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.

Research areas for doctoral studies

Södertörn University has degree-awarding powers at doctoral level in the following four research areas:

Critical and Cultural Theory

Critical and Cultural Theory is an interdisciplinary research environment that focuses on a critically motivated study of cultural artifacts and practices.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies combines approaches and methods from different disciplines in order to achieve in-depth knowledge and understanding of the causes, scope and management of problems relating to the environment and natural resources, as well as the necessary conditions for sustainable growth

Historical Studies

Historical Studies is an area of the humanities in which different aspects of society, culture and cultural heritage are studied from the point of view of a range of disciplinary traditions

Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society

The research area consists of four academic disciplines: Business Studies, Economics, Political Science and Sociology.

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Studies in the Educational Sciences is a research area that examines changes to, and the preservation of, culture, knowledges and values in relation to educational institutions.