About Södertörn University

Students outside the main entrance of Södertörn University.Södertörn University provides high quality research and education at all levels, offering a friendly atmosphere and an inspiring environment. Our modern, attractive campus is located in Flemingsberg, 19 minutes from central Stockholm on the commuter train.

Södertörn University combines interesting subjects to make engaging and often unique degrees. We offer 350 courses and 60 programmes, and currently have 13 000 enrolled students. We conduct education and research in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural science. We also offer teacher education with an intercultural profile. Research into the Baltic region and Eastern Europe forms a knowledge environment that is among the best in the world.

The University in figures

Fiscal year 2012

Education and students

60 programmes
Around 350 courses

13 446 students

6 687 FTE students
5 472 annual performance equivalents
82 % average performance indicator

70 % female students
30 % male students

Exchange programme:
222 incoming FTE students
139 outgoing FTE students


391 publications
153 peer reviewed articles
24 new employed doctoral students
9 public defences of thesis

Studerande studenter.



668 FTE staff, of which:
70 professors, including 8 guest professors
105 employed doctoral students
38 library staff
62 % off the teaching staff have PhDs


Income: TSEK 652 253 
Costs: TSEK 646 519
Change in capital: TSEK 5 734
First cycle share of income: 57 %
Research share of income: 43 %
Authority capital: TSEK 41 367
Unused contributions: TSEK 188 751