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Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.
Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.
Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.
The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is Stockholm University's largest department, in 2013: 291 employees, nearly 7,000 students, and a turnover of over SEK 238 million. With a close relationship to society, well established infrastructure and stable financial base, DSV has the best conditions to engage in both Swedish and international education as well as research.
DSV is the oldest Information Technology (IT) department in Sweden and began combining Systems Sciences in a Social Sciences perspective with Applied Computer Science and Communication Technologies as early as in the 1960's.
The academic activities at DSV range over a wide field characterized by interdisciplinary and are focused on developing and adapting the use of IT to the needs of people, organizations and society.
DSV is located in Kista in Stockholm, right in the middle of one of the world’s leading ICT clusters Kista Science City, where there are more companies and research institutes in a limited area than anywhere else in Sweden. This provides DSV with unique opportunities to link our academic activities to the industry and organizations, and together we are able to create new business ideas, community services, and cultural and creative industries with the support of IT.
DSV belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University.
DSV has four units: ACT in Communication with Technology; Information Systems; Interaction Design and Learning; and Systems Analysis and Security. The bachelor progams are tought in Swedish. All master programs and Ph.D research studies are given in English.