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 in figures

Fiscal year 2017

Education and students

73 programmes
Around 230 courses

11 481 students

6 603 FTE students
5 232 annual performance equivalents
79% average performance indicator

70% female students
30% male students

Exchange programme:
178 incoming FTE students
85 outgoing FTE students


436 publications, of which
239 peer reviewed articles
15 newly employed doctoral students
23 public defences of thesis for joint doctorates

Proportion of total research funding from external sources 78%.

Studerande studenter.



877 staff (= 701 full-time staff), of which:
66 professors
72 employed doctoral students
36 library staff
76% off the teaching staff have PhDs


Income: TSEK 793 042
Costs: TSEK 788 640
Change in capital: TSEK 4 403
First cycle share of income: 65%
Research share of income: 35%
Authority capital: TSEK 122 154
Unused contributions: TSEK 208 681