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  • Unexpected differences between rats and mice gives new insight into the male parental brain 2020-08-06 By making use of an unexpected species difference between rats and mice, scientists have identified a system in the brain that controls how males behave when they become fathers.
  • “Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term?” 2020-08-05 While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life.
  • “Iran: decades of unsustainable water use has dried up lakes and caused environmental destruction” 2020-08-04 Salt storms are an emerging threat for millions of people in north-western Iran, thanks to the catastrophe of Lake Urmia.
  • The cave lion was divided into two subspecies 2020-08-04 New research at the Centre for Palaeogenetics shows that the extinct cave lion was a separate species, and that it was subdivided into a western and eastern subspecies.
  • Credit: Song_about_summer/Shutterstock Flight shaming: how to spread the campaign that made Swedes give up flying for good 2020-07-28 Europe’s major airlines are likely to see their turnover drop by 50% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while European airports expect to welcome 700 million fewer passengers. It’s a brutal shock to a global industry, writes Avit K Bhowmik in a new article in The Conversation.
  • 3D-3D topotactic transformations can be triggered by deep dehydration, providing a novel approach for generation of new zeolite structures. New structural transformation phenomenon can break the way in searching for novel materials 2020-07-28 All over the world science is looking for new materials to tackle environmental problems. Scientists have now found a new way of generating novel zeolites, which are widely used for producing basic chemicals and recently drawn interests in CO2 capture. The route is based on the discovery of a structural transformation phenomenon introduced by deep dehydration – allowing brand new materials to be obtained from existing ones.
  • Spatial heterogeneity in soils contributes to soil organic carbon persistence. Photo: Stefano Manzoni New soil models may ease atmospheric CO2, climate change 2020-07-29 To remove carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere in an effort to slow climate change, scientists must get their hands dirty and peek underground.
  • Clouds over the Indian ocean, observed with the instrument MODIS at the NASA satellite Aqua. Photo: NASA Pristine environments offer a window to our cloudy past 2020-07-28 A new study uses satellite data over the Southern Hemisphere to understand global cloud composition during the industrial revolution. This research tackles one of the largest uncertainties in today’s climate models — the long-term effect of tiny atmospheric particles on climate change.
  • Thawing permaforst. Photo: Benjamin Jones via Wikimedia Commons Priming effect of plant roots boosts carbon emissions from thawing permafrost 2020-07-27 A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called priming effect.
  • Leiden Ranking 2020 2020-07-14 In the beginning of July CWTS Leiden University presented the Leiden Ranking 2020. The ranking measures the scientific performance of more than 1100 major universities worldwide.
  • New depth map over the Arctic Ocean 2020-07-13 Details of a new depth map of the Arctic Ocean have been published in the Nature Journal Scientific Data.
  • Schematic of warm hole drivers, from Keil et al., 2020. New insights into causes of the North Atlantic warming hole 2020-07-06 A new study by scientists from Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute shows multiple causes of the warming hole in the northern North Atlantic.
  • Långörad fladdermus. Foto: Sirpa Ukura/Mostphotos Researchers need help with bat observations 2020-07-06 Have you seen a bat? Then let the researchers in the BatMapper project know about it! The purpose of the project is to find out how bats are affected by climate change.
  • 2.	Madagascar’s grasses. Eighteen species have been missing since at least 2011 and may have become extinct without anyone realising. Credit: Maria Vorontsova Unrecorded plant extinction in poor countries is driven by inequality 2020-07-03 Here we summarized five key points of the paper 'Inequality in plant diversity knowledge and unrecorded plant extinctions: An example from the grasses of Madagascar'.
  • Spring Term’s online education: a challenge with development potential 2020-07-03 The Center for the Advancement of University Teaching now presents the first results of the survey where students and teachers at Stockholm University have answered questions about their experiences of switching to online education this spring.
  • "Stockholm could die from the Coronavirus" 2020-07-03 New research by IIES Associate Professor Kurt Mitman on the effects of COVID-19 on society featured in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
  • På hyggen finns stora mängder grenar och toppar som kan användas bland annat till textilier. Foto: Mostphotos/Kennerth Kullman. Roots and branches will become clothes for healthcare professionals 2020-07-01 Residues from Swedish forestry will replace cotton in the production of clothing textile fabrics for attire worn by healthcare providers, and thus reduce the climate load.
  • Translanguaging and multimodality in workplace texts and writing 2020-06-26 Professionals working in international companies in Sweden are expected to speak, read, and write in Swedish and English in their daily work. This article discusses professional writing in different languages. Through the use of methods from linguistic ethnography, we aim to enrich the understanding of workplace literacy by studying writing and texts in multilingual business contexts.
  • Jane Gaines Photo: Unknown Professor: "Everyone assumed that men founded the film industry" 2020-07-20 ”Friends of those heads of industries wrote those first versions of what happened. And little by little it was forgotten that women were instrumental”, said Professor Jane Gaines, Columbia University, N.Y., newly awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by Stockholm University.
  • Herd immunity for Covid-19 can be reached sooner than expected 2020-06-24 New mathematical modeling results from Tom Britton and Pieter Trapman at Stockholm University among other, show that herd immunity levels are clearly lower than previously calculated, which means that fewer need to be infected before we achieve an immunity protection against further outbreaks and spread of infection. The article is now published in the journal Science.
  • Photo XENON collaboration Excess Events observed in Dark Matter Experiment 2020-06-18 Scientists from the international XENON collaboration announced today that data from their XENON1T, the world's most sensitive dark matter experiment, show a surprising excess of events.
  • Major processes related to vegetation and fauna controlling benthic biogeochemical fluxes. To the article! Potentials of mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes 2020-06-18 In a new paper, researchers from the Baltic Sea Centre together with others, discuss and review mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes in coastal areas. According to the authors, including and improving the descriptions of biomasses and metabolism of benthic fauna in ecosystem models is necessary if we want to understand the effects of environmental changes.
  • Sofiya Voytiv. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University How does conflict in the “homeland” affect the diaspora? 2020-06-16 The ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict can also affect the diaspora in Sweden.
  • Research on gender equality and diversity receives funding 2020-06-12 Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, has been granted EU funding in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, MSCA-ITN, call for proposals.
  • Non-Indigenous Australians need to educate themselves 2020-06-12 The recent Black Lives Matter protests in Australia have highlighted the pressing and continued need for non-Indigenous Australians to take responsibility for reconciliation, writes Marnie Graham and colleagues.
  • Research about European Weather Extremes receives funding 2020-06-12 Rodrigo Caballero, professor at the Department of Meteorology, has been rewarded EU funding in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, MSCA-ITN, call for proposals.
  • New intermediate steps of gene expression are characterized in human mitochondria 2020-06-12 Researchers from DBB and Karolinska Institute visualized early steps on the initiation pathway of translation in human mitochondria. The study published in Nature Communication involved cryo-EM, fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy, and single-molecule imaging.
  • New book: Governing the Climate-Energy Nexus 2020-06-12 Karin Bäckstrand and Naghmeh Nasiritousi are, together with Fariborz Zelli, Lunds University, Jakob Skovgaard, Lunds University, and, Oscar Widerberg, VU University Amsterdam, editors for the new book.
  • Foto: Mostphotos. New funding to Swedish research programme on geopolitics and sustainability trends 2020-06-16 The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra, has announced a package of funding for the interdisciplinary research programme Mistra Geopolitics.
  • Stockholm University ranks 181 in the QS ranking 2020-06-10 Stockholm University is at place 181 in the QS World University Ranking 2020. On a national level Stockholm University ranks at number five.
  • Spermier och ägg. Bild: Mostphotos Human eggs prefer some men’s sperm over others, research shows 2020-06-10 Human eggs use chemical signals to attract sperm. New research from Stockholm University and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust shows that eggs use these chemical signals to “choose” sperm.
  • Couple by a lagoon in Iceland. Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash In the end, most people tend to marry – even in Iceland 2020-06-08 Even though a vast majority of the firstborn children in Iceland are born outside of marriage, most parents there tend to marry in the end.
  • SSF funded Research Center in Plant Biotechnology 2020-06-08 The lab of Alexey Amunts will be part of a new SSF Research Center for Future Advanced Technology for Sustainability
  • What do Temporary Layoffs Tell Us About the Firm's Expectations? 2020-07-03 This project is a joint venture between IIES Assistant Professor Arash Nekoei and Professor Andrea Weber at Central European University.
  • Universeum Science Centre in Gothenburg. Stockholm Resilience Centre launches partnership with Universeum 2020-06-08 Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and the Swedish national science centre Universeum join forces in an effort to bring the latest science on climate change and biosphere stewardship closer to people’s attention.
  • 2020-06-03 How do volcanic eruptions affect El Niño? 2020-06-29 A new study, published in the journal Science Advances, describes how a simulated volcano eruption affects the El Niño phenomenon.
  • New study could help predict plant species responses to climate change 2020-06-02 A new global study which could help to predict plant species losses and responses to climate change and warming has been published.
  • Flore Kunst - Photo: Serena Nobili /Stockholm university Flore Kunst receives the Oseen medal 2020-06-03 Flore Kunst defended her PhD thesis at the Department of Physics last year. She has now been awarded the Oseen medal for her promising thesis.
  • Today’s massive flow of chemicals places new demands on risk management. Managing chemicals in groups and introducing mixture risk assessments into all chemicals legislation are two key measures to protect health and the environment. Photo: Bengt Olsson/Mostphotos Time for smarter and safer chemical management 2020-06-02 Today’s massive flow of chemicals places new demands on risk management. Managing chemicals in groups and introducing mixture risk assessments into all chemicals legislation are two key measures to protect health and the environment.
  • Research at SUBIC about how we talk to each other 2020-06-01 The newly opened Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre in the Arrhenius Laboratory at the University’s Frescati campus has advanced equipment performing for brain imaging for research related to how the brain works. Julia Uddén at the Department of Psychology and Mattias Heldner at the Department of Linguistics are two of the research scientists who have used the equipment.
  • New NiMH batteries perform better when made from recycled old NiMH batteries 2020-06-01 A new method for recycling old batteries can provide better performing and cheaper rechargeable hydride batteries (NiMH) as shown in a new study by researchers at Stockholm University.
  • Perspective article in Science 2020-05-29 Seafloor mapping shows that Antarctic ice sheets retreated faster during the last deglaciation than today
  • New centre for international relations 2020-05-29 The Network for the History of International Relations has been re-established as the Hans Blix Centre for the History of International Relations.
  • The gene helping submerged plants 2020-05-28 Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy and resistant to a lack of oxygen when they are underwater for a period of long time.
  • Prey for important fishes in the Archipelago can withstand a future warmer Baltic Sea 2020-05-27 The zooplankton copepod, an important food source for herring and sprat, will be able to cope with temperatures as high as 2-4 °C more than current summer peaks, at least in the Stockholm Archipelago shows a new study.
  • Photograph taken in 1938 North of Dalhart, Texas. Photo: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017770620/ ‘Dust bowl’ heatwaves more than twice as likely 2020-05-29 New study shows that heatwaves like the 1930s Dust Bowl in the US are more than twice as likely due to climate change.
  • Solves major problems in life’s small building blocks 2020-05-26 Xiaodong Zou is a real problem solver – she develops methods for exploring the world at the atomic level.
  • Screen grab from The Conversation Why a 17% emissions drop does not mean we are addressing climate change 2020-05-22 The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change.
  • Plant adaptation to climate change. Photo: Stefano Manzoni. Towards a new generation of vegetation models 2020-05-12 A new study explores the most important organizing principles that control vegetation behavior and how they can be used to improve vegetation models.
  • First newsletter from the CIVIS alliance 2020-05-07 Stockholm University is a member of CIVIS – the European Civic University Alliance, that brings together students and employees from eight universities in Europe, since last year. The alliance's first newsletter has now been released and it includes, among other news, an interview with President Astrid Söderbergh Widding, who is now the President of CIVIS.
  • Photo: Mariajose Silva-Vargas Creating Inclusive Labor Markets for Refugees 2020-06-17 Francesco Loiacono, with PhD fellow Mariajose Silva-Vargas (Maastricht University and UNU-Merit) have been awarded grants from Peace & Recovery Competitive Fund from IPA and from PEDL.
  • New mapping shows which cells SARS-CoV-2 can infect 2020-04-30 Scientists have identified which cells in the body that the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can infect. The results could lead to better treatment of the virus.
  • The experts’ best book tips for corona times 2020-04-30 Are you tired of the world being limited? It doesn't have to be. Four literature experts from Stockholm University give their best book tips for the time of corona.
  • Kinesin  walking - Image : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kinesin_walking.gif Inferring entropy production from short time series 2020-04-28 Recent research at Fysikum, published in Physical Review Letters, discovers a simple method to quantify dissipation in microscopic non-equilibrium systems by analysing short time series data.
  • Doctoral Thesis by Sofia Cedervall 2020-04-27 Sofia Cedervall is a PhD graduate from University of Chester. She is a lecturer in Drama at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education and the project manager for 'Kulturskoleklivet', Supplementary teacher training for Schools of Arts at Stockholm University.
  • “We simulated how a modern dust bowl would impact global food supplies, the result is devastating“ 2020-04-23 What consequences would a disruption like the Dust Bowl have now, when the Great Plains of the US are a major producer of staple cereals for the world?
  • AI can tackle the climate emergency – if developed responsibly 2020-04-23 As pressures on the planet and its climate increase, so does the hope that novel technologies will be able to help us detect, adapt and respond to the growing environmental crisis.
  • En ljuskälla som syns på den vänstra bilden har försvunnit i den senare tagna högra bilden. Look to the sky and help researchers in a new citizen science project 2020-04-23 Assist researchers in the classification of images of the night sky. The goal is to identify light sources that has vanished.
  • Children's fears in the time of Covid-19 2020-04-23 At the present time many children see the future as frightening and very uncertain. Helena Hörnfeldt, Associate Professor of Ethnology, has recently completed a research project about children’s fears.
  • Jonas Olofsson, Psykologiska institutionen, i luktlabbet vid ett tidigare forskningsprojekt. New study looks at connection between sense of smell and COVID-19 2020-04-22 Research reports and anecdotes show that people with COVID -19 can experience a reduced sense of smell and taste. Researchers at Stockholm University will join a large international team investigating the connection.
  • 5.8 million kronor for Stockholm Material Hub 2020-04-21 Region Stockholm has granted 36.4 million kronor to technology projects that couple basic research with entrepreneurship. Stockholm Material Hub, led by Stockholm University researchers James Shen, Aji Mathew and Mirva Eriksson, has received 5.8 mSEK to develop materials for use in healthcare and bring them to market.
  • New Twist on Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter 2020-04-24 Exotic new states of quantum matter form in twisted graphene systems, according to research from Fysikum published as Editors’ suggestion in Physical Review Letters.
  • Martin Jastroch 14 Million SEK to metabolism research 2020-04-17 The Novo Nordisk Foundation in Denmark has chosen 2020’s Ascending Investigator Grant in Endocrinology & Metabolism. The grant went to Martin Jastroch of Stockholm University.
  • Light microscopy of fat cells and a heat map of adipose tissue. SU researchers seek solutions to the obesity problem 2020-04-17 The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major challenge to society. At the Department of Molecular Biosciences, the Wenner-Gren Institute, researchers are investigating how increased metabolism can help the body burn fat and sugar.
  • ”trapped ions (Azote)”: Dualiteten hos fångad jon- och Rydbergatom-kvantteknologi. Fångade Rydbergjoner kombinerar styrkorna hos två mycket olika kvantprocessorer: fångad jon (ovan) och Rydbergatom (nedan) i en och samma teknik. Tekniken har potential att öka hastigheten hos fångade jonkvantdatorer. Illustration: Elsa Wikande /Azote. Speeding-up quantum computing using giant atomic ions 2020-04-15 Trapped Rydberg ions can be the next step towards scaling up quantum computers to sizes where they can be practically usable, a new study in Nature shows.
  • Nine new Honorary Doctorates at Stockholm University 2020 2020-04-15 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University’s activities in research and education. The new honorary doctors are: Jane Gaines, Tobias Svanelid, Lars Hörngren, Yuto Kitamura, Ann Åberg, Karen Kohfeld, Fernando Martín, Joanna Rose and John Rubinstein.
  • Mobile phone can contribute to simple virus testing 2020-04-14 Professor Mats Nilsson at Stockholm University is leading one of the projects focusing on covid-19, which now receives funding from SciLifeLab and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project is about developing a quick and easy test for viruses, where the mobile phone can become an important tool.
  • Anna-Lena Spetz Foto: Ludwig Holmgren On the hunt for a Covid-19 treatment 2020-04-22 Immunologist Anna-Lena Spetz is leading the "Fight–nCoV" project at Stockholm University. Her team has been granted 2.8 million euros from the EU to develop an antiviral treatment for Covid-19.
  • Artificial intelligence for simulating pandemics 2020-04-08 Aron Larsson and Panagiotis Papapetrou are supported by Vinnova to simulate pandemics together with the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
  • New professorship in sustainable food system 2020-04-07 Stockholm Resilience Centre will host a newly established professorship in sustainability science with focus on sustainable food systems, funded by the Curt Bergfors Foundation
  • Domitor: Early Cinema, from Provenance to Media Archaeology: Notes from the Media Matter Conference 2020-04-06 The 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice' conference at Stockholm University last year "sought to rethink the relationship among media objects, materiality, history, and art practice by exploring a wide range of both well-known and forgotten media artifacts", writes Domitor's Hugo Ljungbäck.
  • Fewer premature deaths from air pollution in Stockholm likely due to Corona Effect 2020-04-03 In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, traffic in major streets in central Stockholm was reduced by a fifth on average during March.
  • Mikael Rostila, Photo: N Björling/Stockholm University Is Sweden taking a huge risk? 2020-04-03 The Swedish less strict approach to the COVID-19 pandemic creates strong reactions around the world. Mikael Rostila, Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences, assesses the situation and refers to some interpretations on why the Swedish approach may be efficient – at least in Sweden.
  • Albanian flag on map, mostphotos Isa Blumi examines the Albanian question in new article 2020-04-02 In “The Albanian question looms over the Balkans again” in Current History (March 2020), Isa Blumi details the political situation affecting Albanians and their international relations in an article that has already proven to be prescient.
  • Petra Petersen disputerar via Zoom Foto: Niklas Hill Stockholm University is switching to online thesis defences 2020-03-30 When Sweden's universities are switching to digital teaching, dissertations are also managed via link. One of the first out at Stockholm University was Petra Petersen.
  • Publishers urged to make content open access 2020-03-27 The Bibsam Consortium where Stockholm University's President Astrid Söderbergh Widding acts as Chair urges academic publishers to make content open access on account of the corona virus.
  • Many migrants remain in the same type of neighbourhood as they first settled in 2020-03-27 The kind of neighbourhood or region that refugees and migrants first settle in is often where they remain – even when they settled in relatively poor neighbourhoods. This is a result from a new dissertation in Human Geography, which contradicts a common theory about migrants’ residential mobility.
  • Fredrik Liljeros Foto: Paul Fuehrer Knowledge about networks important for battling epidemics 2020-03-30 In order to understand how serious illnesses spread and how we can fight them, we need to understand people’s network of contacts and how those contacts affect transmission dynamics.
  • Why coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families 2020-03-26 The global spread of COVID-19 has illuminated the “care crisis” that has been building for decades, writes researchers in a new article in The Conversation.
  • Foto: Institutionen för miljövetenskap Climate researchers test methods for Arctic expedition 2020-03-25 To anticipate future emission of greenhouse gases, Stockholm University researchers will join an Arctic expedition this fall. As a preparation, a pilot week aboard R/V Electra has just been performed.
  • Who believes in conspiracy theories and why? 2020-04-07 Research shows that people who believe in one conspiracy theory are more likely to believe in others. Interview with anthropologist Annika Rabo from Stockholm University in the podcast “Expert guide to conspiracy theories”.
  • Line Gordon Photo: Niklas Björling Project to create a more resilient food system receives 64 mSEK 2020-03-23 Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a major partner in a new initiative that seeks to transform Swedish food systems through research, innovation, and policy in dialogue with agriculture and industry.
  • Spritblandning i samhällets tjänst Stockholm University chemists in drive to meet hospital sanitiser shortage 2020-04-23 Just over 8,300 litres of newly produced hand sanitiser, plastic gloves, face masks and other disposable items in high demand have been assembled by chemists at Stockholm University to be delivered to hospitals to help meet current urgent healthcare needs in the current COVID-19 crisis.
  • Caroline Kerfoot. Foto: Ingmarie Andersson Caroline Kerfoot awarded a STIAS Fellowship for project "Towards epistemic justice" 2020-03-18 Professor Caroline Kerfoot has been awarded a STIAS Fellowship for the project "Towards epistemic justice: Language, identity, and relations of knowing in postcolonial schools", July-December, 2020. STIAS = The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt with a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Roth’s book on PC Chang listed among “Best Human Rights Books of All Time” 2020-03-18 BookAuthority has named “PC Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” by Hans Ingvar Roth as 55th out of 75 of the best books about human rights
  • The Library is digital until August 23. 2020-06-22 To reduce the spread of the corona virus we refer to our digital channels. You can borrow books in the library at 1-2 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and at 11 am -12 pm all other weekdays. Only visit us when you are completely healthy.
  • How heat shock proteins communicate information across large distances 2020-03-16 The Kaila Lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University in collaboration with research groups in Germany, have revealed how the cellular stress protein, the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), uses chemical energy from ATP molecules to help other proteins find their correct three-dimensional structure in the eukaryotic cell.
  • Tom Britton Foto: Niklas Björling Mathematical models predict the spread of pandemics 2020-03-13 Using mathematical models, Tom Britton, professor of mathematics, can calculate how fast the coronavirus is likely to spread.
  • By Prolineserver (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5064945 OKC named one of top three Linnaeus Excellence Centres in Natural Sciences 2020-03-16 In 2005, the Swedish government commissioned the development of Centres of Excellence, known as Linnaeus Centres, in order to build strong research environments and improve the international competitiveness of Swedish research. This programme has now been evaluated by an international panel; the results were presented at a conference in Stockholm in March.
  • 2020 Rolf Schock Prize awarded to Dag Prawitz and Per Martin-Löf 2020-03-15 Dag Prawitz and Per Martin-Löf, Stockholm University, are specialising in proof theory and constructivist philosophy of mathematics.
  • Cryo-EM reveals unexpected diversity of Photosystems 2020-03-11 Annemarie Perez Boerema from Alexey Amunts lab reconstructed the atomic models of new forms of Photosystem I in collaboration with scientists from Israel and China. The studies, published in two Nature Plants articles, expand on the fundamental understanding of how bioenergetic complexes are assembled and regulated in the photosynthetic membranes of cyanobacteria and algae.
  • Photo of the printed matter of the final evaluation of Linnaeus grants. Photo: Gunnar Andersson Our SPaDE center ranked a top-three achiever in social sciences among Linnaeus Centers 2020-03-11 On March 4, the Swedish Research Council held a conference in Stockholm to present the final evaluation of all their past Linnaeus Centers and the concept of supporting Swedish Centers of Excellence. 
  • A step towards developing new sustainable materials 2020-03-11 A new method by researchers in materials chemistry can help understand why certain topological materials are more effective than others.
  • The gender wage gap – worst in high-prestige occupations 2020-03-11 The wage gap between women and men are biggest among occupations with high prestige, a study in sociology show. Unlike in other occupational groups the difference has not decreased in this category.
  • Stockholm University among top 50 in the world within five subjects 2020-03-18 This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject covers a total of 48 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.
  • The history of the word “crusade” 2020-03-05 The word “crusade” has always had different meanings and has served as a political instrument, writes Benjamin Weber in a new article in the digital magazine The Conversation where he untangles the history of the word.
  • POSTPONED to September! Cultural Evolution Symposium: Animal intelligence 2020-04-27 The Centre for Cultural Evolution invites to an open symposium on Animal intelligence: theoretical concerns, replications crisis, and future directions. This is an interdisciplinary symposium with speakers from the humanities, social- and natural sciences.
  • Göran Gustafsson Prize winners from Stockholm University 2020-03-02 Hiranya Peiris, professor of physics and David Drew associate professor of biochemistry are awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize 2020. The prize is one of Sweden's most prestigious awards for younger researchers, awarded annually to researchers who are no more than 45 years old in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine.
  • Hiranya Peiris Foto: Niklas Björling Göran Gustafsson Prize winners from Stockholm University 2020-03-02 Hiranya Peiris and David Drew are awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize 2020. The prize is one of Sweden's most prestigious awards for younger researchers.
