Stockholm University

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Template:Infobox Swedish University Stockholm University, or Stockholms universitet, is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 1878 and has about 37,000 students studying at four faculties.

In 1878 Stockholm College started its operations with a series of lectures on natural sciences, open to curious citizens (a tradition still upheld by yearly publicly open lectures). Notable in the university's early history is the appointment of Sofia Kovalevskaya to hold a chair in mathematics in 1881, making her the third female professor in Europe. In 1904 the college became an official degree granting institution. It became the Sweden's fourth state university in 1960. The university premises was situated in central Stockholm at Observatorielunden but as enrollment increased, lack of space made it necessary to move. Since 1970 most of the university operations are pursued at the main campus at Frescati north of the city center.

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  • Natural Sciences
  • Law, formed in 1907
  • Humanities, formed in 1920
  • Social Sciences, formed in 1964

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