The universitiesStockholm University ♦KTH Royal Institute of Technology ♦Karolinska Institutet ♦Södertörn University ♦Stockholm School of Economics ♦Royal Institute of Art ♦The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH ♦The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, KMH ♦Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design ♦Stockholm University of the Arts ♦Swedish Defence University ♦Stockholm School of Theology ♦The Swedish Red Cross University College ♦Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College ♦Sophiahemmet University ♦Beckmans College of Design ♦University College of Music Education ♦The Erica Foundation
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.
Established in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden’s oldest and largest technical university – and certainly also one of the nation’s most prestigious academic institutions.
The Karolinska Institutet ranks consistently as one of the top 10 medical universities in Europe – and it’s no secret why. An astounding 40 percent of medical academic research in Sweden takes place at Karolinska Institutet.
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.
As one of Europe’s top business schools, the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is simultaneously elite and egalitarian – much like the city and Swedish culture as a whole.
With just about 230 students, the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) is one of the smallest university colleges in Sweden. But it’s also one of the most compelling.
Swedes are some of the healthiest people in the world, and it should come as no surprise that Stockholm is home to the oldest sports college in the world. The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH – founded in 1813 – has now celebrated 200 proud years of ground-breaking health science.
For more than two centuries, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Kungliga Musikhögskolan, KMH) has been orchestrating excellence. Founded in 1771 as the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the educational institution has changed names multiple times – but its reputation has never wavered.
Take a tonne of art, add a dash of activism, and a sprinkle of utopian ideals. Let it age and top it off with independence – and you’ve got Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.
The Stockholm University of the Arts is a cocktail of creativity born through the merger of three institutions: the University College of Opera, the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, and DOCH the School of Dance and Circus.
The Swedish Defence University is simultaneously one of Stockholm’s newest and oldest institutions of higher learning – but has always remained one-of-a-kind.
The Stockholm School of Theology (THS), is small and personal, with just about 600 students each year and 20 teachers. But it certainly has an impact.
For nearly 150 years, Stockholm has been home to a pioneering institution for training nurses and conducting innovative healthcare research.
The Swedish welfare system is known throughout the world – and Ersta Sköndal University College is a one-of-a-kind school which is the very epitome of the Swedish model.
Sophiahemmet University is ideally situated for those looking for a very specific educational environment, but who also want to be surrounded by diverse student life.
An intense creative pace, artistic and theoretical basic training, a social awareness, professionally active teachers, frequent guest lecturers and tutors and interdisciplinary collaborations are the main focus of Beckmans College of Design’s three Bachelor programmes: Product Design, Fashion and Visual Communications.
Located in the heart of Stockholm near the green boughs of Humlegården park and the hallowed halls of the National Library, SMI is enveloped by the rhythm of Stockholm and the high-street Östermalm area.
The Erica Foundation is a subtle yet crucial part of Stockholm in no small part because it focuses on the foundation of the future: children and adolescents. Founded in 1934, it was the first institute in Sweden dedicated to improving understanding of young people’s psychological development.