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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 among the top hundred science faculties in the world on the Shanghai ranking. The Faculty offers top-class education in several programmes and courses. At Master's level, more than 30 study programmes are given in English. 

Alexander Berglund.

Mathematician awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize

Alexander Berglund, docent in mathematics at Stockholm University, is awarded this year's Göran Gustafsson prize in mathematics.

Hercules plane

Flying laboratory has landed in Kiruna

An American Hercules airplane visits Kiruna for a few days. The visit is part of a research project to better understand outbreaks of cold air over the Arctic.

David Drew

Professor David Drew elected as new member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Professor David Drew from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) has been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Academy's class for chemistry.


SEK 25 million donation to the Baltic Sea Centre

Stockholm University's environmental research takes significant strides forward with a donation of 25 million SEK in entrepreneur Sverker Lerheden's will. 

David Marsh, assistant professor, Fysikum

David Marsh is Vice Director of EuCAPT

EuCAPT is a European consortium for astroparticle theory. In early February, David Marsh, a researcher in astroparticle physics, took over as Vice Director of the consortium. 

Sara Strandberg, professor i partikelfysik på Fysikum, Stockholms universitet.

A scientific train journey to CERN with Sara Strandberg

Professor Sara Strandberg from Fysikum and science journalist Anna Davour from Forskning & Framsteg will guide participants on a scientific train journey to CERN in April.   

Combination of a Hubble image of SN 1987A and a compact highly ionized argon source

James Webb telescope detects traces of neutron star in iconic supernova

Scientists can finally show that a neutron star formed from our most well-studied supernova, SN 1987A. The breakthrough was made possible thanks to the James Webb telescope.

International oppportunities for science students

From January 15-February 15, 2024, you can apply to study abroad in the fall of 2024 or the academic year 2024/2025 at one of the universities that the Faculty of Science collaborates with. 

SEK 136 millions granted to materials research at Stockholm University

The Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE) is investing a total of SEK 500 million in equipment and infrastructure at seven universities in Sweden. Stockholm University will receive SEK 136 million for four research platforms.

Tarfala Valley. Photo: Florian Vacek.

Apply to do research at Tarfala Research Station

Tarfala Research Station (TRS) in northern Sweden welcomes applications from guest researchers from all disciplines and academic institutions during 2024. 

Belén Martín-Matute, has been awarded the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Scientific Prize

Belén Martín-Matute, Professor at Stockholm University, has been awarded the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Scientific Prize in Organic Chemistry 2023.

Paul and Michael

Back from the Arctic – with a gold mine of data on ice melting

The Arctic expedition ARTofMELT on icebreaker Oden is back in Sweden. We have talked to Chief Scientist Michael Tjernström and Co-Chief Scientist Paul Zieger about their experiences during the cruise. 

A word from the Dean, June 2023

The Board of Science has recently adopted the Action Plan for the Science Academic Area 2023–2024. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the recently decided measures and some of the overall objectives of the academic area.