About the University

Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is the state university of Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. With over 70,000 students at four different faculties, law, humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by both the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE).

Stockholm University is Sweden's largest institution for higher education and offers world-class research programs in a wide variety of fields. It attracts an international faculty and student body. Located just north of Stockholm's city center, students have easy access to the capital city's rich historical and cultural attractions, green spaces, lakes, and waterways.

About the Exchange Program

Undergraduate students interested in demography and social policy may spend one semester, and in some cases up to two semesters, studying at Stockholm University.

Students interested in this exchange would be expected to take courses in demography, social policy, and applied population research. Access to other courses outside these areas is also possible. Cornell students may take a course on Swedish society that is regularly offered in English, as well as Swedish language classes for international students.

Participating programs at Stockholm University

Research concentrates on family dynamics and the cultural, social, economic, and political conditions that underlie them. We are interested in the effects of social policy, gender relationship and values on demographic behavior.


English and Swedish

Stockholm University's programs in demography and applied sociological research (SUDA) offer rigorous coursework in demographic methods and a range of critical population problems taught from a European perspective.

These include:

  • Family Dynamics in a Changing Europe
  • Population Development and Social Change
  • Population Processes
  • Demographic Methods

Recent research projects have addressed questions such as:

  • How do social policies affect family formation, childbearing, and dissolution?
  • How long can we live?
  • How does immigration change family life?


Stockholm University's Housing Office will assist with housing. Students will typically stay in Stockholm University's housing. Accommodation for exchange students only is in a housing area built in the late sixties called "Lappis" . It consists of apartment buildings on three streets: Amanuensvägen, Forskarbacken and Professorsslingan. It is located in a green environment in the outskirts of Stockholm city, very close to the University. The buildings are between four and six storeys tall and there are 10-12 rooms in each corridor, all fully furnished and with your own shower and WC. The residents, both from Sweden and other countries, share a kitchen and a living room. There are laundry rooms on the housing area.

How to apply to a Human Ecology Exchange program.

Get the Exchange Program Brochure, student testimonials and slideshow materials at the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office.

If you have questions about the program or would like additional information about applying, contact: Paul Fisher or Deanne Maxwell in the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office, Academic Surge A. Please Schedule an appointment by calling 607-255-2532.