  • Stockholms gamla observatorium. foto: Mostphotos/Gamma-Man 2020-03-02 Warmest winter in Stockholm on record 2020-06-29 This year’s winter in Stockholm is the warmest one on record since daily weather observations began in 1756. Explore the database of Bolin Centre for Climate Research.
  • Master thesis project: characterization and optimization of laboratory X-ray tomography system 2020-02-28
  • Researchers map mixing in the Southern Quark 2020-02-27 At present, a unique research expedition is taking place outside Grisslehamn. The team will study vertical mixing, an important mechanism for understanding circulation in the Baltic Sea.
  • Ion trap Scientists “film” a quantum measurement 2020-02-26 Measuring a quantum system causes it to change – one of the strange but fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics. Researchers at Stockholm University have now been able to demonstrate how this change happens.
  • Hippolyte Bayard, 1842 (public domain) Cancelled! Symposium: Photography in Children's Literature 2020-03-12 The symposium on Photography in Children's Literature at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics 19–20 March 2020 is cancelled due to participating guests' travel restrictions.
  • Migratory birds, insects and plants adapt differently to climate change 2020-02-24 A warmer climate has caused plants flowering and migratory birds arriving earlier in the year than before. Now a global study also shows that changes in the life cycles between plants and animals that depend on each other is also moving faster.
  • ALPHA Experiment at Cern - Photo © CERN Mapping out the properties of antimatter 2020-02-21 Why does anything exist? That is really the fundamental question we try to answer through high-precision studies of antimatter. All matter that builds up the universe we see should really have been annihilated through contact with it mirror image – antimatter. Clearly, this has not happened, which is one of the great still unsolved mysteries of Physics.
  • The 46 000-year-old horned lark found in Siberia. Photo: Love Dalén Frozen bird turns out to be 46 000-year-old horned lark 2020-02-21 Scientists have recovered DNA from a well-preserved horned lark found in Siberian permafrost. The results can contribute to explaining the evolution of sub species.
  • New Open Access agreement with ACS 2020-02-19 Researchers at Stockholm University can now publish Open Access with ACS at no additional charge.
  • Paul T. Anastas Green chemistry important in transformation to sustainability 2020-02-18 There is huge potential in green chemistry which can speed up the transformation to a sustainable society. That was the message when Professor Paul T. Anastas held his inaugural lecture.
  • Jin Sangtae, guest artist at the Media Matter Conference performs with non-musical objects as instruments. For instance, he uses computer hard drives as seen in the picture. Photo: Jin Sangtae Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice 2020-02-17 Read our full report from the international conference 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice' in Stockholm on November 27-29, 2019. Written by Doron Galili, research fellow, and John Fullerton, professor emeritus.
  • Did inbreeding kill the last mammoth? 2020-02-13 Before dying out, the world’s last mammoths lived isolated for 6,000 years on Wrangel Island. Love Dahlén’s research group wants to find out what happened.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding Career seminar at Stockholm University 2020-02-13 Stockholm University and the Young Academy of Sweden arranged the seminar “How to succeed as a researcher at SU” on 3 February.
  • DNA studies give a new view of Sweden’s history 2020-02-13 The Atlas of 1,000 Ancient Genomes Project (ATLAS) has changed the picture of Scandinavia’s settlement and how agriculture spread across Europe.
  • Old genes in new centre 2020-02-14 Mammoth, man or microbe. Severely degraded DNA is being investigated by researchers brought together by the new Centre for Palaeogenetics.
  • Problems with DiVA access 2020-02-12 Due to a hardware problem with the DiVA database it is not possible to create new records or modify existing data in the database. Full-text downloads and withdrawals from the export service are also significantly affected.
  • Interest group access to Commission expert groups varies substantially across policy areas 2020-02-10 The access of interest groups to the European Commission has important implications for the legitimacy of the EU policy process.
  • New small lakes are formed when the permafrost thaws and the soil collapses, Tavvavuoma in northern Sweden. Photo: Britta Sannel. Increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of abrupt permafrost thaw 2020-02-07 A new research article, including Stockholm University scientists, shows that abrupt permafrost thaw has important consequences for keeping global warming under 1.5 °C.
  • Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism as the result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is converted to light energy. SU researcher receives funding for new artificial photosynthsis project 2020-02-07 Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism as the result of a chemical reaction during which energy is converted to light energy. This is a natural phenomenon and it is most common in deep sea living creatures.
  • The burden on ocean ecosystems discussed in The Conversation 2020-02-04 The so called “Blue Acceleration” will have significant consequences for life on the blue planet, writes SU researcher Robert Blasiak in a new article in the digital magazine The Conversation.
  • Climate action commented by SU researcher in The Conversation 2020-02-04 Can individual behaviour make a real difference to the environment? In a new article in The Conversation, researchers from Stockholm University and Keele University discuss the relationship between alternatives and resistance.
  • Blind and sighted individuals remember in the same way 2020-02-04 Can odors and sounds evoke memories in the same way for the blind as for the sighted? Yes, according to a new study by researchers at the Department of Psychology.
  • Regulation of alternative fat burning mechanisms could guide new therapies for obesity 2020-02-03 A new study has identified the regulation of alternative energy-wasting in adipose tissue of mice; a finding that opens a new window to treat obesity in human patients who usually show suppressed conventional fat burning.
  • Climate action shouldn’t mean choosing between personal and political responsibility 2020-01-31 Can your individual behaviour make a real difference to the environment? And should you be expected to voluntarily change your life in the face of our worsening environmental crises?
  • The foredeck of the icebreaker Oden with the atmospheric measurement tower, moving through sea ice with many melt ponds (blue areas) in the East Siberian Sea during the SWERUS-C3 project. Photo: Brett Thornton Critical advances in quantifying methane released from the Arctic Ocean 2020-01-30 A new study now demonstrate that the amount of methane presently leaking to the atmosphere from the Arctic Ocean is much lower than previously claimed in recent studies.
  • Transportproteinet PfHT1 Scientists discover how malaria parasites import sugar 2020-01-30 Researchers at Stockholm University has established how sugar is taken up by the malaria parasite, a discovery with the potential to improve the development of antimalarial drugs.
  • Protein machine by which cyanobacteria concentrate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere revealed 2020-01-24 For the first time, researchers from Stockholm University together with collaborators from Germany and Japan have solved the atomic structure of the photosynthetic complex I – the protein responsible for the carbon concentration process in the atmosphere. It is a step towards understanding how photosynthesis, the driving force behind all aerobic life on Earth, works at cellular level.
  • Image: Fox, Ori D. et al. Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 454 (2015) no.4 New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe 2020-01-24 Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed – SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose.
  • Källa: User:Nightstallion - From the Open Clip Art website., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=433100 Project "Educational Pathways to Multilingual Citizenship: The case of Mozambiqe" gets 4 mill. SEK 2020-01-22 The project "Educational Pathways to Multilingual Citizenship: The case of Mozambique" has been granted 4.152.818 SEK from The Swedish Research Council (VR). The project seeks to develop and theorize an advocacy program for community involvement in MTBBE provisions. Project leader is Professor Christopher Stroud, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
  • Mitochondrial ultrastructure facilitates ATP production in mitochondria by kinetic coupling 2020-01-24 A new study by scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics indicates how the mitochondrial ultrastructure enables efficient energy conversion. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
  • How to produce knowledge together 2020-01-21 Study identifies four criteria necessary for successful knowledge co-production for sustainability research.
  • Research project in technology-enhanced learning receives grant from the Swedish Research Council 2020-01-20 The Swedish Research Council awards Jalal Nouri, Panagiotis Papapetrou, Mohammed Saqr and Thashmee Karunaratne SEK 6 million for computer-driven school development and application of machine learning in education.
  • Vargvalpen Flea, en av de valpar som Christina Hansen Wheat vid Zoologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet, studerar för att se skillnader och likheter i beteende mellan hundar och vargar. Foto: Christina Hansen Wheat Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch 2020-01-17 Researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human the social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for a ball and then bring it back also exists in wolves.
  • Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment 2020-01-16 Power in the workplace does not stop women’s exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.
  • Silica particle, credit: Stockholm University Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes 2020-01-14 Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors.
  • New e-book collections: JSTOR e-books and Taylor & Francis e-books 2020-01-13 Stockholm University users can now access 48,000 e-books from JSTOR, and 20,000 Humanities and Social Science titles from Taylor & Francis.
  • Baltic clams (Macoma balthica) have increased due to the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea in areas unaffected by oxygen deficiency. Photo: Eva Ehrnsten. Where does the carbon go - a meagre future for benthic fauna? 2020-01-10 In order to understand carbon flows in the Baltic Sea, mechanistic models need to take benthic macrofauna into consideration. This is concluded in new studies from the Baltic Bridge initiative.
  • Rökstenen. Foto: Helge Andersson. The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe 2020-01-08 Thanks to an interdisciplinary research project the Rök stone, a Viking Age runic monument, has a new interpretation. It deals with the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.
  • Ny artikel: Jenny Berglund publicerar i tidskriften Apples om koranrecitation 2020-01-08 I ett specialnummer av tidskriften Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies som fokuserar på Lived experiences of qur'anic schooling in Scandinavia har professor Jenny Berglund publicerat en artikel som visar att muslimska barn och ungdomars kunskaper i koranrecitation kan förstås i termer av liturgisk literacitet där det är användandet av orden, snarare än förståelsen av dem är det centrala.
  • Cod severely affected by thiamine deficiency in the Baltic Sea 2020-01-07 Newly published research shows that a Baltic Sea population of Atlantic cod is severely affected by thiamine deficiency. Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is an essential vitamin for all animal cells.
  • Robin Rogers. Photo: Alec Tremaine Photography Prominent US chemists guest professors at Stockholm University 2020-01-07 Robin D. Rogers and Paul Anastas are world-renowned for their work on developing eco-friendly chemicals. In 2019 and 2020, they are guest professors at Stockholm University.
  • An intricate sensor system to balance protein production in mitochondria 2020-01-24 A new study by scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics indicates the molecular wiring of a feedback loop to regulate synthesis of a mitochondrial encoded protein. The study is published in the scientific journal Molecular Cell.
  • The Artic – while the ice is melting and the research behind it The Arctic – while the ice is melting and the research behind it 2019-12-19 An exhibition that tells the ancient tale of ice, of geological history, and of how mankind pushed ever further northwards.
  • A source visible in an old plate (left, seen as the bright source at the centre of the square) has disappeared in a later plate (right). From Villarroel et al. (2019) Short-lived light sources discovered in the sky 2019-12-17 Roughly a hundred of very red, star-like sources that have appeared and vanished in short period of time have been discovered by a team of researchers.
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences presents: The 2020 Gunnar Myrdal Lecture 2020-02-17 Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, "Narratives of Hope: Self-Worth and the Current Crisis in American Society and Beyond"
  • Professor Frank Wilczek was the principal applicant. Photo: Niklas Björling Strategic research grant to theoretical physics 2019-12-16 Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded a grant of 95 million SEK to set up research groups within two new areas: quantum information and complex networks.
  • Funding of almost SEK 100 million granted to two professors 2019-12-13 The Swedish Research Council has selected the applications to be granted funding within the distinguished professor programme. Two of the grants go to Stockholm University.
  • Four research environments receive funding from the Swedish Research Council 2019-12-13 The Swedish Research Council has decided to award grants to research environments within natural science and technology. Out of nine grants, four are awarded to Stockholm University, totalling SEK 70 million.
  • Scientists call for action to limit emissions from Earth’s frozen regions 2019-12-12 As the Madrid climate talks enter their final stages, a group of leading scientists has called for countries to hold temperatures under 1.5°C because of the dangerous physical response of the Earth’s frozen regions even at 2°C.
  • Four fellows promoted to Wallenberg Scholars 2019-12-11 Four of the University’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows: David Drew, Helen Frowe, Martin Högbom and Sara Strandberg, receive additional grants within the Wallenberg Scholar program.
  • New project has received funding from the Swedish Research Council 2019-12-11 Faradj Koliev has received funding for the project International NGOs and environmental politics: The impact of NGO naming and shaming on states’ environmental policies, 1970-2020.
  • Foto: Ulrika Samnegård. Better pollination produces firmer apples that better withstand storage 2020-01-06 Good pollination of apple flowers can extend the time apples can be stored without rotting. Apple harvests are also bigger, producing firmer and tastier apples.
  • How is urban growth affecting biodiversity? 2019-12-10 What do scientists know and not know about how urban growth is affecting biodiversity? An international team of researchers have assessed the direct and indirect effects on a global scale.
  • ERC Consolidator Grant to Ilona Riipinen 2019-12-10 Professor Ilona Riipinen has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for studying the interactions between aerosol particles and clouds in the atmosphere.
  • Three Wallenberg Academy Fellows prolongation grants 2019-12-06 Axel Englund, Rachel Foster and Martin Ott, Stockholm University, have been granted another five years of funding as Wallenberg Academy Fellows.
  • What power do algorithms have over us? 2019-12-04 Every day we hand over control to machines even though we do not understand how they work. Stanley Greenstein wants to shed light on the black boxes of artificial intelligence that are making decisions that affect people.
  • New networks in digital human science 2019-12-04 Does digital human science exist? If so what is it? The question was the basis for the assignment that Uno Fors began in 2016. Now he knows, and sees a future for this field of research.
  • Singles without children new risk group for poverty in Sweden 2019-12-04 While the risk of poverty among single parents has long been known to be a problem, a new study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) shows that single persons without children also faced a drastic increase in poverty risk. The researchers can now link this increase in poverty to cutbacks in the unemployment insurance.
  • Four Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019-12-03 The Wallenberg Academy fellowships make it possible for four researchers to study the atmosphere of the oldest stars in the Milky Way, energy conversions in cells, the role of group theory in geometry as well as the long-term effects of unconditional cash transfer.
  • Photo: Pieter De Frenne Tiny woodlands are more important than previously thought 2019-12-03 Small woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests according to a new study.
  • Foto: Bengt Ekberg/Azote. Researcher position in large-scale watershed nutrient dynamics 2019-11-29 Baltic Sea Centre is announcing a new position. We are looking for a researcher with a genuine interest in large scale nutrient budgets and links to food production patterns.
  • Stanley Greenstein forskar om hur juridik ska förhålla sig till artificiell intelligens. Bilden är ett montage. Foto: Jens Lasthein. What power do algorithms have over us? 2019-11-24 Every day we hand over control to machines even though we do not understand how they work. Stanley Greenstein wants to shed light on the black boxes of artificial intelligence that are making decisions that affect people.
  • New agreement with Elsevier – 100 percent Open Access 2019-12-02 The agreement covers university wide reading rights to about 2,000 scientific journals from Elsevier and allows researchers affiliated with Stockholm University to publish Open Access at no extra costs.
  • 13 million from Formas to research in Political Science 2019-11-28 Several researchers from the Department of Political Science have received grants from the research council Formas.
  • Sociocultural Pragmatics - Latest issue - (SOPRAG) - International Journal of Spanish Linguistics 2019-11-21 Pragmática sociocultural - Revista Internacional sobre Lingüística del Español - Volume 7 Issue 2 (2019). Ed. by Bernal, Maria / Bravo, Diana. ISSN: 21948305
  • New observations shed light on most powerful explosions in the Universe 2019-11-21 Gamma-ray bursts arise from the most powerful explosions in the known Universe, and are linked to the birth of a black hole. New observations reveal that they are even more powerful than expected, and emit radiation at higher energies than previously known.
  • Pollen Climate models work well 2019-11-21 A new study compare climate models to geological evidence.
  • Nine researchers at Stockholm University among the world’s most cited 2019-11-20 The Web of Science Group recently published its prestigious annual list of the world’s most cited and influential researchers. Nine researchers from Stockholm University have been named on the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list.
  • Chris de Bont. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/Stockholm University Who gets to decide how to run a farm? 2019-11-21 Farmers in Tanzania often develop their own small, but yet effective, watering systems for their fields. Even though they often work better than the large-scale systems built by the government the farmers' work rarely gets valued.
  • New technique enables fine mapping of closely related cells in situ 2019-11-20 SciLifeLab researchers have developed a new technique called “Probabilistic cell typing by in situ sequencing” or pciSeq. The new technique can identify cell types as well as determine their spatial location in a much more efficient way than previous methods.
  • SEK 40 million to the doctoral school: Relevancing mathematics and science education 2019-11-15 The Swedish Research Council has granted the doctoral school Relevancing mathematics and science education: A graduate school for teacher educators (RelMaS) 40 million SEK.
  • SEK 40 million to the doctoral school: Assessment of Knowledge in Educational Systems 2019-11-15 In the call for applications from the Swedish Research Council, the doctoral school Assessment of Knowledge in Educational Systems - a national doctoral school for teacher educators (ASESS) tests was granted SEK 40 million. Samuel Sollerman and Astrid Pettersson from PRIM-gruppen at MND and Kestin Pettersson at MND is participant in the project together with University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University.
  • Meet ACM member Airi Lampinen 2019-11-13 Meet Airi Lampinen, an Associate Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at Stockholm University, and a member of Association for Computing Machinery, ACM.
  • A small rabbitfish caught using mosquito nets. Photo: Benjamin L Jones. Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects? 2019-11-11 Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study.
  • En allt större del av planeten används nu för att producera mat, material och bränsle. Det skapa nya globala risker, skriver forskare från SRC i Nature. Foto: N. Ryrholm/Azote An altered planetary anatomy 2019-11-07 Humans have transformed much of the planet to produce more and more food, fibre and fuel, now we need to radically transform this global production ecosystem.
  • Christina Rudén, professor of toxicology at Stockholm University, has investigated how humans are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals. Photo: Jens Lasthein More stringent regulations on chemical mixtures 2019-11-08 Throughout life, humans are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals of varying degrees of harmfulness. How does that affect us? Whose responsibility is this? Christina Rudén, professor of toxicology, was appointed by the government to investigate this matter.
  • 2020 winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2020-07-16 The 2020 Stockholm Prize in Criminology lauds Philip J. Cook, Duke University and Franklin E. Zimring, University of California at Berkeley for their evidence-based explanations of gun policy effects.
  • SciLifeLab-South Korea collaboration 2019-11-04 Stockholm University and SciLifeLab Cryo-EM training project travels to South Korea and delivers results through international collaboration.
  • simulation of merging neutron stars OKC researchers will use Wallenberg grant to study light from merging neutron stars 2019-10-24 The era of multi-messenger astrophysics has just begun and recently a merging neutron star system has been detected in gravitational waves and subsequently electromagnetically. This grant supports a concentrated research effort across groups at the OKC to study future neutron star merger events from their detection, through simulations and modeling and extending to their electromagnetic follow-up and the use of these events to measure the expansion rate of our Universe.
  • Stockholm is very beautiful and it is both busy and quiet according to Robert Daniels. Photo: Niklas Björling Eminent research on flu antigens took Robert Daniels back to USA 2019-10-24 Intellectual freedom and the opportunity to start his own research group once lured Robert Daniels to Stockholm University. After nine years of eminent academic research, he landed a prestigious job in the US. Still, his focus is the same: to apply basic membrane protein folding principles to modernize and improve the antigens in seasonal influenza vaccines.
  • United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo: Ognjen Stevanovic/Mostphotos. The United Nations at 74: Legitimacy in Question? 2019-10-24 The annual United Nations Day invites reflection on the health of this international organization. How well (or not) is this global institution poised to better the world?
  • Computer simulation of a merger of two stars SEK 132 million awarded to research projects at Stockholm University 2019-10-23 The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded research grants to four projects at Stockholm University. In total, 20 projects receive grants of SEK 640 million.
  • Graphene, photo: Ktsimage/Mostphotos Understanding dynamic processes in quantum matter 2019-10-21 In quantum technology, which is predicted to take over from today’s silicon-based electronics, the possibilities are endless
  • Ionic liquids have many promising, but as yet unexplored, possibilities Ionic liquids can help in the production of more effective medicines 2019-10-21 Project to investigate if ionic liquids could replace organic solvents, thus creating completely new opportunities for the production of medicines
  • Respiratory supercomplex from Mycobacterium smegmatis Finding out more about the cell’s energy factories 2019-10-21 New opportunities for the development of drugs against tuberculosis and an increased understanding of how the cell’s energy factory works.
  • Computer simulation of a merger of two stars Gravitational radiation can give new answers about elements and the expansion of the universe 2019-10-21 Cosmic collisions between compact stars create both gravitational radiation and normal light. The aim of the project “Gravity meets light” is to understand more about these collisions and the radiation that they create.
  • Xbrane Biopharma has about 30 employees and is located in Solna north of Stockholm. Photo: XBrane Biopharma A Rocky Road Decade – From Promising Lab Data to Growing Biopharma Firm 2019-10-18 Xbrane Biopharma is a promising biotechnology company that started at Stockholm University. If everything goes as planned, the company’s first drug will be approved in 2021.
  • Baby. Photo: Mostphotos Why are birth rates in Sweden falling? 2019-10-15 Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising.
  • New project has received funding from Horizon2020 2019-10-28 The project aims to create a common platform for researchers on democracy together with non-academic experts focusing on voting behavior.
  • Read Svenska Dagbladet Online 2019-10-11 As a member of staff, researcher or student at Stockholm University, you can now read Svenska Dagbladet online wherever you are.
  • Svenska flaggan som en pratbubbla. Illustration: Laurent Davoust, MostPhotos Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden? 2019-10-10 Swedes are good – among the best, in fact – at speaking English as a second language. So should foreigners living in Sweden make the effort to learn Swedish? Only if you want to enrich the experience in nearly every way, argue the linguistic experts at Stockholm University.
  • The online Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law is launched. Also as eBook and print on demand 2020-08-05 The Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law (LMNL) is a multilingual reference work designed to make terminology from several medieval legal texts more accessible to English-speaking audiences. It is intended to function as a general lexicon of medieval Nordic legal terminology in use before the national laws. It is also available as eBook and print on demand.
  • Physicists have found a way to “hear” dark matter 2019-10-09 Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter.
  • Kathrin Morosow. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/SU Only low-earning fathers penalized when taking parental leave 2019-10-07 Taking parental leave as a father can lead to lower wages afterwards – if you already have a lower wage. But fathers who have higher wages may instead get a raise.
  • Computer simulation of a merger of two neutron stars KAW grants awarded to three projects in which researchers from Fysikum are involved 2019-10-11 The Knut and Alice Wallenberg fundation has announced 20 ground-breaking research projects to receive grants for a total of 640 million SEK. Among them three projects include several researchers at the Department of Physics as co-investigator.
  • Labföreståndaren Elin Allzén demonstrerar SUBICs röntgenmikroskop för prinsessan Sofia och prins Carl Philip. Foto: Lena Katarina Johansson/Stockholms universitet. Royal visit at dyslexia and brain symposium 2019-10-04 Keynote speaker was Usha Goswami, professor of neuroscience, Cambridge University. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attended the symposium and made a study visit at the research centre.
  • Corner States of Light 2019-10-07 Researchers at Stockholm University have managed to create a new kind of light wave whose unique properties may become important e.g. in future communication technology. In a recently published article in Nature Photonics, they have shown how ideas from theoretical quantum and materials physics can be realised in a completely different context, namely in optical waveguides.
  • Applied Developmental Science 2019-09-24 Applied Developmental Science (ADS) uses what we know about human development in order to better people's lives. The research program "Applied Developmental Science" is consistent with Stockholm University's profile area ”Worlds and conditions of children and youth”.
  • Designing on a nanoscale for a more sustainable society 2019-09-30 Using mainly forest waste as raw material and a 3D printer, Aji Mathew works in materials designs – at the smallest level. The result: bio-based nanomaterials with tailor-made properties.
  • Spatial variation in seasonal timing and its impact on trophic interactions 2019-09-19
  • ERC grant to Stockholm University researcher 2019-09-19 Markus Kowalewski at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University has received a grant of just over € 1.48 million from the European Research Council
  • Göran Ahrne. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University New book on organization edited by Professor Emeritus Göran Ahrne 2019-09-19 In this book, “Organization outside Organizations”, the authors highlight a new way of investigating the importance of organizations to the society around them.
  • Time for corporate biosphere stewardship 2019-09-17 A handful of transnational corporations hold enough power to accelerate (or hinder) transformations towards sustainability, a study from Stockholm Resilience Centre says.
  • Foto: Eva Dalin The President awards gold medals 2019-09-17 The President has decided to award the Stockholm University Gold Medal in the 8th size to three people who have contributed to university activities in various ways.
  • Gunnar von Heijne to receive 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award 2019-09-09 Gunnar von Heijne, Professor of theoretical chemistry at Stockholm University and Director of the SciLifeLab National Cryo-EM Facility, has been named the recipient of the The Biophysical Society’s 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award.
