Stockholm University

Stockholm University

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country =Sweden
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undergrad =52,000
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doctoral =1,800
staff =5,200
vice-chancellor =Prof. Kåre Bremer
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Stockholm University ("Stockholms universitet") is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has over 50,000 students studying at four faculties.


In 1878, the university college "Stockholm 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.

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)


Stockholm University has three campuses. The main campus is called Frescati and is located just north of Stockholm city. Frescati houses most institutions and departments and is often referred to simply as "Stockholm University".Stockholm University also has a campus for its computer and systems science students located in Kista, called "Campus Kista" [ [ Campus Kista ] ] . Campus Kista houses the Institution for Computer and Systems Science, which is part of the "IT University", a joint venture between Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology.

As of January 1, 2008 the Stockholm Teacher's College has merged into Stockholm University adding it's campus to the list of campuses belonging to Stockholm University. This campus has kept it's old institution's name and is called "The Teacher's College" "(Lärarhögskolan)" and is located near Thorildsplan in central Stockholm. Stockholm University has however declared that it intends to shut down the campus and move the students to Frescati.]

tudent Unions

Prior to 2008, Stockholm University had only one student unionFact|date=July 2008 called "Stockholm University's Student Union" "(Stockholm universitets studentkår)". However as of 2008 both the computer science students [] and the teacher students have their own, independent, student uions 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 it's members to it, as it already has a teacher's divisionIn contrast to common belief DISK does not stand for anything. [ [ Disk - Om Disk ] ]


*See also
*Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927), awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry 1903; professor and rector of the University.
*Ingmar Bergman, film director.
*Hans Blix (LLD), diplomat.
*Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
*Hans von Euler-Chelpin, awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry 1929.
*Harry Flam, Swedish economist, Dean of the School of Business.
*Dag Hammarskjöld (Doctorate in Economics 1933), U.N. Secretary General.
*Signe Hammarsten-Jansson (1882-1970), Class of 1905 - Swedish illustrator.
*Princess Madeleine of Sweden, studied Art History and Ethnology.
*Barbro Osher, diplomat and philanthropist.
*Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden.
*Andreas Papandreou, Greek prime minister. Taught at the university 1968-1969.
*George Papandreou, Greek politician and ex-minister. Studied sociology 1972-1973.
*Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden.
*Tomas Tranströmer (Psychology degree 1956), poet.
*Johan Stael von Holstein (Swedish Entrepreneur).


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 busses 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 buss line) from the buss station Torsnäsgatan located next to the campus area.The Teacher's campus is located next to the subway station Thorildsplan.

See also

* Bergian Garden of Stockholm University
* Royal Institute of Technology
* Stockholm School of Economics
* List of universities in Sweden


External links

* [ Official website of Stockholm University] sv icon
* [ Stockholm University] en icon
* [ School of Business, Stockholm University] en icon   
* [ The Bergian Botanical Garden of Stockholm University] sv icon  
* [  Stockholm University Library] en icon      
* [ The Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS)] en icon
* [ Universität Stockholm] de icon
* [ Universidad de Estocolmo] es icon
* [ Université de Stockholm] fr icon
* [ Official website] of the Student Union of Stockholm University sv icon
* [ Student Union of Stockholm University] en icon
* [ Official website] of the Computer Science students' union ("DISK") sv icon
* [ DISK] en icon

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