About Södertörn University
A multidisciplinary context for research into societal challenges.
Södertörn University is located in Stockholm, offering an international setting for vital discussions about important contemporary issues. We have the closeness between students and academic staff found at small universities and the breadth and depth of research of large universities.
Södertörn University is a young university, with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity. We offer education and conduct research in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences, often with a multidisciplinary and intercultural profile, and collaborate with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. We offer high quality education in disciplines such as political science, journalism, the study of religions, aesthetics, environmental science, police education, social work with an urban profile and teacher education with an intercultural profile. We employ almost ninety full professors.
We contribute to society’s long-term knowledge provision through research, external partnerships and other outreach activities. Subjects and centres work with societal actors to ensure that research results are utilised. Three examples of the university’s niche research areas are marine archaeology, research into urban sustainability, and public administration in Sweden.
Our proximity to the Baltic Sea influences much of our research and education. Since 2005, we have been home to the multidisciplinary Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), a hub for our research that focuses on this geographic area. CBEES attracts many international researchers, and more than 100 doctoral students have been educated at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
We are part of Campus Flemingsberg, one of Sweden’s largest campuses, along with Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the Red Cross University College and the Stockholm University College of Music Education, among others.