Despite being among the youngest members of Stockholm’s academic league, Södertörn University has carved out a unique niche for itself, as well as a growing reputation.
Södertörn University was founded in 1997 as part of a parliamentary ambition to combat segregation in southern Stockholm and raise the area’s level of education. It quickly outgrew this purpose and is now one of Sweden’s most modern and international universities.
The campus is markedly multicultural, and Södertörn University boasts an educational experience as diverse as they come. Here cultures don’t clash – they collaborate.
The university, just 20 minutes south of central Stockholm, rises above the surrounding area and offers all-encompassing views from its thriving campus. It is part of an educational hub, along with Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the future site of The Swedish Red Cross University – but proudly holds its own.
The architecture is urban and contemporary, sitting atop a rocky outcrop and surrounded by native rocks and trees, the very substance of old Sweden. But the university focuses on modernity, opening up the world and building across boundaries of all kinds.
Undergraduate education offers highly-ranked programmes in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and technology. With internationally renowned research in Baltic Sea region and East European studies, Södertörn University also presents cutting-edge lectures and seminars with experts from around the world.
Student life is active and energetic, and those who study at Södertörn University praise its inclusive atmosphere and contemporary awareness. Student activities, just like education, are vibrant and aim at breaking down barriers.
Södertörn University is not just a place of learning. It is a dynamic meeting place for passionate individuals from every corner of the world, with something to say, something to create, and something to share.