  • Southern peak of Kebnekaise on September 3rd, photo: Gunhild Rosqvist Southern peak of Kebnekaise now stands one metre below the northern peak 2019-09-05 The southern peak now stands at 2095.6 metres, 1.2 metres below the northern peak at 2096.8 metres.
  • Pontus Strimling. Foto: Sara Moritz. New scientific model can predict moral and political development 2019-08-26 How come today’s conservatives are more liberal than yesterday’s liberals? Why has the public opinion in large parts of the world shifted so rapidly in favour of gay and lesbian rights, but been virtually unchanged on other contested issues such as abortion rights? A study from a Swedish team of researchers recently published in the social science journal Nature Human Behaviour answers several critical questions on how public opinion changes on moral issues. They have created a scientific model that can predict public opinion changes on moral issues.
  • Switching on the Atlantic heat pump 2019-08-22 34 million years ago the warm ‘greenhouse climate’ of the dinosaur age ended and the colder ‘icehouse climate’ of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the global ocean conveyor belt of heat and nutrients that today helps keep Europe warm, also started at this time. Why exactly, has remained a mystery.
  • Subscription to RefWorks terminates at year end – save your references 2019-08-20 Stockholm University Library will end the subscription to the reference management program RefWorks December 31, 2019.
  • Contribution to research on Alzheimer’s disease 2019-08-20 Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly. The disease currently lacks both prevention measures and cure. In a research project that has been awarded a grant from Bright Focus Foundation (BFF) the researchers will find out if there is a link between the disease and a specific liver-generated profile in the blood.
  • Stockholm University ranks 73 in the world 2019-08-19 Stockholm University is ranked at place 73 in the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.
  • Unique workshop for young scientists 2019-08-12 Baltic Sea Science Congress and BONUS welcome young scientists to take part in a unique training session with communication trainer Nancy Baron.
  • First new protein structure solved using micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction 2019-08-12 In collaboration with scientists at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, the Högbom laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics has solved a new protein structure using a method called micro-crystal 3D electron diffraction, MicroED.
  • Stockholm ranked among world’s top 50 Student Cities 2019-08-07 Which city is best in the world for studying abroad? Stockholm is ranked as number 37 according to QS Best Student Cities 2019.
  • Building Xbrane Biopharma 2019-08-05 On the Nature Bioengineering Community webpage Xbrane's co-founder Jan-Willem de Gier tells how in 2007 Xbrane was conceived at DBB and how it matured into a biosimilar developer.
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine 2019-08-07 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics/SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team in collaboration with AstraZeneca unravel the molecular details of the extracellular region of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET involved in cell signalling.
  • SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine 2019-08-02 SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team in collaboration with AstraZeneca unravel the molecular details of the extracellular region of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET involved in cell signalling.
  •  RV Sonne, Credit: University of Hamburg / LDF/J.Peters Where do microplastics go in the world’s oceans? 2019-07-05 Two PhD students at Stockholm University have participated in a scientific cruise from Canada to Singapore to understand how microplastics behave in the water and in marine food webs.
  • Rektorerna Sigrid Karlsson, KTH, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, SU, och Olle Petter Ottersen, KTH. Presidents present Stockholm trio university alliance 2019-07-02 The presidents of Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University presented the "Stockholm trio" university alliance during the Swedish "political week".
  • Group photo NDS 2019. Photo: SUDA Nordic Demography celebrated in Iceland 2019-07-02 June 13-15 saw the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium being held in Reykjavik. The symposium was organized by our demographers at SUDA at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University on behalf of the Swedish Demographic Association.
  • 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) SU ninth in the world within Geography 2019-07-02 Geography at Stockholm University is ranked nine in the world. Environmental Sciences & Engineering and Atmospheric Science at Stockholm University are also among the top 25 in the world.
  • University collaboration receives EU grant 2019-07-02 The university alliance CIVIS, consisting of Stockholm University and seven other European universities, is one of seventeen pilot projects selected for funding from the European Commission.
  • Open Access agreement with Springer Nature 2019-12-18 Researchers at Stockholm University can publish open access without any charges in more than 500 journals from Springer Nature.
  • Large research grant to develop green chemistry 2019-06-24 Financier Mistra and industry partners are investing SEK 100 million in the research program SAFECHEM, which aims to create a sustainable chemicals industry and reduce exposure to hazardous substances.
  • Bats, Image by Jens Rydell (http://www.fladdermus.net/naturfoto/) Report bat sightings in citizen science project 2019-07-02 In a new citizen science project the general public across Sweden can help researchers find bat roosts
  • Stockholm University ranks 191 in QS ranking 2019-07-02 Stockholm University is at place 191 in the QS World University Ranking 2020 presented on 19 June.
  • A Post Exchange office, i.e. an allied gift shop, for US Army forces based in Livorno, Tuscany, ITALY. Photo: US army © 1945 Study finds new evidence of 5 more Allied gift shops in Italy 2019-06-25 Historians know that the Allied forces ran gift shops exclusively for foreign military personnel in different European cities during World War II. But a new study by Dr. Chiara Faggella, Stockholm University, reveals that there were another 5 Allied gift shops in Italy, run by a civilian; the businessmann and commissionaire Giovanni Battista Giorgini.
  • Christopher Stroud. Foto: Samkelo Mabija Christopher Stroud has been granted RJ Sabbatical for the writing project "Linguistic Citizenship" 2019-06-10 Linguistic Citizenship: Decolonial Dialogues. The aim of the proposed research sabbatical is to address the question of what theorization of language and politics best allows for an understanding of multilingualism as a transformative (material) technology for social change. Christopher Stroud is Professor at The Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University.
  • En route to Greenland to drill the ice 2019-06-05 Professor Margareta Hansson is currently in Greenland to oversee the research work in an ice core project where drilling is being performed in a rapidly flowing ice stream.
  • Hiranya Peiris - Foto: Niklas Björling Successful physicist making research accessible 2019-06-05 In an era when both experts and logical thinking are under attack, it is even more important to make research accessible– and astronomy might be a gateway. Professor Hiranya Peiris is a successful researcher with a strong urge to facilitate public understanding of science.
  • Scientists discover how to “sweeten” proteins for drug development 2019-06-03 Scientists led by David Drew at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University have established how a sugar called “sialic acid” is delivered into Golgi organelles. The outcome is likely to be able to engineer cells with a better capacity for sialic acid delivery, which could improve the potency of many drugs that are decorated by sialic acid.
  • Stockholm University at top position regarding Open Access publications 2019-05-27 The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 (2014–2017) shows that Stockholm University is at the top position amongst Swedish universities.
  • The expedition will study the floating parts of glaciers in northwestern Greenland. Photo: Martin Jakobsson Polar expedition to shed light on Greenlandic glacier 2019-07-25 In august, a research expedition on icebreaker Oden departs for Ryder glacier. The expedition will investigate the connection between climate change and glaciers, but also how Greenland was colonised.
  • Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and links them to Alzheimer's disease 2019-05-27 New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface. This coat of proteins makes the virus more infectious and facilitates the formation of plaques characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
  • Policy Brief: European chemicals regulation needs greater transparency 2019-06-25 To meet the challenges of chemical risks in everyday life, risk assessments under the REACH registration process must be improved. One key element in this transformation is to introduce greater transparency.
  • Twelve world-famous scientists in Aula Magna 2019-05-20 On May 9-10, Stockholm University hosted the symposium "Planet Earth: a Scientific Journey" for the first time.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling Versatile solvents offer hope for greener chemistry 2019-05-17 For Professor Anja Mudring and other chemists, ionic liquids present an opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable society.
  • New microscope finally in place 2019-05-20 After almost five years and major renovations in the Arrhenius Laboratory, the University’s new electron microscope is finally in place.
  • Leiden Ranking 2019 2019-05-17 In the middle of May CWTS Leiden University presented the Leiden Ranking 2019. The ranking measures the scientific performance of more than 950 major universities worldwide.
  • One of the analyzed chewing gums, photo: Natalija Kashuba Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA 2019-05-16 The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch.
  • Kolyma river, Photo: Jorien Vonk/Stockholm University Clues of carbon release from thawing permafrost found in Arctic rivers 2019-05-09 Arctic rivers may hold vital clues to the accelerated release of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost. This is shown in new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
  • Scientists coordinate a new Horizon 2020 project on how air pollution affects climate 2019-05-08 The project ”Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections”, or FORCeS, will contribute to more precise climate projections by reducing the uncertainty on how particles in the air affect climate.
  • HRH Crown Princess Victoria and President Pavlopoulos attend climate seminar 2019-05-07 Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended a seminar in Athens arranged by Stockholm University’s field station NEO.
  • A man fishing in Bogoria lake, Photo: Matthieu Gallet/Mostphotos Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs 2019-05-03 Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And, scientists find, when fishers cooperate with their fiercest competitors this can improve fish stocks on coral reefs.
  • Rapid permafrost collapse increases greenhouse gas emissions 2019-05-02 A new research report, including Stockholm University scientists, shows that abrupt permafrost thaw has important consequences for keeping global warming under 1.5 °C.
  • XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three story building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building. Photo by Roberto Corrieri and Patrick De Perio.” The extreme of rarity 2019-04-30 OKC researchers helped reveal the rarest nuclear reaction now known to mankind. To observe this ultra-rare process, XENON1T watched a tonne of ultra-pure liquid xenon for a year. The experiment was featured on the cover of the scientific journal 'Nature'
  • Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries 2019-04-26 The authors of this edited volume focus on the emergence of populist discourses, coming from movements or parties from Romance-speaking countries in Europe and in Latin America. Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries is an edited volume in English, French and Spanish.
  • Meet researcher Mitch Downey who joined Stockholm University and moved to Stockholm. "I am amazed to live in such an amazing place!" 2019-05-17 Meet researcher Mitch Downey at IIES who joined Stockholm University and moved to Sweden from the United States.
  • Baltic Sea research in focus at Skansen 2019-04-23 The Skansen Baltic Sea Knowledge Centre, the Baltic Sea Science Centre, has been inaugurated by Crown Princess Victoria. Researchers at Stockholm University have a central role in this effort to raise awareness of challenges in the Baltic.
  • Three researchers receive EU-funding from MSCA 2019-04-12 Three researchers at Stockholm University have been awarded funding within Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF), which is the EU’s Research Mobility Program. The projects are in the fields of environmental science, astronomy and medieval history.
  • Gunnar Andersson. Photo: Stockholm University New ERC grant on immigrants’ future life chances 2019-04-11 How do the life courses of immigrants and their descendants look? And why do they differ between different groups? A new project in collaboration with Stockholm University aiming to answer these questions has been granted funding from the European Research Council, ERC.
  • Photo: Mostphotos Restrictive migration policies contribute to poor migrant health in high-income countries 2019-04-11 Restrictive entry and integration policies have adverse effects on the health of migrants in high-income countries, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date, published in The Lancet Global Health.
  • Honorary Doctorates 2019 2019-04-11 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University’s activities in research and education. The new honorary doctors are Johan Eriksson, Eva Dahlman, Kajsa Öberg Lindsten, Axel van den Berg, Elizabeth Churchill, Nora Underwood and Frances Westley.
  • Bubbles in the ice. Photo: Malin Stenberg de Serves, Antarctica. Retrieving climate history from the Antarctic ice 2019-04-09 In Antarctica, European researchers plan to analyze essential climate data from the past 1.5 million years.
  • Initiative in environmental human sciences 2019-04-04 Climate refugees, climate change in fiction and protest movements. These are topics that will be studied in environmental human sciences.
  • The longest drill cores recovered from a ship offshore of West Antarctica 2019-03-28 The longest drill cores recovered from a ship anywhere offshore of West Antarctica have just been retrieved.
  • Jean Claude Byungura wins the Outstanding Paper Award 2019-03-28 Byungura wins the Outstanding Paper Award at SITE 2019 for his paper “Development and Validation of a Holistic IT-institutional Alignment Model for Higher Education institutional performance”.
  • Vy över Stockholms universitet, Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet Wallenberg grant to research the origins of geometric objects 2019-03-28 Associate Professor Wushi Goldring will receive funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to recruit an international researcher for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University.
  • Xiaodong Zou, Photo: Yi Luo/Stockholms universitet Wallenberg Scholar grant awarded for analyzing biomolecule structures 2019-03-28 Xiaodong Zou, professor in Structural Chemistry at Stockholm University, is one of 22 Wallenberg Scholar grant receivers 2019. The researchers, among the most prominent in Sweden, are each awarded a 18 million SEK five year grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • New solution-oriented course for counteracting climate change 2019-03-27 With the new, interdisciplinary course “Climate Change Solutions” that starts this autumn, Stockholm University wants to contribute to solutions to the climate crisis.
  • Oceans are major sources of highly fluorinated chemicals into the air 2019-03-26 Sea spray may be a major source of highly fluorinated chemicals to the atmosphere contradicting the view that oceans act only as sinks for these persistent pollutants, shows a new study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
  • Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated 2019-03-26 The cocktail of man-made chemicals that we are exposed to daily is a health risk which current regulations and risk assessment overlook. This is the conclusion of the EU Horizon 2020 EDC-MixRisk project.
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf, Photo: Niklas Björling/SU Royal visit at Arctic lecture 2019-03-13 Derek Muir, holder of the King Carl XVI Gustaf Visiting Professorship in Environmental Science at Stockholm University, gave his introductory lecture on March 13th.
  • New book: Gendering Military Sacrifice 2019-03-11 This book offers a feminist analysis of military sacrifice and reveals the importance of a gender perspective in understanding the idea of honourable death. Editors are Cecilia Åse and Maria Wendt.
  • Research on creative networks and technological inequality receives funding 2019-03-11 What makes some cites so creative? And what does the new technology mean for the equality in society? Stockholm University has been granted funding for two new EU projects within the Horizon 2020 framework program.
  • Isbrytaren Oden under den svensk-amerikanska expeditionen Arctic Ocean 2018. Foto: Jan-Ola Olofsson Arctic Avenue: strategic cooperation between Stockholm and Helsinki 2019-03-07 The two universities have decided to launch a new research spearhead in Arctic research called Arctic Avenue.
  • New research makes non-rechargeable batteries rechargeable 2019-02-28 Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries commonly use zinc and manganese dioxide. Through a modification of the manganese dioxide, researchers can now recharge non-rechargeable alkaline batteries.
  • Torv som bildades för ca 50 000 år sedan skymtar här som ett mörkt lager begravt under drygt två meter sediment som avsatts av inlandsisen. Thorbjörg Sigfúsdóttir, Lunds universitet, undersöker de framgrävda avlagringarna vid Rauvospakka, i närheten av Kangos i Norrbotten. Foto: Helena Alexanderson. Ancient wetlands provide new insight into global carbon cycle 2019-02-25 More than 1,000 ancient wetland sites from across the glob have been investigated
  • Posterior probability distributions for two methods of measuring the Hubble constant given simulated neutron star merger data. Neutron star mergers will resolve tension in Universe's expansion rate measurement 2019-02-14 There are numerous ways to measure the expansion rate of our Universe, otherwise known as the Hubble constant, and right now even the most trusted methods don't agree. This is causing some scientists to argue that there are problems with the standard cosmological model. In the next ten years, neutron star mergers will be able to solve the problem.
  • Molecular basis for the variability of mitoribosomes revealed 2019-02-14 Mitochondrial ribosomes are known to be highly variable across species, but the molecular basis for this phenomenon was not known. The analysis published in Molecular Biology and Evolution uncover a fundamental evolutionary mechanism that drives the increasing diversity. The interdisciplinary study was led by Alexey Amunts in collaboration with researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School.
  • Foto: Deyan Georgiev/Mostphotos In Sweden, the lowest number of babies are born nine months after Valentine's day 2019-02-13 Lots of sex during holidays in Sweden used to translate into lots of babies nine months later. But not anymore.
  • Researchers receive EU funding within MSCA 2019-02-11 Researchers at Stockholm University are awarded funding within Marie Skłodowska Curie (MSCA), which is the EU Research Mobility Program. The project is in the field of environmental science.
  • Research on global approaches to local resilience is funded within Horizon 2020 2019-02-07 How can we create community resilience when disaster strikes? That is the topic for a research project funded within Horizon 2020.
  • Digital calendar. Photo: Mona Blåsjö "Put a meeting in my calendar!" The literacy practice of the digital calendar in workplace 2019-02-13 Like many digital tools, the shared, digital calendar has been created in order for people to organize their everyday lives, but it can also pose challenges. In a sub study from the project Professional Communication and Digital Media, employees at different workplaces share how they use – or try to avoid using – the workplace calendar.
  • Rain-repelling fluorochemicals in outdoor clothing are unnecessary 2019-01-31 Waterproof clothing using highly fluorinated chemicals are over-engineered for consumers, building in unnecessary repellency to oil and other stains, when only repellency to water is required. The researchers say effective alternatives, that are better for the environment, are readily available.
  • The cover of the book Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945–1965. New perspectives on Tennesse Williams 2019-01-30 Dirk Gindt, Associate Professor in Theatre Studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, has published a new book: Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945–1965. Cultural Translations, Sexual Anxieties and Racial Fantasies (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2019).
  • The impact of evolution on sexual selection 2019-01-28 The urge among animals to reproduce manifests itself in extraordinary ways. John Fitzpatrick elaborates: “It leads evolution to develop hugely complicated behaviors, forms and structures. Everything is exaggerated in the most bizarre ways, since the evolutionary stakes are so high. We want to understand how and why certain sexual behaviors develop in some groups, but not in others.”
  • "We have a lot of top scientists and talented students working together" 2019-02-12 Meet Cheuk-Wai Tai who is an researcher at the Department of Environmental and Materials Chemistry and responsible for the Electron Microscopy Center.
  • "I'm so curious" says researcher Angela Adamo 2019-04-25 Meet Angela Adamo, a researcher at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University, who shares her story about her journey from Italy to living in Stockholm and working at Stockholm University.
  • Shaking atoms and watching them dance at a higher tempo 2019-01-21 By shaking atoms and looking at their dance, one can control and understand the properties of matter in a new way, a new study shows.
  • Discuss Plan S with President Astrid Söderbergh Widding 2019-01-21 The EU initiative Plan S was launched in September this year and in order to be able to conduct an open dialogue on a complex issue, Stockholm University arranges a seminar on 28 January.
  • Photo Markus Marcetic © Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien Classic double-slit experiment in a new light 2019-01-21 An international research group develops new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into the physical properties of solids
  • Diet, food production must radically change to avoid catastrophic damage 2019-01-18 We can feed 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet, but it requires new eating habits, improved food production, and reduced food waste.
  • Johanna Mesch, Professor of Swedish Sign Language. Photo: F Lacerda The first deaf professor in Sweden 2019-01-18 Johanna Mesch at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, has recently been promoted to Professor of Swedish Sign Language.
  • An engineered botulinum toxin with improved medicinal potential 2019-01-17 The botulinum neurotoxin is a common medicine for the treatment of a wide range of neuromuscular disorders, including muscle spasms, overactive bladder, cervical dystonia, and cerebral palsy (CP), as well as chronic migraine, and hyper-sweating. A team from Stockholm University, in collaboration with Ipsen Bioinnovation and Harvard Medical School, has now determined the molecular details of why a botulinum toxin variant, that they have designed, has enhanced receptor-binding properties. This engineered toxin shows great promise as a drug candidate.
  • Structure of the engineered botulinum neurotoxin bound to its human receptor. An engineered botulinum toxin with improved medicinal potential 2019-01-17 New cooperation between Stockholm University, Harvard Medical School and Ipsen Bioinnovation reveals molecular mechanisms in engineered botulinum toxin.
  • Ground collapse as a result of permafrost thaw, Misaw Lake in west-central Canada. Photo: Britta Sannel Permafrost warming at a global scale 2019-01-16 During the last decade permafrost temperatures have increased by 0,3 °C globally.
  • Glacial History of the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica, to be recovered in IODP Drill Cores 2019-01-11 An expedition to the Amundsen Sea will take off on January 23th with aim to determine how the ice in the region has behaved in the past in an area unaffected by other ice sheets and under climatic temperature changes in order to simulate computer models of how the region may change in coming decades.
  • Eleonora Mussino. Photo: Stockholm University What influences migrant fertility in Sweden? 2019-01-09 Dr. Eleonora Mussino, Associate Professor of Demography & Sociology at Stockholm University, received 3.63 million kronor for a three-year project on migrant fertility. Mussino about her upcoming projects.
  • Structure of the respiratory chain supercomplex, a key enzyme for cellular energy conversion. New findings on respiratory supercomplexes 2019-01-02 A team from Stockholm University has determined the architecture of an assembly of respiratory chain complexes, revealing in near-atomic detail how energy conversion occurs and is organized.
  • Professor Dag Noréus och doktor Yang Shen. Foto: Niklas Björling. Swedish research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries 2018-12-20 Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries, giving them great many more charging cycles without losing capacity.
  • Daniela Guasconi och David Åhlén, forskningsassistenter för Insect Biome Atlas på Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, visar volontären Amanda Bråkenheim Brising (mitten) var fällorna är placerade. Foto: Niklas Björling Insects of Sweden and Madagascar to be surveyed 2018-12-20 A research project was launched this autumn that will survey the insects of Sweden and Madagascar. The project is made possible thanks to a large number of volunteers who are helping to empty the insect traps.
  • ”Born in 1953: The story about a post-war Swedish cohort, and a longitudinal research project”. How a controversial research project was revived – a new book on Project Metropolitan 2018-12-19 In the winter of 1986 a major debate broke out on the sociological study Project Metropolitan. Recently Dr. Sten-Åke Stenberg, Professor of Sociology, who works on the study released a book about the project.
  • Researcher at Department of Physics receives funding from Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant 2018-12-19
  • Royal Environmental Professor for Stockholm University 2018-12-20 For 2019/20, the board of the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment has appointed Paul Anastas as the 24th holder of the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship in Environmental Science.
  • Feedback on the implementation of Plan S 2018-12-29 Provide your feedback on the guide on how to implement Plan S, the EU initiative that aims towards 100% open access for all scientific publications that result from public funding.
  • Photo: Michael Erhardsson/Mostphotos Our choices as employees may lead to workplace segregation 2018-12-18 A new study from Stockholm University and the Institute of Futures Studies shows that our own choices as employees may increase workplace segregation.
  • David Drew receives ERC Consolidator Grant 2018-12-17 David Drew at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. He and his team will study how the cell maintains a healthy working environment. The aim of the research is to establish how a family of proteins required for transporting nutrients and ions in and out of the cell are being turned on-and-off. The outcome is likely to bring us closer to understanding the role of these transporting machines in the human body for the benefit of human health.
  • Who will dare to publish if the corporations sue? 2018-12-14 What should researchers do who have controversial material and are threatened with lawsuits if they publish their results in a scientific journal?
  • Stress Research Institute to be integrated into the Department of Psychology 2018-12-14 The University Board has decided that the Stress Research Institute (SFI) will become a part of the Department of Psychology from 1 January 2020.
  • Polar Bear, Photo: Mostphotos New halogenated contaminants found in polar bears 2018-12-13 A team of scientists has used a new method to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears. Doing this they found a large variety of new chlorinated and fluorinated substances.
  • Denny Vågerö, Department of Public Health Sciences. Photo: E Dalin Paternal grandfather's high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons 2018-12-14 A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations.
  • Research on marine protected areas receives contribution 2018-12-11 The Swedish Research Council has granted research project grants for development research for 2018. At Stockholm University, support is given for a research project concerning marine protected areas in Tanzania and Mexico.
  • Three scientists are granted funds for sustainability and resilience 2018-12-11 The Swedish Research Council has decided on the applications to be awarded in the field of “Sustainability and resilience – tackling consequences of climate and environmental changes 2018”. Three researchers at Stockholm University can share more than 16 million SEK.
  • Seals by the water, Photo: Jan Kansanen/Mostphotos Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic 2018-12-08 Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most – climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do.
  • Structure reveals new routes to target tuberculosis 2018-12-06 New research has revealed the structure of a large respiratory complex from a closely related species of the deadly human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects the lungs. This new structure provides many routes to develop novel therapies to combat this deadly disease. The study is published in the scientific journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
  • Nobel Prize winner Professor Donna Strickland visits Stockholm University. Nobel Laureate in Physics visits Stockholm University 2018-12-07 Professor Donna Strickland, one of the 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physics, visited the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences in Kista during Nobel Week 2018.
  • Rense Nieuwenhuis New research project on women’s employment and household inequality 2018-12-05 Dr. Rense Nieuwenhuis at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) was recently awarded a FORTE research grant for his four-year project “In it together? Supporting women’s employment to reduce economic inequality among all households". The project investigates gender equality in the labor market and inequality between households.
