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 2013

Education and students

60 programmes
Around 300 courses

12 578 students

6 984 FTE students
5 237 annual performance equivalents
75 % average performance indicator

67 % female students
33 % male students

Exchange programme:
157 incoming FTE students
104 outgoing FTE students


400 publications, of which
193 peer reviewed articles
7 new employed doctoral students
11 public defences of thesis within collaborations

Studerande studenter.



828 FTE staff (= 649 full-time staff), of which:
62 professors, including 10 guest professors
94 employed doctoral students
29 library staff
62 % off the teaching staff have PhDs


Income: TSEK 657 901
Costs: TSEK 645 220
Change in capital: TSEK 12 681
First cycle share of income: 59 %
Research share of income: 41 %
Authority capital: TSEK 54 048
Unused contributions: TSEK 180 423