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Stockholm University
Stockholms universitet
Established 1878
Type Public
Staff 5,200
Students 22,400 (FTE, 2008)[1]
Doctoral students 1,800
Location Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Campus Urban
Affiliations EUA

Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has over 27,500 students at four faculties, being one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world[2]. Stockholm University was granted university status in 1960 and is therefore the fourth oldest Swedish university.



In 1878, the university college Stockholms högskola started its operations with a series of lectures on natural sciences, open to curious citizens (a tradition still upheld by yearly publicly open lectures). Notable in the university's early history is the appointment of Sofia Kovalevskaya to hold a chair in mathematics in 1889, making her the third female professor in Europe. In 1904 the college became an official degree granting institution.

In 1960, it was granted university status, becoming Sweden's fourth state university. The university premises was situated in central Stockholm at Observatorielunden but as enrollment increased, lack of space made it necessary to move. Since 1970 most of the university operations are pursued at the main campus at Frescati north of the city center.

The Arrhenius Laboratory at the main campus of Stockholm University at Frescati.

Field stations

Askö Laboratory (Marine research)

Tarfala (Glaciology and Mountain)

Tjärnö (Marine Biology)

Tovetorp (Ethology)

Tullbotorp (Botany)

Centers, institutes etc.

Bergius Botanic Garden

Manne Siegbahn Laboratory

Stockholm Center for Marine Research (SMF)

Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (CTM)

Student Unions

Prior to 2008, Stockholm University had only one student union called "Stockholm University's Student Union" (Stockholm universitets studentkår). However as of 2008 the computer and system science students[3] and the teacher students have their own, independent, student unions called DISK and "The Teacher's College's Student Union" (Lärarhögskolans studentkår).

The future of the Teacher's College's Student Union is however not entirely safe, as Stockholm University's Student Union has declared it will begin talks with the Teacher's College's Student Union on transferring its members to it, as it already has a teacher's division[4] In contrast to common belief DISK does not stand for anything.[5]



Public Transport to Stockholm University

There are many ways to get to Stocholm University, the main campus Frescati is located near the subway station Universitetet, on the red line of the Stockholm Metro. But SL buses can also be used to get to the campus. The Computer Science campus, Kista, also has a subway station called Kista. It is also located close to the pendeltåg station Helenelund, only 1-2 stops (depending on bus line) from the bus station Torsnäsgatan located next to the campus area. The Teacher's campus is located next to the subway station Thorildsplan.

See also


  1. ^ Swedish Higher Education Authority (Högskoleverket) - statistics for 2008 (Swedish), page 121
  2. ^ [1][2] [3][4] [5][6]
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ Disk - Om Disk

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Higher education in Stockholm County
Universities and University Colleges in Stockholm County:
Ersta Sköndal University College | Karolinska Institutet | Red Cross University College of Nursing | Royal College of Music
Royal Institute of Technology | Royal University College of Fine Arts | Sophiahemmet University College
Stockholm School of Economics | Stockholm School of Theology | Stockholm University
Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting | Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
Södertörn University College | University College of Arts, Crafts and Design | University College of Dance
University College of Music Education | University college of Opera

Coordinates: 59°21′55″N 18°03′30″E / 59.36528°N 18.05833°E / 59.36528; 18.05833



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