  • Eight researchers at Stockholm University among the most cited 2018-12-05 In the end of November, the annual list “Highly Cited Researcher-2018” was published. World class researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance and significant influence. This year, eight researchers from Stockholm University are on the list.
  • A young orangutang at Tanjung Puting National park, southern Borneo. ©Johan Lind/N Great apes and ravens plan without thinking 2018-12-20 Planning and self control in animals do not require human-like mental capacities, according to a study from Stockholm University.
  • Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle More negative side effects of capping 2018-11-27 Sediment capping with activated carbon might affect, among other things, essential benthic ecosystem functions.
  • Does winning the lottery make you happier? 2018-11-23 We asked Professor Erik Lindqvist, professor of Economics at SOFI, Stockholm University on his recent study on winning the lottery and life satisfaction.
  • Funding to develop sustainable aviation fuel 2018-11-23 The project ”Aviation fuel from lignin” at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, has received 4,7 million SEK from Energimyndigheten, Swedish Energy Agency.
  • Caroline Kerfoot. Foto: Ingmarie Andersson Caroline Kerfoot promoted to full professor in Bilingualism 2018-11-22 Caroline Kerfoot has been promoted to full professor in Bilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University.
  • Magnus Bygren. Foto: Stockholms universitet What makes employers discriminate by gender and parenthood? 2018-11-21 Magnus Bygren, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, recently received funding from Forte for the project ”What makes employers discriminate by gender and parenthood?”.
  • Why is it good to sleep in on weekends? 2018-11-19 We asked Professor Torbjörn Åkerstedt of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University on his recent study related to sleep duration and mortality.
  • New inflammation inhibitor discovered 2018-11-19 A multidisciplinary team of researchers from four universities has developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action.
  • New inflammation inhibitor discovered 2018-11-16 A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Karolinska Institutet, University of Texas, Uppsala University and Stockholm University have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein (OGG1), the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. The study is published in Science.
  • Sol Pía Juarez receives SEK 5.6 million from the Swedish Research Council 2018-11-15 Sol Pía Juarez, Associate professor (Docent) at the Department of Public Health, has received SEK 5 604 000 from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) for the project "The unintended consequences of Swedish parental leave policy: A health equity perspective". Project duration: 2019-2022
  • Anna Meyer and Linda Kridahl. Photo: SUDA Why do some stroke patients live longer than others? 2018-11-07 The Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA, recently invited Anna Meyer to give a talk on her award-winning master’s thesis, “Having children is associated with a longer survival after ischemic stroke. A population-based cohort study of 62,580 Swedes over the age of 65.”
  • 100 years since the first student exchange with China 2018-11-16 A 100 years ago Stockholm University began its first international student exchanges with China. The exchange was part of the university’s increasing internationalisation at the time.
  • 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting - a great opportunity for young scientists 2018-11-01 Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500–600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings offers young scientist a unique opportunity to meet scientists from different generations, cultures, and disciplines.
  • Mycoplasma bacterias sneaking past our line of defense 2018-11-05 New research reveals that Mycoplasma pathogens make DNA in a unique way that may protect them from our immune response. The study is published in the scientific journal Nature.
  • Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia 2018-10-29 To increase forest cover in the Global South in order to mitigate climate change does not always have positive effects. It can also threaten biodiversity and the survival of unique alpine plants.
  • You trust in other people may prolong your life. Photo: Crazymedia/Mostphotos Trusting others prolongs your life 2018-10-25 Do you trust other people? It may prolong your life. According to a new study do people who trust others live longer. Those who do not increase their risk for a shortened life.
  • Co-authorship network in cultural evolution SU plays a key role in a growing research field on cultural change 2018-10-23 A study shows that the Centre for Cultural Evolution has a central role in a growing interdisciplinary field studying cultural change.
  • Åsa Wikforss. Foto: Christer Sturmark Programme on knowledge resistance awarded SEK 50.4 million 2018-10-23 Åsa Wikforss, professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy is awarded SEK 50.4 million for the programme “Knowledge Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Cures”.
  • 3.4 million SEK project Using EEG to Investigate Anticipatory Processing in Second Language Speakers 2018-10-22 José Alemán Bañón at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, has received a SEK 3.4 million grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) for the project "Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Investigate Anticipatory Processing in Second Language Speakers". Project period is 2019–2021.
  • Ilona Koupil, Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences Research on women's health is funded by Forte 2018-10-19 New project funding from Forte to Professor Ilona Koupil, Department of Public Health Sciences, for the new research project "Developmental origins of women's health".
  • Share of Swedish Democrat votes in the 2018 Swedish parliamentary election. Among nearest 7,200 voters. Map by Pontus Hennerdal, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. New research programme: The Neighbourhood Revisited 2018-10-19 The Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has awarded a large six-year grant to the research programme “The Neighbourhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden”. The programme is coordinated by Professor Bo Malmberg, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.
  • "Unselfish people are the winners" – Kimmo Eriksson on unselfishness 2018-11-09 Kimmo Eriksson talks about a new study that shows that unselfish people tend both to have more children and to receive higher salaries.
  • Foto: Eva Dalin Theorizing the therapeutic process in substance use-related dependency treatment 2019-09-04 Therese von Braun successfully defended her thesis "Theorizing the therapeutic process in substance use-related dependency treatment" on October 15 2018
  • Foto: Paul Bentzen Small-brained female guppies aren’t drawn to attractive males 2018-10-10 Female guppies with smaller brains can distinguish attractive males, but they don’t recognise them as being more appealing or choose to mate with them
  • Anezka Kuzmicova about how our memory is affected when we read digitally 2018-10-09 The online journal “First Monday” has published a new article by Anezka Kuzmicova, Literature scholar at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, co-authored with Theresa Schilhab, neurobiologist at Aarhus University, and Gitte Balling, library and information specialist at the University of Copenhagen.
  • EU funding to HERA-project 2018-10-05 The project ”Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU” (HERA), where Stockholm University is one of the partners, has been granted EU funding.
  • Formas supports #MeToo research at DSV 2018-10-05 Karin Hansson from DSV have received an urgent grant from Formas to collect data on # MeToo activism in Sweden.
  • Hiranya Peiris, Photo: Serena Nobili/Oskar Klein Centre Five major research grants to Stockholm University 2018-10-05 The projects span research into the creation of mitochondrial ribosomes – which can give new tools against certain types of cancer – to studying and learning more about the fundamental physical nature of dark matter and dark energy.
  • Broad genetic variation on the Pontic-Caspian Steppe 2018-10-04 The genetic variation within the Scythian nomad group is so broad that it must be explained with the group assimilating people it came in contact with. This is shown in a new study on Bronze and Iron Age genetics of the Pontic-Caspian Steppe, situated in the Black Sea region.
  • Ankare på botten i en grund vik. Foto: Joakim Hansen Fish habitats degraded by recreational boating 2018-10-03 In a new scientific article, researchers show that small boat marinas have a clear impact on the vegetation on the seabed. The study also shows that this vegetation is very important for recruitment of several coastal fish species, including perch and pike.
  • Inauguration and Conferment 2018 2019-02-07 Stockholm University has held its annual inauguration and conferment ceremony in the City Hall. New professors were installed and new doctors were conferred. In addition, seven jubilee doctors and nine honorary doctorates were conferred.
  • Prof. Hiranya Peiris. Photo: Serena Nobili /Oskar Klein Centre Wallenberg Project Grant to OKC Director Hiranya Peiris 2018-10-26 The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation have awarded a project grant of 37.8 million crowns over five years to OKC Director Hiranya Peiris for the project Understanding the Dynamic Universe
  • A schematic showing the band spectrum for a non-Hermitian Chern insulator, which is insulating in the bulk but supports chiral, electronic states on its edges. The gray spectrum corresponds to the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian with periodic boundary conditions, while the blue corresponds to the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian on a cylinder. The red corresponds to the chiral, edge state. Strikingly, the spectrum of the system with periodic boundary conditions is vastly different from the spectrum with open boundary conditions. Using the biorthogonal properties of the open system, however, the new theory can accurately predict when it attaches to the bulk spectrum, indicated by the orange and green dashed lines. Topology of non-Hermitian systems unraveled 2018-10-02 The study of topological materials has been an important task in condensed matter physics over the past few decades and was the subject of the 2016 Nobel prize in physics. Recent experiments and theoretical works have shown that unexpected phenomena occur in many open, non-equilibrium and complex systems that can be described using non-Hermitian physics.
  • R/VElectra af Askö Electra returns from successful SWE-FIN research cruise 2018-10-05 During Electras 2nd multi-disciplinary research trip in the Finnish archipelago, a range of environmental questions were investigated. One of the projects involved exploring the carbon cycling in the sea using state-of-the-art-systems.
  • Dr Chris Cvitanovics forskning visar att Baltic Eyes arbete har påverkat både politik och praxis, de egna medarbetarna och Stockholms universitet i stort. Baltic Eye evaluated in new study 2018-09-27 The Baltic Eye Project has been evaluated in an international study. The results show that the project has achieved impacts on a range of levels.
  • Three researchers receive EU funding within MSCA 2018-09-26 Three researchers at Stockholm University are awarded funding within Marie Skłodowska Curie (MSCA), which is the EU Research Mobility Program. The projects are in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, molecular life sciences and astronomy.
  • New book about Art History and Modernism 2018-09-27 “Modernism as Institution: On the Establishment of an Aesthetic and Historiographic Paradigm” is a new book by Hans Hayden, Professor of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
  • Policy Brief: Why we need a list of ingredients on consumer articles 2018-10-19 Today, information on the chemical composition of articles is very scarce, making it difficult to understand which potentially hazardous chemicals are being released to the Baltic Sea. There is an urgent need for standardized methods and legal incentives to increase the transparency.
  • Japanese students visit Stockholm as part of university collaboration 2018-09-21 A group of students from the University of Tokyo visited Stockholm in September. The ten day program took place as a part of a collaboration between Stockholm University, KTH, KI and the University of Tokyo.
  • The future of neutrino physics is bright with the construction of Hyper-Kamiokande 2018-09-28 A large collaboration of scientists will build a new neutrino detector, known as Hyper-Kamiokande, in Japan. Construction will begin in 2020 and the completed instrument will explore neutrinos from supernovae as well as other unsolved problems in particle physics.
  • Photo: Stefano Mantzoni Fertilization effects on plant productivity rely on cooperation between plants and microorganisms 2018-09-13 Plants grow better when they are fertilized – but is that always the case?
  • Vanessa Barker. Foto: Stockholms universitet Vanessa Barker on the Swedish Election 2018-09-11 "What was this election about? What does it say about Sweden? What does it say about Sweden’s enduring role as a cultural scrim, a screen for others to project onto their fears and fantasies? What are some of the broader sociological implications? Our researcher Vanessa Barker highlights a few key points in a blog post in the Border Criminologies' blog.
  • The best way to measure air pollution 2018-09-11 How much nitrogen oxide or asphalt particles are there in the air at a certain location in Trelleborg, Sundsvall or Stockholm? This is something that is recorded by different measurement stations located in urban environments around Sweden.
  • Drought hits rivers first and more strongly than agriculture 2018-09-06 Drought develops slowly and has multifaceted and Delayed effects. This makes it difficult to see what the consequences are, compared to extreme weather events, shows a new study.
  • Research on Earth’s climate sensitivities is funded within Horizon 2020 2018-09-06 What can the past of the earth teach us? Is it possible to define the risk of the Earth’s climate sensitivities? These are some of the issues that will be investigated in a research project that is being funded within the EU Horizon 2020 program.
  • Why are humans so different from other animals? 2018-09-06 Why do humans drive cars and not chimpanzees? What explanations can be found in our prehistory? Watch a short introduction to our research programme on evolutionary transitions in humans.
  • Get published in full Open Access free of charge 2019-12-18 All publications in pure open access journals is now free for researchers at Stockholm University and funded centrally through the library as part of efforts to support the transition to 100 percent Open Access.
  • Dark Matter and Our Universe 2018-08-31 A public event for the 10th anniversary of the Oscar Klein Centre
  • New Swedish initiative to highlight climate-security links 2018-08-30 Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) joins collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and Stockholm International Water Institute.
  • Anna Dahlgren New book about travelling images 2018-08-28 Anna Dahlgren, Professor of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, har written the new book “Travelling Images. Looking Across the Borderlands of Art, Media and Visual Culture (in the series Rethinking Art’s Histories”, Manchester University Press, 2018).
  • Andreas Hellerstedt editor of new book 2018-08-24 Andreas Hellerstedt, researcher in History of Ideas at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, is the editor och the new book “Virtue Ethics and Education from Late Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century” (Amsterdam University Press, 2018).
  • Skelett från vuxen man begravd i Sigtuna på 1000-talet. Skelettet upptäcktes när arkeologer fällde ett träd på en gammal kyrkogård 2008. Half the population of the Viking-town Sigtuna were migrants 2018-08-27 New analysis of the remains of 38 people who lived and died in the town of Sigtuna during the 10th, 11th and 12th century reveals high genetic variation and a wide scale migration.
  • Final conference on chemicals in dust indoors 2018-08-20 By studying the amount of chemicals in the blood of cats, it is possible to assess how the chemical exposure is for small children in our homes.
  • Expedition explores climate history of remote Arctic islands 2018-08-16 On the 19th of August, an eight-days expedition on M/V Stålbas will depart from Longyearbyen, Svalbard for Seven Islands (Sjuøjane) and Storøya, small islands north of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard.
  • Viking Age research on the Swedish island of Birka 2018-08-16 The Black Earth Harbour is a Viking Age harbour on the Swedish island of Birka. We visited the island and interviewed researchers from Stockholm University's Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies on their work and findings.
  • New data exposes the links between tax havens, deforestation and illegal fishing 2018-08-15 New study shows connections between global environmental degradation and tax havens published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
  • How electric fields in living cells control the currents of life 2018-08-13 In living organisms energy is provided in a process that involves separation of charges across membranes by large membrane-protein complexes. The voltage that is maintained across these membranes is equivalent to an electric field strength of about 100 000 V/cm. How these large field strengths influence the function of the membrane-imbedded protein complexes has until now remained unknown.
  • Welcome to the Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2018 2018-09-25 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are proud to present the Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2018 to be delivered on 25 September by Camille Parmesan.
  • Second call for collaboration with University of Tokyo, Japan 2018-08-09
  • Three researchers at Stockholm University receive ERC Starting Grants 2018-08-07 Three researchers at Stockholm University, including Alexey Amunts at DBB receive the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council, ERC. Project funding amounts to up to 1.5 million euros each.
  • Kebnekaise’s south peak lower than the north peak in August 2018-08-02 The annual measurement shows that Kebnekaise’s south peak no longer will be Sweden’s highest point in a very near future. The forecast is that the south peak will be lower than the north peak in August.
  • What causes the poor health of perch in the Baltic Sea? 2018-08-02 Why does the amount of perch decrease in the Baltic Sea? Could it be because of compounds naturally produced by algae and cyanobacteria? Could it also explain the poor health of several other species in the Baltic Sea?
  • Another clue in the search for the missing ice age carbon 2018-08-02 For the very first time, researchers have estimated the amount of organic carbon stored within the permafrost of the Last Glacial Maximum. The trio of scientists from Stockholm University show that the permanently frozen ground around 21,000 years ago held less carbon than the same area today, a result which is in direct opposition to what has previously been assumed.
  • Three researchers at Stockholm University receive ERC Starting Grants 2018-07-30 Three researchers at Stockholm University receive the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council, ERC. Project funding amounts to up to 1.5 million euros each.
  • Protein research facilitates discovery of neurodegenerative diseases 2018-07-20 Since 2015, the research project Protein Quality Control, led by researcher Tara Hessa at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University has been conducted. The research project, which is ongoing until 2020, focuses on mapping the cause of malignant proteins in the cell membrane. The research results can make it easier to detect chronic and neurodegenerative diseases at an early stage.
  • En neutrino som interagerar med en molekyl av is. Bild: Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF/IceCube. Neutrinos in the ice indicate source of cosmic rays 2018-07-12 An international research team have identified a likely source for the high energy cosmic rays reaching Earth. The discovery was made with the aid of the IceCube Neutrino Telescope at the South Pole.
  • Artist’s impression of jets of material from first confirmed neutron star merger. Image: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick Beam of light from first confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind the sun 2018-07-03 An international research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick and including Stockholm astronomy professor Stephan Rosswog had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to re-emerge from behind the glare of the sun.
  • Healthy food for a sustainable planet 2018-07-02 The plate of the future has more vegetables and nuts than today, as well as less meat. At least if we are to believe Line Gordon. She wants us all to eat more healthily and sustainably, but without lectures and unilateral solutions.
  • Full speed ahead for the Institute of Latin American Studies 2018-07-02 Interest in the multifaceted and dynamic Latin American continent is increasing in both Europe and the USA, but most of all in China. “We have the wind in our sails,” says Andres Rivarola, associate professor and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies.
  • Swedish mountains in autumn colors. Photo: Sandra Wall-Reinius. Sustainable development of the Swedish mountains 2018-06-29 During five years the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency financed a large scale research initiative called A Magnificent Mountain Landscape including several research projects.
  • Children of immigrants have smaller families than their parents 2018-07-02 The children of immigrants typically have smaller families than their parents’ generation, even when their parents’ generation had larger families than the UK norm. This is the result of a new study from Stockholm University published in International Migration Review.
  • More support for researchers at Stockholm University to get published in full Open Access 2018-06-29 The money that Stockholm University saves at the cancelled agreement with large science publisher Elsevier will be used to publish research in full Open Access journals.
  • New mechanism to detoxify oxygen radicals 2018-06-28 Superoxide is a reactive oxygen species that causes damage to proteins, lipids and DNA and is implicated in many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • New essay by Dirk Gindt 2018-06-27 Dirk Gindt, Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, has published a new essay in the volume Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance.
  • Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate sepsis 2018-06-27 By diagnosing infections in a simple and effective way many human lives can be saved. Mats Nilsson, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University/SciLifeLab, and his research group have now been granted more than 1 million SEK by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method for examination of children with sepsis.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding och Joakim Malmström skriver under överenskommelsen om Centrum för paleogenetik. Foto: Karin Tjulin. New Centre for Palaeogenetics 2018-06-25 A new agreement brings the research in palaeogenetics of Stockholm University and of the Swedish Museum of Natural History together in the new Centre for Palaeogenetics.
  • Diet is the main source of halogenated flame retardants 2018-06-15 Dietary intake is the main route of exposure to halogenated flame retardants. That is one result from a research project that Joo Hui Tay at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), presents in a recently defended doctoral thesis.
  • A new approach can shorten the time to assess cancer risk for chemicals 2018-06-14 Chemicals in refined cooking oils like palm oil can cause cancer. In a new doctoral thesis Jenny Aasa has studied two such chemicals, and by using a new approach she hopes to improve and shorten the time for more reliable cancer risk assessments.
  • Do concepts in our brain depend on the language we speak? 2018-06-13 Guillermo Montero-Melis (Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Linguistics, and Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre) has received an International post doc grant of SEK 3.15 million by the Swedish Research Council.
  • Guillermo Montero-Melis Photo: Arantxa Hurtado Angé Do concepts in our brain depend on the language we speak? 2018-06-13 Guillermo Montero-Melis (Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Linguistics, and Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre)has received an International post doc grant of SEK 3.15 million by the Swedish Research Council.
  • Plastic degrading in the oceans release chemicals into the water 2018-06-12 Plastic debris accumulates in the environment and can cause physical harm to marine species. The degradation releases chemical compounds to the water and the compounds are dependent on the plastic polymer and the weathering condition of the plastic, shows a new doctoral thesis.
  • A new puzzle piece to control the aging and age-related diseases 2018-06-27 A basic discovery of how the cellular functions are connected to control aging is presented in the journal Cell Metabolism. The study shows that an increasingly deteriorating communication between the cells' organelles is an important cause of aging. The discovery is the result of a collaboration between five research groups at the Universities of Stockholm and Gothenburg including the research group of Martin Ott at DBB.
  • EU funding for tool to help job seekers 2018-06-08 The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University has been granted EU funding to develop a system, SkillsMatch, that will help job seekers. The goal is to develop an EU-wide system where users get help adapting to the conditions of the labor market, focusing on non-cognitive abilities.
  • In the past three decades interest has surged towards one of the smallest units possible to claim: DNA. A new study reveals that a single company has registered half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine species. Actors such as universities, government bodies, individuals, and hospitals located in only 10 countries accounted for 98% of the patents. Photo: J. Berg/Azote. Racing to claim the biodiversity of the seas 2018-06-07 Who owns ocean biodiversity? New study reveals how a single company has registered half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine species.
  • NOFA7 2019-05-10 Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects takes place at Stockholm University, 13-15 May, ​2019.
  • New Director visits NEO 2018-06-05 Potential for new collaborations in this region (eastern Mediterranean) with pressed environmental and socio-economic challenges.
  • Video: Expedition Arctic Ocean 2018 2018-06-01 The preparations for the expedition to the Arctic are in full progress. Watch and listen to the researchers packing and testing their equipment, and hear what they hope to achieve.
  • Rebecca Ye, forskare i sociologi. Foto: Stockholms universitet
What drives aspirants who will take on new jobs that don’t yet exist? 2018-05-31 The digital transformation of the labour market is a much-discussed challenge on a policy level. But on a micro level - what drives the individuals who will take on these new jobs that “don’t yet exist”?
  • Mission: To manage the cocktail effect 2018-05-25 What happens when we are exposed to many chemicals in a complex mix? As the Swedish government’s special investigator, Christina Rudén, Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), will propose strategies for taking into account the cocktail effect in the chemicals legislation.
  • Sweden cancels agreement with Elsevier 2018-05-18 The Swedish research institutes has cancelled the agreement with large publisher Elsevier due to inability to find an agreement on a sustainable price model at the transition to open science.
  • Atmospheric research at the top 2018-05-18 A team of atmospheric scientists from the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is currently taking part in air measurements at the highest atmospheric research station in the world.
  • New dissertation: The World Bank and the IMF undermines labour rights 2018-05-17 The instrumentalist approach of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund tend to undermine the international labour standards on freedom of association and collective bargaining in the recipient states.
  • A new puzzle piece to control the aging and age-related diseases 2018-05-16 A basic discovery of how the cellular functions are connected to control aging is presented in the journal Cell Metabolism. The study shows that an increasingly deteriorating communication between the cells' organelles is an important cause of aging.
  • Omslaget till Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal. New book: ‘Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal’ 2018-05-11 ‘Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal’ is edited by Magnus Tessning Schneider and Ruth Tatlow. The book is a product of the Performing Premodernity research project, based at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
  • Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers 2018-04-24 Severe winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today.
  • Gig workers in the platform economy bear the burden of entrepreneurs’ responsibilities 2018-04-23 Gig workers take the same risks and responsibilities of entrepreneurs, without getting the freedom. Airi Lampinen discusses gig economy on YLE TV1's A-studio.
  • Protein can slow intestinal tumour growth 2018-04-23 A new mechanism for regulating stem cells in the intestine of fruit flies has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University. In addition, it was discovered that a certain protein can slow the growth of tumours in intestinal tissue. A better understanding of these mechanisms can teach us more about how diseases in human intestines occur, as well as contribute to the development of new medicine to cure them.
  • Honorary Doctorates 2018 2018-04-24 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University’s activities in research and education.
  • New publishing tools available 2018-04-17 To make writing and publishing of scientific texts in different formats easier, Stockholm University has licensed two publishing tools: APA Style Central and Overleaf.
  • Cleaner air has increased life expectancy by up to 1 year 2018-04-12 The residents of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live one year longer today than 25 years ago. The reason is that the levels of air pollutants from road traffic have fallen.
  • Grasslands on the rise 2018-04-12 Valuable ancient grasslands have declined dramatically during the last century due to the modernisation and intensification of agriculture and forestry. However, a new study by researchers at Stockholm University shows that despite these losses, new grassland is being created all the time. Along the Baltic coast, an enormous amount of potential pasture and meadow is slowly emerging from the sea.
  • New study on powering the green plant 2018-04-09 Researchers from Stockholm University and SciLifeLab have successfully determined the structure of chlororibosomes providing novel insights into plant protein synthesis and a new perspective on the evolution of translation. The study is published in Nature Plants.
  • Research on Latin America at Stockholm University 2018-04-09 Stockholm University conducts several research projects with a focus on Latin America. Here is a short film which presents our research on Latin America, including the Institute of Latin American Studies.
