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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. 

Stefano Bonetti

Quantum breakthrough when light makes materials magnet

Researchers at Stockholm University, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have demonstrated how laser light can make non-magnetic materials magnetic. 

Kollage med pristagarna

Wallenberg grants to six mathematicians

Six of the eighteen grants awarded to prominent mathematicians within the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's mathematics program go to Stockholm University

Två bilder av en spiralgalax. I den senare syns supernovan

Exploding star made the Hubble telescope turn

Researchers from Stockholm University participated in a study of a supernova explosion where the astronomers made the Hubble telescope turn and look in a different direction than planned. 

Kollage med scholars

13 Wallenberg Scholars to Stockholm University

Stockholm University has been awarded 13 Wallenberg Scholars, 5 new and 8 with extended funding, by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

New study reveals the evolutionary nature of animal friendships

Biologists from Stockholm University and University of Neuchâtel present groundbreaking research shedding new light on the evolution of social bonds and cooperation among group-living animals.

Magdalena Zych

Using time to link the quantum world with Einstein’s gravitational theory

No one has yet managed to combine Einstein’s general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Magdalena Zych is rising to the challenge using a new mathematical framework in which time is the link between the theories.

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.