Stockholm, home to 18 universities and colleges that together employ 20,000 people, is growing like never before. It became the first city to receive the European Green Capital award by the EU Commission in 2010.
Sweden strives to be one of the world’s most innovative and research focused nations. Four percent of Sweden’s GDP goes toward research and development – one of the highest rates in the world.

Research and innovation
The Stockholm region has presented a strategy to become the world’s most innovation-driven economy by 2025. Through investments in research and stimulation of innovation, the goal is to develop a first-class research infrastructure, with close links between academia and industry and a firm commitment to the continued development of life sciences and healthcare.

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A place for career and business
Stockholm is also an excellent place for launching an international career. As Sweden’s buzzing and fast-growing business center, Stockholm is a great example of the country’s well known culture of innovation. For instance, Kista Science City, a 20-minute train ride from Stockholm University, is home to 1100 leading businesses and research companies within the digital world.

Stockholm University
Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is a leading center for higher education and research in human science and science. First-class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Stockholm University offers more than 70 study programs taught in English in the areas of science, humanities, social sciences and law. What makes studying in Stockholm special?

Research and education are linked
Education and research are closely linked at the university. Students have direct contact with leading researchers and access to the most recent scientific findings. Stockholm University strives to bring in the best faculty to offer students the best quality education. Many of its faculty members have made major accomplishments for humanity and several researchers at the university are part of committees that elect the laureates for the prestigious Nobel Prize each year.

Enriching student life
Student life in Stockholm is described as broad and diverse. The Student Union offers educational activities and social events, with an entire unit dedicated to international students. Three international student coordinators organize events, help students get involved in student life at the university, and much more. In addition, many museums, cinemas, gyms and other places offer student discounts. Students can lead a fun and exciting student life while enjoying all the benefits of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.

Keeping up with alumni
Alumni are ambassadors of Stockholm University around the world and the university makes the effort to keep in touch with them through alumni dinners and fika among other events.
In addition, Stockholm University has launched different projects to stay in touch with alumni around the world. One such project, The Minor Field Studies (MFS) Buddy Program, connects alumni with current students to help with local guidance when they start their field studies abroad.

Career path after graduation
An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career both in Sweden and abroad. It is an important step for students to apply their knowledge and gain experience in a real working environment. Recently, a survey by Stockholm University conducted with international alumni confirmed that a degree from Stockholm University leads to employment. The Global University Employability Ranking ranks Stockholm University first in Sweden and 62 globally in educating employable graduates.

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