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 270 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 2016

Education and students

70 programmes
Around 250 courses

10 949 students

6 672 FTE students
5 398 annual performance equivalents
81% average performance indicator

70% female students
30% male students

Exchange programme:
188 incoming FTE students
110 outgoing FTE students


436 publications, of which
227 peer reviewed articles
8 newly employed doctoral students
14 public defences of thesis for joint doctorates

Proportion of total research funding from external sources 79%.

Studerande studenter.



860 staff (= 695 full-time staff), of which:
64 professors
74 employed doctoral students
39 library staff
64% off the teaching staff have PhDs


Income: TSEK 769 617 
Costs: TSEK 757 677
Change in capital: TSEK 11 939
First cycle share of income: 64%
Research share of income: 36%
Authority capital: TSEK 117 752
Unused contributions: TSEK 187 404