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  • Image of Airi Lampinen 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.
  • Workshop: Making the case for case-based teaching 2019-11-12 Develop your own case-based teaching material and get new ideas on how you can use this instructional method in your classroom. Workshop for university teachers. September 24th.
  • Foto inifrån Spökslottet, rum med tavlor Discover the hidden treasures of the university! 2019-11-12 On November 18, we celebrate the European University Heritage Day by opening our treasure chest.
  • 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.
  • Conversation Stockholm University participates in The Conversation 2019-11-07 From October 2019, Stockholm University takes part in the digital magazine The Conversation where researchers write articles and comment on current news and events in the world.
  • Samuel Sollerman och Astrid Pettersson SEK 5 million from the Swedish Research Council to the project: Optimal calibration 2019-11-06 In the yearly call for applications from the Swedish Research Council, the project Optimal calibration of questions in computerized tests was granted just over SEK 5 million. Samuel Sollerman and Astrid Pettersson from PRIM-gruppen at MND is participant in the project together with Frank Miller, Ellinor Fackle-Fornius och Jonas Bjermo from the department of Statistics at Stockholm university.
  • Auli Arvola Orlander SEK 5.9 million from the Swedish Research Council to the project: Enacting Sex Education 2019-11-06 In the yearly call for applications from the Swedish Research Council, the project Enacting Sex Education: a practice based study concerning an interdisciplinary knowledge content in Swedish secondary school was granted SEK 5 918 511. Auli Arvola Orlander from MND is participant in the project together with Karin Gunnarsson (IPD), Lisa Öhman (HSD) from Stockholm university and Simon Ceder from University of Arts, Crafts and Design.
  • SU-SciLifeLab-Korea collaboration 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.
  • Stockholm University in autumn colours International doctoral students on the rise in Sweden 2019-10-31 A new report from the Stockholm Academic Forum shows that the proportion of international doctoral students in the Swedish capital has increased by 14 percentage points over the ten-year period 2008–2018
  • SU Innovation – the first step in bringing your idea to life 2019-10-25 Do you have an idea you would like to develop or research findings you would like to progress with but aren’t sure how? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us at SU Innovation.
  • Revised communications policy for Stockholm University 2019-10-24 The communications policy for Stockholm University has been revised and adopted by the President and is accessible under Rules & Regulations on the Staff pages of su.se/english.
  • 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.
  • Fifties car with with high heeled shoes Grant received for project: "Inequality in leisure across gender and income groups over time" 2019-10-23 How do individuals distribute their time between work and leisure and what role do differences in these play for inequality in living conditions?
  • Focus Africa: a study on research and education for improved collaboration 2019-10-22 Stockholm University is adopting a strategic approach in its efforts to develop and improve international collaboration in research and education. As part of its internationalisation efforts a regional study which will provide a basis for the university's focus on African countries has been produced. 
  • hoto: 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.
  • 139 new doctors were conferred 2019. Photo: Ingmarie Andersson Science in focus during the ceremony in the City Hall 2019-10-18 On Friday, September 27, it was time for Stockholm University’s annual inauguration and conferment ceremony in the City Hall. New professors were installed and new doctors were conferred. In addition, thirteen jubilee doctors and seven honorary doctorates were conferred.
  • Workshop about culture and communication in research supervision Workshop: Intercultural communication in research supervision 2019-10-17 This is a workshop about supervising postgraduate research students in intercultural contexts. You will be introduced to different ways of dealing with intercultural incidents, including different value systems, different ways of relating to hierarchy and characteristics of different cultures.
  • Ignacio Carrasco. Photo: Private "What I learned is highly valued in academia and the sphere of international development" 2019-10-16 Ignacio Carrasco studied our two-year Multidisciplinary Master's Programme in Demography. He is now enrolled in a PhD programme at Pompeu Fabra University, after having worked at the UN-ECLAC in Chile for several years.
  • Staff from the Nobel Prize Museum were on hand to give out Nobel medals – of the chocolate variety. Nobel Calling Stockholm: A week of science, beauty – and a highly educated guess 2019-10-15 During Nobel Week, the world's gaze turns to Stockholm. The University celebrated with lectures, live broadcasts, a competition – and a highly educated guess by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek.
  • Nobel Calling på campus Nobel Calling Stockholm 2019-10-15 Is a celebration of the 2019 Nobel Prizes, and a chance to find our more about some of the achievements that have contributed the most to humanity.
  • Sara Danius In memory of Sara Danius 2019-10-14 The passing of our colleague Sara Danius is a loss to the cultural life of Sweden, and a great loss to the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, where Sara was professor of literature since 2013.
  • Kvinna skriver i block framför laptop Workshop: Data Carpentry 2019-10-14 In collaboration with Karolinska Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm Trio), Stockholm University offers a workshop in Data Carpentry – handling of data with various software tools.
  • Open Access fyrkant Open Access agreement with Springer Nature 2019-10-11 Researchers at Stockholm University can publish open access without any charges in more than 500 journals from Springer Nature.
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap 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.
  • Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek and host Johanna Koljonen Quantum mechanics is a beautiful thing and it is mind expanding 2019-10-09 “There was a call”, Frank Wilczek told the crowded hall in his conversation on physics, the Nobel Prize, beauty and knowledge in Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
  • Ekonomi och miljö Call for proposals: funding for collaborations within the profile areas 2019-10-09 The Board of Human Science invites applications for funding for collaborations in research and education within the profile areas. The deadline is November 21.
  • Stockholm underground train on its way past Slussen Stockholm tops European index and beats London in competitiveness 2019-10-09 Health, innovation and a good environment for higher education and lifelong learning – three reasons why the Stockholm region tops the European Regional Competitive Index.
  • Seminar: Stockholm University Collaboration with African Institutions of Higher Education 2019-10-04 Welcome to a seminar on research and education with a special focus on collaboration with African countries. The seminar will be held in English.
  • Offical launch of European collaboration 2019-10-03 Stockholm University takes part in the new European university alliance CIVIS that brings together over 384,000 students and 55,000 staff members at eight universities across Europe. On 1 October, it was officially launched.
  • Maria Parappilly SAMTAL@SU: Race to improve student understanding of uncertainty — using lego in the physics lab 2019-10-01 A novel method is proposed for how LEGO race cars can help students increase their understanding of uncertainty and motivate them in physics labs. The intervention was developed for students in an introductory physics topic with a high early drop-out rate. Lunch seminar on teaching and learning with guest Associate Professor Maria Parappilly from Flinders University in Australia.
  • 39 participants from 33 higher education institutions participated in the 2019 Stockholm Partner Days. 
Photo: Marianne E Berggren Meeting with international partners 2019-09-30 Over three sunny autumn days, 19-21 September, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology organised the 2019 Stockholm Partner Days.
  • Latin America and Europe in a Global World. Photo: Universidad de Salamanca A joint Master’s programme inaugurated in Salamanca 2019-09-30 The first semester in Salamanca, the second in Stockholm and the third in Paris. This is what the new Master’s programme on Latin America and Europe, part of the Erasmus mundus joint Master’s programme, offers its students.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • CIVIS collaborators meet at Stockholm University New CIVIS collaboration presented 2019-09-26 Stockholm University forms together with seven other universities CIVIS. The university alliance aims to create an integrated university environment for students and staff.
  • New system for ethical reviewing 2019-09-20 As of 28 September 2019 the Swedish Ethical Review Authority applies new procedures for ethical reviewing of research projects.
  • 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
  • Stockholms universitets guldmedalj i 8:e storleken i band 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.
  • Foto av Naghmeh Nasiritousi. Foto: Niklas Björling. New project has received funding from the Swedish Energy Agency 2019-09-16 The research project “Pathways to Carbon Neutrality: From Pioneering Coalition to Effective Climate Club?” has received 5,9 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency. Naghmeh Nasiritousi is project leader.
  • Nobel Calling Stockholm 7-16 oktober 2019 Live streaming of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019-09-13 The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is live streamed in the Frescati Library Wednesday 9th October 11.45 a.m. Welcome!
  • Professor Barbara Jaworski SAMTAL@SU: Developing the teaching of undergraduate mathematics through research — Barbara Jaworski 2019-09-10 Meet professor Barbara Jaworski in a seminar about how mathematics teaching can develop through inquiry processes. Barbara Jaworksi is Professor of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University and Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Agder, Norway. Lunch seminar followed by informal discussion (samtal) over coffee. For university teachers.
  • 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.
  • Lansering nya utbildningsingångar Launch of new entries of education 2019-09-06 We are now taking the next step in the Webb2021 project by launching new entries of education at su.se and su.se/english with an entirely new structure, navigation and design as well as with revised content.
  • Pontus Frithiof. Photo: Gustav Kaiser Pontus Frithiof offers snacks and food at Accelerator 2019-09-06 A menu inspired by the French kitchen with a focus on quality and sustainable production. That is the direction of the new Accelerator café by Pontus Frithiof, set to open in Accelerator’s foyer at Frescati in tandem with the inauguration of the art gallery.
  • Pontus Frithiof. Photo: Gustav Kaiser Pontus Frithiof offers snacks and food at Accelerator 2019-09-06 A menu inspired by the French kitchen with a focus on quality and sustainable production. That is the direction of the new Accelerator café by Pontus Frithiof, set to open in Accelerator’s foyer at Frescati in tandem with the inauguration of the art gallery.
  • Food truck Food trucks – location 2019-09-05 There are usually two food trucks found in the university area of Frescati. Stationed at Svante Arrhenius Väg 24.
  • ACCESS Forum Chile-Sweden 2-5 December 2019 2019-08-30 This is a reminder of the unique opportunity to meet with Chilean colleagues during the third Academic Forum Chile-Sweden (ACCESS), jointly hosted by Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala University.
  • New document summarizes core values project 2019-08-29 In connection to the staff kick-off event for the academic year, a summary of the discussions within the university´s work with core values in 2018, the Living Values project, is published in Swedish and English on the university websites.
  • Benita Falenius Data protection regulation in place – and instructions on the way 2019-08-28 On 25 May 2018, the EU’s new data protection regulation (GDPR) entered into force. GDPR includes stricter rules for handling personal data, and a legal basis is required for all processing of such data. Moreover, adequate security measures must be in place to protect the data, and those who have been registered are entitled to know what personal data about them have been processed.
  • Nätverk ONL kursen tumnagel Learn to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online 2019-08-26 Open Networked Learning is an online course for university teacher who wants to learn how to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online. Extend your professional network meeting colleagues from different universities, disciplines and cultures. Together you will learn to develop teaching using digital tools and methods in a pedagogical context as well as getting updated on research and trends in online learning. START: Sep 17
  • More students apply for international courses in spring 2020 2019-08-22 The number of first-hand applicants for international courses at Stockholm University is up 23 percent compared to spring term 2019. Nationally the number of applicants for international courses and programmes at the basic level has increased by 5 percent and the number of applicants for master’s programmes by 34 percent.
  • RefWorks fyrkant 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.
  • 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.
  • Master's Fair på campus Master’s Fair on campus 20 November 2019 2019-07-04 Stockholm University Master's Fair is arranged at campus Frescati on 20 November 2019 to inform about our 75 master's programmes taught in English.
  • 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".
  • Kieron Barclay. Photo: MPIDR Kieron Barclay appointed Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow 2019-07-02 We are happy and proud to announce that our docent of Sociology Kieron Barclay was recently appointed a Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow, with the project "The Impact of the Family of Origin on Health Inequalities: A Global, Historical, Multigenerational, and Comparative Perspective".
  • Stockholm University. Photo ny Niklas Björling 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.
