surprising result from research at Stockholm University was recently published in the journal Matter.
The behaviour of neighbours is of crucial significance for the behaviour of the individual and thus for the shoal or flock. Moreover, collective behaviour develops very rapidly. This is shown by a new study of how, in just three generations, fish can be bred to swim in shoals.
To conclude the fall’s round of workshops in the Find your career in Sweden series, five international alumni were asked to participate in a panel discussion and share their experiences of finding work in Sweden.
This year's mentorship programme will not only be an opportunity for participants to exchange experiences and knowledge for mutual benefit. It will also be an exercise on how to build relationships when it is not possible to meet in real life.
Using x-ray lasers, researchers at Stockholm University have been able to follow the transformation between two distinct different liquid states of water, both being made of H2O molecules. At around -63 Centigrade the two liquids exist at different pressure regimes with a density difference of 20%. By rapidly varying the pressure before the sample could freeze, it was possible to observe one liquid changing into the other in real time. Their findings are published in the journal Science.
In the end of November, the annual list “Highly Cited Researcher-2020” was published. World class researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance and significant influence. This year, eleven researchers from Stockholm University are on the list.
For the third year in a row, Stockholm University organised a Master’s Fair for prospective master’s students. Due to the current circumstances it took place online and thus enabled participants from all over the world.
On November 18, European universities celebrate their common cultural heritage through the annual European Academic Heritage Day. This year the day focuses on selected examples from the universities' collections.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation today announced its latest major investment of SEK 3.1 billion for the period until 2032 in data-driven life science – an important, rapidly expanding field the development of which could not be more timely.
Marc Friedländer’s research into microRNA takes him from the universe inside a single cell, into outer space and millennia back in time. His dream is to be able to mathematically describe gene regulation.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing SEK 3.7 billion in basic research into therapeutics, epidemiology and infection biology, precision medicine and diagnostics, evolution and biodiversity and cell and molecular biology. The programme, which will run until 2032, will be hosted by SciLifeLab.
In order to foster the spirit of community and create connection across geographical divides, the Alumni Relations team reached out to alumni internationally in April, when the pandemic had truly become global.
Stockholm University's Virtual Master's Fair takes place on 18 November. Like many other events this year it happens online, as the name indicates, and thus enables participation from all over the world.
Sea floor sediments of the Arctic Ocean can help scientists understand how permafrost responds to climate warming. A multidisciplinary team from Stockholm University has found evidence of past permafrost thawing during climate warming events at the end of the last ice age. Their findings, published today in Science Advances, caution about what could happen in the near future: That Arctic warming by only a few degrees C may trigger massive permafrost thawing, coastal erosion, and the release of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into the atmosphere.
Digital Futures will be one of the world’s foremost research centres of its kind. The initiative, a collaboration between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), was inaugurated in October.
Now there’s a new look for the university’s English and Swedish websites with more space for pictures and videos. The content and structure has been reworked to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Stockholm University has just received its first SAR researcher. SAR – Scholars at Risk – is an international network that works to protect academic freedom and shield threatened scholars who have, until now, mainly worked in the humanities and social sciences.
When you're studying it's important to take a break every now and then. Why not join Åsa in this short and fun workout? You may not understand all the Swedish words but music and cool moves is a universal language. Ready? Let's start!
The new coronavirus is shaking up everyday life for us all. The foundation of the University’s crisis management is the recommendations of the Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, whose current assessment is that there are clear signs that the coronavirus is spreading within Swedish society.
For the first time, spin nutation in magnetic materials has been observed. The discovery could impact the way digital information is saved and lead to a faster, more compact and more energy-efficient technology.
The Global Swede Award is honouring international students who excel in areas closely related to innovation and entrepreneurship. They should also be good representatives of their own country as well as Sweden. This year, Hidehisa Matsumoto from Japan is Stockholm University’s student receiving the award.
Do you feel lonely studying alone in quarantine? Maybe you want some study company when all teaching is online? Why not spend 25 minutes of quiet study time with our master’s student Emma in this #studywithme video which was shot at Stockholm University’s Frescati Library before the pandemic.
The notification of selection results has now been sent out to all who applied for master's programmes starting this autumn. Across the country, the number of admitted students increased by 13 percent compared to the autumn term in 2019.