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Welcome to the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the largest science faculty in Sweden and is among the top hundred science faculties in the world on the Shanghai ranking. The Faculty offers top-class education in a number of programmes and courses, at Master´s level more than 30 study programmes are  given in English. 


Seeds transfer their microbes to the next generation

Scientists have been pondering if the microbiome of plants is due to nature or nurture. Research at Stockholm University, published in Environmental Microbiology, showed that oak acorns contain a large diversity of microbes, and that oak seedlings inherit their microbiome from these acorns.

Flooded huts. Photo: Hagen Berndt/MostPhotos

Humanitarian needs crucial for UN disaster relief after climate disasters

A new study published in PNAS finds that aid provided by the United Nations (UN) in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests. The results underline the importance of climate-related hazards for understanding aid disbursements.

Photo from a National Junior Faculty meeting held at SU in February 2020

They raise awareness of the conditions for early career researchers

Better career options and support to be successful in applying for research grants and become independent. Those are the main issues for the Stockholm University Young Faculty.

Person tittar ut genom ett fönster

How are the doctoral students faring in the wake of the pandemic?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected doctoral students and the quality of doctoral education? What lessons can we learn? The situation of doctoral students has been significantly affected, a new survey shows.

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New Master's brochure 2020-2021