Staf Analytics & Reports

Staf Analytics compiles and presents facts about academic Stockholm. We observe changes and trends that are important for Stockholm as an academic region. Staf Analytics reports are regularly made available for download.


Key figures universities in Stockholm

The academy plays a vital part in the development of Stockholm and has a decisive role in the prospering and welfare of society. The academy is also an industry employing 20.000 people, has an annual turnover of 20 billion SEK and is currently educating almost 100.000 students at bachelor, master and doctoral level.

Students and employees

In Stockholm there are 18 universities attracting a total number of almost 100.000 students. About 89.900 study at bachelor or master level, and 5.400 at doctoral level. In total, 20.400 people are employed at the higher education institutions. Around 9.400 belongs to the research and teaching staff and of them 1.700 are full professors.

Doctoral students
Research and teaching staff


Gender equality is something we aspire to in Stockholm. We are proud that 10 out of 18 vice-chancellors are women. Stockholm Academia gender equality figures concerning doctoral students and employees are showing fairly equal distribution. A figure that is lagging behind is the gender distribution among professors, but it’s getting better each year. Please click the graphics to see all figures.

International students in Stockholm

9.750 international students came to Stockholm in the academic year 2017-18. That was about 11% of all students. The largest foreign student groups came from China, Finland, Germany, France, India, Italy, Spain, Greece, USA and the Netherlands.

International students
of all students

Incoming international students

Outgoing exchange students from Stockholm’s universitites


Report | 31 Oct 2019

Doctoral Students in Stockholm – An Overview

  • 1/3 of Sweden’s doctoral students are in Stockholm

  • 43% from abroad

  • Doctoral students from more than 100 countries

  • International doctoral students have increased in proportion

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Do you have questions about our statistics? Please contact Brita Lundström, Senior Analyst at Stockholm Academic Forum.

Brita Lundström

Brita Lundström

Senior Analyst
Phone: +46 8-674 77 70
Mobile: +46 73-270 43 58