Stockholm University
Stockholm University

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  • University Offices:
    Universitetsvägen 10, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden
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    +46 8 16 20 00
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    +46 (0)8163866
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The Stockholm University is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a public research university which was established as a college in the year 1878 and gained university status after 1960. It is the fourth oldest university of Sweden. In 2014/15, the university had 70,000 students in addition to a faculty of around 5000 personnel. The programs offered here are divided into 2 scientific fields of the humanities/social sciences and natural sciences.

There are 4 departments along with 70 institutes and centers of subjects such as law, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It is a member of accreditations such as EUA (European University Association) and UNICA (Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe).

This university is a state university and researchers here work in various high profile engagements like Nobel Prize committee, governmental investigations, media participation, and international expert bodies. It is governed by the government and the parliament.

Some well- known names of the alumni of this university are Svante Arrhenius (Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1903), Bert Bolin (Meteorologist and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s- IPCC first chairman), Peter Wallenberg (Business leader), Princess Madeleine of Sweden, and Petra Mede (TV presenter and comedian).