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  • 2015-03-27

    Imagination keeps long-distance relationships alive

    The key to making a long-distance relationship work is imagination, meaning things such as thinking about the other person, imagining how they smell and remembering previous meetings.
    This is the result of new sociological research by Iveta Jurkane-Hobein from Södertörn University and Uppsala University. She will defend her thesis on 27 March, making her a doctor of love.

  • 2015-03-26

    Report on Islamic education presented in Washington

    On 2 April, Jenny Berglund, Associate Professor in the Study of Religions at Södertörn University, will present a new report on state-financed Islamic education in Europe and the US to an expert group in Washington.

  • 2015-02-20

    New book about Europe’s marine environment

    Europe’s marine environment is threatened. Overfishing, environmental toxins, eutrophication, oil spills and invasive species are causing risks and problems that are endangering people’s health and wellbeing, as well as biological diversity.
    Attempts have been made to combat these threats for many years, but in different ways and to different extents in areas such as the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Black Sea. Unfortunately, successes have been limited and the path to the sustainable management of Europe’s marine environment remains troublesome.

  • 2015-02-11

    Nine new doctoral studentships – apply now!

    Södertörn University is offering nine new doctoral studentships.

  • 2015-01-07

    Opening Ceremony for Police Education, 20 January

    The formal opening ceremony for Police Education at Södertörn University, with speeches by the Minister for Home Affairs, the National Police Commissioner and the Vice-Chancellor.

  • 2014-12-04

    Researcher at Södertörn University co-author of scientific article in Science


    In a new study, published in the well-known journal Science, researchers at Uppsala University – along with researchers from Södertörn University and other institutions – demonstrate an association between smoking and the loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells.
    Research has previously shown that the loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer. Since only men have the Y chromosome, these results might explain why smoking is a greater risk factor for cancer among men and, from a broader perspective, why men in general have a shorter life expectancy.

  • 2014-11-10

    Silversmith Rosa Taikon to receive an honorary doctorate from Södertörn University

    Rosa Taikon, renowned artist and campaigner for Romani rights, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Södertörn University.

  • 2014-10-22

    Baltic Sea region and East European conference on the new generation that has followed the fall of the Berlin wall

    In December, Södertörn University will host a multidisciplinary international conference. Its theme is that 25 years, a generation, has passed since the wall fell – and what does that mean?

  • 2014-09-23

    Kimmo Granqvist, research leader for Roma Studies

    As of September, Södertörn University has a new research leader.

  • 2014-08-15

    Södertörn University welcomes around 100 new international students

    Student from countries including Japan, South Korea, Mexico, USA, France, Germany and Spain are being welcomed to Södertörn University for the start of the autumn semester.

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