  • Pre-Pride kårens och RFSU:s tält Pre-Pride conversations X2 in May 2019-06-18 What is student life like as an LGBTQ student? How does norm critical and inclusive pedagogy develop? What research on the family and discrimination from a LGBTQ perspective is going on? These are topics in focus for this year’s Pride events at Stockholm University.
  • Photo: Malin Stenberg de Serves 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.
  • Stockholm, Ola Ericson Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University form the university alliance Stockholm trio 2019-05-27 An international type model of a university alliance will be established between Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University. The aim is to strengthen the development of the Stockholm region and to highlight the internationally distinguished research and education environment that the three universities constitute together. An agreement will be signed on 27 May that will make it easier for the three universities in the Swedish capital to enter into joint collaborations with universities around the world.
  • Open Access fyrkant 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.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling Connecting students and alumni for mutual benefit through mentorship 2019-05-22 The Mentorship Programme is an initiative taken by the alumni coordinators at the External Relations and Communications Office. Participating departments are given an opportunity to connect their current students to their alumni in a mentoring capacity.
  • Bild på forskaren Stefan Wiens Scientific research: The bad and the preregistered 2019-05-22 What shall we eat and not eat? Do vaccines work? Do mobile phones cause cancer? In everyday life, we want to make sensible decisions about our behavior. In these decisions, scientific facts often play an important role, but is there always convincing evidence for the facts that we use to guide our decisions? Preregistration allows scientists to define their actual predictions and prove that their hypotheses came before the data.
  • Aula Magna Teachers' Conference2018 — being a university teacher in an ever-changing world 2019-05-21 Join your colleagues at the Teachers' Conference2018 - being a university teacher in an ever-changing world. This is a Conference for all teachers at Stockholm University. February 8th 2018 : 9—16.20 in Aula Magna.
  • molecular frontiers 2 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vulnerability in Microsoft Remote Desktop 2019-05-16 A serious vulnerability has been discovered in Microsofts’s Remote Desktop. The vulnerability is serious and IT Services has therefore decided to immediately block access to Remote Desktop while waiting for necessary security patches.
  • Are you planning to apply to a Master's Programme in Sociology or Demography starting autumn 2020? 2019-05-14 Please note that Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology with start autumn semester 2020 and onwards, will only have ONE admission round for ALL applicants with deadline JANUARY 15, 2020!
  • Web interface minafiler.su.se has been closed 2019-05-14 The web interface minafiler.su.se was closed April 30. You can find information here about some other ways you can use to access your files when you are not at SU, as well as frequently asked questions.
  • aula magna Many visited Science Careers Day 2019 2019-05-13 This year's Science Careers Day was visited by a record number of exhibitors and students.
  • Foto: Niklas Björling Professor Åsa Wikforss elected member of Swedish Academy 2019-05-10 The prestigious Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Prize in Literature, voted yesterday to appoint Åsa Wikforss, Professor in Theoretical Philosophy at Stockholm University as a new member.
  • International Network of International Education 2019-05-10 Our network brings together university teachers from across Stockholm University with a shared interest in international teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Ilona Riipinen och Annica Ekman. Foto: Annika Hallman 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.
  • Angela Adamo "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.
  • Stockholm view by Henrik Trygg 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
  • Skansen tunnel 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.
  • Solar cells to be mounted on Frescati Södra Solar cells to be mounted on Frescati Södra 2019-04-12 Next week, mounting of solar cells will begin at Frescati Södra (Building A–F). Guards will be present at all ongoing lifts to secure the area, as well as to guide walking people.
  • Johan Eriksson. Foto: Tobias Regell/Camera Link Seven new Honorary Doctorates at Stockholm University 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.
  • Bild med rektor Astrid Söderbergh Widding och en Play-knapp Video: See the entire Plan S seminar 2019-04-10 The EU initiative Plan S was launched in September 2018, and to enable an open dialogue on such a complex issue, Stockholm University organized an open seminar where President Astrid Söderbergh Widding, amongst others, participated.
  • Photo: Niklas Björling 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.
  • Foto: MostPhotos How to prepare yourself for daylight saving time (summer time) 2019-03-29 This weekend, we change to summer time. Sleep researcher Arne Lowden explains why the seasonal clock change exists and gives advice on how you can alleviate the biological stress it causes.
  • 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.
  • University strategies – printouts and print-on-demand 2019-03-21 Through knowledge, enlightenment and truth-seeking, Stockholm University contributes to a sustainable democratic society. “Strategies for Stockholm University 2019-2022” set out the overall direction and priorities for research, education, collaboration and operational support. The strategies are the foundation for all operational planning.
  • Tom Angelo professor innovatiov högskolepedagogisk utveckling Guest speaker Tom Angelo: To evaluate and strengthen students' motivation to learn 2019-03-21 How do you motivate your students to learn more? Meet Professor Tom Angelo, Professor of Innovative Higher Education from USA . An interactive session where you will get acquainted with practical applications of research results aimed at increasing students’ motivation to learn, awaits. You will be provided with at least three strategies, that you can directly use in your own teaching and/or academic leadership work.
  • Karin Bergmark Foto: Eva Dalin Senior Advisor on International Affairs 2019-03-20 The Stockholm University President has appointed Karin Bergmark, professor of sociology and former Deputy Vice President for Humanities and Social Sciences, as new Senior Advisor to the President on International Affairs.
  • Good Morning with Global Engagement. SU's plan for its continued internationalisation work 2019-03-19 Welcome to breakfast meeting on the theme of internationalisation!
  • Instructions for Internet and social media 2019-03-14 ​According to the GDPR all types of information which, directly or indirectly, might be linked to a physical living person constitute personal data. This also means that all photographs, video recordings and podcasts in which living people could be identified contain personal data.
  • Archiving instructions 2019-03-14 Stockholm University is a public authority and is thus responsible for its own archives. The archives consist of that information in the form of public documents which in many cases naturally also contain personal data.
  • Instructions for cloud services 2019-03-14 It is becoming increasingly common for staff at Stockholm University to want to make use of cloud services for their personal data processing. Cloud services means that IT services, such as storage of data, software, computer capacity etc., are dealt with by providers over the Internet.
  • Instructions for personal data incidents 2019-03-14 A personal data incident is, for example, a security incident which leads to inadvertent or illegal destruction of, loss of or change to the personal data being processed. Personal data incidents must be reported to the Swedish Data Protection Authority.
  • Instructions for personal data processing at Stockholm University 2019-03-14 The University has a number of guidance documents which staff, students, contractors and others are required to adhere to. These instructions should be seen as supplementary to and a clarification of the guidance documents which concern personal data processing.
  • Stockholm University Guesthouse Short term accommodation at Stockholm University Guesthouse 2019-03-13 Stockholm University guesthouse is provided to incoming international guest researchers and PhD students. The guesthouse is located at the building Sfären Bergshamra, which is five minutes away from Campus Frescati.
  • New report on gender equality in Stockholm Academia 2019-03-11 Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of female-led universities. 10 out of 18 universities in Stockholm are led by a woman, according to a new report.
  • Service Centre – Frescati Södra 2019-03-08 At service centre we assist all employees, students and visitors of the University with different facility issues. Service centre also manage accommodation related issues for international students and visiting researchers.
  • Is it possible to stand on a gasplanet? Photo Bo Enell 2000 pupils take part at the 'Living Question Box' 2019-03-06 In May every year about 2000 fifth grade secondary school pupils take part in 'Levande Frågelådan' (the Living Question Box) in the Aula Magna.
  • Stockholms universitet. Foto: Mostphotos Sociology at Stockholm University in the top 50 in the world — for the seventh year in a row 2019-03-05 We continue to get good placement in the top 100 list QS World University Rankings by Subject of 2019. For the seventh consecutive year, we are listed among the top 50 in the world.
  • Global Engagement – Stockholm University's plan for internationalisation 2019-03-05 Global Engagement is Stockholm University's plan for its continued internationalisation work.
  • Vy över Stockholm 14 Subjects ranked in top 100 2019-02-27 Fourteen subjects at Stockholm University are listed among the top 100 in the world in the “QS world university rankings by subject” for 2019.
  • Important information for eduroam users 2019-02-18 If you use the wireless network eduroam and haven’t used the automatic settings before, you need to change the settings in all your devices before February 25. There are automatic settings for different devices and you can make the changes now.
  • Cheuk-Wai Tai "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.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Niklas Björling Senior Management Team 2019-02-11 The University's Senior Management Team is composed of the President, the Vice President, three Deputy Vice Presidents, University Director and Deputy University Director. In the President's absence the Vice President takes over the functions of the President.
  • How Stockholm University is governed 2019-02-11 Stockholm University is a public agency which is governed by laws, rules, and decisions made by the government and representatives. The university board is the highest level decision making body and the President is the agency’s head.
  • Uppdateringar How to get articles from Elsevier 2019-02-07 Information for researchers and students at Stockholm University on how to get articles from Elsevier after the cancelled agreement.
  • MIRAI project is launched, photo: Maria Johansson Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation 2019-02-05 MIRAI is a collaboration project between seven Swedish universities and eight Japanese universities which aims to strengthen academic collaboration between Sweden and Japan.
  • Workshop Link studies and career opportunities Linking studies and career opportunities 2019-01-29 How do we connect studies with career opportunities for international students was the topic of a workshop held with over fifty co-workers from the university administration, faculties and departments at Stockholm University who met to share experiences, discuss new ideas and get inspired by colleagues.
  • Bild föreställandes böcker med en kedja runt, och ett öppet hänglås 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.
  • ”My university” has moved 2019-01-14 The student web page My university has moved to the main web site www.su.seand www.su.se/english. The page has a new look and feel and this change also means better accessibility and that our students will have fewer web sites to keep track of.
  • Testperiod juridik How has the cancellation of Elsevier affected you? 2019-01-14 Stockholm University cancelled the agreement with the publishing house Elsevier this summer, through the consortium Bibsam. Now a national evaluation group will examine how the users has been affected.
  • open access puff 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.
  • 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.
  • Researcher at Department of Physics receives funding from Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant 2018-12-19
  • Victor Galaz and Beatrice Crona at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Photo: Niklas Björling 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?
  • Accelerator Construction started on new arena for art and science 2018-12-14 At the end of September 2018, ground was broken for Accelerator. An arena for art, science and social issues that will serve as a meeting place for academia and the general public is now being built near the metro station.
  • 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.
  • Academic collaboration between Chile and Sweden (ACCESS) 2018-12-12 Stockholm University collaborate with several universities in Chile through the platform ACCESS.
  • Pia Grankvist, chef för Ekonomiavdelningen Hello there, Head of the Finance Office! 2018-12-12 Pia Grankvist, Head of the Finance Office at the University talks about her department's work.
  • George Smith tumnagelbild Nobel Laureate in Chemistry visited Stockholm University 2018-12-10 George P. Smith, one of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2018, visited Stockholm University last Friday. He held a lecture for PhD students and answered questions about his research.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Foto: Stockholms universitet Extended tenure for President Astrid Söderbergh Widding 2018-11-30 The Swedish Government decided to extend the tenure of Stockholm University President Astrid Söderbergh Widding for an additional three years.
  • New course and programme webpages launched 2018-11-27 During the autumn we have worked hard behind the scenes to develop new web pages for the University’s courses and programmes. As of today, November 27, these pages are available in Swedish and English, together with a brand new course and programme search page.
  • 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.
  • Workshop: An Introduction to Innovative Assessment in Higher Education 2018-11-21 In our information age, there is a demand being put on higher education institutions to produce well-equipped graduates to enter the knowledge economy. The uptake of digital technology to innovate our teaching and learning is increasing; as is research and literature focusing on new sets of skills for 21st century competencies; but what is happening with assessment in Higher Education?
