Founded in 1996, Södertörn University is one Sweden’s youngest university colleges. The university has grown rapidly. Today, there are 6,300 full-time students enrolled. Södertörn University offers approximately 31 study programs, all of which maintain a strong link between academic teaching and research, as well as collaboration among different academic disciplines.
The many interdisciplinary programs make the university unique in Sweden. Many of the courses and educational programs are concerned with issues of ethnicity, migration and nationalism in modern Europe. The aim is to prepare students for a future that will require flexible, imaginative people with university-level educations. Södertörn University has two campuses: the main campus is located in Flemingsberg and the other campus is campus Haninge.
FlemingsbergHuddinge, Sweden5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in HuddingeLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Swedish
The area of Södertörn, a large peninsula covering the southern part of Stockholm county, offers a varied landscape with suburban centers as well as large forests and lakes and many opportunities for outdoor activities including bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice skating and hiking. The university is close to Stockholm, the Flemingsberg campus is only 20 minutes away by train, with its rich historical and cultural heritage, and shopping and entertainment facilities. Södertörns hogskola is located in a growing metropolitan area south of Stockholm, distinguished by a population of many different cultures. One of the primary tasks for this newly founded university college is to increase student recruitment to higher education in this area.