Stockholm university

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.


Research integrity and ethics

Stockholm University protects the quality, integrity and independence of research, and this requires research to be carried out in accordance with good research practice.

More information on Stockholm University’s work on research integrity and 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.

Find articles, interviews, films and other materials on faktatillit (in swedish)


Profile areas

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.

These are the sixteen profile areas


Open science

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.

Read about open science on the library’s website


Open access

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.

Open access at Stockholm University

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