  • Workshop: Assessment of and for learning 2018-11-19 This workshop offers university teachers an opportunity to consider how you can promote and assess student learning, before, during and at the end of class.
  • Stockholm University and Agenda 2030 2018-11-18 Stockholm University is engaged in numerous projects within both natural and human science, and its research and education touch upon and help the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030.
  • New Segregation Research in Stockholm 2018-11-13 Riksbankens Jubileumsfond funds "The Neighborhood Revisited: Spatial Polarization and Social Cohesion in Contemporary Sweden".
  • Illustration Servicecenter Servicecenter assists with local-, service- and security related issues 2018-11-07 With Servicecenter and it's new central location, the Property Management Office can assist you as an employee, student or visitor with local and security related service issues in a comprehensive and efficient manner. The Servicecenter also administers housing related issues for international exchange students and guest researchers.
  • Skadde, main sponsor FDI moot 2018 Department of Law hosts the FDI Moot 2018 finale 2018-11-06 The Department of Law is honored and excited to host the Global Orals of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Competition 2018 (FDI Moot) here in Stockholm.
  • Bioinformatics support 2018-11-05 Open to all graduate students and researchers at Stockholm University.
  • Vanessa Barker. Foto: Stockholms universitet Vanessa Barker promoted to Professor of Sociology 2018-10-24 We are happy and proud to congratulate Vanessa Barker on her promotion to Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University.
  • Kvinna med elektrodmössa. Foto: Eva Dalin 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.
  • Students at Studenthuset watching Prof. Mats Larsson explaining this year's Nobel Prize in Physics Broadcast of Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 2018-10-11 On Tuesday 2 October, the name of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics was announced during a live broadcast from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. See the recording of the live broadcast here.
  • Lotta Stern. Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet Lotta Stern appointed as an educational ambassador at Stockholm University 2018-10-10 Lotta Stern, deputy head of department and docent in Sociology, will use the ambassadorship project to increase the focus on and interest in pedagogy at the department and creating more teacher collaboration while doing so.
  • Research on contextual influences in migrant fertility receives funding 2018-10-05 Colleagues at SUDA extend their warmhearted congratulations.
  • Beware of attempted blackmail 2018-09-25 There’s a blackmail email going around at the moment. The email contains a threat to reveal users' browsing habits on "adult sites". If you have received such an email you can just delete it.
  • Ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall. Photo: Niklas Björling Inauguration of New Professors and Conferment of Doctoral Degrees 2018-09-25 The combined ceremony for the conferment of doctoral degrees and inauguration of new professors will take place on Friday 28th September 2018 at 5 p.m. in Stockholm City Hall.
  • Current and former employees at DSV have to reset their password 2018-09-24 If you are or used to be an employee or a student at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, you have to create a new password for your university account.
  • Tokyobesök 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.
  • Mobile devices to change networks in October 2018-09-21 All mobile phone users will soon be changing mobile networks. The network change will happen automatically and most users won’t have to change SIM cards as long as phones and other devices are switched on and connected to the telephone network when the change occurs.
  • 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.
  • Jenny White holds the Professors' Lecture at Stockholm City Hall Moving to Stockholm for work at Stockholm University 2018-09-20 When Professors Jenny White and Mark Rhinard first came to Stockholm they had no idea it would become their home.
  • Vegetarian food the norm at events 2018-09-13 Only vegetarian food at various events. This is how two departments want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Join the voices of the University 2018-09-13 The Stockholm University Choir was formed in 1994 in collaboration with the Royal College of Music under the name Frescati röster (Voices of Frescati). In 2006, the choir became independent from the University and financially self-sufficient.
  • Working in Sweden – a new guide for anyone who wants to work or run a business in Sweden 2018-09-13 How does it work when you want to find a job or start a business in Sweden? What rules and regulations apply when it comes to work permits, wages and employment? These are some of the questions the new web site www.workinginsweden.se will answer.
  • Welcome Day for PhD Students 2018-09-10 The Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Faculties are organizing a welcome day for PhD students where various aspects of the PhD program will be discussed. This day is particularly for newly admitted PhD students, but all PhD students are welcome.
  • Password management for eduroam and VPN to be changed 2018-09-05 When you log in to Kontohantering to retrieve your password for eduroam or VPN, a new password will be generated. This is to increase security, and also means that you must log in again on the devices that you had connected to eduroam or VPN earlier.
  • open access puff Get published in full Open Access free of charge 2018-09-03 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.
  • Repetioner inför Employee discount at the Royal Dramatic Theatre this autumn 2018-09-03 The Royal Dramatic Theatre offers all employees at Stockholm University a 30 percent discount on all performances on the schedule (except for special arrangements and concerts) this autumn.
  • Frescati översikt Testing of the fire alarm 2018-09-03 Under week 38 it's time for the quarterly test of the fire alarm in Frescati, Kräftriket and Studentpalatset. This happens as follows.
  • 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.
  • Additional focus on international relations 2018-08-27 Stockholm University continues to focus on internationalisation to mark the global aspects of research, education and collaboration and to secure an international academic environment. The president has decided on a separate strategy for continued internationalisation, the main points of which will be included in the overall strategies for 2019-2022.
  • Illustration service desk, with reservation for changes. Illustration: 2BK Arkitekter.

The construction of the Universitys new service desk is now started 2018-08-24 Next to the Stockholm University Library in Södra huset, floor 4, the construction of the Universitys new servicedesk has now begun. The work will cary on in to the autumn and will open in the enda of the year 2018/2019.
  • Photo: Riko Noormets 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 research at Birka 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.
  • Stockholm University ranks 77 in the world 2018-08-16 Stockholm University is ranked at place 77 in the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018, the prestigious Shanghai Ranking.
  • Second call for collaboration with University of Tokyo, Japan 2018-08-08 The deadline for this second call is 5 October 2018.
  • Petition for increased research budget 2018-07-18 An initiative for a petition where the signatories demand an increased research budget from EU was taken in July, during the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF). In order to meet the global challenges, as well as coping in the competition with the Asian countries, Europe needs to step up.
  • Try the self service portal when you have IT problems 2018-07-04 Find answers to your IT questions whenever you need them! In the self service portal you will find FAQ’s, guides and instructional videos for various IT systems and software. You can also place orders for IT Services, keys and keycards.
  • Open Access puff 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.
  • Transnational Migration Interdisciplinary PhD course – fall 2018 2018-06-26 Transnational Migration: Refugees, Routes, Encounters. An interdisciplinary PhD course at Stockholm University – fall 2018.
  • SU Open in Golf 2018-06-15 Take the opportunity to become university champion of golf! On 11September, the SU Open takes place at Wäsby GK in Upplands Väsby.
  • 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.
  • Line Gordon. Foto: SRC. Stockholm Resilience Centre introduces new leadership group 2018-06-08 Line Gordon appointed as centre director, Victor Galaz becomes deputy director and Carl Folke new chair of the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s governing board.
  • 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.
  • Expedition: Arctic Ocean 2018 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.
  • Undertecknande av MoU mellan UBA och SU, rektor Astrid Söderbergh Widding med Dr. Gabriel CAPITELLI, Successful management visit and great interest in Latin America 2018-05-29 This spring, Stockholm University has had a special focus on Latin America. Management visits to several countries in the region have been organised alongside recruitment activities in order to make contacts, develop relationships, meet students, and learn more for further collaboration.
  • Accommodation for visiting researchers 2018-05-25 Stockholm University lets and manages a number of furnished rooms and flats owned by other landlords in Stockholm. These are available to foreign researchers with a doctoral degree and doctoral candidates at Stockholm University.
  • open access puff 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.
  • You now have the opportunity to get your Italian up to speed before the summer 2018-05-03 You now have the opportunity to get your Italian up to speed before the summer. Benvenuti a un ciclo di incontri per sviluppare le abilità linguistiche: leggere, ascoltare, parlare e scrivere.
  • Clas Hättestrand, Dr. Henrik Hansson, Professor Sirimali Fernando, Ranil Peiris, Dr. Mohamed Sideek Visit from Sri Lanka for discussions on research collaboration 2018-04-27 Stockholm University received a visit from a Sri Lankan delegation led by Professor Sirimali Fernando of Sri Lanka's National Science Foundation
  • Test of fire alarm at the University 2018-04-26 Under week 24 it's time for the quarterly test of the fire alarm in Frescati and Kräftriket. This happens as follows.
  • Read SciLifeLab´s magazine Synergy 2018-04-25 In the beginning of May a new issue of SciLifeLab´s magazine Synergy will be out.
  • 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.
  • Cooperation projects with Tokyo funded 2018-04-23 Seven projects at eight different departments have been granted funding for cooperation with the University of Tokyo. A new call for funding for collaboration projects with the closing date 30 September 2018 will be announced later.
  • Airi Lampinen discusses plattform economy and gig work on A-studio, YLE TV1. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm Dual Career Network Network for partners and spouses of international employees in Stockholm 2018-04-17 Are you an international employee at Stockholm University with an accompanying partner or spouse? Then he or she can become a member of Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN), a network for partners and spouses of international employees in Stockholm.
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap 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.
  • 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.
  • Paula von Wachenfeldt from the Centre for Fashion Studies Two researchers comment the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 2018-04-09 On October 10, it was announced that the French writer Patrick Modiano is awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. Two researchers at Stockholm University comment on the election and talk about their research on Modiano.
  • 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 report maps international research collaborations 2018-04-08 A new internal report mapping the level of Stockholm University’s international research collaborations by looking at scientific co-publications concludes that the ratio of international co-authored publications is on the increase, today it is more than 70%.
  • Viral Dramaturgies 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).
  • 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.
  • Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Science Communication for Ph.D. students 2018-04-03 The Innovation office at Stockholm University offer the departments an introductory seminar on entrepreneurship as a way of outreach, especially designed for Ph.D. students.
  • Professor Geir Skeie 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?
  • Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections 2018-03-28 Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US elections? Is Trump's populism a threat to democracy? Benjamin Moffitt at the Dept. of Political Science talks about populism, democracy, and why Donald Trump won the 2016 US elections.
  • Förhistoriska DNA avslöjar hundens ursprung 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.
  • 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.
  • Photo of Airi lampinen, Senior lecturer in Human-Computer interaction at Stockholm University. 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.
  • Promotionen i Stadshuset 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.
  • Euraxess 2018-03-20 Stockholm University has an agreement with the European research network EURAXESS.
  • Love Ekenberg 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.
  • Test of fire alarm at the University 2018-03-07 Under week 12 it's time for the quarterly test of the fire alarm in Frescati and Kräftriket. This happens as follows.
  • 10 Subjects ranked in top 100 2018-03-06 Ten subjects at Stockholm University are listed among the top 100 in the world in the “QS world university rankings by subject” for 2018.
  • open access puff 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.
  • Förvärv juridik 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.
  • Juho Härkönen. Foto: Stockholms universitet Juho Härkönen appointed Professor of Sociology at EUI in Florence 2018-02-20 Juho Härkönen has been appointed Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at European University Institute in Florence.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • E-meeting system to be replaced 2018-02-08 The e-meeting system Adobe Connect will be phased out and replaced by Zoom during 2018.
  • Wikipedia in Education Workshop: Powerful learning with open resources - How to develop Wikipedia assignments 2018-02-02 How to use Wikipedia as a tool for learning by exploring Wikipedia guidelines and cases from Swedish and international universities. What does it look like when students are assigned to use Wikipedia to collaborate with their peers, frame academic research to the public, and convey facts to a non-expert audience? In this workshop you will get to practice the fundamentals of developing Wikipedia assignments and discuss impact on mastering course content, building skills for students' academic and professional lives.