  • New book by Dirk Gindt 2018-04-04 Dirk Gindt, Associate Professor in Theatre Studies, has just published the volume "Viral Dramaturgies: HIV and AIDS in Performance in the Twenty-First Century" (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), co-edited with Alyson Campbell (University of Melbourne).
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation boosts important research 2018-04-04 The rapid developments now occurring in automation and digitalization, and a large proportion of the progress being made in research, build upon enormous amounts of data. Advanced mathematics is required to be able to use all the information this provides. The fourteen mathematicians who will receive 2018’s grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s comprehensive investment in mathematics are presented below.
  • Sergey Naboko, Jonas Bergström, Gleb Nenashev och Alexander Berglund. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation boosts important research 2018-04-04 Four of the 2018’s grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s comprehensive investment in mathematics goes to researchers at the Department of Mathematics.
  • The Swedish government is investigating the cocktail effect of chemicals 2018-03-28 Christina Rudén, Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), will investigate the risks involved with the cocktail effect of chemicals.
  • Exposure to highly fluorinated chemicals peaks in early life 2018-03-28 Children are exposed to a wide range of highly fluorinated chemicals through multiple pathways including breastfeeding, air inhalation and dust ingestion. The exposure peaks in the first year of life, shows a new doctoral thesis.
  • The Cambridge Analytica case highlights the need to consider privacy as a social issue 2018-03-28 Airi Lampinen discusses the Cambridge Analytica case as well as on what it reveals about Facebook and its users on Swedish Radio.
  • The upper left panel shows fruit flies fed with fluorescent bacteria. If the immune response does not function properly, the bacteria can breach the intestinal barrier and spread throughout the fly. The upper right panel highlights the production of Nub-PB (green) and Nub-PD (red) in the fruit fly gut.  These act as “gas” and “brake” for the immune system to ensure that pathogens are swiftly cleared while avoiding excessive damage to the fruit fly itself. Molecular regulator keeps the immune system in balance 2018-03-26 The immune system must be able to distinguish between friend and foe, therefore it has to be turned on and off quickly. A research group at the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Stockholm University has recently discovered a new mechanism that cells in the intestine use to increase or decrease the activation of the immune system.
  • Professor Jenny White to present recent research in Oslo Professor Jenny White to Present Spindle Autocracy Article at UiO in Norway 2018-03-26 Professor Jenny White to present widely acclaimed recent article in Oslo
  • Serena Coppolino Perfumi. Foto: Stockholms universitet Fake news are not ”news” – fueling populism since 1917 2018-03-26 Did you know that fake news circulated more than a hundred years ago? An example is the gruesome anti-German hoax that had momentous consequences. Our PhD student Serena Coppolino Perfumi gives a historical perspective on misinformation in a new blog post.
  • Meeting the need for higher education on a massive scale in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018-03-19 “We need to invest in human capital and education with regard to economic growth, and as the promoter of democratic freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa", says Love Ekenberg to University World News.
  • Thiamine deficiency in wild animals is a serious threat to biodiversity 2018-03-14 Soon the common eiders will return from their winter quarters in Central Europe, but the mortality during the last years has been so high that large areas in the archipelago will be devoid of breeding common eiders.
  • Patrik Henriksson is a postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Beijer Intistitute of Ecological Economics. Get it right on fish intensity, get it right for aquaculture 2018-03-12 A study from Bangladesh shows that intensification of aquaculture production can reduce some environmental impact, producing more using less.
  • Cryo-EM analysis at SciLifeLab national facility are opened 2018-03-08 The calls for new proposals to perform cryo-EM analysis at SciLifeLab national facility are opened. The next allocation period will run from May 2018 to September 2018 and the deadline for proposals submission is April 1st.
  • Publish Open Access - without APCs 2018-03-06 Researchers at Stockholm University can now get published in Open Access journals without paying article processing charges (APC), owing to new agreements with four international Open Access publishers.
  • To fly or not to fly – what should climate researchers do? 2018-03-02 To encourage a change in travel habits among the research community, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry has launched a project where employees log their own greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A saltier North Atlantic kick-started circulation at the end of the greenhouse world 2018-02-27 A drastic change in ocean circulation patterns over 34 million years ago occurred because surface waters in the far North Atlantic became salty enough to sink. This start-up of Northern deep-water formation purged stagnant waters sourced from the Arctic resulting in a release of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.
  • Foto: Bengt Ekberg/Azote We don’t know enough to fix the Baltic Sea with geo-engineering 2018-02-27 Geo-engineering measures have been proposed to mitigate the internal load of phosphorus and speed recovery of the Baltic Sea. But there are still uncertainties about the fluxes and dynamics of phosphorus and their contribution to eutrophication, which was discussed at the HELCOM-EUSBSR workshop where the Baltic Sea Centre participated.
  • A saltier North Atlantic kick-started circulation at the end of the greenhouse world 2018-02-26 A drastic change in ocean circulation patterns over 34 million years ago occurred because surface waters in the far North Atlantic became salty enough to sink. This start-up of Northern deep-water formation purged stagnant waters sourced from the Arctic resulting in a release of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.
  • What role do ocean margins play in the global carbon cycle? 2018-02-23 By using the radiocarbon dating of land-plant molecules as a clock, an international research team has been able to assess the timescale for transport of organic carbon released from land across coastal seas.
  • New book from Stockholm University unlatched in global Open access project 2018-02-21 Stockholm University has since the start 2014 supported the initiative Knowledge Unlatched, which unlocks research published at traditional publishing houses, and releases it as open access. In March, The triple bind of single-parents families, co-authored by Rense Nieuwenhuis, will be published. But it is already available as a free download.
  • Följ livet på Tarfala – forskningsstationen vid Kebnekaise Life at Tarfala research station at Kebnekaise – over 1km above sea level 2018-02-16 Life at Tarfala research station at Kebnekaise – over 1km above sea level
  • Landsat 8 OLI (Operational Land Imager) image retrieving kilometres of burned forests (magenta colour tones) spread across old-growth forests (green colour tones) in Eastern Amazonia. White colours in the image correspond to clouds. Source: U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Explorer Platform. A different kind of fire 2018-02-16 Forest fires during drought periods rather than deforestation fires increasingly dominate Amazonian carbon emissions.
  • Carl Cederström – Forskaren som försökte optimera sig själv Carl Cederström – the researcher who tried to optimise himself 2018-02-15 How can we become better people – better-looking, smarter, healthier, and more productive? Over the course of a year, researcher Carl Cederström explored various self-improvement strategies – using himself as the subject. This short film documents what Carl put himself through during that year – in order to optimise his life.
  • Skalle från en stenåldersman med en läkt skada på ovansidan av huvudet. Foto: Fredrik Hallgren. Keep your head high – the Stone Age in a new light 2018-02-15 Stone Age society and Stone Age people’s conception of the world were more complex than previously believed. This according to new analyses of skulls found in Motala, Sweden.
  • Thawing permafrost peatland in Tavvavuoma, northern Sweden. Data shows high levels of mercury also in these peatlands. Photo: Gustaf Hugelius. Large amounts of mercury in permafrost 2018-02-12 We had not expected levels to be so high also in the deep and ancient permafrost, says Gustaf Hugelius.
  • Lars Arvestad. Foto: Privat. More researchers need to get involved in Open Science 2018-02-09 Shared data means that several people can use the same data – and spot mistakes. It benefits everyone and changes the dynamic of research, but more researchers need to get involved.
  • A biological switch regulates the amounts of DNA building blocks 2018-02-02 The enzyme that produces DNA building blocks continues to amaze. The latest surprise is that the enzyme’s on/off switch is positioned at a completely novel site in some marine bacteria. Evolution has once again used an existing component in a new way.
  • Landskap i Oromiya, Etiopien. Foto: Mhairi Gibson Why marry a married man? 2018-01-31 Having a mother who is married to a man who has at least one other wife – that is, polygynously married – can be better than having parents who are married monogamously for some children in Ethiopia. At least for outcomes such as child survival, education and marriage. But how children fare depends on the wife rank of the mother, and outcomes vary for sons and daughters, a new study by Caroline Uggla et al shows.
  • Love Ekenberg appointed as ICDE Chair 2018-01-30 Professor Love Ekenberg at Stockholm University is appointed as ICDE Chair for large-scale higher education in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation is awarding the 2018 Novozymes Prize to Gunnar von Heijne. 2018-01-29 He is awarded for his scientific breakthroughs in studies of membrane proteins. The Prize is accompanied by DKK 3 million.
  • Strong interest in study of recovery from eutrophication 2018-02-08 Lakes and coastal areas can recover from eutrophication, but it takes time and we need patience. This was the conclusion of one of the most downloaded articles from the scientific journal Limnology & Oceanography in 2017. Michelle McCrackin, researcher at the Baltic Sea Centre, led this study.
  • The road to civilization goes through threat and punishment 2018-01-25 Changes in norms can occur in the meeting between individuals where one punishes the other’s behaviour if it feels threatening, shows a new study.
  • The influence of climate on the Mycenaean world 2018-01-24 New results from Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO).
  • Swedish-Danish initiative on network collaboration on cryomic microscopy 2018-01-23 A new Swedish-Danish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, scientists at four universities in Sweden and Denmark will join forces to create a Nordic network in cryoelectron microscopy, whose developers were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order Walling the Welfare State - book cover with a bridge Book Discussion Week on Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State 2018-01-23 Border Criminologies is running a book discussion week on our researcher Vanessa Barker’s new book Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State (Routledge, 2018).
  • Signe Svallfors. Foto: Leila Zoubir Why Sweden was ready for Metoo 2018-01-19 No matter what long-term consequences will follow, it is clear that Metoo has had a huge impact in Sweden. There are some trends that are specific to the Swedish context that I believe have contributed to why Metoo has evolved into a mass movement in Sweden, our PhD student in sociological demography Signe Svallfors writes in a new blog post.
  • Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation 2019-12-10 MIRAI is a collaboration project between seven Swedish universities and eight Japanese universities which aims to strengthen academic collaboration between Sweden and Japan.
  • New institution strengthens social science public health research 2018-01-11 In January 2018, the Department of Public Health Sciences was formed when the research institutes CHESS and SoRAD joined forces. This merger promises to further strengthen social science research on public health at Stockholm University.
  • Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest 2018-01-11 Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists from the universities of Stockholm, Marseille and Helsinki have unravelled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.
  • Special issue of Nordic Theatre Studies 2018-01-09 Erik Mattsson, scholar in Theatre studies, is the editor of a special issue of the academic journal Nordic Theatre Studies. Lena Hammergren, Rikard Hoogland, Hélène Ohlsson and Willmar Sauter, scholars at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, are all among the writers.
  • A quick glance can be enough to see if someone’s sick 2018-01-04 Onlookers can detect small differences in the mouths, eyes, and skin of people who are sick. That shows in new research study from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet.
  • Stockholm University professor participate in Nordic University Hubs 2018-01-02 A total of up to NOK 180 million in funding has been awarded to six hubs proposed in response to the call for proposals for NordForsk's new funding instrument, Nordic University Hubs. Stockholm University will participate in one consortium through Professor Belén Martín-Matute from the Department of Organic Chemistry.
  • Dissertation Jinyi Wang 2018-01-03 Jinyi Wang will defend her thesis "Crafting Movement: Moving Image Collections for Interaction Design".
  • Outstanding environmental chemist Visiting Professor at the University 2017-12-27 Derek Muir, senior research scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, has been appointed as the holder of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Visiting Professor in Environmental Science.
  • We are solving the mysteries of water 2017-12-27 Researchers at Stockholm University are closing in on the truth about water. Why is it different from all other fluids?
  • Seven Wallenberg Academy fellows to Stockholm University 2017-12-15 Johanna Rickne is one of the outstanding researchers who have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows this year.
  • Olof Östergren. Foto: Stockholms universitet Smoking leads to less increase in life expectancy for less educated women 2017-12-12 Life expectancy in Sweden has risen steadily during the last few decades for most groups. One exception is women whose highest educational level is primary school. This is mostly because of smoking.
  • ERC Consolidator Grant for a project that studies same sex and different sex couples with children 2017-12-11 Marie Evertsson, Professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros over 5 years for her project GENPARENT: Revealing Sources of Gendered Parenthood: A multi-method comparative study of the transition to parenthood in same-sex and different-sex couples.
  • How the cat parasite exploits immune cells to reach the brain 2017-12-07 Scientists have previously shown that a parasite from cats can infect people's brain and affect our behaviour. Now, researchers at Stockholm University have discovered how the parasite takes control of our cells.
  • Antarctic expedition heading towards Queen Maud Land soon 2017-12-07 Queen Maud Land is largely covered by the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The ice is so thick that only the highest mountain peaks, so-called nunataks, protrude through the ice sheet.
  • SENSE4US 2017-12-06 Integrating open data and social media discussions into the broad range of information
  • Ground Truth 2.0 2018-01-23 Εnvironmental indicators in urban and rural areas
  • When it comes to men having children, money matters more than education 2017-12-05 Study field and income are important factors for understanding childlessness among college educated Swedish men. A fourth of them remain childless, while women partner with men with lower education.
  • Asta Vonderau Investigating the allure of the cloud 2017-11-28 The virtual data cloud is often portrayed as something clean and invisible. But in reality it is a heavy industry that has both social and environmental effects. A workshop gathers researchers to discuss what makes the cloud so attractive.
  • Stockholm University 81 in the world within Physical Sciences 2017-11-30 Stockholm University is found at position 81 in Physical Sciences in the newly released 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.
  • Helena Wulff New book: Rhythms of Writing 2017-11-27 Professor Helena Wulff in the Department of Social Anthropology is the author of the new book “Rhythms of Writing. An Anthropology of Irish Literature” published by Bloomsbury.
  • Blue whale, Photo: Doc White, Nature Picture Library, UIG Ambidextrous blue whales spark interest of the international press 2017-11-27 A joint study of the blue whale co-authored by Stockholm University’s James E. Herbert-Read and published in Current Biology has captured the imagination of news outlets worldwide.
  • Dissertation Björn Strååt 2017-11-23 Björn Strååt will defend his thesis "Extending Game User Experience – Exploring Player Feedback and Satisfaction: The Birth of the Playsona".
  • Early farming may have spread over Europe from Greece 2017-11-22 The Neolithization, when societies were restructured during the Stone age and people turned from hunting and gathering to farming, is probably the most important process in our history. For a century researchers were much guessing how the process happened, and only during the recent years have they been able to work out how the process occurred, with the help of DNA from ancient remains.
  • Professor Svante Björck has been elected Fellow of AAAS 2017 2017-11-21 Svante Björck has been awarded The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Fellow 2017. Svante is a guestprofessor at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University.
  • Self-driving cars confuse pedestrians 2017-11-20 Barry Brown points out that while robot cars are safe, their actions can sometimes seem strange to pedestrians or other drivers who struggle to know what the cars are going to do next.
  • Stockholm University announces five new positions in Baltic Sea research 2017-11-17 Stockholm University invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and two Postdoctoral positions in Baltic Sea research.
  • Teslas in autopilot can make lane changes considered as rude by human drivers 2017-11-17 Press-clip. Barry Brown found that Teslas in autopilot can make lane changes in ways that would be considered rude by human drivers. Article in The Guardian.
  • Women fishing for shells in the seagrass, Tanzania. Photo: Lina Mtwana Nordlund. Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally 2017-11-17 New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A new study examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.
  • Jens Rydgren. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet. Terrorist attacks can lead to increased ethnic segregation – but only for a short while 2017-11-16 In a paper published in 2016, we - Christofer Edling, Jens Rydgren and Rickard Sandell - provide a scientific account of both attitudes and behavior in reaction to a terrorist attack, showing that also behavior is subject to resilience.
  • Två systrar jobbar med sina läxor. Foto: Mostphotos Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university 2017-11-15 First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, according to a new study.
  • Generous people listen with their heart 2017-11-15 Some people like to share with others. Why is this so? New research shows that sometimes generosity goes hand in hand with “listening to your heart.”
  • The Horsehead nebula can be seen in this portion of the The Zwicky Transient Facility sees “first light”: a new era in the study of the dynamic sky 2017-11-15 The Zwicky Transient Facility is now ready to start operations. A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky. The recently installed camera is part of a new automated sky-survey project based at the Palomar Observatory in California and a revolutionising tool for the study of rapidly varying cosmic phenomena
  • Christina Garsten. Photo: Eva Dalin The political turn of business 2017-11-14 Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom have edited the new anthology “Power, Policy and Profit. Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance” published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Research on Arctic permafrost is funded within Horizon 2020 2017-11-24 How does climate change affect the Arctic coastal environment? And how can the challenges be met by people who live there? These are some of the issues that will be investigated in the project Nunataryuk, which is being funded within the EU Horizon 2020 program.
  • VR Grants awarded to projects on click farms, maritime logistics and big data 2017-11-13 Johan Lindquist, Hege Høyer Leivestad and Darcy Pan in the Department of Social Anthropology have been awarded project grants from the Swedish Research Council.
  • How a “shadow zone” traps the world’s oldest ocean water 2017-11-13 New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years.
  • Vanessa Barker. Foto: Stockholms universitet Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order - new book by Vanessa Barker 2017-11-09 In her new and compelling book, Vanessa Barker explores the Swedish case study to challenge several key paradigms for understanding penal order in the twenty-first century and makes an important contribution to our understanding of punishment and welfare states.
  • Nordic Optical Telescope. The stars that refuse to die 2017-11-13 In recent years, two new supernovas have been observed which don't act like supernovas usually do. New, more effective scanning telescopes are catching new behaviours.
  • Stockholm University 65 in the world within Life Sciences 2017-11-09 Stockholm University is ranked 65 within Life Sciences in the newly released 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.
  • Bengt G Karlsson Seed money to project on the travel of tea seeds 2017-11-09 Bengt G. Karlsson has received seed funding from The Seed Box to carry out the pilot project “Assam Tea, Kenya: The Travel of Seeds, Clones and Science Between India and Kenya”.
  • A strange stellar explosion with enduring brightness 2017-11-15 Located in a dwarf galaxy 500 million light years away, supernova iPTF14hls initially seemed like an ordinary explosion of a red giant star. Then it lasted more than four times longer than a normal supernova.
  • J. Lokrantz/Azote Five new positions in Baltic Sea research 2017-11-20 In 2018, Stockholm University will start a new interdisciplinary Baltic Sea research network. Within this team, we now announce three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and two Postdoctoral positions.
  • Edjrar i Stockholms skärgård. Foto: Johan Bjurer/Mostphotos Study confirms thiamine deficiency behind eider population decline 2017-11-06 Lethal deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) is widespread among wildlife over large geographical areas in the Northern Hemisphere. Now, researchers from Stockholm University with colleagues from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute show that there is a direct link between thiamine deficiency and the population decline in the common eider in Sweden.
  • All insects in Sweden will be mapped with the latest DNA technique 2017-11-06 The Swedish Museum of Natural History starts a new research project to map Sweden's insects and the microscopic animals that live on them. Ayco Tack, researcher at DEEP, will participate in the study, together with researchers from SLU and KTH.
  • Mammutbete Male mammoths more often died in natural traps 2017-11-03 Most wolly mammoths found are male. These new findings suggests inexperienced male mammoths more often travelled alone and got themselves killed by falling into natural traps.
  • A song of ice sheets and fire 2017-10-31 Past volcanic eruptions triggered abrupt melting events on ancient ice sheets, according to an article published in Nature Communications this week. The findings imply the deposition of ash on ice surfaces could result in an increase in the contribution of ice sheet melt water to global sea level rise.
  • Photo: Gustaf Hugelius The sensitivity of global soils to warming is underestimated 2017-10-31 A new global analyses shows that the carbon stored in soils of cold regions has a stronger temperature sensitivity than expected while tropical soils seem relatively insensitive to warming.
  • Beatrice Crona Beatrice Crona, SRC, awarded fellowship on global health 2017-10-30 SRC researcher Beatrice Crona selected as fellow to the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT).
  • The Guanches originated from North Africa, shows DNA-study 2017-10-26 The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as the Guanches, originated from North Africa. A team of international researchers led by Stockholm University, and including Liverpool John Moores University’s Dr Linus Girdland-Flink, has now confirmed this long-held hypothesis. The result has been achieved by sequencing ancient DNA extracted from the University of Edinburgh’s collection of skulls from Guanches who lived on Gran Canaria and Tenerife prior to the European conquest in the 15th century AD.
  • After Deportation. Ethnographic Perspectives What happens to migrants and failed asylum seekers after deportation? 2017-10-26 The new anthology “After Deportation. Ethnographic Perspectives”, edited by Shahram Khosravi, provides insight into what happens to migrants and failed asylum seekers post-deportation.
  • Digdem Soyaltin Book Launch, photo: KMP New book on Europeanisation, good governance and corruption 2017-10-26 On 24 October, SUITS celebrated the release of a book by Digdem Soyaltin, former SUITS postdoctoral researcher.
  • Research and Innovation Addressing Societal Challenges – Meet the Academic Sweden 2017-10-23 On Thursday 26 October, the Embassy of Sweden to the USA is hosting a seminar with five leading Swedish universities: Umeå University, Uppsala University, Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg and Lund University.
  • Novel activity of chromatin regulator controls gene expression 2017-10-20 Researchers from Sweden and USA have shown how the protein CBP regulates the expression of genes, an essential process in every cell in our bodies.
  • Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. The rippling space-time grid represents gravitational waves that travel out from the collision, while the narrow beams show the bursts of gamma rays that are shot out just seconds after the gravitational waves. Swirling clouds of material ejected from the merging stars are also depicted. The clouds glow with visible and other wavelengths of light.
Image credit: NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet Merging neutron stars detected in gravitation waves and electromagnetic radiation 2019-02-13 Gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars have been detected for the first time. Scientists around the world pinpointed the source to a galaxy 130 million light years away.
  • Levin and Baser Migration book cover Turkish diaspora provides insight into current migration issues 2017-10-19 'Migration from Turkey to Sweden,' co-edited by Bahar Baser and Paul T.Levin, studies integration, belonging and transnational community.
  • Forskare från Stockholms universitet tar sedimentprov från havsbotten utanför Askö i Sörmland. Foto: Alessandra Vicenzi. Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows 2017-12-15 Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.
  • Outi Sirniö. Photo: Maarit Kytöharju How parental background is connected with children’s pathways into adult life 2017-10-12 Children brought up in families in Finland with high level of socioeconomic resources follow more successful pathways to adulthood compared to the pathways of those with fewer such resources. Educational choices strongly shape the patterns of other life paths and events in early adulthood. These are some of the results of a new study in Demography.
  • Call for Nominations, closing date 15 October 2017 2017-10-11 Since 2008, the Bert Bolin Lecture on Climate Research is given annually to commemorate professor Bert Bolin and his pioneering climate research at Stockholm University and Internationally. The speaker is selected by the Faculty of Science among international scientists within climate research.
  • Middle East Journal of Refugee Studies Cultivating memories of belonging and conviviality 2017-10-11 In a new article by Annika Rabo – Anthropological Methods and an Analysis of Memory: Migration, Past and Present in Raqqa Province, Syria – the history of mobility and settlement in the province of Raqqa is used as examples to highlight memories of both conflict and conviviality.
  • Research on new materials is funded within Horizon 2020 2017-10-12 The goal is to create new self-cleaning materials or extra water repellent coatings. The research is now being funded within the EU Horizon 2020 program.
  • Jenny White, Inaugural Keynote Professor Jenny White gives series of high-profile lectures 2017-10-09 Social anthropologist Jenny White specialises in Turkish culture, society and politics. Her recent inauguration to professor was celebrated with a number of lectures in Stockholm and Uppsala.
  • Mikael Oliveberg. Foto: Niklas Björling. The life of cells – live! 2017-10-05 Soon we will have a nearly complete picture of the cell’s molecular machinery. The issue now is understanding how protein molecules work together to create a microcosm that is stable and functions as well as it does. Thanks to a 20 million SEK (2.5 million USD) grant, Michael Oliveberg and his colleagues can search for the answer.
  • Sara Strandberg. Foto: Vilhelm Stokstad. Quest for the unknown elementary particle 2017-10-05 One of particle physics’ biggest unsolved mysteries is how the Higgs particle can be so light, which is at odds with the prevailing theories. Thanks to a 35.2 million SEK (4.34 million USD) grant, Sara Strandberg and her colleagues can go on the hunt for new particles that could explain the mass of the Higgs boson.
  • Busy schedule for Honorary Doctor Thuram 2017-10-03 Lilian Thuram, French author and former football player spent a busy week in Stockholm in connection with receiving an Honorary Doctorate at Stockholm University.
