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Carbon is the basis for life, but where does it come from?

A new study from the Nordita explains how carbon dust grains grow efficiently in so-called carbon stars.

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Messages from our alumni during the pandemic

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.

Photo: John Kjellström, Stockholm City Museum
60 years as a university

Stockholm College became Stockholm University 60 years ago, inaugurated by a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.

Girl with laptop talking to the lecturer Photo: Niklas Björling
Virtual Master's Fair 2020

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. 

Photo: Björn Eriksson
Arctic Ocean sediments reveal permafrost thawing during past climate warming

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.

Woman with headphones in a green armchair in the library. Photo: Niklas Björling
Online and campus-based teaching in the spring

In our digital course catalogue, the description 'on campus' is given as generic information to indicate where a course takes place.

Invigning Digital Futures
Digital Futures is inaugurated

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.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
President Astrid Söderbergh Widding: SU welcomes our first SAR researcher

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.

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The university’s new English and Swedish websites

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.

The Swedish icebreaker Oden at the North Pole during expedition Arctic Ocean 2018. Credit: Paul Zieg
Iodic acid may be play pivotal role in Arctic cloud formation

An international team of scientists has identified iodic acid as a novel driver of new aerosol particle formation in the Arctic during the summer to fall transition.

Photo: Sören Andersson
Stockholm University ranks 69 in the world

Stockholm University is ranked at place 69 in the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, placing the university second in Sweden.

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Changes in the login sessions for Zoom

Starting October 1 changes will be implemented for Zoom login sessions which means that everyone will be logged out after twelve hours.

Students standing in front of the City Hall. Photo: Niklas Björling
Our new Master's programmes leaflet is here

To go for the future – Master’s programmes 2021-2022. Take a look at the new inspirational leaflet from Stockholm University!

Staff from Drivhuset in front of Villa Bellona. Photo: Drivhuset
New workshop series for entrepreneurs-to-be

Are you curious about entrepreneurship? Are you thinking about starting your own business but don’t know where to begin?

Åsa Ferm leading a workout in Aula Magna. Photo: Medieproduktion
Take a break and do some exercise with Åsa

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!

Metro train in Stockholm. Photo: Unknown
Things to think about when you’re traveling to the University

The University, together with SL, would like to remind all students and employees to only use public transportation if you really must. If you are able, choose another method for commuting.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
President Astrid Söderbergh Widding: Stockholm University during the corona crisis

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.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
President Astrid Söderbergh Widding: CIVIS – with SU at the helm

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.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
President Astrid Söderbergh Widding: Visit to the hand sanitiser factory

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.

Stefano Bonetti, Department of Physics. Photo: Magnus Bergström.
Spin nutation in magnetic materials observed for the first time

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.

Sleepiness can have a negative impact on your social life

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.

A male stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) during spawning time. Photo: Joakim Hansen/Azote
A spatial regime shift

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.

Swedish-Russian sea expedition to the Arctic to study thawing permafrost

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.

Sexual harassment at work increases suicide risk

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.

Wallenberg grant for research on aggression

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.

Ahmet Gürata. Photo: Sören Andersson
Ahmet Gürata – New visiting researcher of Turkish media and scholar at risk

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.

A student playing badminton. Photo: Frescati Sports Center
Fitness24Seven opens gym at Frescati Sports Center

On August 28, as the autumn semester is about to begin, the gym chain Fitness24Seven opens a gym at Frescati Sports Center (Frescatihallen) in the middle of the Frescati campus.

Summer concert by student choir Osqstämman. Photo: Erica Öjermark Strzelecka
Summer songs at digital SU Alumni afterwork

Tuesday 16 June the Alumni Relations team arranged the last digital alumni afterwork before the summer holidays. To welcome the summer we enjoyed songs sung by the student choir Osqstämman.

President Astrid Söderbergh Widding
Student message from President Astrid Söderbergh Widding

You can view the message from the Stockholm University President here.

Hidehisa Matsumoto with Karin Bergmark Senior Advisor to the President
Hidehisa Matsumoto this year’s Global Swede

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.

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Have you used your SU email address for a private Zoom account?

Have you used your student email to register for a private Zoom account? If so, you have to change to a private email address to keep following distance learning at SU.

Study with Emma
Study with Emma

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.

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New Zoom version – everyone must upgrade

E-meeting service Zoom is releasing a new version that mainly focusses on functions related to security. All Zoom users need to upgrade before May 31 in order to keep using Zoom.

Girl studying on a huge window ledge. Photo: Niklas Björling
Coping as a student during Covid-19

Are you struggling with studying remotely? Are you starting to feel isolated? We have gathered together some tips to make student life a little easier during quarantine.

Photo: Niklas Björling
Students admitted to international master's programmes increase by 17 percent

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.

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Free online training courses in SAS

During the autumn, SU will merge the current SAS platform from 9.x to SAS Viya. Now you have the opportunity to attend web training in the statistical software SAS free of charge.

Peruvian exchange students Fiorella Camizan Torres and Estephany León Rodríguez.Photo: Karin Persson
New students were welcomed at Orientation Day

– 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.

Students on a bridge in central Stockholm. Photo: Niklas Björling
All-time high number of applications for international master’s programmes

The number of applications for international master’s programmes at Stockholm University has reached an all-time high.

Students enjoyed meeting Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel Laureate in economic sciences.
Nobel Week for international students

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.

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New framework agreement for SPSS

Stockholm University now has a new agreement for SPSS, and the new activation codes are available.

Alicia Kurimska at Master's Fair Photo: Karin Persson
Prospective master's students visited Master's Fair on campus

Alicia Kurimska from the US wanted to find out more about Stockholm University and the study programmes taught in English.

Lantis seen from the outside Photo: Eva Dalin
Computer room Lantis closed November 27 – December 18

Computer room Lantis will be closed November 27 – December 18 due to Nobel NightCap. During this time, you can use one of the other computer rooms on campus.

Three students and a teacher Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter
SPSS running on Mac OS Catalina

Apple recently launched the new operating system Catalina. This has caused problems for some software programs, including SPSS.

Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall Photo: Karin Persson
Free tickets for Welcome Reception at Stockholm City Hall and the Nobel Museum

If you are a new international student, don't miss the chance to attend this welcoming event on 13 October at the wellknown City Hall!

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Delayed framework agreement for SPSS

Our agreement with SPSS expired on August 30, and the new activation codes are delayed due to further framework contract negotiations.

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Launch of new education web pages

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.

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Over 24,000 students admitted to Stockholm University after second selection results

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.


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The south peak of Kebnekaise continues to melt

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The Fifth and Final Volume of Ars Edendi Lecture Series

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Guillemots of the Baltic: Linking the seabed and the sky

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New ERC grant to study the lives of children and grandchildren of refugees

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Spin nutation in magnetic materials observed for the first time

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The SOFI seminar series up and running again

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Stockholm University ranks 69 in the world

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