  • Love Ekenberg 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.
  • Gunnar von Heijne 2018 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.
  • Queen Silva and representatives for the four universities. Photo: Yanan Li 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.
  • 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.
  • Omslaget till Nordic Theatre Studies (vol 29 nr 1, 2017) 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.
  • Foto: Audrey Henderson 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.
  • Frank Wilczek. Foto: Niklas Björling. New members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2018-01-02 Of nine new members elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in December 2017, three are from Stockholm University.
  • The first courses are now starting in the new learning platform Athena 2017-12-21 The University’s new learning platform, Athena, is now in place, and planning has begun for a gradual transition from Mondo. A number of pilot courses will start in January in order to prepare for the big transition in the best way possible.
  • Per-Olof Wikström Criminology Prize Winners 2016 2017-12-20 How can parents prevent their children from committing crimes? Criminology Prize winners 2016, Travis W. Hirschi, Cathy Spatz Widom and Per-Olof Wikström are awarded the prize for their research on how parents can prevent their children from committing crimes
  • Guidelines for telephony updated 2017-12-18 An updated version of guidelines for telephony are now available for Stockholm University. The guidelines contain recommendations for telecommunications services and phone usage.
  • A degree from Stockholm University leads to employment A degree from Stockholm University leads to employment 2017-12-15 A degree from Stockholm University leads to employment
  • Marie Evertsson 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.
  • Hiranya Peiris Oskar Klein Centre Director shares Breakthrough Prize 2017-12-08 The 3 million dollar prize for fundamental physics will be split by the 27-member WMAP team.
  • Focus on Latin America - new study and information meeting in January 2017-12-08 Stockholm University's objective is to work on the global research and education arena and offer an international academic environment. In the context of its internationalization work, Stockholm University visits different regions to create new contacts, and reinforce existing ones.
  • Toxoplasma 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.
  • 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.
  • Autonomus cars driverless self-driving Nissan Barry Brown 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.
  • 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.
  • Alumnevenemang i Shanghai Meeting students and alumni around the world 2017-11-20 During the autumn, Stockholm University has participated in recruitment activities and arranged events for international alumni around the world.
  • Barry Brown Autonomous cars 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.
  • 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.
  • Winner of the Cramér Society reward for best thesis Winner of the The Cramér Prize 2017-10-31 The annual award for the best thesis in statistics or mathematical statistics went to Ph D Feng Li from the Department of Statistics at Stockholm University.
  • Vulnerability found in WiFI encryption 2017-10-17 A vulnerability that renders communication via WiFi unsecure has been discovered. Switch off WiFi on all your devices until a security patch has been issued.
  • Sweden Education Day in India Meeting students and alumni in India 2017-10-15 Many Indian students expressed interest in studying at Stockholm University during the Sweden Education Day held in New Delhi on 11 October. Catching up with alumni in India was also on the agenda during the University's visit to the Indian capital.
  • Student survey shows positive results 2017-10-15 The International Student Barometer (ISB) provides universities worldwide with feedback on how international students experience their study time. Stockholm University has participated five times, and the latest survey shows that development work gives positive results.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Swedish 'kanelbulle' (Cinnamon bun). Cinnamon Bun Day - Kanelbullens dag 2017-10-03 The fourth of October is Cinnamon Bun Day - Kanelbullens dag! In bakeries and convenience stores all over Sweden you will find baskets of warm cinnamon buns, or kanelbullar, as these tasty swirls of pastry are called in Swedish.
  • Lilian Thuram tar emot utmärkelsen som hedersdoktor 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.
  • Johan Kuylenstierna och Lilian Thuram. Thuram and Kuylenstierna on refugees and climate change 2017-09-29 Can we be climate refugees tomorrow? That was the theme when two of Stockholm University’s new honorary doctors met in a public conversation.
  • 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.
  • Welcome Day for PhD Students 2017-09-26 The Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Faculties are organizing a welcome day for PhD students where various aspects of the PhD program will be discussed. This day is particularly for newly admitted PhD students, but all PhD students are welcome. The Welcome Day is compulsory for PhD students at the Humanities and Social Science faculties.
  • Svante Pääbo in Aula Magna Leading life sciences researchers spoke in Aula Magna 2017-09-20 Human origins and mosquitos' propensity to sting certain people were some of the subjects covered when world-leading researchers in molecular life sciences gathered for a symposium in Aula Magna on 15 September. The event was part of the festivities celebrating the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100-year anniversary.
  • Malicious code in attached Word documents 2017-09-19 There is currently an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in MS Office going around.
  • Use your mobile phone abroad without paying more 2017-09-19 From now on you can use your mobile phone abroad without any extra costs. The new rules apply to countries within the EU and EEA States.
  • An encyclopedia of resilience 2017-09-19 Science director Carl Folke summarises more than 40 years of resilience research and why it is more relevant than ever
  • Attempted phishing ”Universitets email Update” 2017-09-19 New phishing attempt is directed to email users at Stockholm University. Don't click on any links if you have received this email!
  • Attempted phishing through fake emails from Danske Bank 2017-09-19 There’s a fake email going around claiming to be from Danske Bank. This is a phishing attempt; don’t click on any links in the email if you have received it!
  • Livia Oláh presents research results on families and societies 2017-09-18 The large scale EU project called FamiliesAndSocieties - Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations, has recently ended.
  • Stockholm University 82 in the world within Arts & humanities 2017-09-13 Stockholm University tops the THE Arts & humanities ranking in Sweden.
  • Professor Carl Folke Carl Folke wins the Gunnerus Sustainability Award 2017-08-30 Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke awarded the 2017 Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for his outstanding scientific work
  • The ability to solve environmental problems is connected to the way different actors collaborate. Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problems 2017-08-18 Society’s ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published in the journal Science.
  • Koalition för hållbara hav 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.
  • Colloquium: Show and Tell (SUDA) 2017-08-01
  • Pedpris liten bild The Awards for Good Teaching 2017 2017-07-21 Awards for excellent teaching for the year 2017 have been granted to Dr Hildred Crill, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Dr Lisa Käll, Dept. for Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Prof. Said Mahmoudi, Dept. of Law and Dr Daniel Ritter, Dept. of Sociology
  • Love Ekenberg 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).
  • Frida Bender, newly appointed docent. What does a “docent” do? 2017-06-27 Not fully a professor but more than a doctor. Frida Bender, researcher at the Department of Meteorology, and recently appointed docent explains what’s hidden behind the title.
  • 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.
  • The Bacteria Thermus thermophilus lives in hot springs. Photo Peter Brzezinski 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.
  • 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.
  • Photo by Shaheed Karim Canadian students see campus through camera lenses 2017-06-18 Students from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, recently discovered Stockholm University through the lenses of their cameras. Staying in Stockholm for a three week course on architectural photography, they found the buildings at Frescati campus a good place to practice.
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap New database with psychoanalytic literature 2017-06-16 The library has acquired the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive. A lot of positive feedback came in from students and researchers during the trial.
  • Fredrik Oldsjö Hi there, head of the office of Human Science! 2017-06-15 Fredrik Oldsjö, head of the office of Human Science, talks about what the department works with.
  • Förvärv naturvetenskap New e-books from Springer 2017-06-14 All e-books from Springer published 2017 are now available. More titles will be added during the year as they are published.
  • New department of public health science 2017-06-14 On 1 January 2018, a new department will be established at the Faculty of Social Sciences – the Department of Public Health Science
  • Erica Öjermark Strzelecka, international alumni coordinator Networking with international alumni 2017-06-14 Stockholm University is currently making an effort to stay in contact with international alumni. “This is a very important target group that we should take advantage of,” says Erica Öjermark Strzelecka, the new international alumni coordinator.
  • The emergence of planetary intelligence: an astrobiological perspective on the Anthropocene 2017-06-12
  • Katariina Kiviniemi Birgersson, Head of the Office of Science. Hello there, Head of the Office of Science! 2017-06-09 Katariina Kiviniemi Birgersson, Head of the Office of Science, talks about their activities.
  • Marie Evertsson. Foto: Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet Marie Evertsson appointed Professor of Sociology in Social Policy 2017-06-07 SPaDE congratulate Marie Evertsson for her appointment as Professor of Sociology with a chair in the Social Policy division of the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University.
  • Vanda Aronsson has been awarded a prize for her thesis 2017-06-05 Vanda Aronsson, our colleague and former master student, has been awarded the prize "Utmärkt arbetsmiljöuppsats" (excellent thesis about work environment) by AFA Försäkring and Prevent.
  • Meeting of Directors of European Latin American Studies centres at USAL Meeting of European directors of Latin American Studies centers, at Salamanca University 2017-06-02 Andrés Rivarola was invited to participate at the 25 anniversary of the Instituto de Iberoamérica, at Salamanca University (USAL), between the 18-20 of May.
  • Sabina Anderberg About the Research Data Alliance and the Ninth Plenary Meeting 2017-06-01 This is the first blog post on the Stockholm University Press Blog about research data related issues, focusing on sharing and collaborating between Swedish academic institutions.
  • Marie Högström, Head of the Human Resources office. Hello there, Head of the Human Resources Office! 2017-05-31 Marie Högström, Head of the Human Resources Office, talks about their activities.
  • Jerker Dahne, Head of Student Services Hello there, Head of Student Services! 2017-05-26 Jerker Dahne, Head of Student Services, talks about his department’s work.
  • Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation 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 Isak Karlsson 2017-05-17 Isak Karlsson will defend his thesis "Order in the random forest"
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap New database - Eikon 2017-05-16 Eikon from Thomson Reuters is now available on a dedicated computer in the Frescati Library.
  • Workshop: Interactive lectures 2017-05-16 Would you like to develop you ability to plan, carry out and evalute an interactive lectures? In this workshop for university teachers we focus how to encourage activity and engagement during a lecture in order to support students' learning. Teaching and learning in English as a second language will also be discussed.
  • Maryam Hansson Edalat, Head of Research Support Office. Foto: Anna-Karin Landin Hello there, Head of Research Support Office! 2017-05-08 Maryam Hansson Edalat, Head of Research Support Office talks about their activities.
  • Eino Örnfeldt appointed new University Director Eino Örnfeldt appointed new University Director 2017-05-03 Eino Örnfeldt, currently University Director at the Swedish Defense University, has been recruited as a new university director with the title of Head of University Administration at Stockholm University.
  • International Teaching Week 2017-04-27 Stockholm Business School at Stockholm University organizes its annual International Teaching Week on 8-10 May, 2017. All partner universities of the Business School have been invited to attend and hold lectures and workshops, as well as to network with the institution's academics. The theme of the week's lectures and activities is sustainability.
  • Award for best paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs to Bo Malmberg 2017-04-27 ”2017 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award” has been awarded Bo Malmberg, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, and Per Strömblad, Department of Political Science, Linnaeus University, for the paper ”Ethnic Segregation and Xenophobic Party preference: Exploring the Influence of the Presence of Visible Minorities on Local Electoral Support for the Sweden Democrats”. The prize was awarded at the UAA (Urban Affairs Association) 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis April 19–22, 2017.
  • Anki Bystedt tumnagelbild Hello there, Head of External Relations and Communications Office! 2017-04-18 Anki Bystedt, Head of External Relations and Communications Office talks about the work that the department does.
  • 2016 in numbers 2017-04-12 Central strategic investments, increased international exchange, and a small financial surplus – so can 2016 be summarised for the University.
  • 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
  • Photo of Fredrik Blix, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. 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.
  • Foto på Panagiotis Papapetrou, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap, Stockholms universitet. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photo of Barry Brown, researcher at Stockholm University. 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.