  • World leading researchers in Life Science spoke in Aula Magna 2017-10-03 This year Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation celebrates 100 years. A Symposium to celebrate the anniversary was held in Aula Magna on September 15 with several world-leading researchers. The whole symposium was filmed.
  • Annika Rabo What makes conspiracy theories appealing? 2017-10-02 Who believes in conspiracy theories? Why are certain things surrounded by speculation and rumours? A new interdisciplinary and international research network aims to discover the origins and mechanisms of conspiracy theories.
  • Inauguration and Conferment 2017 2018-03-20 The Stockholm City Hall was fully packed at Stockholm University's conferment ceremony of new doctors and new professors. The Vice-Chancellor highlighted the importance of the University's independent research and its importance to the surrounding society.
  • Alexander Miething. Foto: Sociologiska institutionen High ambitions but lacking contacts can be a health risk 2017-09-28 Young adults with non-Swedish background suffer more often from worse mental health than their peers without immigrant background. In particular, young adults with Iranian parents experience depressive symptoms more often.
  • Need for information regarding the processing of personal data 2017-09-28 On 25 May 2018, the EU’s new data protection regulation will enter into force.
  • Trend towards free access 2017-10-19 Financiers and researchers are demanding increased access to research data and publications, and this development has already come a long way.
  • Researchers' Days: Effects of toxic boat paint/Large molecules in space 2017-09-27 Recent PhDs Maria Bighiu, Environmental Science, and Michael Gatchell, Physics, will give a double open lecture. The first part concerns how toxic paints on boats harm the environment. The second part concerns how some of the largest molecules in space are formed and evolve. The lecture is given as part of Researchers' Days 2017. Moderated by author Gabriella Ahlström.
  • First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing 2018-01-19 How can research help a society deal with an ever-ageing population? This issue was discussed at a workshop held to mark the start of a collaboration between Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes and University of Tokyo.
  • Nordic Journal of Migration Research North-Europeans in Spain – new special issue of NJMR 2017-09-22 The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research is a special issue titled “Liquids and Sediments: Practices of Community in the Context of Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism”. It has been co-edited by Erik Olsson.
  • Climate Report presented in the UN 2017-09-19 It is possible to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but only if the world takes fast action. This is the conclusion in a new report written by 33 leading climate scientists and climate advisors. The report “Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius. Fast Action Policies to Protect People and the Planet from Extreme Climate Change” was presented on September 18 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, during the United Nation’s Climate Week.
  • Stockholm University 82 in the world within Arts & humanities 2017-09-13 Stockholm University tops the THE Arts & humanities ranking in Sweden.
  • bokikon New books from members of the Department of Social Anthropology 2017-09-13 Three anthologies edited by member of the Department of Social Anthropology were recently published: “Small Countries. Structures and Sensibilities”; “Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies”; and “Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs. Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals”.
  • The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer water 2017-08-31 When you take a swim in the sea and entangle your toes in underwater plants you can stay calm, they are doing good.
  • Two Boys Playing With Toy In Playground Two Boys Playing With Toy In Playground. Photo: Mostphotos Shared custody equals less stress for children 2017-08-30 Children who live full time with one parent are more likely to feel stressed than children in shared custody situations. These are the results of a new study from Stockholm University’s Demography Unit.
  • Seven ERC-grants to Stockholm University 2017-08-28 Seven researchers at Stockholm University have been awarded the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council. The funding ranges from 1.3 to almost 1.5 million euros each. Five of the scientists will continue their research at Stockholm University.
  • Kebnekaise’s south peak still highest in Sweden 2017-08-24 The annual measurement by researchers from Stockholm University shows that Kebnekaise’s south peak is still the highest peak in Sweden. Climate change, however, will make the north peak the country’s highest point within a few years.
  • Virtual meeting on meeting 2017-08-23 Renita Thedvall participated together with other researchers in two online meetings convened by allegralaboratory.net to discuss the importance of investigating meetings ethnographically. Read what came out of their conversations.
  • Software revolutionises the fashion industry 2017-08-23 Unlimited opportunities to integrate technology into everyday clothes hamper when a focus is not on software development, Oskar Juhlin says, in El Espectador.
  • Stockholm becomes world’s focus for global sustainability as 1,000 experts meet 2017-08-17 From coral reefs to megacities – for six days global sustainability and resilience scientists will debate the future of Earth when over 1,000 experts on resilience and global sustainability meet in Stockholm for two major international conferences, 20-26 August, the largest gathering of its kind.
  • Omslaget av boken Contemporary film music : investigating cinema narratives and composition, utgiven på Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. New book about film music by Tillman 2017-08-17 Joakim Tillman, Associate Professor in musicology at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, is one of two editors of the new book Contemporary Film Music: Investigating Cinema Narratives and Composition, at Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Researchers and fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seas 2017-08-09 Researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre convened seafood companies to form a coalition to end unsustainable practices such as overfishing, modern slavery and destructive impacts on marine life.
  • A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered 2017-08-03 The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School.
  • Tina Goldschmidt. Photo: Leila Zoubir / Stockholm University What matters for attitudes towards including immigrants in the welfare state 2017-08-11 Native-born Swedes who have unemployed immigrants in their neighborhoods are more likely to feel negatively towards immigrants’ inclusion in the welfare state.
  • Källa: NASA - The Visible Earth. Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC. Stronger West African Monsoon during Green Sahara may have affected ENSO 2017-07-11 Accounting for a vegetated and less dusty Sahara reduces the variability of El Niño during the Mid-Holocene to closer to that which is observed in several paleoclimate records. This is shown by researchers at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University in a recent study, published in Nature Communications.
  • Jens Rydgren. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet. No conflict between culturally identifying with the parents’ homeland and Sweden 2017-06-30 Young people with foreign backgrounds who identify with their parents’ culture are more inclined to feel integrated into mainstream Swedish culture. So says a new sociological study which looked at the attitudes of Iranian and former Yugoslavian youths.
  • Professor Anders Nilsson Water Exists as Two Different Liquids 2017-06-28 Scientists at Stockholm University have discovered two phases of liquid water with large differences in structure and density.
  • Arctic subsea permafrost is thawing faster than thought 2017-06-27 The permafrost in the ocean bottom below the East Siberian Arctic Sea is thawing at a rate of 14 cm per year. That’s a lot faster than for permafrost on land and the process may eventually lead to increased global warming through increased release of methane according to a new study published by Nature Communications with Stockholm University scientists among the research team.
  • New insights into the toxin behind tetanus 2017-06-26 Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, led by Dr Pål Stenmark, have now uncovered the poison’s structure. For the first time, the way the poison is constructed has been revealed.
  • Screen shot of The Guardian web page "Trump's silence after the London mosque attack speaks volumes" 2017-06-21 On Tuesday professor Christian Christensen commented the absence of Trump tweets after the mosque attack in London.
  • UN agency UNESCO establishes a professorship in collaboration with Stockholm University 2017-07-03 Love Ekenberg at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences is appointed this UNESCO Chair for developing a model for large-scale higher education in Southern Africa Development Community countries (SADC).
  • Därför spelar åldersskillnaden mellan syskonen ingen roll. Två barn leker i skogen. Foto: Mostphotos The spacing between siblings doesn’t matter 2017-06-21 When is the best time to have another baby? This is a question that might intrigue parents planning to have more kids. But does it really matter for long-term outcomes in Sweden?
  • Makaker, och andra djur, har mycket svårt att hantera information som kommer i en viss ordning. Det kan vara just det som skiljer människor från andra djur. Foto: Johan Lind/N Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals 2017-06-21 Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Now reserachers have discovered that humans have a much better memory to recognize and remember sequential information.
  • Martin Jakobsson på isbrytaren Oden under en tidigare forskningsexpedition i Arktis. Mapping the world sea floor 2017-06-19 By 2030, the entire sea floor will be charted. The Nippon Foundation intends to provide 18.5 million USD and Stockholm University is one of four research centres involved.
  • Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolism 2017-06-19 Combustion is often a rapid process, like fire. How can our cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.
  • Andrea Dunlavy. Photo: Eva Dalin / Stockholm university Over-educated foreign-born workers are more likely to report poorer health 2017-06-19 Over-educated workers born outside of Western Europe are more likely to report poor self- rated health than workers born in Sweden with an attained level of education that matches that of their occupation.
  • Juho Härkönen. Foto: Stockholms universitet This is how family change affects children 2017-06-19 Recent decades of family change have seen increases in cohabitation rather than marriage, family dissolution, step-family formation and joint residential custody. Children are involved in many of these increasingly common family transitions and family forms, and we need to consider how they are affected, Juho Härkönen writes in a new blog post.
  • Arrheniuslaboratoriet byggs om för att hysa nytt transmissionselektronmikroskop Microscopes and collaboration will make the University a world leader 2017-06-19 One of the world’s most advanced electron microscopes will soon be located at Stockholm University. The collaborative project CEM4MAT will be launched in connection with this investment in order to make better use of available microscopes in the region and become a world leader in electron microscopy.
  • The emergence of planetary intelligence: an astrobiological perspective on the Anthropocene 2017-06-12
  • Research at the Yangzte River Delta Swedish/Chinese collaboration results in publication on chemical pollution 2017-06-09 A major collaboration between Swedish and Chinese researchers recently resulted in the publication of a book entitled “Chemical Pollution: Challenges in the Yangtze River Delta”.
  • Sahara greening intensify cyclone activity 2017-06-08 Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara, with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover.
  • Tekalign Ayalew Struggle for mobility 2017-06-09 A new study by Tekalign Ayalew examines the motivations, organizations and impact of overland migratory journeys from Ethiopia and Eritrea across the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea to Sweden.
  • Sökhandledning på Stockholms universitetsbibliotek Welcome to our Search Hub! 2017-09-28 The Search Hub, close to the information desk, offers you help with any questions you might have about searching information and registration for audio books and more.
  • Dissertation Elin Uppström 2017-05-24 Elin Uppström will defend her thesis "Designing, Theorizing, and Reflecting on Information Systems Artifacts and Value Co-Creation in e-Government"
  • Dissertation Bin Xiao 2017-05-24 Bin Xiao will defend his thesis "Data-Centric Network of Things: A Method for Exploiting the Massive Amount of Heterogeneous Data of Internet of Things in Support of Services"
  • New article by Karin Dirke 2017-05-23 Karin Dirke, associate Professor of History of Ideas at the department, has written a chapter in the new book Shared Lives of Humans and Animals. Animal Agency in the Global North.
  • New article by Tiina Rosenberg 2017-05-22 Tiina Rosenberg, professor of Theatre Studies, har written an article in the new book Performance, Feminism, and Affect in Neoliberal Times.
  • A new book by Ulf Olsson 2017-05-19 Professor of Literature Ulf Olsson has written a book about the rock band the Grateful Dead.
  • Dissertation Georg Hodosi 2017-06-05 Georg Hodosi will defend his thesis "Information Technology Outsourcing in Large Companies in Sweden: A Perspective on Risks, Relationships and Success Factors"
  • Chiara Ludovica Comolli. Photo: Stockholm University Diffuse feelings of uncertainty can hinder couples from having children 2017-05-18 Couples postpone childbearing not only because they are insecure about their future job or income stability but, on top of that, also because they are uncertain about the financial solidity of their country, postdoc Chiara Ludovica Comolli concludes in a new blog post based on an article in Demographic Research.
  • Dissertation Isak Karlsson 2017-05-17 Isak Karlsson will defend his thesis "Order in the random forest"
  • Stockholm Demography Unit at the 2017 PAA meeting in Chicago 2017-05-15 SUDA researchers were well represented at the Population Association of America meeting 2017 and presented a number of papers with demographic research.
  • Breaking the cycle of poverty 2017-05-04 Development aid must incorporate culture and nature better in efforts to push communities out of poverty, researchers argue in a recent study.
  • Stockholm University Press New book series: Anthropology & Society 2017-04-27 Anthropology & Society is a new peer-reviewed open access book series published by Stockholm University Press. It was launched at the Swedish Anthropological Association’s conference in April 2017.
  • Fish cooperate for selfish reasons 2017-04-20 Why do animals help raise offspring that aren’t their own? A new study by an international team of researchers from Sweden, Canada and the UK shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish’s offspring to reduce their own risk of being eaten by a predator.
  • Neisseria meningitidis bildar kolonier i svalget och kan släppa taget och sprida sig i kroppen. Lactate from Human Cells May Trigger Key Step in Invasion by Meningitis-Causing Bacteria 2017-04-11 Lactate produced in the upper throat might trigger meningitis-causing bacterial cells to detach from tiny colonies and spread within the body, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Findings could improve understanding of how harmless bacteria in throat can turn dangerous
  • Cyber security central to democracy 2017-04-11 Fredik Blix has been involved with cyber security for 20 years. He recently hacked a phone on live radio, and he warns that both society and individuals are too naive in their use of IT.
  • Honorary Doctorates 2017 2018-04-20 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • Record-young Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences 2017-04-05 Professor Panagiotis Papapetrou is, at the age of 35, the youngest person appointed to a professorship at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • Barry Brown Barry creates smart environments 2017-03-31 How often do you look at your mobile phone and what do you use it for? These are questions that Barry Brown studies in order to created smarter technical solutions.
  • Mobile Life Mobile technology that puts people first 2017-03-31 Pleasure, enjoyment and happiness – these have been the watchwords of Mobile Life, whose operations will now continue at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • Oskar Juhlin Research applied at home and on the catwalk 2017-03-31 The ability to “download” clothing from fashion shows directly to your computer or broadcast live via your mobile phone together with others – these are some of the results of Oskar Juhlin’s research at Mobile Life.
  • Stockholm University helps shape Europe’s startup hub 2017-03-31 Stockholm is one of Europe's most important tech hubs. Several of those researching and studying at Stockholm University is also those behind the next generation of startup companies.
  • Volunteering might reduce the chance of developing dementia 2017-03-30 Individuals who decide to retire from the workforce, but start to volunteer instead, report substantially less cognitive complaints and are far less likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to retired workers who do not volunteer.
  • Thomas Sommer-Houdeville. Photo: Stockholm University This is how Iraq ended up with a system of violence 2017-03-31 The main driving forces of the violence in Iraq have been the reforms and the political system based on ethno-sectarianism imposed by the US, according to a new thesis by Thomas Sommer-Houdeville.
  • Hack4Sweden and Minister Ardalan Shekarabi at eGovlab/DSV 2017-03-27 The Minister of Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi visited eGovlab/DSV during the hack for Sweden contest. He fully supported our efforts for a smarter and inclusive Public Administration.
  • David Strömberg. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin/Stockholm University. ERC Grant for research on social media in China 2017-03-24 David Strömberg, Professor in Economics at Stockholm University, has received an ERC Advanced Grant for a project on the effects of the explosive growth of social media in China.
  • Johan Rockström. Photo: Stockholm University. ERC Grant for research on the planet’s resilience 2017-03-24 Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his research project “Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene.”
  • Frank Wilczek. Foto: Stockholms universitet. ERC Grant to detect the existence of axions 2017-03-24 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for the theoretical study of axions. Axions are hypothetical particles whose existence would solve the dark matter problem.
  • Kaj Börjeson. Foto: Stokcholms universitet. Loop Spaces – a new way to solve old problems 2017-03-24 Kaj Börjeson will present his doctoral thesis in mathematics in 2017. Thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, he will hold a postdoctoral position with Professor Nathalie Wahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Frank Ball. Foto: EAJ2016. Better epidemiology models thanks to grant 2017-03-24 Frank Ball, professor at the University of Nottingham, UK, will be a visiting professor at the Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University 2017-03-24 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). These three professors at Stockholm University will receive prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.
  • VR Grant for research on gravitational waves 2017-03-23 Ariel Goobar, Department of Physics, has been awarded the new Research Environment Grant from the Swedish Research Council. It’s a six year grant of around 2.4 million USD for a project on gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Your sense of smell can predict risk of death 2017-03-22 A decreased sense of smell is correlated with an increased risk of death, a new psychology study from Stockholm University shows. The connection is independent from other health variables like age, gender and dementia.
  • Imaging the Complexity of Life SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017 2017-03-22 International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research. Vote for Highlight of the year. Ample time for discussions and mingle. Visit SciLifeLab imaging facilities at the Facility corner, and visit the PhD Students & Postdoc bioimaging posters. Meet the speakers during the mingle after the conference. In addition, we invite everyone to participate in this year’s art event, The Art walk.
  • Imaging the Complexity of Life SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017 2017-03-22 International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research. Vote for Highlight of the year. Ample time for discussions and mingle. Visit SciLifeLab imaging facilities at the Facility corner, and visit the PhD Students & Postdoc bioimaging posters. Meet the speakers during the mingle after the conference. In addition, we invite everyone to participate in this year’s art event, The Art walk.
  • Chemistry professor Xiaodong Zou inducted to IVA 2017-03-13 The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has elected eight new members. One of the new members is Xiaodong Zou in the Chemical Engineering division.
  • Theo Kanter, Professor at DSV. “The Cloud can’t keep autonomous vehicles from crashing” 2017-03-10 There are two looming obstacles to the full realization of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Researchers at Stockholm University have high mobility and impact 2017-03-10 A report sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education has found that researchers at Stockholm University are highly mobile – researching and publishing internationally and nationally to produce highly cited, impactful research.
  • Julia Uddén receives the prize from Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson. Photo: Emma Burendahl Promising young neurolinguistic researcher wins prize 2017-03-08 Julia Uddén is one of two researchers to win this year’s L’Oréal-Unesco ‘For Women in Science’ Prize. Her research in language and psychology focuses on why some people are better at communicating than others.
  • Marmat Nekoro Baltic Sea Future moves forward 2017-03-10 The congress Baltic Sea Future has gathered people from all over the Baltic region to share thoughts and ideas, experiences and solutions.
  • America Observed: On an Anthropology of the United States America observed – on an international anthropology of the United States 2017-02-27 Helena Wulff and Ulf Hannerz have contributed to the new anthology “America Observed: On an Anthropology of the United States”.
  • Abacus, Photo: Gusto Images UIG When counting isn’t enough – creating a more equal society 2017-02-24 The profile area Normativity, Law & Ethics analyses inequalities in society and the ethical considerations, laws and policies that work to perpetuate or alleviate them. Dr Eva Wittbom talks about her research on how the ideals of equality are translated into practice.
  • Photo: Jana Weiss High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats 2017-02-24 A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
  • ”Collaboration is about relations” – successful closing of academic collaboration forum 2017-02-20 Collaborations and relations were in focus at the Stockholm Excellence Seminar, hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which attracted more than hundred participants from higher education and research institutions around the world.
  • “Mexico / US Pacific Ocean Border Fence,” Imperial Beach, San Diego, California. By Tony Webster. CC BY 2.0. A few snapshots of the US borders 2017-02-15 A new text by Shahram Khosravi written in response to the Trump administration’s Executive Order on immigration has just been published.
  • Niclas Jareborg. Foto: J.Blid. Data Management in the Life Sciences 2017-03-06 Niclas Jareborg will talk about ongoing efforts by national and European infrastructures that aim to facilitate proper data management and Open Access movement for Life Science research data.
  • Leah Ruppanner. Photo: Sarah Anderson photography Risk of divorce increases if women do more housework – and don’t get credit for it 2017-02-14 Heterosexual couples in Sweden are more likely to divorce if men discount women’s housework contributions.
  • Professor at a record-young age 2017-02-11 Professor Ilona Riipinen at the Department Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), is the youngest person appointed to a professorship at Stockholm University in the 21st century.​
  • Malariamyggorna får mat. Foto: Anna-Karin Landin/Stockholms universitet. Why malaria mosquitoes like people with malaria 2017-02-09 Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed – and feed more – on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers from Stockholm University among others have discovered why. The findings can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.
  • Removal of fixed in the Baltic Sea New paper on nitrogen cycling in the sediments of the Gulf of Bothnia 2017-02-04 Funded by the recently finished Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management project, Stefano Bonaglia et.al., just published their new results on the fate of fixed nitrogen in marine sediments.
  • Swedish as a second language 2017-02-02 How do we provide the best possible support for children and young people who are learning Swedish as a second language?
  • Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran Waiting and hope in Iran 2017-01-31 In the new book “Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran” Shahram Khosravi examines the complexities and contradictions of everyday life in Iran.
  • Stockholm University hosts international meeting on research collaboration 2017-01-31 Stockholm University will host the Stockholm Excellence Seminar with participants from Republic of Korea, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Brazil on 14 February. The seminar is the final activity in a two year project for research collaboration between researchers in Sweden and these five countries.
  • New online publication on resilience thinking and global development 2017-01-30 Last month, the Stockholm Resilience Centre launched Rethink (rethink.earth). The new online magazine publishes in-depth features that communicate resilience thinking to people who might use it in global development, policy making, research, and more.
  • Man waiting mostphotos The paradox of migration – links, loss and belonging 2017-01-26 Migrants of all types employ different strategies - adapting to their new environment and adapting their environments to themselves. Profs Annika Rabo, Erik Olsson and Bengt Karlsson discuss education, welfare and policy making.
  • Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka 2017-01-19 For centuries it has been speculated where the manor of the royal bailiff of Birka, Herigar, might have been located. New geophysical results provide evidence of its location at Korshamn, outside the town rampart of the Viking Age proto-town Birka in Sweden. The results will be published in the international scientific journal Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt.
  • Spatial Justice and Diaspora New anthology on racism and social justice 2017-01-18 Tekalign Ayalew and Siri Schwabe are contributing with chapters on everyday practices of Ethiopian homemaking in Sweden and Palestinian street protest in Chile in the new anthology “Spatial Justice and Diaspora”.
  • Challenges in adding up the sources of methane 2017-01-18 The greenhouse gas methane has many natural sources, and understanding how large each of those sources are remains an unfinished task. This is important when trying to predict future methane emissions and global warming. A new study from researchers at Stockholm University shows how double-counting of methane sources, particularly wetlands and lakes, might be occurring in research. The study has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Viking Amulet, The Granger Collection, UIG Contextualising art – physical artefacts and immaterial legacies 2017-01-17 Making meaning out of what we experience is central to being human, and the interpretation of works of art (both scholarly and not) can reveal surprising, multi-valent insights. Profs Peter Gillgren and Anders Andrén explore issues of Cultural Heritage, Historical Artefacts and Processes.
  • Cellular packaging of DNA Henning Dalhoff UIG thumbnail Expression, mutation and adaptation – genetics beyond DNA 2017-01-13 While understanding DNA and chromosomes is essential to genetics, how genes are actually expressed is just as important. Profs Neus Visa and Mattias Mannervik discuss their research into the protein complexes that regulate DNA and RNA and the future of epigenetics.
  • Black Guillemots, David Tipling UIG Understanding the climate one tree, bog and bird at a time 2017-01-04 The changing climate is one of our most pressing problems, and innovative approaches are crucial to our continued survival. Drs Britta Sannel, Ilona Riipinen, and Henrik Österblom all discuss the power of one organism to change our view of the world.
  • Herring gull with thiamine deficiency, Photo: Lennart Balk Thiamine deficiency in wildlife more widespread than previously thought 2017-01-02 Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife was previously described as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now, researchers at ACES, together with colleagues from several other research institutions in Europe and North America, show that thiamine deficiency is far more widespread than previously thought.
  • Man being stalked, Scott Greisel Victimisation & rehabilitation - Crime as a mirror of society 2017-01-13 Research into Crime and Punishment is as complicated as it is important. Drs Tove Pettersson, Eva Tiby, and Petter Asp address how the ways in which we treat victims, offenders and bystanders show who we are as a society.
  • Paula Uimonen at EFURU@50 in Nigeria 2016-12-22 Paula Uimonen recently returned from Nigeria where she conducted fieldwork for her project on African women writers as part of the research programme “World Literatures”.
  • “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” New book by Ulf Hannerz on global future scenarios 2016-12-21 “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” is the title of a new book by Ulf Hannerz published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lynette Cook/Science Photo Library/Universal Images Group Today’s particle physics, tomorrow’s technology 2016-12-22 Astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics ask the “big questions” at both the subatomic and galactic levels. In videos, Drs Sara Strandberg and Jan Conrad describe their research questions, demonstrate their processes using models, and reveal how breakthroughs in physics have led to major technological revolutions.
  • Spectacular supernova was spinning black hole 2016-12-19 The supernova ASSASN15lh drew headlines earlier this year as the brightest supernova ever, but scientists have found it difficult to explain the fenomenon. In an article in Nature Astronomy researchers from Stockholm University, among other universities, are launching a theory that it is in fact a star that has ended up too close to a supermassive black hole and been torn apart by gravity.
