About the SIS
The SIS gathers doctoral students and researchers from across six academic departments to enhance international studies research at Stockholm University. The goal is to boost research, increase course offerings, develop new forms of research collaboration, and foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Together, these initiatives will boost Stockholm University’s profile as a leading centre of international studies in Europe and beyond.
Participating departments (and specialty research areas) include the departments of: Economic History, (International Relations), Human Geography (Global Urbanism), Political Science (International and European Politics), Media Studies (Journalism, Media and Communication), History, and Law (International Law). Participating faculty members and PhD students are based in their respective departments, engaging with the Graduate School alongside existing obligations. Students enjoy the opportunity to select from wider course offerings, work closely with senior faculty, participate in workshops, guest lectures and social events, and expose themselves to a wider field of studies than individual departments may provide.
Funding is provided for the 2013-2017 period by a grant from Stockholm University’s interdisciplinary Board of Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences. Additional funding will provide ongoing maintenance and expansion of Graduate School activities.