The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits is sweet ~ Aristotle

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Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey

17.5.11

Stockholm University




Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has over 27,500 students at four faculties, making it one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Stockholm University was granted university status in 1960 and is therefore the fourth oldest Swedish university.

History

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.

Academics

Stockholm University offers programmes in the following fields

Humanities
Law
Science
Social Sciences


Study Swedish
Stockholm University offers a range of courses and programmes in the Swedish language, designed especially for international students and visitors and run by the Department of Scandinavian Languages.

Undergraduate studies
Almost all undergraduate programmes at Stockholm University are taught in Swedish. There are however a large number of individual free-standing courses at undergraduate level (first cycle), which are taught in English, in most subject areas.

Most postgraduate studies in Stockholm University are taught in English


One of the largest universities in Sweden

With over 50,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 6,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at Stockholm University.

First national city park

The University is situated in the middle of the first national city park in the world and is characterised by natural beauty, unique architecture and contemporary art and sculpture. The University is located only ten minutes from the urban buzz of the city with people, music, fashion, architecture, culture.



Stockholm University ranked:


168th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

178th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

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