Our research

Books in the librarySödertörn University has professional, creative research environments that range over many disciplines and fields.

Our research has a contemporary focus united with an active and critical approach to the past. Many of the research groups and research projects strive to achieve a high level of contemporary and social relevance. The university's research generally has an international focus, even in subjects that traditionally examine their own national cultures and history. A key word is multidisciplinarity.


The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at Södertörn University, focusing on the Baltic Sea area and Eastern Europe.

Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge

We create meetings between different forms of knowledge: theory and practice, art and science. We explore, raise awareness of and develop practical knowledge with an emphasis on different forms of knowledge in working life.

Centre for the Study of Political Organization

We study the changing landscapes of politics. How do political actors construct and maintain power today? What types of actors are powerful in contemporary politics? What changes can be envisaged regarding form and function of democracy? At the Centre for the Study of Political Organization we conduct research regarding how politics and policies are formulated, communicated and structured.

ENTER forum

ENTER forum is a hub for multidisciplinary research and education in the field of entrepreneurship.


The MARIS research institute at Södertörn University carries out and develops maritime archaeological research, with a special emphasis on the Baltic Sea and the surrounding area.

The Academy of Public Administration

The Academy of Public Administration is a multidisciplinary research centre at Södertörn University. It gathers research on public administration, primarily Swedish public administration, from a range of different areas.

The Institute of Contemporary History

The Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University is a leading research centre for contemporary history in Sweden, with a strong interest in both domestic issues and history on the transnational and international level.