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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. 

Eva Hedlund vid mikroskop

Basic research for the benefit of ALS patients

By understanding why certain nerve cells and the muscles they control are resistant to fading in the deadly disease ALS, it is possible to create new possibilities for treatments. Researchers at Stockholm University are now trying to identify and transfer the properties of these resistant nerve cells.


Revolutionary diabetes treatments will now be tested in clinical trials

The type 2 diabetes’ epidemic is worsening. Tore Bengtsson, from Stockholm University, is working on three innovative treatments, of which two will now be tested in clinical trials.


Coronene molecules contribute to complex chemistry in space

Carbon forms the basis of all organic chemistry and thus the building blocks of life. There is increasing evidence that amino acids and other complex organic molecules can be formed in space and spread to planets through, e.g., comet impacts. Large carbon-based molecule such as coronene could play an important role in how such organic molecules are produced in astronomical environments. Michael Gatchell has been interested in understanding the universe for as long as he can remember. Here he tells us about his research at Atomic Physics division of Fysikum and new results can change how we imagine molecules such as coronene contribute to chemistry in space.

Porträtt av professor Ylva Engström

Ylva Engström has been elected new chair of the SciLifeLab Board

Ylva Engström, professor at the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Stockholm University has been appointed new chairman of the SciLifeLab board by the Swedish government.


Stockholm University Young Faculty

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