  • tumnagel 2 widmark Hello there, Library Director! 2017-03-27 Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, talks about the work that Stockholm University Library does.
  • Vasilis Koulolias eGovlab Reimagining Education for the Fight against Corruption 2017-03-27 Stockholm, Sweden- 24 March, 2017. eGovlab has joined forces with the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in building the foundation that will curb corruption.
  • Frank Wilczek. Foto: Niklas Björling. 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.
  • Ilona Riipinen, professor i atmosfärvetenskap ERC grant crucial to the start of her career 2017-03-24 The ERC grants are well suited for researchers who are willing to venture into risky projects, says atmospheric chemistry scholar Ilona Riipinen, who has held a Starting Grant.
  • ERC – important financier of pioneering research 2017-03-24 For ten years, the European Research Council (ERC) has provided substantial financial support to research being conducted within the EU. During this time, about SEK 400 million have been awarded to Stockholm University. ERC supports pioneering basic research in all academic areas.
  • Ariel Goobar 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.
  • 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.
  • Porträtt foto av Lena Lundqvist framför Studenthuset Hello there, Head of the Property Management Office! 2017-03-21 Lena Lundqvist, Head of the Property Management Office, talks about her department's work.
  • More environmentally friendly profile products 2017-03-21 The University is committed to gradually replacing its profile products with more environmentally friendly alternatives. First up is the range of basic products such as t-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies and tote bags.
  • New action plan for Stockholm University 2017-03-20 The Vice-Chancellor recently adopted a new action plan for 2017-2018. The plan aims to put Stockholm University’s strategies into practice.
  • Åsa Borin porträttfotografi utomhus. Kort grått hår och blåvit blus. Glasögon. Hello, Head of Office of the President! 2017-03-16 Åsa Borin, head of Office of the President, talks about her department’s work.
  • BEAM research units BEAM funding available 2017-03-14 The BEAM Steering Group invite applications for economic support for 2015.
  • Xiaodong Zou 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.
  • Open Lecture: The State of Open Data Report Open Lecture: The State of Open Data Report 2017-03-10 The lecture is free and open for public. No registration is needed.
  • Porträttbild av Theo Kanter, professor 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).
  • Education fair in London Meeting students in London 2017-03-10 Stockholm University recently joined the QS World Grad School Tour in London to meet prospective students interested in studying a master’s programme in Stockholm.
  • 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.
  • President Gonokami and Vice-Chancellor Widding Visit to University of Tokyo to further collaboration 2017-03-10 A delegation from Stockholm University, headed by the Vice-Chancellor, recently visited University of Tokyo in Japan to further collaboration activities and to discuss joint future projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SACF meeting in Stockholm ”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.
  • Nanyang Technological University Partner visit in Singapore 2017-02-17 In the end of January, a delegation from the Faculty of Science made a partner visit to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Institutionen för tillämpad miljövetenskap, foto av Eva Dalin 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.​
  • Amendment of Practice – two-year residence permit for doctoral students 2017-02-06 The Swedish Migration Agency has changed its practice regarding the length of residence permits for doctoral students.
  • Monica Axelsson 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?
  • Stockholm 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.
  • The Earth. rethink.earth 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.
  • Price to Robert Erikson 2017-01-19
  • Price to Markus Jäntti 2017-01-19
  • Förvärv samhällsvetenskap Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available 2016-12-21 The database Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is now available at Stockholm University.
  • 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.
  • Martin Högbom profilbild 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.
  • 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.
  • Professor Oliver Popov, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. 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.
  • Season's Greetings card 2016 Season's Greetings card 2016 2016-11-30 Stockholm University's Season's Greetings card 2016 is now available for download in the Tools for visual identity media bank. The jpg file can be inserted into email messages, or uploaded as a banner on the website.
  • Adnan Mahmutovic. Foto: Anna-Karin Landin Transnational writing programme 2016-11-25 The writer-in-residence is a new concept in Sweden. Adnan Mahmutović, lecturer at the Department of English and writer, proves how valuable it can be. Traditionally, artist- and writer-in-residence programmes have given creatives time and space to make art removed from everyday pressures.
  • Ella Sundholm från Lugnets skola i Hammarby sjöstad i jakt på eklöv. Foto: Niklas Björling Citizen science – research that engages the general public 2016-11-24 Today, everyone, even those without specialist knowledge, is able to contribute to scientific discovery. This is called citizen science and often involves making observations or classifying large amounts of data – things that researchers would never have the time for. In Sweden, citizen science often involves observations in nature.
  • They help you develop as a teacher 2016-11-24 The Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching organises courses and workshops to help university teachers develop their skills. However, the most common question from the operation is more rhetorical: Why is teaching not valued as highly as research?
  • Phishing – Fraud emails – Spam 2016-11-23 Attempted fraud on the Internet is becoming more common and the attempts more and more sophisticated. Be wary of emails from people you do not know and be careful about clicking on links.
  • On picture: Lars Asker, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, 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.
  • EHEF in Indonesia Major interest for Stockholm University at education fairs abroad 2016-11-22 To meet students and inform about our study programmes in English, Stockholm University has during this autumn participated in education fairs in India, China and Indonesia.
  • Picture of a blood bank. 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.
  • Stockholm Earth Week 14-18 November 2016-11-11
  • Photo of Panagiotis Papapetrou, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm Uni. 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”.
  • 9 unexpected programmes at Stockholm University 2016-11-02 Did you know Stockholm University offers 75 master's programmes taught in English? And some of them are programmes you won't find anywhere else.
  • Photo of Aron Henriksson, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. 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.
  • Portrait photo of Janis Stirna, the Department of Computer and Systems Siences. 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.
  • Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano 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.
  • Maria Olson How can we ensure diversity and democracy in school? 2016-10-27 Researcher Maria Olson is interested in democracy and diversity in the context of education.
  • Georgia Destouni elected to Scientific Advisory Committee 2016-10-25 Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Physical Geography and former General Secretary of the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, Georgia Destouni has just been elected to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for Science Europe.
  • 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.
  • International Student Barometer 2016 2016-10-14 Stockholm University will participate in the International Student Barometer 2016, a survey about international student's experiences at universities.
  • Mario Vargas Llosa receives his honorary doctorate Inauguration and Conferment 2016 2016-10-13 Gowns, tailcoats, banners, garlands, a banquet and a dance. The ceremony in Stockholm City Hall was grand as ever this year, made even more impressive with two Nobel Laureates.
  • GFC eng Welcome to the Global Fashion Conference, October 20 – 21 2016-10-07 October 20 – 21 Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University has the honour of hosting the Global Fashion Conference 2016, themed Tradition and Innovation: Challenges for Fashion and Luxury in the 21st Century. The conference is hosted in collaboration with Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and Fast Forward Innovation, Portugal
  • Portrait photo: Barry Brown, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University 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.
  • Paola Sartoretto Between opportunities and threats: 2016-10-06 an analysis of Brazilian Landless Workers Movement experiences with new media technologies
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stefano Bonetti. Foto: Serena Nobili. Stefano Bonetti awarded ERC Starting Grant 2016-09-21 Stefano Bonetti, researcher at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. His research investigates ultrafast magnetization dynamics using x-ray free-electron lasers. The research could well contribute to creating ever faster computers.
  • Sara Danius, foto: Eva Dalin Sara Danius first woman Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy 2016-09-21 When Stockholm University Professor Sara Danius begins as Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy on 1st of June 2015, she is the first woman to hold the prestigious position.
  • Dissertation Monica Winge 2016-09-19 Monica Winge will defend her thesis "Collaboration and Coordination Challenges in Patient-Centered Care: Models and Information Services".
  • Environment in the Age of Internet Environment in the Age of Internet. Activists, Communication and the Digital Landscape 2016-08-25 How do we talk about the environment? Does this communication reveal and construct meaning? Is the environment expressed and foregrounded in the new landscape of digital media?
  • Photo of Tony Lindgren, The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. 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.
  • Michel Zink on Sense and Sensuality in Medieval Literature 2016-08-19 “Sense and Sensuality”, a story of matrimonial love and reason in Erec et Enide. Michel Zink is professor of Medieval French Literature at Collège de France.
  • Ivan Martino. Grant makes it possible to solve old problems 2016-08-08 Ivan Martino received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stockholm University in 2014. Thanks to a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, he will hold a postdoctoral position with Professor Alex Suciu at Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
  • Rektor E.A. Weerasinghe i spetsen för besöket i Frescati. Visit from Sri Lankan Delegation 2016-08-03 The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Stockholm University was visited by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training and the Vice Chancellor for the National Institute of Business Management in Colombo.
  • Förvärv humaniora New e-book platform in the humanities 2016-07-27 A collection of nearly 4700 e-books in the humanities from more than 100 different publishers is now available on the platform ACLS Humanities E-Book. Earlier this year the library offered a trial and now we have acquired a subscription.
  • Maja Schlüter Apply for grants: Push the boundaries of research to get grants 2016-07-04 Actively develop and test your ideas, go beyond current norms and push the boundaries of research. Then you’ll have a good chance of writing a really good proposal. That’s one of Maja Schlüter’s tips for researchers interested in an ERC grant.
  • Georgia Destouni Apply for grants: tips from reviewers 2016-07-04 How do reviewers reason when looking at proposals? We asked two professors with long experience.
  • Fataneh Farahani Things to consider when applying for a grant 2016-07-04 Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor of Ethnology in the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, shares her tips on how to be successful when applying for grants.
  • Summer – a time to think about applications 2016-07-04 If you read this and start looking for calls and deadlines, relax. There are relatively few calls during the summer. That’s what makes summer the best time for thinking and developing research ideas.
  • Abraham Mendoza. Foto: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: The importance of presenting your research professionally 2016-07-04 Only apply for the grants that you have the best chance of getting, make sure that your proposal contains full and correct information and learn to present your research in a professional way. These are Abraham Mendoza’s tips for other researchers.
  • Monika Winder. Foto: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: EU grants will solve the Baltic Sea’s challenges 2016-07-04 Monika Winder, Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, is involved in an ongoing Baltic Sea research project and has just submitted a new proposal.
  • e-bibliotek More than half of the e-books purchased via PDA and EBS models continue to be used 2016-06-29 As a means of making available and acquiring e-books, the Library uses PDA and EBS models. Now we have has undertaken a major evaluation of ten agreements with various publishers and e-book suppliers.
  • Mark Rhinard. Photo: Niklas Björling Apply for grants: Be prepared when the calls for proposals are made 2016-06-20 Mark Rhinard is professor of international relations and stresses the importance of applying for funding from different funding bodies.
  • 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.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Photo: Eva Dalin Apply for grants: Think about the details of your application 2016-06-17 Ilona Riipinen has been awarded several major grants, the most recent a Wallenberg Academic Fellow. She prefers to apply for fewer grants and spend more time on each application.
  • electric charging post photo Charge your car at the University 2016-06-15 Employees and students who travel by electric car to and from work can charge their cars at the Frescati campus. A total of four electric charging posts are available.
  • flygplan bild Carbon offsetting improves air quality in Nepal 2016-06-14 As of 1 April this year, Stockholm University offsets carbon emissions from air travel on official business. The decision on carbon offsetting was made by the Vice-Chancellor at the end of 2015 and was based on an investigation carried out by the University’s environmental coordinator in 2015.
  • Scott Pollock hade bjudit in kocken Magnus Nilsson och docent Richard Tellström Swedish food culture in Minnesota 2016-06-12 When the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, announced a programme on Scandinavian food, Stockholm University was there. Richard Tellström, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Meal Science and Guest Lecturer at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies (ERG) was one of the presenters, meeting Americans who had vivid memories of Swedish food culture.
