Stockholm University is a centre for higher education and research, organised into four faculties: natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, law and teacher training.

The idea of a modern university in the spirit of Enlightenment has characterised the University ever since its inception. Rooted in Europe's nearly one thousand-year-old university tradition, it is intimately associated with the emergence of contemporary society and the explosive development of science.

Research at Stockholm University has high impact

The University's researchers are active in debate and social development and are among the most cited in the Nordic countries. The University's researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, engage in government investigations, participate in the media, leave comments on draft laws and are included in participate in several Nobel Prize Committees committees and international expert bodies.

Stockholm University is a major research university with a strong focus on basic research within science and human science. Research and education are closely connected and the University strives to develop collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

Working culture

At Stockholm University everyone—managers, staff and students—contributes to a good atmosphere by actively promoting an excellent, supportive working environment and complying with applicable working environment policies. A good psychosocial working environment is imperative as it develops employees' creativity, and favourably influences his or her health, creating ideal conditions to perform well at work.

Stockholm University safeguards the collegial work in a decentralised organisation with strong independent departments. At the same time, an overarching goal for the University is to gradually strengthen the strategic work at all levels.

Free and open society

Sweden is a free and open society. Its people have the right to take part in demonstrations, freedom of speech, a free press, the opportunity to move freely in nature and the right to scrutinise those in power. Openness is also about creating an equal society.

The principle of freedom of information means that the general public and the mass media have access to official records. This affords Swedish citizens clear insight into the activities of government and local authorities. Scrutiny is seen as valuable for a democracy, and transparency reduces the risk of power being abused. Access to official records also means that civil servants and others who work for the government are free to inform the media or outsiders. As a state university, staff working at Stockholm University has to follow these principles.

Stockholm University Campus

Stockholm University has the following campus areas: Frescati – Albano, Kista and City. Most teaching and research activities take place in the Frescati area just north of Stockholm. It is located in the world’s first national city park, and the area is characterised by beautiful nature, interesting architecture and modern art. 

Here is more information about Stockholm University's campus.