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British English is the standard form of English at Stockholm University. One of several exceptions is that of professional titles, where there may be a need to use the corresponding US title to increase clarity in international contexts. In such cases, both British and American terms are specified.

It should also be noted that there are common terms in English that do not have an exact equivalent in Swedish. An example of this is that of BSc programmes, an established abbreviation of Bachelor of Science programme. In Sweden, education is not categorized by scientific field in this way, and the full designation is generally used instead, such as for example, the Master's Programme in Linguistics.

If you do not find a specific word or phrase, and cannot find it in any of the recommended glossaries, please contact suwebb@su.se.

Academic titles

 

English

Swedish

adjunct professor

adjungerad professor

adjunct teacher

adjungerad lärare

assistant professor (US)

biträdande lektor, lektor

Advisor to the President

rektorsråd

assistant professor (US)

universitetslektor

associate professor (US)

docent

associate senior lecturer (UK)

biträdande lektor

dean

dekan

Deputy Vice President

vicerektor

doctoral student

doktorand

guest lecturer

gästlärare

head of department

prefekt

lecturer

adjunkt

part-time fixed-term lecturer

timlärare

PhD student

doktorand

professor

professor

President

rektor

reader (UK)

docent

senior lecturer (UK)

universitetslektor, lektor

third-cycle student

doktorand

university lecturer

universitetslärare

University Director

universitetsdirektör

visiting lecturer

gästlärare

Vice President

prorektor

visiting professor

gästprofessor

visiting teacher

gästlärare

 

Academic glossary

 

English

Swedish

(independent) basic research

(fri) grundforskning

(student) completion rates

genomströmning

administration

förvaltning

administrative office

förvaltningsavdelning

advisory bodies

rådgivande organ

applied research

tillämpad forskning

BA programme

kandidatprogram (inom humanvetenskap)

BA student

kandidatprogramstudent (inom humanvetenskap)

bachelor’s degree

kandidatexamen

bachelor’s programme

kandidatprogram

bachelor’s student

kandidatstudent

BSc programme

kandidatprogram (inom naturvetenskap)

BSc student 

kandidatprogramstudent (inom naturvetenskap)

career guidance (UK)

karriärvägledning

core operations

kärnverksamhet

cutting-edge research

spetsforskning

degree of bachelor

kandidatprogram

degree of doctor

doktorsexamen, forskarexamen

degree of master

masterexamen

degree programme student

programstudent

department

institution

doctoral degree

doktorsexamen, forskarexamen

doctorate

doktorsexamen, forskarexamen

educational science core

utbildningsvetenskapliga kärnan

excellence

spetsforskning

faculty

fakultet

Faculty of Humanities

Humanistiska fakulteten

Faculty of Law

Juridiska fakulteten

Faculty of Social Sciences

Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten

Faculty of Science

Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten

first cycle degree

kandidatprogram

fixed-term employment

tidsbegränsad anställning

frontier research

spetsforskning

human science

humanvetenskap

humanities

humaniora

law

juridik

lifelong learning

livslångt lärande

MA

masterexamen (inom humanvetenskap)

MA programme

masterprogram (inom humanvetenskap)

MA student

masterstudent (inom humanvetenskap)

master's programme, 60 credits

magisterprogram

master's student

masterstudent

master’s degree

masterexamen

master’s degree, 60 credits

magisterexamen

master’s programme

masterprogram, masterutbildning

MSc

masterexamen (inom naturvetenskap)

MSc programme

masterprogram (inom naturvetenskap)

MSc programme

masterutbildning (inom naturvetenskap)

MSc student

masterstudent (inom naturvetenskap)

office

avdelning, kansli

operational support

verksamhetsstöd

permanent employment

tillsvidareanställning

PhD (UK), Ph.D. (US)

doktorsexamen, forskarexamen

practicum internship (US)

VFU (verksamhetsförlagd utbildning)

private scholarship

donationsstipendium

profile area

profilområde

programme

program

research council

forskningsråd

science

naturvetenskap

science and proven experience

vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet

scientific area

vetenskapsområde

second cycle degree

masterexamen

semester* (US)

termin

social sciences

samhällsvetenskap

student association

fakultetsförening

student participation

studentinflytande

study programme

utbildningsprogram

subject didactics

ämnesdidaktik

supervisor

inspektor

teacher education (UK)

lärarutbildning

teacher training (US)

lärarutbildning

teaching placement (UK)

VFU (verksamhetsförlagd utbildning)

tenure track system

meriteringssystem

term* (UK)

termin

third cycle degree

doktorsexamen, forskarexamen

vocational guidance (US)

karriärvägledning

vocational training programme

professionsutbildning

* Note: The word semester is most often used as a translation for termin in Sweden because the Swedish system is considered to reflect the American system rather than the British.

 

 

Concepts specific to Stockholm University

Swedish

English

action plan

åtgärdsplan

Careers Service

Karriärservice

core value

kärnvärde

Fundamental academic core values:

• academic freedom

• autonomy

• integrity

• equity

Grundläggande akademiska kärnvärden:

• akademisk frihet

• autonomi

• integritet

• rättvisa

Human Science 

Humanvetenskapliga området

Interdisciplinary Council

Områdesövergripande rådet

Profile Area

Profilområde

Science

Naturvetenskapliga området

Senior Management Team

universitetsledningen

Stockholm University

Stockholms universitet

Stockholm University College

Stockholms högskola

Stockholm University's core values:

• knowledge

• enlightenment

• pursuit of truth

Stockholms universitets kärnvärden:

• kunskap

• upplysning

• sanningssökande

Student Services

Studentavdelningen

Study Skills Unit

Studieverkstaden

university in the capital city

huvudstadsuniversitet

 

Other terms

 

English

Swedish

assembly point

återsamlingsplats (efter utrymning)

deaf-blind interpreting

dövblindtolkning

fixed-term employment

projektanställning

health promotion allowance

friskvårdsbidrag

intern (US)

praktikant

internship (US)

praktikplatser

placement (UK)

praktikplatser

requisition

rekvisition

safety inspection

skyddsrond

safety representatives

skyddsombud

student on placement (UK)

praktikant

widening participation

breddad rekrytering