  • Clas Hättestrand Clas Hättestrand new Pro Vice-Chancellor 2016-06-10 Stockholm University’s current Pro Vice-Chancellor, Hans Adolfsson, will become Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University on 1 July, which means that Stockholm University will receive a new Pro Vice-Chancellor on 1 July.
  • New system for reporting secondary employment 2016-06-09 Most are allowed, but not all. The rules concerning secondary employment are the same as before, but the system for reporting them is new. Beginning in April, secondary employment should be reported in Primula and will be collected centrally.
  • Den svenska delegationen Research seminar in Brazil 2016-06-03 The fifth seminar for the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum, SACF, was held in Brazil in the middle of May. The project will conclude in February 2017 with a conference in Stockholm that will include the representatives from the five participating countries.
  • Professor Steve Alsop 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.
  • Brasilia, wikimedia Swedish delegation to Brazil 2016-05-04 Brazil is the next stop for the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum project which aims to promote research collaborations between researchers in the host country and six universities in Sweden. A delegation from Stockholm University of 13, led by Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, will participate in the next seminar 16-20 May in Brasil.
  • Introduction to team based learning 2016-04-19 Welcome to a workshop on teaching and learning with Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL). Useful for: Professors, lecturers and other teachers.
  • Delegation in South Africa by Mabel Selin Delegation to Southern Africa 2016-04-14 In March, Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding visited Botswana and South Africa. Together with twelve other vice-chancellors, she was a part of a Swedish delegation led by the University Chancellor and the Executive Director of STINT. The trip was organized by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
  • NOD-husets fasad. Foto: Eva Dalin DSV celebrates 50th anniversary with lecturers 2016-04-14 This year, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • bild från appen Virtual spiders treat phobias 2016-04-14 Crawling spiders with hairy legs are scary to many people. Despite the fact that we do not have any dangerous spiders in Sweden, this is the most common animal phobia. When the phobia becomes so strong that it affects your daily life, it may be time to seek help.
  • medlemmarna i förlaget Lilla Björn sitter runt ett bord Bilingual book will promote integration 2016-04-14 A few students in the course on publishing studies have started a publishing house and are about to publish their first book – a children’s book in both Swedish and Arabic. They are trying to have the book distributed in refugee homes.
  • 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.
  • Örjan Gustavsson Large grants to research projects on thawing permafrost and social economy 2016-04-05 Two researchers from Stockholm University have received grants from the European Research Council, ERC Advanced Grant, to fund their respective research projects. Örjan Gustafsson, professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, for his study of the effect of thawing permafrost on climate and Torsten Persson, professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), for his study on how individual and social motives interact in driving individual decisions.
  • Workshop in Yogyakarta Indonesia seminar with workshops on land-use change and civil society 2016-04-01 Five researchers from Stockholm University participated in the Indonesia – Sweden Excellence Seminar held 14 – 17 March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The seminar is a part of the project Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum shared by six Swedish universities and funded by STINT.
  • Bild på länk till beställningsformulär We've made it easier for you to order books and journals 2016-03-23 Never before has it been so easy to get hold of that book or article you are missing. This Friday we launched a new order form where you fill in the book, article or journal that you lack. We'll do the rest.
  • 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.
  • Stockholm University Stockholm University on place 64 in THE European ranking 2016-03-11 Sweden has 11 institutions in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education ranking of European Universities in 2016, with Stockholm University on place 64.
  • pussel *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.
  • Stockholm University at QS education fair Busy booth at education fair in London 2016-03-08 Students and visitors kept Stockholm University staff busy at the exhibition booth during the QS Education Fair in London on 5 March. We enjoyed meeting all interested students and hope to welcome many international students in the next application round!
  • Nominations for new Pro Vice-Chancellor welcome 2016-02-17 Staff and students have the opportunity to nominate a new Pro Vice-Chancellor for the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019. Last date for nominations is March 6, 2016.
  • selfie Brave new digital world 2016-02-17 Digital images have become a central part of contemporary perceptions of reality, Lisa Ehlin shows in her doctoral thesis.
  • Stockholm University commits to fossil free investments 2016-02-16 The Stockholm University Board decided at its meeting on 15 February 2016 that it no longer allows trust management investments in fossil fuels.
  • Vasilis Koulolias eGovlab develops online democracy 2016-02-16 eGovlab in Kista develops technology and smart processes for improving communication between citizens and public authorities. Starting at the beginning of next year, the EU project e-Skills Match will also be coordinated from here.
  • Gadjah Mada University Research collaboration with Indonesia 2016-02-15 Researchers from Stockholm University, among other Swedish universities, will have the opportunity to discuss possible collaborations with colleagues in Indonesia at the next Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum in Yogyakarta.
  • Fernando Jaramillo, Rajendra Singh, Karl Mathiesen, Ana Gren and Torgny Holmgren Education and collaboration key when addressing water challenges 2016-02-15 An international expert panel discussed the imperative water situation in the world at a Kapuscinski Development Lecture hosted by Stockholm University on Wednesday 3 February.
  • 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.
  • Hans Adolfsson foto Hans Adolfsson nominated as Vice-Chancellor in Umeå 2016-02-10 Hans Adolfsson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and professor of chemistry at Stockholm University, has been nominated as Vice-Chancellor by the board of Umeå University.
  • High external recruitment level of teachers at the University 2016-02-10 New statistics show that the majority of teachers recruited to Stockholm University in the past five years have received their PhDs from, and been employed at, other universities.
  • New course design strategies to enhance teaching and learning 2016-02-08 The workshop aims for you who are or are about to become a course director to develop your course in terms of how you make use of IT to support student learning.
  • Deltagare och arrangörer runt ett bord Students organise language café for new arrivals 2016-02-08 How to help asylum seekers? Students Pauline Diurson Runfors and David Mattsson started a language café for new arrivals.
  • Motivate your students with online media 2016-02-01 Teacher at the university and curious about using video and other media in your lectures? Welcome to a stimulating workshop where we go through ideas, basic tools and help you getting started. Using media to support campus courses opens for a new didactical tool box, for example the flipped class room.
  • Årets lärare 2015 tumnagel The Award for Good Teaching 2015 2016-01-29 Awards for excellent teaching for the year 2015 have been granted to Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu, Dept of Computer and Systems Science, Fawad Hassan, Dept of Physics, Per Förnegård, Dept of Romance Studies and Classics, and Andrea Sundstrand, Dept of Law.
  • Yanhang Ma och Peter Oleynikov har många modeller av material på sitt kontor. Men inte någon modell av det nya materialet. First material to be woven at nano level 2016-01-22 For the first time, scientists have been able to weave a material at molecular level. The research is led by University of California Berkeley, in cooperation with Stockholm University.
  • Significant increase of applicants for science master's programs 2016-01-19 The number of applicants for international science master’s programmes at Stockholm University starting autumn 2016 have increased with 142 % since 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lacerda 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.
  • Environmental researchers enter the stage 2015-12-15 How are people supposed to understand what is happening to our planet? Can culture and science work together to spread knowledge and insights? These are some of the questions dealt with in the performance “The Anthropocene – The Human Scene”.
  • International students' visit during Nobel Week 2015-12-11 The Nobel Week in Stockholm is again attracting young students who visit Stockholm University to learn more about studies here and to get a glimpse of the Nobel activities during the Nobel Week.
  • Professor Johan Rockström 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Picture taken from the research study On time: The Smartwatch in vivo by Mobile Life Centre 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.
  • Huvudstråket i Albano. Skiss: Christensen & Co, BSK Arkitekter, Nivå Landskapsarkitektur. First sod turned for campus Albano 2015-11-30 A tree planting ceremony today marked the start of campus Albano. When completed Albano will function as a scientific hub connecting Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology with each other and the city.
  • Sediment från gammal sjöbotten 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?
  • Representatives of Young Academies from around the world gather in Stockholm 2015-11-12 From 16–18 November 2015 the Global Young Academy (GYA) and Young Academy of Sweden (YAS) are co-hosting the 2nd Worldwide meeting of Young Academies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Digital höjdmodell som visar Norrströms avrinningsområde. 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.
  • Swetox logo 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.
  • Open house at SciLifeLab 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!
  • 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!
  • Conferment of new doctors Inauguration and Conferment 2015 2015-10-12 Stockholm University’s most prominent ceremonial occasion took place on 25 September. New professors and doctors, honorary doctors and jubilee doctors were in focus at the annual Inauguration and Conferment Ceremony in the Blue Hall, also home to the Nobel Banquet.
  •  A DOM being lowered into the hole of an IceCube string Credit: Jim Haugen, IceCube/NSF  The IceCube 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.
  • Singapore Meet us in Singapore on 10 October 2015 2015-09-18 Stockholm University will participate in the international Education fair "Study in Europe" in Singapore on 10 October 2015.
  • Shanghai Meet us at China Education Expo 31 Oct-1 Nov 2015 2015-09-18 Stockholm University participates in this year's China Education Expo in Shanghai on 31 October to 1 November 2015.
  • The picture shows ICA Conference's logotype 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: ”Om några forskare kan hitta ett svart hål så kommer jag att få Nobelpris.” 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.
  • Gronlandsis 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.
  • Twitter LogoS Romklass now on Twitter! 2015-06-12 Romklass recently joined microblogging site Twitter. Our tweets will focus mainly on our news and events.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Academy of Athens 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.
  • May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity 2015-05-22 The variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations. The conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological diversity can help solve a range of societal challenges.
  • 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.
  • Theo kanter Artificiell intelligens Crosstalks 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?
  • Foto på Jesper Bergman och Kian Rozi vid Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. The brand new Master's Programme in Cyber Security takes shape in DSV's security lab 2015-05-18 The preparations for the new Master's Programme in information security are at full speed in the Cyber Systems Security Laboratory.
  • 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.
  • Honorary doctorates 2015 2015-04-22 Stockholm University has now chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • Foto på Uno Fors vid Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. Get smart: lifelong learning and relearning 2015-03-18 Watch Crosstalks on March 19, 6 pm, to see Uno Fors and Tessy Ceratto Pargman discuss the topic "Get smart: lifelong learning and relearning".
  • Skalle. Foto: Anna Arnberg New findings from DNA traces the emergence of languages 2015-03-13 Christos Economou, a PhD student at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University is one of the researchers who participated in the international research team that did the study.
  • New book: Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management 2015-02-27 Shang Gao from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China and Lazar Rusu from Stockholm University, Sweden are the editors of a recently published book by IGI Global that is entitled “Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management”.
  • Higher salaries for doctoral students 2015-02-20 As of 1 January 2015, all doctoral students with a doctoral studentship at Stockholm University have been given a raise.
  • Kung Carl XVI Gustaf och Ray Pierrehumbert. Foto: Eva Dalin Leading climate Professor: Sweden is a model 2015-02-17 Emissions of carbon must be reduced and in this, Sweden can be a model. This was the message when climate Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert held a public lecture in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
  • The book The Wellness Syndrome The Wellness Syndrome 2015-01-29 Are you obsessed with maximising your individual health and happiness? According to researchers a new phenomenon is emerging which they call the wellness syndrome - an obsession with health that is often counter-productive.
  • Student from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics wins award 2015-01-29 Minttu Virkki of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University wins Protein Science Best Paper Award of 2015.
  • Strategic efforts behind recruitment of leading researchers 2015-01-28 Desire to create a strong research environment, in addition to strategic recruitment efforts, have made the Department of Physics attractive to leading researchers.
  • World Economic Forum 2015 Stockholm Resilience Centre research on display in Davos 2015-01-22 Johan Rockström, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, at Stockholm University, has been invited to present the latest findings on planetary boundaries.
