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.
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.
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.
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 next 6 months, from April through September, I will be serving as the chairperson for CIVIS, the European university alliance to which Stockholm University belongs together with universities in Aix-Marseille, Athens, Bucharest, Brussels (ULB), Madrid (UAM), Rome (Sapienza) and Tübingen.
Last Friday I was back on a deserted campus after a week of working from home. The day began with the president’s presentation on Zoom and ended with Vice President Henrik Cederquist and I visiting our chemists who are making hand sanitiser for healthcare – 10,000 litres so far.
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.
Being socially active generally increases your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. But if you are active late into the evening, it reduces the number of hours you sleep – and can also affect your social life.
Large numbers of three-spined stickleback have gradually taken over larger parts of the Baltic Sea’s coastal ecosystem, shows a new scientific study. Stickleback is a small prey fish common in aquatic food webs across temperate Europe. The stickleback contributes to local ecosystem ‘regime shifts’, where young-of-the-year pike and perch decline in individual bays, and these shifts gradually spread like a wave from the outer archipelago into the mainland coast.
Thawing permafrost and collapsing methane hydrates from the Siberian-Arctic coastal oceans can trigger increasing emissions of climate-warming gases. This autumn, the expedition ISSS-2020 on board the ship Akademik Keldysh will study one of the biggest challenges in climate research.
Workplace sexual harassment was thought to be a likely risk factor for mental health disorders. Now, a new study by Stockholm University researchers shows a connection between sexual harassment and suicidal behaviour.
How is aggression controlled in the brain and what methods can we use to influence it? These are some of the questions that Christian Broberger, professor of neurochemistry, hopes to get answers to during a five-year project that now receives SEK 20.4 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Dr. Ahmet Gürata, a film scholar specializing in Turkish cinema and media, has recently joined Stockholm University as senior visiting scholar. He left Turkey after being put on trial for signing Academics for Peace’s Declaration and comes to Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies through Scholars at Risk.
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.
– I haven’t had time to discover Stockholm yet as I’ve been so busy hanging out with new friends at the university, Polish exchange student Michal Jedrzejczak said as he attended the welcome fair at Orientation Day for international students on 21 January.
25 international students from seven countries came to Stockholm University for a special Nobel week programme. They are members of National Society of High School Scholars and all have great interest in the Nobel Prize and academic research.
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.