  • Stockholm University Researchers in the Antarctic 2016-12-16 The research project MAGIC-DML aims to study the changes in the ice sheets covering Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The goal is to create a detailed history of the ice cover, focusing on how its thickness and surface area has varied over time. The international collaboration includes researchers from Stockholm University.
  • Martin Högbom receives ERC Consolidator Grant 2016-12-16 Martin Högbom at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. He and his team will study how proteins use metals to achieve complex chemical reactions. The aim of the research is to better understand the chemical reactions that among other things are important for the conversion to green industrial processes and green energy systems.
  • Engaged Anthropology. Views from Scandinavia Anthropological insights applied outside of academia 2016-12-12 Associate Professor Shahram Khosravi has written the chapter “Engaging Anthropology: An Auto-Ethnographic Approach” published in the new anthology “Engaged Anthropology. Views from Scandinavia”.
  • Social media Who will save your social media photo album? 2016-12-12 Never before have we photographed and shared our daily lives as much as today. But how do we collect and preserve our everyday photos? The new research project “Collecting Social Photo” will explore this question.
  • Highly Cited Researchers 2016-12-09 Erik Sonnhammer, Illona Riipinen, Carl Folke and Jan Conrad of Stockholm University are included on the 2016 list of the world's most cited - and therefore most influential - researchers in the world.
  • Darcy Pan Uncertainty affects China’s labour NGOs 2016-12-09 A new study in Social Anthropology investigates the dynamics of state control in China with a focus on labour NGOs and Western funding agencies. It shows that a notion of uncertainty permeates the daily work of the NGOs and their relationships with the Chinese state.
  • Recent publications from the Department of Sociology 2020-07-09 Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals and books by the Department of Sociology.
  • Siri Agnete Schwabe On memory, politics and being Palestinian in Santiago de Chile 2016-12-15 The world’s largest Palestinian diaspora outside the Arab world is found in Chile. A new PhD thesis in Social Anthropology gives novel perspectives on how a particular diasporic form of being Palestinian is constituted and practiced in the Chilean context.
  • SciLifeLabs facility Cryo Electron Microscopy, Cryo-EM, is now opened 2016-12-02
  • Researchers Develop Methods for Fighting Crime on Cyber Network Tor 2016-12-02 Department of Computer and Systems Sciences receives SEK 3.5 million for developing techniques to collect evidence of cyber crime on the anonymity network Tor. Oliver Popov is responsible for digital forensics and IT security.
  • Study sheds new light into the link between thawing permafrost and climate change 2016-12-02 A new study by researchers at Stockholm University shows how large-scale thawing of Arctic permafrost released huge amounts of carbon at the end of the last Ice Age. Frozen carbon reservoirs in the Arctic are currently being released again, which threatens to accelerate climate warming. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.
  • An orangutan builds an umbrella against the rain. Efficient and intelligent behaviour that can be explained by new research from Stockholm University and Brooklyn College. Photo: Johan Lind/N. Learning makes animals intelligent 2016-11-30 The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behaviour. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge from the fields of artificial intelligence, ethology and the psychology of learning to solve several problems concerning the behaviour and intelligence of animals.
  • Frank Wilczek photo: Niklas Björling thumbnail The Nobel laureate who got hooked on Stockholm 2018-09-20 Childhood interest in mathematics and technology took Frank Wilczek all the way to a Nobel Prize. Now he will spend a large fraction of his time in Sweden where he is trying to crack the secret of dark matter.
  • Amid rapid change, major Arctic study highlights need to prepare for surprises 2016-11-25 The Arctic Resilience Report, published today, is the first comprehensive assessment of ecosystems and societies in the region. It identifies 19 “tipping points” in natural systems that could radically reshape the Arctic in the coming century, and calls for urgent cooperation to build local communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt to rapid and widespread change.
  • Dissertation Eric-Oluf Svee 2016-11-24 Eric-Oluf Svee will defend his thesis "Consumer Preferences to Promote Values Awareness in Information Systems Development"
  • Strengthening research on Asia at Stockholm University 2016-11-23 Professor Johan Lindquist, Department of Social Anthropology, is from 2016 the new director of the Forum for Asian Studies, a multidisciplinary research forum at Stockholm University.
  • Researchers analyse healthcare data to improve treatment of heart failure 2016-11-23 Researchers at Stockholm University receive SEK 4.5 million to study factors of importance for the treatment of heart failure patients.
  • Baltic Seminar on human and natural sciences for the Baltic Sea Baltic Seminar: Linking human and natural sciences 2016-12-16 The fourth Baltic Seminar focused on how to link human and natural sciences to improve the state and management of the Baltic Sea. A cooperation very much needed, all speakers agreed, and also pointed out the challenges in this task.
  • Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz Photo exhibition begins tour of India and Nepal 2016-11-22 Gangtok in the Indian state of Sikkim is the first stop for the mobile photo exhibition “Wayfinding: a photoethnography of indigenous migration”. The exhibit makes two more stops in India before it concludes in Kathmandu.
  • How companies shall work with digitalisation to achieve sustainable business value 2016-11-19 Jens Ohlsson, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, has the answers to how companies should work with efficiency to release resources that can be used for digital innovation.
  • Formas Traces and memories of a land conservation project in Tunisia 2016-11-18 A new project – Time and development in Sidi Bouzid – aims to advance our knowledge of the long-term impacts of development processes. The project is funded by Formas and will be carried out by Professor Annika Rabo, Ulrik Mårtensson och Lazhar Gammoudi.
  • Antarctica: the quest for the oldest ice on Earth 2016-11-17 EU funds three-year project to decipher climate history with 2.2 million Euros.
  • Communicating the unthinkable 2016-11-17 Associate Professor Ivana Maček is the author of the book chapter “Communicating the Unthinkable: A Psychodynamic Perspective” published in the coming anthology “Memory and Genocide. On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation”.
  • GLOBHE and Stockholm University carry out landscape analysis project by drones 2016-11-17 Monica Winge, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, carries out an UAV landscape analysis project in collaboration with Globhe. The analysis is made for Chemonics International and for USAID.
  • Panagiotis Papapetrou receives SEK 3.4 million from Swedish Research Council 2016-11-08 Panagiotis Papapetrou, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives a starting grant for his project “Temporal Data Mining for Detecting Adverse Events in Healthcare”.
  • Dissertation Jens Ohlsson 2016-11-07 Jens Ohlsson will defend his thesis "Exploring Designs for a Process Prioritisation Method"
  • Zostera marina field. Photo: Hans Kautsky Policy Brief: Raising quality of marine protection 2017-03-22 A new Policy Brief from Baltic Eye at the Baltic Sea Centre on why preserving biodiversity and securing a sustainable exploitation of natural assets will require a new way of setting up marine protection.
  • Global “safe operating spaces” for coral reefs identified in new study 2016-11-02 A new study analyses how much more fishing, nutrient pollution and climate change the world’s coral reefs can endure.
  • One hormone to rule them all 2016-11-02 Identifying stress hormones in insects can be a step towards environmentally friendly pesticides. Researchers from Stockholm University have discovered that one hormone coordinates the responses to stress in fruit flies. Their study is recently published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology.
  • Aron Henriksson awarded the Börje Langefors Prize for his doctoral thesis 2016-11-02 Aron Henriksson, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, receives the Swedish premier prize in Information Systems/Informatics in 2016, the Börje Langefors Prize.
  • Reaching Out with Open Access – A new era for Latin American Studies in the Nordic Region 2016-10-31 As of October the Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is published openly online, replacing its print edition since 1977 with a more accessible format.
  • Rainstorms transport aerosol particles essential for cloud formation 2016-10-27 A new study published in Nature shows that rapid downdraft during precipitation carries a sufficient number of small particles and thus provide a new population of particles that eventually forms new cloud.
  • Diana Garavito-Bermúdez defends her thesis on October 27th Learning ecosystem complexity – A study on small-scale fishers’ ecological knowledge generation 2016-10-26 Diana Garavito-Bermúdez defends her thesis on October 27th. The title of her dissertation is: Learning ecosystem complexity – A study on small-scale fishers’ ecological knowledge generation.
  • Drought-tolerant species thrive despite returning rains in the Sahel 2016-10-19 Following the devastating droughts in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprises the researchers is that although it is now raining more and has become greener, it is particularly the more drought resistant species that thrive. The conclusion is that not only rain but also agriculture and human utilization of trees, bushes and land affect the plants recovering.
  • Erik Olsson Diaspora – a concept in development 2016-10-19 A new study by Delmi contributes to policy relevant knowledge in the areas of diaspora, transnationalism, migration and development. It is written by Erik Olsson, Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Ann-Zofie Duvander. Foto: Privat "Parental leave is not funded by income tax" 2016-10-19 Ann-Zofie Duvander, Associate professor of Sociology and Demography, was interviewed on her expert area Swedish parental leave policies in the podcast "From Sweden". In contrast to what one might think, the generous parental benefit is not funded by income tax, Ann-Zofie Duvander explains.
  • Stockholm University Play VIDEO: Populism and the dangers of anti-liberal communication 2017-02-09 Watch the recorded public lecture with professor Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University, from last Wednesday.
  • Foto: Jelena Zdravkovic, professor, Stockholms universitet/Stockholm University Jelena Zdravkovic receives a grant from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation 2016-10-17 Jelena Zdravkovic, the Department of Computer and System Sciences, receive a grant of nearly SEK 215,000 from Bengt G. Lundberg's Foundation to be used for expanded research in Information Systems.
  • Delivering outsourcing services in diverse contexts with a new approach 2016-11-02 Janis Stirna, Jelena Zdravkovic and Martin Henkel, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, has developed a method to help businesses adapt to rapid changes in the world. The result commercialises by Altice Labs, Portugal Telecom Inovacao, CLMS, Croz, Everis and Siv AG.
  • Grow dense, make sense? Diving inventory Grow dense, make sense? 2016-10-14 A Baltic Bridge project to investigate the role of drift algae, aquatic plant density and traits for secondary production and shelter from predation.
  • Livia Oláh. Photo: Eva Dalin The EU should meet the needs of future families 2016-12-21 Families in Europe are becoming increasingly varied and complex. The EU needs to increase the possibility of combining work and children for both men and women, in order to get the economy and population structure in balance, says Livia Oláh from the Department of Sociology.
  • Barry Brown's research on Smart Implicit Interaction receive SEK 12 million 2016-10-11 The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has awarded Barry Brown at the Department of Computer and systems Sciences, and the Mobile Life Centre a grant sum of SEK 12 million for the project "Smart Implicit Interaction”.
  • New research vessel to help reduce Baltic Sea pollution 2016-10-18 Researchers are celebrating the inauguration of Stockholm University’s new research vessel Electra af Askö. Packed with high-tech equipment, it will give a more complete picture of pollution in the Baltic Sea.
  • The mysterious health benefits of Pokémon Go (and other games) 2016-10-07 Barry Brown, the Department of Computer and System Sciences in The Inquirer on game design, parents' attitude changes, how gamification is at the heart of making the digital world a place to nurture health, and why Pokémon Go get people to move, interact and lose weight.
  • Major projects funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 2016-10-06 Making plentiful-but-dangerous chemicals easier, better and safer to use. Making new tools to understand how the sun’s magnetic field heats its chromosphere. Solving the energy crisis with X-ray lasers. Developing a better way of measuring the climate. These are the projects at Stockholm University that have received funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
  • Big grants for Stockholm university 2016-10-06 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 752 million to 22 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future scientific breakthroughs. Four projects were granded Stockholm university.
  • Ancient DNA reveals the peopling of the Soutwest Pacific 2016-10-04 More than 3,000 years ago, a group of people set out from the Solomon Island chain in the southwestern edge of the Pacific Ocean and steered their outrigger canoes toward the horizon, with no land as far as their eyes could see. These people and their descendants were to be the first to cross more than 350 kilometer stretches of open ocean into a region known as Remote Oceania. Now, DNA sequences are for the first time telling us more about the ancestral origins of these people, and their genetic legacy that lives on in Pacific Islanders today.
  • Meeting place for environmental law 2016-10-04 When the Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre was established in 2004, the aim was to create meeting places for researchers and professionals working with issues relating to environmental law. The Centre wanted to disseminate its research results and highlight the relevance of research on environmental law. Furthermore, it aimed to create a platform for inviting researchers from other universities.
  • Georgia Destouni. Foto: Niklas Björling Climate change is studied from a wide perspective 2016-10-03 What happens to water and soil conditions, ecology and biodiversity when the temperature rises? And how are species of plants and animals affected? Researchers at the interdisciplinary research programme Ekoklim at Stockholm University are looking for answers to these questions.
  • Nordenskioldbreen på Svalbard. Foto: Martin Jakobsson Research across disciplines aims to understand the climate 2016-10-06 The Bolin Centre for Climate Research gathers researchers from Stockholm University, KTH and SMHI.
  • Silvio Waisbord Photo: Unknown Disconnections: The possibility of communication across differences and conflict 2016-09-27 Guest professor Silvio Waisbord addressed the challenge of attending to disconnections and fostering communication across social, political and cultural differences at the JMK Higher Seminar on September 21, 2016.
  • gästprofessorn Alf Norkko Alf Norkko honoured with Royal Baltic Sea professorship 2016-09-27 It is now decided that Alf Norkko will receive the visiting professorship in Baltic Sea research which Stockholm University gave the King as a 70-year-gift. Professor Alf Norkko from the University of Helsinki is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of ecological Baltic Sea research.
  • Stockholm University is the 5th most cited university in the world in Arctic Research 2016-09-21 There are many ways to define the Arctic, and there are a myriad of approaches to defining it in daily use.
  • Dissertation Monica Winge 2016-09-19 Monica Winge will defend her thesis "Collaboration and Coordination Challenges in Patient-Centered Care: Models and Information Services".
  • 49ers Kaepernick (#7) in action vs Chargers Photo: © media.49ers.com Professor defends Kaepernick's rights 2016-09-14 Lifelong 49ers fan and professor Christian Christensen defends NFL player Colin Kaepernick's rights to make a silent protest during the national anthem.
  • Cryo Electron Microscopy now open for proposals 2016-09-02
  • Riksbankens Juileumsfond funds a sabbatical where Artificial Intelligence analyses medical records 2016-08-30 Professor Hercules Dalianis at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences receives funding with 1,327,000 SEK from RJ Sabbatical for his project where Artificial Intelligence analyses.
  • Abraham Mendoza. Foto: Niklas Björling ERC Starting Grant to Abraham Mendoza 2016-08-29 Abraham Mendoza at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of up to 1.5 million euro over five years. His research project will seek ways to accelerate the transformation of simple materials into tailor-made complex molecules.
  • Zhandang-glaciären på tibetanska högplatån. Foto: Chaoliu Li Uncovering the sources of the Himalayan glacier melt 2016-08-29 A Swedish-Chinese study has determined the source of the soot particulates which are causing the Himalaya-Tibet glaciers to melt, according to an article in Nature Communications. The researchers can not only determine the causes of the soot, e.g. wood burning or fossil fuels, but also its geographical origin.
  • Tony Lindgren awarded for best presentation at ICAIR 2016 2016-08-22 Tony Lindgren at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) won the prize for best oral presentation at ICAIR 2016 in Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • Dark matter comes closer to the light 2016-09-02 Dark matter – what it is, what it does, what it’s made of – is one of the most fascinating and hotly contested subjects in astrophysics today. A team from the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University, headed by Manuel Meyer, has come one step closer to cracking the code. Working with the Fermi Telescope, they investigated whether a widely held assumption about dark matter might be 180 degrees wrong.
  • Photo: Dr Oliver Konter, Mainz Pine oldest living known inhabitant in Europe 2016-08-19 A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe.
  • Photograph: Radovan Krejci, co-author of the study. On this picture, thin mid-level clouds are observed in the foreground with deep convective clouds in the background. Thin tropical clouds cool the climate 2016-08-17 Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Miami published in Nature Communications.
  • Thin tropical clouds cool the climate 2016-08-17 Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a substantial cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Miami published in Nature Communications. The cooling effect of mid-level clouds is currently missing in global climate models.
  • Hunter-Gatherers Experimented with Farming in Turkey before Migrating to Europe 2016-08-04 Clusters of hunter-gatherers spent much of the late Stone Age working out the basics of farming in what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge to Europe. In an analysis of ancient genomes in Current Biology, researchers at Stockholm University and Uppsala University in Sweden and Middle East Technical University in Turkey report that at least two waves of early European settlers belonged to the same gene pool as farmers in Central Turkey.
  • New theory of the genetics of kin cooperation in microorganisms 2016-06-28 Microbes such as bacteria and fungi cooperate and help their relatives. Researchers can now answer questions about how they cooperate and what role genetics play. This new theory could be crucial to understand the development of new genetic variants of microbes.
  • Julia Uddén. Two Stockholm University researchers win the prestigious Pro Futura 2016-06-17 Historian Aryo Makko and Linguist Julia Uddén are two of the five young researchers chosen as 2016 Pro Futura fellows. Riksbankens Jubileumfond sponsors the award for cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Moving to Sweden as a researcher 2019-04-25 Recent arrivals from three continents and four different fields talk about collegiality and research environment at Stockholm University
  • Dissertation Carl-Mikael Lönn 2016-06-09 Carl-Mikael Lönn will defend his thesis "E-Government Collaboration in the Swedish Public Sector: Multiple Studies on Collaboration Facilitators and Collaboration Modes"
  • Ruben Andersson Tougher border policy has damaging effects 2016-05-27 EU’s harsher efforts to stop migrants and refugees show how migration has increasingly come to be treated as a security and border issue – with very negative consequences. This according to a new report by anthropologist Ruben Andersson.
  • New light into our climate’s cloudier past 2016-05-26 In two new papers published in Nature, researchers from Stockholm University along with colleagues from Europe and the USA, imply that the baseline pristine pre-industrial climate may have been cloudier than presently thought. New results from the CLOUD experiment at CERN, Switzerland, shows that organic vapours emitted by trees produce abundant aerosol particles in the atmosphere in the absence of sulphuric acid.
  • Open Seminar at Score June 2 2016-05-26 Jonas Tallberg, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University: Legitimacy in Global Governance
  • Liane Colonna. Foto: Stockholms universitet. Need for international convention on data surveillance 2016-05-24 The personal data of EU citizens is insufficiently protected by US law from being data mined within the context of American national intelligence programs. This is the conclusion of a dissertation from the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University.
  • Dissertation Kim Nevelsteen 2016-05-23 Kim Nevelsteen will defend his thesis "Distributed Technology-Sustained Pervasive Applications".
  • Babyhand. Mostphotos Large research initiative on children, migration and integration 2016-05-17 Stockholm University plans to invest 15 million Swedish kronor on a concerted research effort on children, migration and integration.
  • Per Gösta Andersson. Foto: Statistiska institutionen How to solve problems with non-response 2016-09-21 As the non-response rates of important studies continue to rise, the quality of the results are getting worse. Per Gösta Andersson from the Department of Statistics researches together with Carl-Erik Särndal, Professor Emeritus of Statistics Sweden, into a method that mitigates the effect of non-response.
  • R/V Oceania at Askö Laboratory R/V Oceania at Askö for important satellite overpass 2016-05-16 Last week several european research groups gathered at Askö Laboratory to take part in an intercalibration workshop to secure data quality of remote sensing reflectance over the Baltic Sea.
  • Score Lecture on Organization May 27 2016-05-24 Professor John W. Meyer, Stanford University: Highly Institutionalized Organization: Status and Prospect.
  • Environmental toxins accumulate in wild animals in China 2016-05-11 Many animal species in southern China carry high levels of organohalogen contaminants. Most common is DDT, which has been banned for a long time in many parts of the world. New types of PCBs as well as polychlorinated carbon compounds and chloroparaffins were also found.
  • Teaching religion in today's classroom 2018-04-03 Professor Geir Skeie is interested in values ​​and how religion can affect the individual. What is the role of the school?
  • Group photo Baltic Bridge collaboration Baltic Bridge - bridging gaps in Baltic Sea science 2016-04-21 Last week researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Helsinki met to discuss concrete collaboration on Baltic Sea research and education. This initiative is part of the strategic collaboration between the two universities. The meeting was held in perfect spring weather at beautiful Askö.
  • Helena Wulff New book on anthropological writing 2016-04-20 Professor Helena Wulff is the editor of the new book “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” published by Berghahn.
  • Anthropology Now Syria to Sweden – refugee stories 2016-04-19 The latest issue of Anthropology Now features the article “Syria to Sweden: Refugee Stories” written by Rasmus Rodineliussen, first year master’s student at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Youngest Ph.D wants to understand the mathematics of non-experts 2018-04-09 Whether mathematics is real, or a story we agreed upon, has long been debated by philosophers. A new dissertation from Stockholm University shows that philosophers failed to include non-experts in the theories. Stefan Buijsman recently defended his thesis in philosophy of mathematics, as Sweden's youngest Ph.D ever.
  • Eroderande kustnära permafrost från Laptevhavet. Foto: Denis Kosmach. Severe Arctic Ocean acidification via permafrost thawing and river runoff 2016-04-20 When organic material from thawing permafrost is transported to the sea and breaks down in the seawater it contributes to a more rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean, finds new research by scientists from Stockholm University and colleagues.
  • Jenny White. Foto: privat. Jenny White – new professor of Turkish Studies 2016-04-11 New professor at the Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies is Jenny White, currently Professor of Antropology at Boston University. Jenny White was Distinguished Visiting Professor at SUITS during the academic year 2013–2014.
  • Torkkänsliga tusenåriga träd från bergen i Grekland. Indirekta belägg för variationer i neder-börd och torka såsom trädringsserier användes av forskarna för att rekonstruera variationer i relativ vattentillgång på norra halvklotet under tolv århundraden. Foto: Paul J. Krusic. Large variations in precipitation over the past millennium 2016-04-06 According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century. The new results will enable us to improve the accuracy of climate models and to better predict future precipitation changes.
  • Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA in Swedish individuals 2016-04-05 BMAA can be produced by cyanobacteria and was earlier detected in fish and several other organisms in the Baltic Sea. The toxin is now also found in the central nervous system in three out of 25 examined individuals in Sweden.
  • Sven Drefahl's research featured in the Guardian 2016-10-28 Sven Drefahl's research about women with younger men die young, in contrast to men with younger wives who tend to live longer, is featured in an article in the Guardian.
  • Baltic Seminar on fish in human hands 2016-05-16 Our third Baltic Seminar had the focus on effects on fish: from key processes in coastal habitats to the influence by global actors. Two keynotes, Johan Eklöf (DEEP) and Henrik Österblom (SRC), gave inspirational presentations and then a panel talk with discussions ended the seminar before our customary Baltic Bar started.
  • ClimeFish - not a prank! 2016-04-01 Climate changes are not an April Fool’s Day prank. They are real, they are happening right now and they are threatening the sustainable growth of aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. Stockholm university Baltic Sea Centre is one of 21 partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project ClimeFish that focus on forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Ingrid Engdahl. Photo: Niklas Björling. Article nominated addressing the world´s most pressing problems focused on the environment 2016-03-29 The article "Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: The OMEP World Project" authored by associate professor Ingrid Engdahl is nominated in Springer´s campaign "Change the World: One Article at a Time" as addressing the world’s most pressing problems focused on the environment and sustainability.
  • Erik den heliges skalle The legend of Erik the Saint may be true 2016-03-18 Erik the Holy may well have been killed in the way the legend says. Archaeologists at Stockholm University has contributed with important clues about the injuries found on the skeleton, and about diet habits and migration patterns of the individual whose remains have been examined.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding “Give Open Access and Open Science the attention they deserve” 2016-03-18 The Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, is one of Europe's Open Access Champions. She is a high level academic who advocate Open Access with no hesitation.
  • Anette Nyqvist New book on Sweden’s remade national pension system 2016-03-17 Anette Nyqvist is the author of the new book “Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension System”, an anthropological study of Sweden’s mandatory national pension system introduced in 1999.
  • Euraxess 2018-03-20 Stockholm University has an agreement with the European research network EURAXESS.
  • Stockholms tunnelbanekarta. Foto: Mostphotos. Stockholm University swabs the Tube 2018-03-28 Researchers at Stockholm University are mapping microorganisms in the Stockholm metro as part of a project called MetaSUB, which covers 47 cities around the world.
  • European clean air policies unmask Arctic warming by greenhouse gases 2016-03-14 The drastic cut in sulfate particle emissions in Europe partly explains the amplified Arctic warming since the 1980s, shows a new study published in Nature Geoscience. The team, which consists of scientists from Stockholm University and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, say that their surprising finding highlights an even more urgent need for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate Arctic climate change.
