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 2015

Education and students

72 programmes
Around 250 courses

11 212 students

6 829 FTE students
5 405 annual performance equivalents
79% average performance indicator

71% female students
29% male students

Exchange programme:
166 incoming FTE students
99 outgoing FTE students


414 publications, of which
225 peer reviewed articles
16 newly employed doctoral students
15 public defences of thesis for joint doctorates

Proportion of total research funding from external sources 82%.

Studerande studenter.



865 staff (= 655 full-time staff), of which:
63 professors
87 employed doctoral students
35 library staff
64% off the teaching staff have PhDs


Income: TSEK 727 950 
Costs: TSEK 714 826
Change in capital: TSEK 13 124
First cycle share of income: 62%
Research share of income: 38%
Authority capital: TSEK 105 487
Unused contributions: TSEK 181 060