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Stockholms universitet

Stockholm University, in the capital of Sweden, is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science.

Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision.

Currently, the university has 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students, and 5,500 members of staff active in the scientific areas of human science and science. We offer 190 programmes and 1,700 courses in science, humanities, social sciences and law, including 75 master’s programmes taught in English. The university has a total revenue of SEK 4.93 billion.

With a global perspective and through collaboration with others, Stockholm University contributes to the development of knowledge. Education and research in human science and science in the international frontline, as well as in interdisciplinary work, make this possible. We make knowledge accessible to all through dialogue, participation in public debate and the development of society.

Country: Sweden
City: Stockholm
University's name: Stockholm University
Date of creation: 1878


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Few Figures

Number of students in 2017-2018

  • Individuals: 33, 000 (registered,
  • Total number of full-time equivalent students: 26,985 (63% women)

Number of staff 

  • 5,500

Faculties and/or schools
Four faculties:

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Education and research are conducted at Stockholm University within 56 departments, centres and institutes which answer directly to the boards of human science and science, or the faculty boards:

Number of PhD thesis defended in 2017-2018

  • 2017 Active doctoral students: 1,642 (50% women)

Degrees awarded

  • Doctoral degrees: 208
  • Licentiate degrees: 43


  • Peer-reviewed publications: 2,992