  • Regime shifts in the Northern Benguela ecosystem 2016-03-14 A new article written by BNI researcher Maciej T. Tomczak and Johanna J. Heymans from the Scottish Marine Institute explains how increased fishing and climate drivers during the last 50 years have led to regime shifts, with reorganized ecosystem structure and changes in the main demersal species.
  • guppyhane Small brain is good for the immune system – if you are a fish 2016-03-29 A new study shows that guppies with smaller brains have stronger immune responses than guppies with larger brains.
  • *DSV 50 years* – open jubilee event 2016-03-08 Welcome to our second 50th Anniversary seminar! Henrik Hansson, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and Kerstin Borglin, Director at Spider, will be presenting ICT4D.
  • Svend Pedersen Lecture Award 2016 - to Steve Alsop 2016-05-30 Professor Steve Alsop, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada has received Svend Pedersen Lecture Award for the year 2016. Professor Steve Alsop gave the award lecture on the 25th of May 2016, at 1.00 PM to 2.30 PM in Vivi Täckholmssalen, Svante Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A, Arrheniuslaboratorierna hus P.
  • A grammar of Palula 2016-02-29 Henrik Liljegren’s new book “A grammar of Palula” is a description of the Indo-Aryan language Palula spoken in northern Pakistan.
  • The source of nitrogen in the boreal forests now identified 2016-03-01 Researchers have now discovered which organism that contribute the most to the nitrogen cycle in Sweden’s largest biotope - the boreal forests.
  • Inclusive and special education in the early school years 2016-02-18 In a new thesis within the field of inclusive and special education, PhD student Johanna Lundqvist describes several children’s educational pathways, from preschool to first grade. The focus of the thesis is special educational needs, support provisions, transitions, inclusive education and the views of children on their early school years. Another focus of the thesis is how children’s views on their early school years can be collected and analysed.
  • Sentinel-3A – the first in the two-satellite Sentinel-3 mission – lifted off on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET) on 16 February 2016. Photo: ESA–Stephane Corvaja, 2016 Successful launch of Sentinel-3 - the ocean satellite 2016-02-17 ESA:s third satellite within the Copernicus mission was successfully launched from Siberia on the 16th of February. A series of satellites will be carried into orbit over the coming two decades to provide a ‘bigger picture' for the environment programme.
  • Inventing new ways to produce proteins 2016-02-12 Hundreds of hours of work with instruments during Eric Johnston’s postdoc in New York gave birth to an idea of how proteins could be produced more efficiently. Now he is back at Stockholm University, has built up a new research branch in organic chemistry, and is hoping for his patent application to be approved soon.
  • Kilometertjockt istäcke över hela Norra ishavet för 140 000 år sedan Kilometre-thick ice covered the Arctic Ocean 140 000 years ago 2016-02-12 For the first time, researchers at Stockholm University, in collaboration with researchers in Gothenburg, United States and Russia, have been able to show that the Arctic Ocean was covered by a one kilometre thick layer of ice during glacial periods. The discovery provides, among other things, an insight into the stability of floating glacier ice of a type now mainly found around the Antarctic.
  • Maja Schlüter ERC Consolidator Grant to Maja Schlüter 2016-02-11 Maja Schlüter from the Stockholm Resilience Centre has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant worth SEK 18 million.
  • IESBS Award to the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2016-02-11 The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier) has won the PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works. Several members of the Department of Social Anthropology have contributed to its section for anthropology.
  • How can the didactic models and tools of teaching develop? 2017-12-01 Karim Hamza works at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Stockholm University. Listen to his research story about the didactic models and tools of teaching.
  • Illustration Elvis-projektet Children in joint physical care have better health than children living with one parent 2016-01-21 In Sweden one in ten school children live in joint physical custody, that is, they move between their parents. The trend suggests that it will be even more common in the future. How do kids who move between their parents actually feel? A recently completed research project shows that they are fine compared to children living alone with one parent.
  • The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016 2016-01-14 The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Yakov Eliashberg, USA, and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy is awarded to Roy Kerr, New Zealand, and Roger Blandford, USA.
  • Post-glaciala sjöar i Stordalen, Abisko. Foto: Jo Uhlbäck. Large methane emissions from northern lakes 2016-01-07 Climate-sensitive regions in the north are home to most of the world’s lakes. New research shows that these northern freshwaters are critical emitters of methane.
  • Grav 6 i Kumtepe. Foto: Project Troia, Peter Jablonka. The first European farmers are traced back to Anatolia 2016-01-11 When farming spread throughout Europe some 8000 years ago, Anatolia functioned as a hub, spreading genes and the new ideas westward. An international study coordinated from Stockholm and based on DNA from Anatolian remains indicates the importance of the role Anatolia played, and also in attracting attention both from the east and the west.
  • Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson Who were the first Vikings? 2016-01-07 A new research project will find out more about the first Vikings. The project has received 50 million SEK in research grants from the Swedish Research Council.
  • Mohamed Bourennane, forskare vid Fysikum vill utveckla säker kommunikation genom kvantmekanik. Swedish researchers reveal security hole 2015-12-18 Quantum cryptography is considered a fully secure encryption method, but researchers from Stockholm University and Linköping University have discovered that this is not always the case. The results of their research have been published in Science Advances.
  • Augustinus-predikan (Sermo beati Augustini episcopi) i Piacenza, Biblioteca Capitolare. Unique text discovered in language research programme 2015-12-15 Only a few researchers in the past hundred years have discovered new texts written by the church father Augustine. Last winter, Brian Møller Jensen became the latest one. He is involved in Ars edendi, a philological research programme at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
  • Major investment in brain research 2015-12-15 Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre will provide equipment for research on brain imaging in humans and animals. The research will cover linguistic and behavioural fields and be a multidisciplinary meeting place.
  • Refugee Studies Centre workshop Video available from RSC Workshop: Refuge from Syria 2015-12-15 On December 9, the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford organised the one-day workshop “Refuge from Syria”. Professor Annika Rabo was there to present her research on formal and informal education in Syria, 1980-2010.
  • Vårutflykt till solig udde i havet Changing seasonality of the Baltic Sea 2015-12-15 Summer season in the Baltic Sea starts earlier. The number of days with sea water warmer than 17°C have almost doubled over the past 30 years. The productive season has also been prolonged. These findings are based on satellite data and the results demonstrate how such indicators of seasonality can be used to detect long-term changes.
  • Photo: Ivana Maček. Published in Sarajevo Under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime by Ivana Maček (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009). “Dangerous Zone” (opasna zona) – When violence becomes everyday reality. A scene from the central Sarajevo, September 1994”. 20 years after Dayton peace deal 2015-12-14 Today, on December 14, is it exactly twenty years since agreement was reached in Dayton to end the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ivana Maček conducted a project in Sarajevo during the war and is now studying war experiences among Bosnians in Sweden.
  • Johan Rockström optimistic about Paris Climate Conference 2015-12-08 We need an agreement good enough to hold the increase in global average temperature below two degrees, says Johan Rockström, leading scientist on global sustainability, about the Paris Climate Conference.
  • How will current research strengthen ecosystem-based management of our sea? 2015-12-08 LATEST RESEARCH NEWS FROM BEAM. After BEAM was prolonged through 2015 over 4 MSEK were used for projects in BEAM's sphere of interest. The funded researchers have now summarized their work.
  • Havsbild Ocean toxicity hampered the rapid evolution of complex life 2015-12-04 By examining rocks at the bottom of ancient oceans, an international group of researchers have revealed that arsenic concentrations in the oceans have varied greatly over time. But also that in the very early oceans, arsenic co-varied with the rise of atmospheric oxygen and coincided with the coming and going of global glaciations.
  • Global sötvattenkonsumtion New study raises the global human freshwater footprint 2015-12-04 Dams and irrigation raise the global human consumption of freshwater to a much higher level than previously thought, according to research from Stockholm University. The results are published in the scientific journal Science.
  • Ilona Riipinen Ilona Riipinen: How are particles removed from the air and atmosphere? 2015-12-03 The amount of particles in the atmosphere is decisive for both our health and the Earth’s climate. Researchers have spent a great deal of time investigating what causes the emission of particles, but knowledge about how they leave the atmosphere is not as advanced. Ilona Riipinen, researcher at Stockholm University and new Wallenberg Academy Fellow, will now study how clouds and rain, for example, contribute to cleaner air.
  • Fataneh Farahani Fataneh Farahani: What are the limits and terms for hospitality? 2015-12-03 The refugee crisis is one of the most significant civil rights issues of our time. Fataneh Farahani, researcher at Stockholm University and new Wallenberg Academy Fellow, will compare the work with asylum seekers and migrants, and investigate what shapes hospitality in three multicultural cities: London, Stockholm and Sydney.
  • Emil Bergholtz. Emil Bergholtz: Mathematics that may lead the way to quantum computers 2015-12-03 If researchers succeed in building quantum computers, today’s computers will appear as hopelessly old fashioned as typewriters do now. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Emil Bergholtz is developing mathematical theories that may guide the development of a particular form of quantum matter, which has special properties that researchers believe may be a platform for quantum computers.
  • Mobile Life Centre's study reveals that most Apple Watch owners use it as a watch 2015-12-03 A breakdown in usage of Apple Watch is done by Mobile Life Centre at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. The majority of Watch interactions (20%) come from time checking.
  • Antigone's Diary becomes a mural when youth in Husby tell about their lives 2015-12-02 A motif from the mobile phone performance Antigone's Diary by the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences's Rats Theater becomes a mural when youth in Husby are empowered to transform their area.
  • Kameran testas vid Följesjön i ett forskningsområde väster om Vänersborg (Skogaryds forskningsstation). New camera can measure methane 2015-12-01 A camera so advanced that it can photograph and film methane in the air around us is now presented by researchers Stockholm University and Linköping University. It can be an important part of the efforts to measure and monitor greenhouse gases. A study was recently published in Nature Climate Change.
  • Meet Professor Aziz Sancar - one of the 2015 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2015-11-30 The PhD Councils of MBW and DBB have invited Professor Aziz Sancar to SU and would like to inform you of the opportunity to meet him on December 13.
  • AnthroTalking logo Exploring anthropological methods 2015-11-26 Even after years of studies, students and researchers of the discipline might find it difficult to pin down what exactly distinguishes anthropological research. In this episode, we are addressing the simple, yet much discussed and at times mystified question: “What is the anthropological method”?
  • BEAM Brochure Fall 2014 University Baltic Sea research in short 2015-11-24 What are the effects of brominated substances on marine wildlife? How does regulation to decrease eutrophication look in Baltic Sea countries? Why can trawling lead to toxic pollution? These are some of the issues that scientists in a large research program at Stockholm University work with.
  • Large grant to research on global foresight 2015-11-20 How are models for future scenarios produced and by whom? What do these models tell us about the proposed solutions for tackling urgent global challenges? Starting in 2016, Professor Christina Garsten will lead a new project on global foresight.
  • Den asiatiska elefanten har de kortaste spermierna i förhållande till sin kroppsstorlek medan husmusen har de längsta . Människo- och elefantspermier är ungefär lika långa, mindre än hälften så långa som husmusens. Foto: Mostphotos. Fighting and Females Determine How Males Make Sperm 2015-11-18 Why do mice have longer sperm than elephants? A new study shows that the size of the female’s reproductive tract holds the key for understanding how males make sperm.
  • Sediment Melting Scandinavian ice provides missing link in Europe’s final Ice Age story 2015-11-18 Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles of the last Ice Age.
  • Seminar - Public Understanding and Engagement in Science 2015-11-13 How can we best develop the science of science communication?
  • In the future you will pay extra for an offline bed 2015-11-13 What happens in the near future if the technical development continues in the present way? This question has been investigated by the research project Consumer-facing Internet of Things at the Stockholm University Mobile Life Centre. The result is a report – and a design fiction Ikea catalogue.
  • Osamu Terasaki New behavior of gases in metal-organic frameworks observed 2015-11-11 Metal-organic frameworks are materials useful for capturing and storing gas. An international team, led by scientists from Stockholm University and University of California, Berkeley, have been able to show how gases organize in the material, a completely new finding and important for further development. The result was recently published in the scientific journal Nature.
  • Eyjafjallajökull vid utbrottet den 16 maj 2010. Foto: Gunnlaugur Þór Briem. Volcanic eruptions have long-lasting global climate effects 2015-11-10 Strong volcanic eruptions at high-latitudes have large impacts on the global climate system that can last for several decades. This is shown in a new study from Stockholm University published in the scientific journal, PNAS
  • Call for application 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sweden 2015-11-04
  • Call for Speakers - PUB SCIENCE SLAM #2 2015-11-03
  • Toxins remain in your clothes 2015-10-23 Thousands of chemicals are used in clothes manufacturing. Researchers at Stockholm University have examined if there are chemicals in the clothes we buy as well.
  • Henning Rodhe receives Volvo Environment Prize 2015-10-22 Henning Rodhe, Professor of Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University, Sweden, receives the Volvo Environment Prize 2015 for his contributions to the understanding of the world’s atmosphere. His pioneering work explains how gases and particles are transported and deposited and how they affect climate, ecosystems and human health.
  • Article in the Europen Commissions newspaper 2015-10-19 An article by Gia Destouni from the Department of Physical geography is being recognized in the European Commission's newsletter - Science for Environmental Policy
  • Osamu Terasaki och Peter Oleynikov New crystal captures carbon from humid gas 2015-10-16 A new material with micropores might be a way to fight climate change. Scientists have created crystals that capture carbon dioxide much more efficiently than previously known materials, even in the presence of water. The research was recently published in a report in the scientific journal Science.
  • EU funding for non-animal chemical testing 2015-10-14 In a large international program called “EU-ToxRisk”, the European Commission grants 280 million SEK for developing alternatives to animal testing.
  • Researchers want to find what is uniquely human 2015-10-14 Why did humanity turn out so different from other animals? What is uniquely human? These are some of the questions that an interdisciplinary research team from Stockholm University has been awarded a SEK 22 million grant to attempt to answer.
  • Mohamed Bourennane, forskare vid Fysikum vill utveckla säker kommunikation genom kvantmekanik. Quantum physics to ensure secure communication 2015-10-14 Mohamed Bourennane, researcher at Stockholm University, wants to develop a completely secure way to transfer information while learning more about the basics of quantum physics. In order to do this, the research team has now been awarded a grant of about SEK 34 million.
  • Open house at SciLifeLab on November 4 2015-10-13 Are you curious about the services offered at SciLifeLab? Or do you just want to peek inside the laboratories of our elliptical Alfa and Gamma buildings? Welcome to our Open House in Stockholm!
  • Nobel Prize puts focus on the Antarctic ice 2015-10-08 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita, Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. McDonald, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada for “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.
  • Take part in the French-Swedish Research Day! 2015-10-07 The 18th French-Swedish Research Day will take place in Uppsala on November 10th 2015.
  • Breakthrough in understanding sugar uptake 2015-09-30 Researchers from Stockholm University, in international collaboration with UK and Japan, has reached a breakthrough in understanding how fructose is transported into our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of cancer, obesity and diabetes. The results are published as an article in the scientific journal Nature.
  • Fucus radicans – the Baltic Sea's newest species 2015-09-28 The brown macroalga Fucus radicans probably only exists in the Baltic Sea. This species, previously believed to be a dwarf form of the bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus, was described only ten years ago but is nevertheless extremely important to the Baltic Sea ecosystem. A new PhD thesis from Stockholm University presents new knowledge about this macroalga which also has the capacity to reproduce clonally, which is very unusual among species in the wrack family.
  • Workshop: Indigenous Migrants in Asian Borderlands 2015-11-09 Please note, the time and venue for the workshop have changed. It will now take place from 13.00 to 15.00 in room B600 at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Open-plan offices more distracting for friendly personalities 2015-09-15 Large open-plan office provides more distractions and increase stress for employees. And most affected are those who are friendly, according to a new thesis from the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University.
  • Impact of climate change on the marine environment, group picture at Askö How is a changing climate linked to my Baltic Sea research? 2015-09-07 During a one-week course 16 well-renowned experts connected climate change to our most studied Baltic Sea issues, such as; biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle and food web structures. It resulted in equipping 20 young researchers from all around the Baltic Sea with new problem-solving skills and knowledge that might help develop strategies for a sustainable Baltic Sea management.
  • The world's CIOs to Stockholm to discuss the prospects of mobile government 2015-09-04 The world’s CIOs gather for the International Council for IT in Government Administration Conference hosted by eGovlab and the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
  • Stephen Hawking in Stockholm: ”Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted” 2015-08-27 There is a way out of black holes. That was the message communicated by Professor Stephen Hawking in a public lecture in Stockholm which attracted more than 3000 people to the audience.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Research 2015-08-24 Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Research Ref. No. SU FV-2503-15 at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Closing date: September 20, 2015.
  • Successful SWE-GER Baltic Sea course 2015-08-24 The returning international Baltic Sea course that Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, IOW, and Stockholm University jointly organize has just ended. During one week 20 Swedish and German students have learned and practised research methods for studying the Baltic Sea, from the seascape to the nearest coastal zone.
  • Temporal development of coastal Baltic ecosystems 2015-08-19 Coastal areas are among the most biologically productive aquatic systems worldwide, but face strong and variable anthropogenic pressures. Few studies have, however, addressed the temporal development of coastal ecosystems in an integrated context. Researchers at the Baltic Sea Centre have contributed to a newly published article (Olsson et al, 2015) on the temporal development of coastal ecosystems in the Baltic Sea over the past two decades.
  • Stephen Hawking gives public lecture at Stockholm Waterfront 2015-08-03 Professor Stephen Hawking will give a public lecture entitled "Quantum Black Holes" on 24 August, 2015, at 7 p.m, at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center.
  • Scientists on the way to Petermann glacier 2015-07-20 On July 27, Swedish polar scientists set off to Greenland to meet the icebreaker Oden in Thule. The mission this time is to examine the Petermann Glacier in north-western Greenland.
  • New family of chemical structures can effectively remove CO2 from gas mixtures 2015-07-15 A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide.
  • Bojen sjösätts av Askös personal Environmental conditions at Askö measured in real-time 2020-02-27 At the station B1 right outside the Askö Laboratory an automatic measuring buoy records and displays oceanographic data in real-time. It is part of a network of similar measuring buoys along Sweden’s coast.
  • Promoting healthy sleep may be an effective strategy to improve life at work 2015-07-06 A new study suggests that there may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction.
  • Call for proposals for development projects 2015-06-29 The Steering group of SciLifeLab in Stockholm now opens a call for projects aiming to develop concepts for future SciLifeLab facilities.
  • Guppies Single gene controls fish intelligence 2015-06-26 The gene Angiopoietin-1 could play an important role in the brain development of other vertebrates, including humans.
  • New chair for SciLifeLab 2015-06-23 The Swedish government has appointed Carl-Henrik Heldin new chair for SciLifeLab, starting October 1, 2015. He succeeds Göran Sandberg who resigns on his own request after two years on the post.
  • Five factors for successful management of natural capital 2015-06-22 Study in PNAS teases out strategies for successful governance, for both people and ecosystems.
  • Norris damm Global freshwater consumption crossing its planetary boundary 2015-07-06 Planetary boundaries have been proposed to describe a safe operating space of humanity. Human consumption of freshwater is the used control variable for a freshwater planetary boundary. Research from Stockholm University is now showing that global freshwater consumption has already pushed beyond its boundary. The article is published in Science.
  • Navarino Environmental Observatory Environmental award to research observatory NEO 2015-06-10 Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a research observatory at Stockholm University has been awarded the "Ecopolis Award 2015 for Environmental Projects" for its research on climate change in the Mediterranean region.
  • Janis Stirna - new Professor at DSV 2015-06-05 Janis Stirna appointed as professor within Information Systems at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University.
  • Take a stand for the Baltic Sea 2015-06-04 On the fourth of June, the two Swedish adventurers Oskar Kihlborg and Sören Kjellkvist, have scheduled to start a two weeks long paddle adventure on the Baltic Sea. By collecting microplastics while paddling they want to raise awareness about problems connected to microplastics, especially the unnecessary plastic pollution by personal care products.
  • Elephant movement patterns mapped 2015-06-03 The elephant’s movement pattern has, for the first time, been studied with GPS tags in a previously unexplored area in western Tanzania. A thesis from Stockholm University shows that elephants move in the vicinity of the roads that park guard’s use, and avoid the areas where there is a greater risk of poaching.
  • Liying Jiang Neurotoxin found in commercial seafood 2015-06-03 Popular commercial seafood purchased from Swedish supermarkets at the Stockholm region contains Beta-Methylamino-L-Alanine (BMAA), shows a doctoral thesis from Stockholm University. BMAA is a naturally-occurring amino acid with a possible link to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is the first screening study to measure BMAA in commercial seafood from metropolitan markets.
  • Foto på Jalal Nouri Jalal Nouri awarded the prize for best PhD thesis and scientific performance 2015 2015-06-02 Jalal Nouri at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences awarded the prize for best PhD thesis and scientific performance 2015 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm University.
  • The 31st conference of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) 2015-05-28
  • 7th European Congress of Mammalogy 2015-05-28
  • Greek research station NEO agreement renewed 2015-05-22 The Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a cooperation between Stockholm University, the Academy of Athens and TEMES S.A., dedicated to research and education on climate and environment of the Mediterranean region, recently renewed its agreement to enable continued research collaboration.
  • Prehistoric DNA reveals dog origin 2018-03-28 Man's best friend, the dog, may have been around far longer than we thought. A new study shows that the dog's predecessor was separated from the wolf already sometime between 27 000 and 40 000 years ago.
  • Image made out of a simulation of a Type Ia supernova explodes (as shown in the dark brown color). Courtesy of Dan 
Kasen. Exploding star shocks its neighbor 2015-05-21 To quickly discover exploding stars opens new windows to study their nature. An early glimpse of ultraviolet light revealed a shocked neighboring star.
  • Sand-hopper (Gammarus locusta). Photo: Johan Eklöf. High biodiversity gives healthy seagrass beds 2015-05-20 Loss of algal-feeding invertebrates have surprisingly large effects on health of valuable seagrass meadows. These are the new results from a unique set of coordinated experiments.
  • Viking dragon head found at Birka 2018-03-28 Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Germany made an unexpected discovery last week when they were digging in the port of the Viking town of Birka, on Björkö in Lake Mälaren.
  • Theo Kanter on Crosstalks TV – The promise and threat of Artificial Intelligence 2015-05-20 Artificial Intelligence might soon be as ubiquitous as electricity in our everyday lives. The possibilities are seemingly endless. But can the rise of intelligent machines pose a grave threat to humanity?
  • Ecosystem management that ignores “taboo tradeoffs” is likely to fail 2015-05-19 A new approach to reveal “taboo” and “tragic” tradeoffs may protect marginalized people and improve conservation success. This is shown by a team of researchers from Kenya, the UK, Sweden and Canada in an article in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”.
  • Water droplet Stain- and waterproof clothing are harmful 2015-05-18 The Madrid Statement documents the scientific consensus on the potential for harm of highly fluorinated chemicals being used in stain- and waterproof clothing. Two hundred scientists from 38 countries, including several researchers from Department of Applied Environmental Science (ACES), Stockholm University have signed the Madrid Statement. In the document the scientists outline a roadmap to prevent further damage.
  • A big brain helps against predators 2015-05-15 Having a big brain may provide survival benefits, at least if you are a female guppy. A unique new study published in the journal Ecology Letters shows that guppy females with large brains are less likely to be eaten than females with smaller brains.
  • Stockholm Symposium on the Social Cost of Carbon 2015-05-12 It is almost universally agreed that the climate change resulting from human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases poses a serious (and perhaps even existential) threat to current and future generations.
  • Export or die! For life science ventures that means internationalisation 2015-05-07
  • Prestigious award for studies on effects of climate change on Baltic Sea fauna 2017-03-14 BEAM-associated researcher Agnes Karlson has been awarded a grant of 85000 SEK by the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50-year Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment for her work on a important sediment-living amphipod in the Baltic Sea and how it adapts to climate change.
  • Student from Research School recieves the Swedish Junior Water price 2015-04-29 2015 Swedish Junior Water Prize goes to Michael Nyirenda from Tullinge gymnasium in Stockholm.
  • Joint physical custody less problematic than sole custody 2015-04-29 A new study on children’s living situation after a divorce has received international media attention. The study was recently profiled in the magazine Time. Joint custody seems to be less problematic than sole custody, the findings suggest.
  • Love Dalen with tusk in Siberia Woolly mammoth genomes mapped 2018-03-28 Before the world's last woolly mammoth took its final breath, the iconic animals had already suffered from a considerable loss of genetic diversity. These findings were made in the first ever publication of the full DNA sequence of the extinct animal by an international team of scientists from Stockholm University, the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Harvard Medical School among others.