Stockholm University has been an integral part of the Swedish capital since it was established in 1878. The school was founded as an alternative to traditional universities in Sweden – and nearly 150 years later, it’s still one of a kind.
The school was the first college in Sweden to employ a female professor. Multiple prime ministers have attended the school, as well as prominent entrepreneurs and artists. Stockholm University also boasts five Nobel laureates.
Characterized by openness and innovation, the school aims to make knowledge accessible and to deliver results in research and experiences which make a difference.
The university offers 200 bachelor degrees programmes, and there are 75 different master’s programmes available in English – drawing a vast body of international students and researchers. Nearly 70,000 students currently study there, making it the largest university in Sweden.
Stockholm University has been ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world, and international students themselves have ranked it number one in Sweden – and number two globally – when it comes to the staff’s English skills.
The campus is also unique – and steeped in Stockholm’s history. The main part of the campus is located in the Frescati park area, the world’s first national city park. Surrounded by water, the university shares grounds with a well-known botanical garden, a history museum, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Since the 1960s, the university buildings have been built in Swedish modernist style, and some of the most important architects of post-war era Sweden contributed to the designs.
The park area is ideal for outings any time of the year, and is just a few quick subway stops away from Stockholm’s pulsing city centre.
Stockholm University is the largest university in the capital city – and with a sterling reputation, leading research, passion for diversity, and a knack for innovation, it just keeps growing.