About Södertörn University

Students outside the main entrance of Södertörn University.Södertörn University provides high quality research and education at all levels, offering a friendly atmosphere and an inspiring environment. Our modern, attractive campus is located in Flemingsberg, 19 minutes from central Stockholm on the commuter train.

Södertörn University combines interesting subjects to make engaging and often unique degrees. We offer 250 courses and 70 programmes, and currently have 11 000 enrolled students. We conduct education and research in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural science. We also offer teacher education with an intercultural profile. Research into the Baltic region and Eastern Europe forms a knowledge environment that is among the best in the world.


The university's academic schools are responsible for education and research.

The school is responsible for all its activities, including staff, students, financing, facilities and work environment. Subjects, programmes and research centres are part of the school.

Each school has a Head of School, who is the manager and academic and educational leader. The position can be held for three years, with the opportunity to extend it for a further three years. The Head of School reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor.

Teacher Education has its own director and administration, while the teachers are contracted from the academic schools.

Subjects and centres have links to their web pages from the relevant school.

Södertörn University's six academic schools:

Culture and Education

The School of Culture and Education offers English, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, Media and Communication Studies, Education, Rhetoric, Swedish, and Teacher Education. It also hosts the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.

Historical and Contemporary Studies

We conduct research and education in Archaeology, Archive Studies, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas and the Study of Religions, as well as hosting the MARIS research centre and the Institute of Contemporary History.

Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

The School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies conducts education and research in Media Technology and Informatics, Environmental Science, Tourism Studies, Biology, Mathematics Teaching, Nutrition Studies and Geography. These form the basis of a multidisciplinary environment with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity.

Police Education

Work as a police officer is complex, requiring continual updates to knowledge and expertise in many areas. Our Police Education is located in a multicultural urban area where the trainee police officers are well placed to learn about the complexity of their profession.

Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences conducts research and education in the following subjects: Business Studies, Journalism, Economics, Public Law, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Political Science.

Teacher Education

We train and educate pre-school teachers, extended school instructors and teachers for primary, lower and upper-secondary schools. Teacher Education is the hub of the university’s research and doctoral programmes and courses in the field of educational science. We also offer continuing education for professional educators, as well as contract education.