  • Source: Steffen et.al, Science, 16 januari 2015. Four of nine planetary boundaries now crossed 2015-01-16 Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, says an international team of 18 researchers with representatives from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in the journal Science, published 16 January. Crossing the boundaries could have serious consequences, both in the present and the future.
  • Bok_computer science “Must-read for anyone interested in understanding the computing discipline” 2014-12-25 Those are the words in a review of a new book, “The Science of Computing: Shaping a Discipline”, by DSV’s associate professor Matti Tedre.
  • Love Ekenberg Love Ekenberg towards new challenges 2014-12-25 After more than six years Professor Love Ekenberg leaves the role as Dean of DSV. At the beginning of 2015, he starts as a senior researcher at the international renowned research institute IIASA.
  • Sara Danius. Foto: Eva Dalin. Sara Danius new Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy 2014-12-23 Professor Sara Danius will take the position as Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy on 1 June 2015. She is a Professor in literature at Stockholm University and her research is about the relationship between literature and society with 19th century realism and 20th century realism as starting point.
  • Jonas Larsson At absolute zero – studies of a different world 2014-12-22 Materials change their properties at extremely low temperatures; they stop following the traditional laws of physics and, instead, quantum mechanics takes over. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Jonas Larson will use theoretical methods to study the different and exciting phenomena that occur close to absolute zero.
  • Before you go on holiday… 2014-12-08 Before you "log out" for the holidays, please remember to let people know that you'll be out of the office, or that your office hours will be different during the holiday season.
  • 103 million SEK to research in Science and Technology 2014-11-05 The Swedish Research Council call for project funding for Science and Technology has awarded Stockholm University 34 projects grants totaling 103.2 million SEK.
  • EU funding: “Network and learn the system” 2014-10-29 The research idea is crucial for receiving EU funding, but you also have to know the system and be able to network, according to expert Sean McCarthy.
  • Testade stavmixrar Hand blenders used for cooking can emit persistent chemicals 2014-10-28 Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers’ instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand blenders which are available on the Swedish market.
  • Concentrated effort to gain new knowledge about membrane-bound proteins 2014-10-24 A large grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to researcher David Drew at Stockholm University has enabled four research teams to proceed to develop new methods for determining the structure of human membrane proteins and their dynamic functions.
  • Large grant awarded for new method of protein structure determination 2014-10-24 Increased knowledge of how cells produce proteins, and the three-dimensional structure of these proteins, is of great importance to both basic research in biology and the development of medicine. Professor Gunnar von Heijne at Stockholm University has been granted a total sum of SEK 66 million for a new protein structure determination laboratory. In addition, he has been awarded a continuation grant for Wallenberg Advanced Bioinformatics Infrastructure (WABI) at SciLifeLab.
  • Karin Helander New Deputy Vice-Chancellor for humanities, law and social sciences 2014-10-23 Professor Karin Helander was the nomination committee's proposal for the next Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences, and chair for the Board of Humanities, Law and Social Science, for the period 2015–2017. On October 23 the decision to appoint her was taken by the University's Vice-Chancellor.
  • Chefen för Swetox Åke Bergman, landshövding Chris Heister, styrelseordförande Harriet Wallberg Center for Toxicological Sciences, Swetox, inaugurated 2014-10-08 This Tuesday Swetox, Center for Toxicological Sciences, was inaugurated at Astra Zeneca's former premises in Södertälje. This collaboration between eleven Swedish universities will conduct innovative interdisciplinary basic research, applied research and other business services and even coordinate programs at the masters and doctoral level, including graduate school.
  • High retention is shown with a higher relief upwards. Both precipitation and temperature control land carbon cycling 2014-10-03 Precipitation is at least as important as temperature in determining the turnover time of carbon, states a new report published in Nature. The report also establishes that overall more carbon than what was previously thought is stored in land ecosystems – especially in soil.
  • Ethics council established at the University 2014-09-24 The University has established an ethics council operating directly under the Vice-Chancellor. The council will investigate allegations of research misconduct and be responsible for education and information on this topic at the University, in addition to serving an advisory function on ethical issues.
  • Linnaeus environments at the highest international level 2014-09-24 The Swedish Research Council and Formas have conducted a midterm evaluation of the 20 Linnaeus environments that were granted funding in 2008. Two research environments at Stockholm University received Linnaeus grants in 2008: the Linnaeus Centre on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe – Stockholm University (SPaDE) and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics – Stockholm University (OKC). Both have now been evaluated and given excellent ratings.
  • Watch the Polar researcher elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2014-09-17 Professor Örjan Gustafsson has recently been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A few weeks ago he returned home from the first leg of the Polar research expedition Swerus-C3. On September 18 you can watch him live on the academic talkshow Crosstalks, talking about his research.
  • This year’s winners of the teaching award 2014-09-15 The 2014 “Teacher of the Year” award goes to Suzanne Kriström Alonzo from the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Mårten Edenroth from the Department of Law, Clas Hättestrand from the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, and Maria Wingstedt from the Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
  • Sino-Swedish workshop on the environmental issues in the Yangtze river 2014-09-08 During the week 8-12 September, researchers from China and Sweden will meet at Stockholm University to discuss environmental quality in the Yangzte.
  • Ilona Riipinen. Photo: Paul Zieger Young researcher at ITM received award for “significant research contribution to aerosol science” 2014-09-01 Associate Professor Ilona Riipinen at the Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) & Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University, received the Smoluchowski Award during the Annual European Aerosol Conference in Busan, Korea.
  • Kebnekaise Kebnekaise south peak is melting at record speed 2014-08-28 Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden. Now there is only 70 centimeters difference between the South and North peaks. The South peak measured to 2097.5 meters above sea level at this year’s annual measurement of the peaks, performed at the end of each summer season by Stockholm University research station Tarfala.
  • Stockholm University recruits top researcher 2014-08-25 The Swedish Research Council has decided on a research grant to Stockholm University for Professor John Wettlaufer, to do research at Stockholm University and Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • Researchers on the Oden. Half time for the Polar expedition SWERUS-C3 2014-08-19 The first leg of the International Polar research expedition SWERUS-C3 is approaching its end. In the beginning of next week, the expedition is expected in Barrow, Alaska to change researchers and crew.
  • The research station on Mt Åreskutan, Åre, Sweden. Photo: Stella Papadopoulou New international study into the link between human activities and cloud formation 2014-08-06 This summer the Cloud and Aerosol Experiment Åre (CAESAR) was launched which aims to better understand the influence of human activities on the composition of the air and microphysical properties of clouds. The project is a collaboration between Departement of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.
  • University researcher won competition in protein structure prediction 2014-07-18 A research group at SciLifeLab, led by Jens Carlsson at Stockholm University, has won a worldwide competition (GPCR DOCK 2013) to predict the three-dimensional structure of a G protein-coupled receptor using computer modeling. Their results are published in two articles in the scientific journal Structure.
  • Researchers from Stockholm University listed as some of world’s leading scientific minds 2014-07-16 Six researchers connected to Stockholm University ranks amongst “the most influential scientific minds of 2014,” according to a list published by Thomson Reuters who runs the database Web of Science. The list is based on the number of citations their scientific papers have received.
  • Östersjöns ekosystem Baltic Eye - puts the Baltic Sea on the agenda 2014-07-09 New research about the Baltic Sea is published on a regular basis and Stockholm University has long had a leading role in the field, with both comprehensive and in-depth science. So why does it take so long to solve problems connected to the Baltic Sea environment? Baltic Eye at Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre will provide decision makers with the knowledge about the Baltic Sea they need.
  • Small crustaceans help us assess the effects of pollution and oxygen deficiency in the Baltic sea 2014-06-18 Two of the most pressing environmental problems in the Baltic Sea are pollution and oxygen deficiency. Despite this, our knowledge about how this affects the animals living in the sea is limited. To test the single and combined effects of polluted sediment and oxygen deficiency on benthic organisms small crustaceans (Monoporeia affinis) from the Baltic Sea were studied in experiments. These crustaceans were demonstrated to have a defence mechanism against the cellular damage that changes in water oxygen concentrations can induce. Exposure to polluted sediment was also shown to activate these defence mechanisms.
  • Population Modeling: a “new era” in environmental protection? 2014-06-03 Models that can project the effects of contaminants on populations of organisms may help fulfill goals set for environmental risk assessment, shows a new PhD thesis from Stockholm University. These findings could help improve the way we assess the hazards that contaminants may pose to the environment.
  • Frälsegården kvinna Genomic Diversity and Admixture differs for Stone-Age Scandinavian Foragers and Farmers 2014-04-30 An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of eleven Stone-Age human remains from Scandinavia revealed that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers were historically in lower numbers than the farmers. The study is published, ahead of print, in the journal Science.
  • Honorary doctorates 2014 2014-04-15 Stockholm University has now chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education. Prominent names include Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the renowned French philosopher Francois Recanati. Within the humanities, in addition to Recanati, recipients of this year’s honorary doctorates include Elaine Aston and Patricia K. Kuhl; in the social sciences: Sandra Wallman and Marie-Laure Djelic; and in the natural sciences: Maria João Ramos, Lynne B. McCusker, Walter Neupert and Thomas Rossby.
  • Increased collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute 2014-04-04 Stockholm University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) recently signed an agreement to increase collaboration.
  • General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Updated map of ocean floors 2014-04-03 A new version of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) is now available. This is the third version, and once again, researchers at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University have played a prominent role.
  • Crystal structure of human MTH1 in complex with a key inhibitor. New concept for the treatment of cancer 2014-04-03 A team of researchers from five Swedish universities have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is presented in the journal Nature and is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival. The research group at Stockholm University has determined the structure of MTH1 and made detailed structural studies important for the development of efficient inhibitors targeting MTH1.
  • Foto av Nina Kirchner - kort blont hår, grön tröja och jeansjacka Large-scale investment in study of inaccessible marine areas 2014-04-03 A national infrastructure for studying hard conditions in the ocean is now being created with support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. University of Gothenburg, Chalmers and Stockholm University are behind the consortium MUST, Mobile Underwater System Tools, now assigned to SEK 38 million.
  • Mats Nilsson appointed Site Director at SciLifeLab in Stockholm Mats Nilsson appointed Site Director at SciLifeLab in Stockholm 2014-04-02 Mats Nilsson, professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, has been appointed Site Director for SciLifeLab in Stockholm. The decision was made by the Vice-Chancellors of Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Mats commenced his duties at SciLifeLab from 1 April.
  • Wallenberg funding to mathematics researchers 2014-03-31 In order for Sweden to regain an international, cutting edge position in mathematics, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is supporting prominent researchers in mathematics. Two researchers now receiving research funding are Per Alexandersson at Stockholm University and Christiane Tretter who is at present Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland and soon to be visiting Professor at Stockholm University.
  • Anders Nilsson University receives 125 million SEK to recruit top researcher 2014-03-31 Stockholm University has received 125 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council as part of their programme to recruit distinguished researchers. The funding will be used to appoint Anders Nilsson, currently at Stanford University, to join Stockholm University, and will be spread out during a ten-year period.
  • Helen Frowe, Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace at the Department of Philosophy New centre for the ethics of war and peace 2014-03-26 Why do different ethical rules apply in war and peace? A new centre has been established at the University seeking to explore the reasons for these differences.
  • Johan Kuylenstierna Sweden’s top environmental influencer Johan Kuylenstierna Sweden’s top environmental influencer 2014-03-26 Two scientists at Stockholm University have been named as the top two environmental influencers in Sweden, according to the Swedish magazine Miljöaktuellt, "Environment News". The top influencer is Johan Kuylenstierna, Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Adjunct Professor at Stockholm University. The number two influenser is Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Professor of Environmental Science at Stockholm University.
