Stockholm University Factsheet

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Stockholm University is top in Sweden for the quality of academics’ English, and number two globally. Sweden as a country scores well on a global level in this area. Furthermore, the University is well known for its multicultural learning environment and language support.

The Faculty of Law (Juridicum) at Stockholm University is the biggest law faculty in Sweden, both in number of researchers and in number of students. The master of law is furthermore the most attractive law education among students, placing it among the most applied programs in the country overall.

Among the top fields that Stockholm University’s alumni find postgraduate employment in are business development, entrepreneurship, education, finance, sales, media and communications, consulting and IT.  A large number of those graduates work in institutions, such as Stockholms stad, SEB, Nordea, Swedbank, Ericsson, H&M, Karolinska Institutet, Handelsbanken, Scania Group, etc.

With approximately 70 departments and close to 70 000 registered students, Stockholm University is one of Sweden’s largest establishments of higher education, as well as one of the largest employers in the Stockholm area. It is home to the country’s most substantial research within science, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the home of a number of internationally prominent research centers. Five researchers from Stockholm University have received the Nobel Prize and a fifth has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

The University's researchers are active in debate and social development and are among the most cited in the Nordic countries according to the research organisation Nordforsk. They engage in government investigations, participate in the media, leave comments on draft laws and are included in participate in several Nobel committees and international expert bodies.

According to the 2012 Global Employability Survey, which was published in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, Stockholm University is the top-ranked Scandinavian university in 54th place, followed by the University of Gothenburg (73rd), the University of Copenhagen (77th) and Karolinska Institutet (80th). The study was conducted by Emerging (a French consulting firm) and Trendence (a German research institute specialising in recruitment). 

The university also holds the 3rd rank worldwide when it comes to environmental science research with the greatest impact (Times Higher Education Ranking).

A short history of Stockholm University 

A state-funded university, Stockholm University’s origins could be traced back to 1878 when it first started its operations as a college with a series of lectures on natural sciences, open to curious citizens. It was awarded full university status in 1960, making it one of the oldest universities in Sweden.

Nowadays, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. It characterises itself as open, modern, innovative and multicultural, with outstanding research standards and a social conscience. As a state agency, it is governed by the decisions coming from the government and parliament, though it enjoys considerable autonomy when it comes to issues of organisational, educational and administrative nature.

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Recruiting from Stockholm University via Graduateland

If you are looking to recruit students and graduates from Stockholm University, you can choose to post your job ad specifically on their job portal, called MyCareer-Stockholm University.

Stockholm University Job Post Flow

You can select the portal when you post a job on the network (as shown in the screenshot above). You will also be able to see how many registered candidates at Stockholm University match your previously defined requirements for the job.

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