|Admin. staff||c. 5,100|
|Students||28,200 (FTE, 2009)
64,000 (all categories)
|Doctoral students||1,520 |
|Affiliations||European University Association|
Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has over 36,000 students at four faculties, making it one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 200 universities in the world. Stockholm University was granted university status in 1960 and is therefore the fourth oldest Swedish university.
In 1878, the university college Stockholms högskola started its operations with a series of lectures on natural sciences, open to curious citizens (a tradition still upheld by yearly publicly open lectures). Notable in the university's early history is the appointment of Sofia Kovalevskaya to hold a chair in mathematics in 1889, making her the third female professor in Europe. In 1904 the college became an official degree granting institution.
In 1960, it was granted university status, becoming Sweden's fourth state university. The university premises was situated in central Stockholm at Observatorielunden but as enrollment increased, lack of space made it necessary to move. Since 1970 most of the university operations are pursued at the main campus at Frescati north of the city center.
Field stations 
Askö Laboratory (Marine research)
Tarfala (Glaciology and Mountain)
Tjärnö (Marine Biology)
Student unions 
Prior to 2008, Stockholm University had only one student union called Stockholm University Student Union (Stockholm universitets studentkår, SUS). However as of 2008 the computer and system science students and the teacher students have their own, independent, student unions called DISK and "The Teacher's College's Student Union" (Lärarhögskolans studentkår). The law students also have their own student union, as do journalism students (Studentkåren vid JMK).
The future of the Teacher's College's Student Union is however not entirely safe, as Stockholm University's Student Union has declared it will begin talks with the Teacher's College's Student Union on transferring its members to it, as it already has a teacher's division In contrast to common belief DISK does not stand for anything.
Notable alumni 
- See also Category:Stockholm University alumni
- Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927), awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry 1903; professor and rector of the University.
- Ingmar Bergman, film director.
- Hans Bielenstein, sinologist.
- Carl Bildt, Prime Minister of Sweden 1991-1994, and Foreign Minister since 2006.
- Hans Blix (LLD), diplomat.
- Horace Engdahl, former permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
- Hans von Euler-Chelpin, awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry 1929.
- Harry Flam, Swedish economist, Dean of the School of Business.
- Dag Hammarskjöld (Doctorate in Economics 1933), U.N. Secretary General.
- Signe Hammarsten-Jansson (1882–1970), Class of 1905 - Swedish illustrator.
- Princess Madeleine of Sweden, studied Art History and Ethnology.
- Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden studied Political Science.
- Karin Kock-Lindberg, first woman to hold a Ministerial position in Sweden, and first female professor of national economy in Sweden.
- Barbro Osher, diplomat and philanthropist.
- Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden.
- Andreas Papandreou, Greek prime minister. Taught at the university 1968-1969.
- Georgios Papandreou, Greek prime minister. Studied sociology 1972-1973.
- Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden.
- Thomas Bodström, former Swedish Minister of Justice.
- Tomas Tranströmer, (Psychology degree 1956), poet and author, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Jens Lapidus, criminal defense lawyer and best-selling author.
- Johan Stael von Holstein Swedish Entrepreneur.
- Peter Lindgren (musician), former guitarist of Opeth
- Christer Fuglesang, Swedish Astronaut. First Swede, and Scandinavian, in Space.
Whereas, in the 2012 QS World University Rankings, Stockholm University was ranked 171st overall in the world. Its subject rankings were: 83rd in Arts & Humanities, 142nd in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 108th in Natural Sciences, and 84th in Social Sciences.
Public transportation to Stockholm University 
There are many ways to get to Stockholm University, the main campus Frescati is located near the underground railway station Universitetet metro station, on the red line of the Stockholm Metro. The commuter train line Roslagsbanan also stop close to the main campus, at Universitetet railway station. SL buses can also be used to get to the campus.
The Computer Science campus, Kista, also is close to an underground station called Kista. It is also located close to the pendeltåg station Helenelund, only 1-2 stops (depending on bus line) from the bus station Torsnäsgatan located next to the campus area. The Teacher Students campus is located next to the underground station Thorildsplan.
See also 
- Bergian Garden of Stockholm University
- Royal Institute of Technology
- Stockholm School of Economics
- List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)
- List of universities in Sweden
- Swedish Higher Education Authority (Högskoleverket) - Annual report 2010 (Swedish), page 106ff
- Stockholm University fact page
- Högskoleverkets årsrapport 2011
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- Disk - Om Disk
- "Karin Kock". Kvinnor i arbete. Gothenburg University. Retrieved 21 November 2011. (Swedish)
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities: Global". Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- "Top 400 – The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012–2013". The Times Higher Education. 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- "Top European universities". The Times Higher Education. 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
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