  • Hubble Monitors Supernova In Nearby Galaxy M82 Image of supernova explosion by Hubble Space Telescope 2014-02-27 On 27 February, the Hubble Space Telescope News Center published a composite image of the supernova explosion, SN2014J, in the M82 galaxy.
  • New study shows connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia 2014-02-27 A unique new study shows a connection between olfactory impairment and later dementia. Self-reported olfactory impairment and/or an inability to identify odors can be an early sign of dementia conversion within the next ten years. The study is the first of its kind to follow people from healthy ageing to dementia, focusing on olfactory impairment.
  • ITM researchers part of Swedish-Chinese effort to slow global warming 2014-01-31 ITM researchers Hans-Christer Hansson, Christer Johansson and Örjan Gustafsson attended a workshop on short-lived climate air pollutants (SLCPs) held in Beijing on 15-16 January. The meeting was an initiative of the Swedish government and was organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) that is responsible for overseeing the planning of energy supply and for addressing climate related questions in China.
  • Matthias Danninger from Stockholm University with one of the sensors immersed in ice. Photo: Chad Finley Swedish researchers in physics breakthrough 2013-12-17 Swedish researchers from Stockholm University and Uppsala University have played a significant role in the IceCube research project, dubbed by Physics World as the “breakthrough of the year”. Scientists have made the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, thereby opening “a new window on the universe”.
  • Illustration: © Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Chemistry Nobel Laureates discuss creativity in science 2013-12-16 How is great research born, and how can a few ideas evolve into a new field of research? At an open seminar in the Aula Magna, Stockholm University, 2013 Chemistry Nobel laureates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel shared their experiences, feelings and ideas about the future of science, and what they would do if they were to start over as PhD students today.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013. Illustration: © Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Physics Nobel Laureates François Englert and Peter Higgs visit Albanova 2013-12-10 On December 7, this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics, Prof. Peter Higgs and Prof. François Englert, visited AlbaNova for a reception and panel discussion. The panel discussion, which took place in the Oskar Klein auditorium at Alba Nova University Center. focused on the importance of the new boson and its discovery.
  • Photo of Constantinos Giannoulis, Jelena Zdravkovic and Eric-Oluf Svee Researchers at Stockholm University published in the prestigious Requirements Engineering Journal 2013-12-04 The research paper "Capturing consumer preferences as requirements for software product lines" written by Jelena Zdravkovic, Eric-Oluf Svee and Constantinos Giannoulis, has been published by the Requirements Engineering Journal, the highest ranked journal in this area of research, also Level 2.
  • Image: These maps show how the sky looks at gamma-ray energies above 100 million electron volts (MeV). Left: The sky during a three-hour interval prior to the detection, showing the normal appearance of the sky. Right: A three-hour interval starting 2.5 hours before the burst and ending 30 minutes into the event, illustrating its brightness relative to the rest of the gamma-ray sky. The gamma-ray burst GRB 130427A was located in the constellation Leo near its border with Ursa Major, whose brightest stars form the familiar Big Dipper. 
Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration Cosmic flash highlights flaws in theories about our Universe 2013-11-22 An international team of researchers, including members from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, has observed one of the most powerful cosmic explosions yet measured. The results are difficult to explain with any existing model, showing that we have a long way to go before understanding the most extreme events in our Universe. The findings are published in two articles in this week's edition of the journal Science.
  • Åke Bergman takes samples with Chinese researchers. Photo: Birgitta Bergman Sweden-China environmental collaboration awarded SEK 24 million 2013-11-21 Professor Åke Bergman, of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, has been awarded a Swedish Research Council framework grant of SEK 24,078,000 for a Sino-Swedish project on environmental monitoring and chemical analysis of environmental contaminants in the Yangtze River Delta region.
  • Kista världsmusikfestival logotype Music in the gaming industry – Present and future opportunities 2013-11-13 On the 28th of November Kista Världsmusikfestival and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, welcomes you to the seminar “Music in the gaming industry – Present and future opportunities”.
  • Östersjöcentrum fyr Seven Baltic Sea Research Positions 2013-11-12 Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre is in an expansive phase and new positions, both communicators and researchers, will be advertised the coming months. At the moment a recruiting process is under way, and no new positions are available.
  • Large grant to Stockholm University for supernova research 2013-11-05 Stockholm University has received a large grant for supernova research. A research team led by Professor Jesper Sollerman from the Department of Astronomy has received SEK 33 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to study supernova explosions.
  • Nanouschka Myrberg Burström. Foto: Eva Dalin Archaeology that elicits stories from coin treasures 2013-11-05 Many people find old coins fascinating. To Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, they are also a window to our ancestors’ ways of socialising and thinking. The coins can reveal political and cultural processes, human traditions, or the fate of certain families.
  • Ylva Sjöberg, Executive Secretary 2013 and Co-chair of APECS Sweden, is a PhD-student at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University Researchers met the Olympic torch at the North Pole 2013-10-28 Stockholm University PhD student Ylva Sjöberg is currently returning from the North Pole, having been on a rather unusual mission. Ylva visited the North Pole as a representative for Sweden when the Olympic torch passed through on the way to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
  • Prehistoric population patterns subject of new research project 2013-10-28 Researchers from Stockholm University and Uppsala University are to undertake a six-year interdisciplinary research project investigating prehistoric population patterns using genetic data from 400 prehistoric individuals. Last week it was revealed that the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has awarded SEK 35.4 million for the research programme, "Atlas of prehistoric human genome in Sweden ".
  • Inge The Japanese House 2013-10-28 Dr. Inge Daniels, University of Oxford, recently visited the Department of Social Anthropology as one of our guest researchers. As part of our visual anthropology stream the department has produced a short film during which Inge discusses her recent research on Japanese material culture.
  • Rebecca Empson Rebecca Empson on her stay as Guest Researcher in the Department 2013-10-25 Dr Rebecca Empson, Department of Anthropology, University College London, has been a Guest Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology this autumn. Rebecca Empson conducts research in Inner and East Asia and has among other things done long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian Russian border.
  • At the centre of the Crab nebula — the remnant of a supernova that exploded nearly 1,000 years ago — a spinning, magnetized neutron star is slowly injecting energy into the surrounding gas cloud, lighting it up. A similar, but more extreme, physical process may explain the super-luminous supernovae observed by Nicholl and colleagues. A neutron star spinning ten times faster than the one in the Crab nebula, and with magnetic fields 100 times stronger, would inject its spin energy much more rapidly, within a few months, and shine more than a million times more brightly.
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X-RAY: NASA/CXC/SAO/F. SEWARD; OPTICAL: NASA/ESA/ASU/J. HESTER & A. LO LL; INFRARED: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UNIV. MINN./R. GEHRZ The brightest explosions in the Universe 2013-10-21 A paper published in Nature today, led by scientists at Queen’s University, and with co-authors from the Oskar Klein centre at Stockholm University, sheds new light on the brightest supernovae yet discovered in the Universe. The article proposes that these enigmatic explosions could well be powered by neutron stars with gigantic magnetic fields that spin hundreds of times a second, rather than the previously held view of pair-instability catastrophes.
  • François Englert, Rolf Heuer (CERN 's Director General) and Peter Higgs at the press conference held in Aula Magna. Photo: Abha Eli Phoboo Physics Prize: Stockholm University researchers active at CERN 2013-10-08 François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass. Both took part in this summer's major physics conference at Stockholm University's Aula Magna. Several researchers at the University are also active in the work of the CERN laboratory which confirmed the existence of the Higgs particle.
  • BNI logga Baltic Sea countries adopt the Helcom Copenhagen ministral declaration 2013-10-08 Baltic Sea countries reconfirm their commitment to the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. Baltic Nest Institute at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea centre continues to play an important role, providing the best available scientific knowledge.
  • Honorary doctorates 2013 2013-09-26 Stockholm University is awarding ten honorary doctorates in 2013. The honorary doctoral degrees will be conferred at Stockholm University's traditional ceremony in the City Hall on Friday 27 September 2013. Read more and see the ceremony live!
  • Gunhild Rosqvist and Torbjörn Karlin taking measurements at Kebnekaise.
Photo: Matthias Rieckh The battle for Sweden's highest peak 2013-09-16 Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak, has now reached its lowest level since measurements began in 1902. This result was discovered during the traditional measurement of Kebnekaise, carried out at the end of each summer season at Tarfala, Stockholm University's research centre. The south peak was measured at 2,099 metres above sea level; just 2.7 metres now separates the south peak from the north peak, which measures 2,096.3 metres.
  • Linda Molander, PhD student at ITM. New app to live toxic free 2013-09-13 Researchers at ITM have developed an app to inform and guide consumers through the maze of hazardous chemicals in popular consumer products.
  • Su logo eng Hydroacoustic equipment for University researchers 2013-09-11 A scientific hydroacoustic equipment is now available for researchers at Stockholm University. It is to be used under supervision of Sture Hansson, Department Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.
  • Örjan Gustafsson, Professor of Biogeochemistry at ITM New insights into the Arctic permafrost carbon complexities 2013-08-29 Permafrost thawing and the release of carbon stored in it can generate greenhouse gases that, in turn, reinforce global warming. However, the extent of this reinforcing effect has been heatedly debated over the years. This week, in an article published as a Correspondence in Nature Geoscience, scientists from Stockholm University and Utrecht University highlight the need to broaden our perspective on the climate feedback potential of thawing Arctic permafrost. They particularly stress the role of the interplay between large-scale carbon- and water cycles in the Arctic permafrost carbon feedback.
  • Kebnekaise's south peak photographed from the north peak on August 9th 2012. Photographer Gunhild Rosqvist. Kebnekaise record low 2013-08-13 In early August this year the south peak of Kebnekaise was measured from the Tarfala valley. Results show that the south peak is at its lowest yet recorded height, in a series of measurements dating back to 1968, as well as a number of previous surveys beginning in 1947.
  • Annika Rabo Traders flee fighting in Aleppo 2013-07-03 The war in Syria has ruined the economy of Aleppo and many of the city's traders have left the country. Some are trying to continue trading in neighbouring countries and learn how to cope without the confidence and relationships and networks that the business culture in Aleppo depended on. Annika Rabo, Professor of social anthropology with extensive experience of research on Syria, was recently quoted in the media about the traders’ situation. Her book, A Shop of One's Own Independence and Reputation among Traders in Aleppo, is now available for free download.
  • CoHaB Network on diaspora studies organises international conference 2013-06-17 The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is one of the partners of CoHaB, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, focusing on diaspora studies. In September the network is organising an international conference in Germany.
  • Avtalet med Hirosakiuniversitet undertecknas. Radiation biologists study health effects of Fukushima 2013-03-19 Radiation biologists at Stockholm University are cooperating with Japanese colleagues to study the health effects after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, two years ago.
  • Provtagning till havs New research vessel in the Baltic Sea 2013-02-04 The Erling-Persson Family Foundation has given a grant of SEK 30 million to Stockholm University to build a new ice-going research vessel. The vessel will be stationed at Stockholm University’s marine field station, the Askö Laboratory, located in the archipelago of Trosa.
  • AstraZeneca / SciLifeLab - Joint Research Collaboration Invitation for Project Pre-Proposals 2013-01-29 In April 2012 AstraZeneca joined Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and the Swedish Government in a combined effort to support work at SciLifeLab.
  • Photo: ArildV/Wikipedia. 10 new honorary doctors for 2011 2011-10-24 Honorary degrees were awarded to 10 outstanding individuals on Friday 30 September 2011, during the inauguration and graduation ceremony that took place in the beautiful surroundings of Stockholm City Hall.