Independent research in an international environment
Stockholm University is characterised by an international environment with research and education closely connected. Our researchers are also educators and contribute to the development of society.
Stockholm University conducts independent basic research and impartial applied research of high calibre. There are two scientific areas – natural sciences and human sciences – with human sciences divided into three faculties: social science, humanities and law.
Knowledge and new research results are communicated through both education and collaborations with society at large. By sharing knowledge and actively advocating for open science, the university contributes to a sustainable, democratic society.
Ethical considerations and guidelines are central to our research. Research ethics encompass ethical review, ethical guidelines, good research practices and other aspects of ethics. Stockholm University holds regular seminars and monitors continuing developments in the field of ethics.
Counteracting fact resistance
Advocating for science and evidence-based thinking is becoming ever more important in a time when relativism and filter bubbles dominate the public conversation. At Stockholm University, we call this work “faktatillit” – building trust in the scientific process.
Stockholm University has identified sixteen profile areas: eight in the human sciences and eight in the natural sciences. Each area has many researchers, research environments and approaches, including a range of education programmes. Taken together, these research areas demonstrate the University’s overarching commitment to independent basic research.
Research infrastructure, simply put, is the tools and facilities required to conduct research. The comprehensive research structure at Stockholm University is part of our advanced research environments.
Open science is about making the scientific research process accessible to all. Stockholm University actively works to promote open science by presenting and publishing its research results in an accessible way. This open-science process strengthens research while also improving the way that members of society can benefit from new knowledge.
By highlighting good examples along with showing the possibilities and challenges of open science, the University encourages more researchers to make their results accessible to more of society.
Swedish researchers employed at public institutions like Stockholm University have the responsibility to share their research in an accessible way. This mission is facilitated by publishing openly accessible research results, above all through open access. “Open access” is the internationally recognised term for making digital information openly available, often linked to scientific publication.
Last updated: October 12, 2020
Source: Communications office