Stockholm University Department of Human Geography

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The Department of Human Geography forms part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden.

History[edit]

Geography has been an academic discipline at Stockholm since 1912. The first chair of geography at Stockholm was established in 1929. In 1955 the Geographical Institute at the Stockholm University College (Stockholms högskola) was divided into two separate geographical departments: the Department of Human Geography and the Department of Physical Geography (today the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology). 1960 the private Stockholm University College became a state university, Stockholm University.

Research[edit]

The research in the Department of Human Geography concentrates on:

  • Urban and Regional Planning: Environment, Gender and Equity
  • Urban Space-Economies
  • Historical Geography and Landscape Studies
  • Population Geography, Migration and GIS

Education[edit]

In the first cycle courses are offered in two main fields of study: human geography and urban and regional planning. The department coordinates two three-year long study programmes:

  • Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business
  • Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning

In the second cycle courses are offered in three main fields of study: geography, human geography and urban and regional planning. The department coordinates three two-year long study programmes:

  • Master’s Programme in Human Geography
  • Master’s Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master’s Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change

In the third cycle the department coordinates a four-year long doctoral programme in geography with emphasis on human geography.

Staff[edit]

Professors (chairs)[edit]

  • Hans W:son Ahlmann, professor of geography 1929-1950
  • Gunnar Hoppe, professor of geography 1954-1955 (professor of geography, particularly physical geography 1955-1980, vice-chancellor at Stockholm University 1974-1978)
  • David Hannerberg, professor of geography, particularly human geography with economic geography 1956-1968
  • Staffan Helmfrid, professor of geography, particularly human geography with economic geography 1969-1992 (vice-chancellor at Stockholm University 1978-1988)
  • Ulf Sporrong, professor of geography, particularly human geography 1987-2001
  • Bo Lenntorp, professor of geography, particularly human geography 1994-2003
  • Gunnel Forsberg, professor of human geography with focus on urban and regional planning 1998–present
  • Mats Widgren, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2002–present
  • Bo Malmberg, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2005–present

Publication series[edit]

  • Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in Human Geography
  • Meddelanden (Serie B)
  • Kulturgeografiskt seminarium
  • Stockholm Geographical Reports

Location[edit]

Since 1997 the department is housed in the Geo-Science Building (Geovetenskapens hus) at the Stockholm University Frescati campus in the City of Stockholm, Sweden. The department was formally situated in various buildings on and around the hill Observatoriekullen; most recently at Norrtullsgatan 2 in the building currently known as Studentpalatset, a meeting place for students.

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